“My husband & I eloped in my woodman friend’s backyard, which was a huge tract of natural land. We were married between a shagbark hickory (signifying solidity & strength) and a beautiful white pine, the Tree of Peace among the Iroquois Indians.”
David and I knew we wanted an elegant and intimate wedding, one that was an extravagant enough affair that we couldn’t invite the world. But being actively involved in the music scene (he as a guitar player, me as a music writer), we also wanted to have a big bad rock and roll bash to celebrate our marriage. So we did both.
While I am committed to my partner, I just didn’t like the politics that went with being married. So, when we decided to do something to honour our relationship, we decided to have a “celebration.”
The offbeat bride: Susan Beal, writer (and Offbeat Bride lab rat!) My offbeat groom: Andrew Dickson, artist Location & date of wedding: August 7, 2005, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon What made our wedding offbeat: We got married by our good friend Diane in the Church of Craft, at a craft museum, and threw a […]
From the bride’s green dress (that print! I swoon), to the impeccable white suits of the wedding party, to the table settings to the fabulous conjugal vehicle, I am totally smitten. I want to travel through time and space to go to this wedding.
We had our wedding ceremony at the Pulgas Water Temple, and then the reception was just a fun backyard bbq with all our closest family and friends there. We didn’t think that spending a ridiculous amount of money on a wedding would make us any more married than if we spent less.