The Offbeat Bride: Shyla, Home Maker
Her Offbeat Partner: Richard, Marine
Location & date of wedding: The Grove in Las Vegas, NV — Aug 29th, 2009
What made our wedding offbeat: We saved a fortune becasue it was a package Las Vegas wedding — we had a vow renewal ceremony as the big shin dig instead of the court-house wedding we had six months ago.
I got to wear my chucks and kick-ass stockings. We played the music we wanted at the reception. DId I mention we did a crap ton of it ourselves? The programs were amazing… okay so maybe i'm biased because we made a billion of them! Lol.
Our biggest challenge: The biggest challenge was organizing such a large wedding party of twelve people. And being the only two who lived in California, it was me against the wedding monster. I just took it one day at a time and got things done a little bit each week.
OOOH, did I mention the crazines that was Vegas? Half the party got into a wreck on the way to the wedding! Our ceremony ended up starting later than we planned, but we were just grateful everone was okay.
My favorite moment: Wow… I really loved everyones reaction when I lifted the dress and revealed the chucks with my stockings. It was so me, and helped tie that into our ceremony. With my hubby wearing dress blues I had to compromise to match with the colors and mood etc., this was really just me shining through.
My advice for other offbeat brides: Get together with your husband, decide what your reallly think represents the two of you as a couple, and stick with it. Because at the end of the day it's all about the two of you becoming one. Cheesy, I know.
Also make sure you invite who you really want to be there because you will remember it forever every time you look at pictures.
Enough talk — show me the wedding porn: