We met on the battlefield at a LARP (Live Action Role Play) event. So we knew we were going to do something strange when we got to planning our wedding. Our inspiration was a fantastical nexus of realms – where royalty, rogues, mages, merfolk, extraterrestrial beings gathered to witness the joining of our kingdoms.
Not only did this couple walk down the aisle blindfolded to have their first-look at the altar, but one of the brides did all the flowers! Wait until you see…
Gianna and Erin met working as writers on the same TV show and their friendship blossomed into love. They didn’t want their wedding to feel like a wedding but rather just a fun party. Plus, they loved the old-timey feel of the space.
Don’t miss Erin’s fab black and navy dress and Gianna’s suit that was once owned by Ellen Degeneres!
In Romania, we kept the ceremony traditional, which is itself offbeat because it’s like a time capsule — orthodox traditions reminded me of this year’s Met Gala. For the LA party, I wanted all local greens: palms to match the invites (and bridesbabes getting-ready outfits!) and succulent gold terrariums and little vases that doubled as favors. I wanted my 12 bridesmaids to pick their own dresses. The only rules were to pick a metallic or navy blue outfit they would love.
If there was ever a photo and video team who keeps us googly-eyed at the weddings they send our way, it’s the LA-based superstars of Rawtography. They’ve captured some truly stunning offbeat weddings including one of the most amazing goth weddings, a natural history event complete with volcano, a wedding at the Houdini Estate, a Muppet extravaganza at Jim Henson Studios, and the incredible seafoam circus wedding of Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver-Van Dyke. Yep, THAT Dick Van Dyke.
Here are some of their favorite weddings (that are now ours’, too!)…
We wanted to create a dark, moody vibe without going to over the top goth. We wanted our wedding to reflect who we as as people and as a couple. We both love the macabre. We decided to have our wedding have reflect elements of death (skulls, etc.) and life (lush plants, etc.) to represent the end of what came before as it transitioned to the new life we were creating together.