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The Offbeat Bride: Crystal, Graphic Designer
Her Offbeat Partner: Andy, Art Director
Location & Date of wedding: Private residence in Palm Springs, CA — Sept. 17, 2008
What made our wedding offbeat: We didn't set out to have a theme wedding but, by combining all the things we loved, that's what happened!
We were looking to have a ceremony that was stress-free and in a location that we could get excited about. Keeping it simple meant having the ceremony without guests let us have a day that was very personal and relaxed.
Finding Mandi was my biggest coup. I wanted a photographer who could get as excited about the location as we were. Keeping it modern in a retro kind of way — try to explain that one!
Our biggest challenge: Organizing everything from Vancouver took some time but by using the internet and having some faith it all turned out.
My advice for other offbeat brides: Go with what works best for you.
We did have a dinner with our immediate family at home in Vancouver a month after the wedding. Having the private ceremony was in no way a slight to our families, it was important for us to have something that was fun and just for us. We'll be following the whole thing up with a big party next year for our friends and extended family.