Ok, so my photo collection for GroomsOnSwings.com has had only one photo

Until now!
baratunde mieka swing alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Photo credit: Bethany Obrecht

My comedian/pundit friend Baratunde and his singer/songerwriter bride Mieka were married this summer in Lenox, MA. Baratunde told me, “It was one of the best days of my life … along with the day Obama won and the day I got my first Transformers action figure.”

More about these two below, including why Mieka said Baratunde was the true “bride” of the two of them…

“My wife jokingly referred to me as ‘the bride' because I was way more involved in the planning than she was. I insisted on local food, found the photographers and planned the music. Mieka was like, ‘tell me where to be, and I'm there … as long as there's wine.'”

baratunde and mieka 2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

…Way to come through on the wine, Baratunde!

Baratunde's cotton suit was designed by John Varvatos and he says, “No lie, I first went suit shopping two weeks before the wedding. Picked up the suit one week before. I like leaving things to chance, I guess, but the suit was worth the last-minute drama.”

Baratunde and Mieka are headed off on their cross-country road trip honeymoon today. Congrats, you crazy kids!

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Comments on GroomsOnSwings.com

  1. Hey, I’m with Mieka – as long as there is wine (or, really, almost ANY liquor), I’m there!

    Great pics!

  2. We’re also planning on going on a cross country road trip honeymoon!

  3. I love the groom posts. It’s so refreshing to hear about a bride who is happy to leave it to the groom to plan.

  4. OOh! I have a groom on a swing picture…actually a few. I’ll send them to you!

    This groom’s swing is way cute btw! Loves it!

  5. I ran across this post and very excited because I am a big fan of Mieka! Her music is wonderful, so glad to see she’s got such an adorable husband and was a beautiful bride!

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