3852211729 b89ac7d0d6 m alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)The offbeat bride: Suzie, kindergarten teacher and student (and OBT member “Suzie Müllner“)

Her offbeat partner: Martin, electrician and photographer

Location & date of wedding: 8th district of Vienna — 24.07.09

What made our wedding offbeat: We decided to forget about this traditional Austrian wedding stuff, because that's not really us. So, the location was clear, we didn't want the wedding in the wedding office in our district (because this one was just next to the pathological morgue) and offbeat places for weddings are nearly impossible to organize and pay for here in Austria. So we had it in the wedding office in the old town of Vienna.

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Then we decided that I didn't want to wear white, so I got a custom-made “Moulin Rouge” dress from Deconstructress Designs. My husband laid eyes on this Dr. Who suit from the sience-fiction series and the shirt from Joker in The Dark Knight (if you look close enough, he even had the sonic screwdriver in his suit). And we both wore Converse Chucks.

I couldn't decide on what flowers to use in my bouquet, so I made them from black and red felt and buttons myself. As I did the bouquets on the tables at the party. Oh, and I had, for my comic-loving husband, a batman garter. 🙂

The cake I desired was much too expensive in a bakery, so my dad and I made it ourselves, which turned out wonderful. My father-in-law organized a city bus just for the wedding party, that drove us all the way through Vienna. That was really fun!


Our biggest challenge: It was really hard to fit all the wishes from friends and family members in one party. They all wanted something different and their way, no matter if we wanted it or not. In the end, we just ignored them and did our thing and it turned out wonderful.

My favorite moment: My favorite was after the ceremony. Here in Austria the tradition with the wedding vows doesn't exist. My newlywed husband came to me and said, “Did i tell you that i really love you?” It was so sweet…

My offbeat advice: Don't let wishes and complaints from every family member and friend ruin the time before and during the wedding for you! We really tried to get everybody satisfied, but that was an impossible thing to do. In the end, I think everyone was impressed and didn't say a negative word.

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Comments on Suzie & Martin’s Moulin Rouge meets Dr. Who Vienna wedding

  1. Okay educate me. In Austria what thing with the wedding vows don't exist? What is normally said? Is anything said or is it just going to the city office to sign something?
    Love the Dr. Who idea and the bouquet.

    • hey! the groom and the bride are just saying "yes" in austria. there are no wedding vows, the registrar (is this the right term?) is saying his text and that is it.

  2. Beautiful! We had a Tardis and Dalek cakes for our wedding and I LOVE the sonic screwdriver!!!!!! Congrats!!!! Yay to Dr. Who weddings!! 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous couple you make! So happy, so individual. LOVE the bouquets, the shoes, the dress, the suit..love love LOVE it! Congratulations on making it all yours!!

  4. I love your idea of the Batman garter – my fiance loves comics too, you have given me inspiration for a nice surprise for him 🙂 And your cake is awesome!!!!

  5. YAY for Doctor Who wedding outfit! If you hadn't married him, I'd have pounced on him quicker than you could say 'Chameleon Circuit', he's a fox!
    You two look so happy, congratualtions to the both of you and well done on your lovely wedding!

    • Oh dear, my MOH would pounce on him too! I better not show her this cute wedding or she will wine about how she can't find a cute David Tenant-esque man.

      Congrats on the beautiful day!

  6. I love the photos. It is so great to see brides and grooms doing it their own way! I liked the gloves and the bouquet, but I especially loved the red dress and the garter!

  7. Alles ist sehr, sehr schoen! Ich anbete die Fotos von Sie und seine Mann zusammen. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! (I hope I said all that right 🙂 )

  8. Ihr Zwei sieht sooo schoen aus!! Meine beste Freundin probierte ihre Hochzeit in Baden-Wuettemburg ein bisschen 'offbeat' zu machen, und fand auch aehnliche Probleme mit dem Ortsamt usw. Aber ihr habts geschafft, und es sieht voll klasse aus!! Herzlichen Glueckwuensch, und ich wuensche ihr Zwei alles Gute fuer ihr neues Leben zusammen 🙂

  9. Herzliche Glueckwuensche zu Eurer Hochzeit! Na ja, das geht nicht so einfach in Oesterreich (oder Bayern!) was "offbeat" zu machen, aber Ihr Zwei habts wirklich geschafft! Ich freu' mich fuer Euch 🙂

  10. I’m getting this dress for my wedding in 25 days!! So exciting to see a real wedding with it!! 🙂

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