Bride and Groom

The offbeat bride: Jenn, Musician and Music Teacher

Her offbeat partner: Cody, Social Security

Location & date of wedding: City Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 28th, 2008

What made our wedding offbeat: We had a wedding with a concert theme, or rather a rock concert with a wedding in the middle. Our invitations were concert tickets with instructions to please wear your favorite concert t-shirt.

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Our bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and special guests all wore t-shirts designed by a friend that resembled the Beatles' Revolver album, only with our faces instead. Every t-shirt group was in different colors; bridesmaids in purple, groomsmen blue, family green and musicians and special guests in yellow.

The City Arts Center had a theatre which we had one of our favorite local bands, Grandpa Griffith, played. My rock string quartet, The Stringents, also played right before them. Grandpa Griffith has a song called “Mustache Man”, which they played for the guys to walk into.

We are married!

The guys had either shaved a funny mustache or where wearing fake ones. Another one of my musicians friends, Lisa Curl, played as I came in. At one point during the ceremony she joins forces with the Grandpa Griffith lead singer and they sing “Tape of Love” by Flight of the Conchords. We also danced to our favorite Grandpa Griffith song during the ceremony and walked out to everyone throwing pom poms.

The art gallery at the City Arts Center was set up with a circus theme with lots of color and lots of fun picture opportunities. We also had concert wrist bands at the door for people and guitar picks as our favors. Our guestbook was a guitar!


Our biggest challenge: I think my biggest challenge was trying to get my thoughts and ideas across to some of the people in the party and family members. I had several people very confused about wearing t-shirts and when the music was going to be and how it was all going to fit together. Even my husband didn't get it sometimes. I have great friends and their support and letting me vent to them was the greatest thing ever. I had to ignore whatever everyone else was saying and just know that it was going to be the kick ass wedding that I wanted and try not to let it get to me!

Isn't he strong

My favorite moment: There are so many favorites! But one of my very favorites came after we set up for the reception the morning of the wedding. Several of our party members/friends came to help and we all went to go get breakfast after the set up. We talked and goofed off and just had a good time. There was no stress at all.

My Bouquet

My offbeat advice: Let your wedding be about love! Not only who you love, which is very important, but also what you love. We love music, going to concerts, color, Flight of the Conchords, etc… so we had a wedding of what we love. Let people see who you are through your wedding.

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Comments on Jenn & Cody’s Colorful Rock Concert with a Twist Wedding

  1. Great pictures, you guys! I applaud Jenn and Cody for the bold choices they made for their wedding day. Wonderful details which show the couple’s love for rock music. Their pictures show how much fun they had and how relaxed their guests were because of the not-so-formal theme of the wedding. Their choice of theme really worked for them. Congratulations!

  2. Flight of the Conchords as ceremony music… I LOVE it! Thats genius!!!
    The whole thing looks like so much fun.

  3. I love Flight of the Conchords! NZ bands rock 🙂 And I really like what you said “let your wedding be about love!”. Right on – congrats you guys!

  4. Yarrr, this wedding totally rocks! I’m a NZer – love the FLight of the Conchords ceremony music! Love love love the whole wedding – they’re right, who and what you love should make up a wedding.

  5. This is cool. I wanted to do concert tickets as my admit cards. I am very curious to see how she did/where she got the invites from.

  6. This is by far one of the coolest wedding I’ve ever seen pics of. Everything is so cute from the felt bouquet to the paper flowers to the wedding parties custom tees to the circus pics to the moustache and to the beautiful bride and cute groom who look like they are having the times of their lives, ooh I’m just drooling over this wedding! Congratulations on the marriage and the kick ass wedding!

  7. You guys are my idols. Great ideas! My boyfriend and I are both musicians as well and my dream wedding would have a great big guitar cake and a big jam session with all our musician friends. Way to rock your wedding!

  8. Thank you some much for all the awesome comments about our wedding! Our photographer was Josh McCullock, you can check him out at….he is awesome! I also got my concert tickets/invites at and they also turned out great and then i tied them onto felt with ribbon in a card. 🙂 Thanks again everyone!!

  9. This is so so totally gorgeous and laid-back and fun. Everyone looks awesome. And happy. Congratulations!

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