Max & Michelle had a fabulously rock n rollin’, honky tonkin’, 1950’s stylee wedding in Nashville and Stephanie from La Photographie was there to capture the whole thing. Michelle’s hair, dress and tattoos are just so cooooel!
Credit: La Photographie
Amanda & Clay had a simply and chic theatre wedding…I am just crazy about Amanda’s style..loving her short dress ‘n veil combo! Oh and the shot outside the hotdog stand…sweeet!
Credit: Lindsey Burroughs
The emails I received from Alexzandra have got to be some of my all time favourites. Not only because she flippin’ l.o.v.e. loves Rock n Roll Bride (why thanky <mini blush>) but she clearly has the same attitude to weddings as me!
Not only did the couple DIY pretty much everything…but they even considered a flash mob style of wedding i.e. just turning up at their designated venue on they day (they did actually decide against this idea but omg that is something I would love to see!)
Anything they couldn’t DIY, the couple cut costs by using local or independent suppliers. Alexzandra’s dress came secondhand from Brides Against Breast Cancer, which she then customised herself, their cake came from Bleeding Heart Bakery and Kevin’s tux came from Ebay for $20! Woohoo!
Alexzandra described their wedding ethos to me perfectly…
Our vision was to have a punk rock wedding that was fun and reflected us without being tacky. We love the DIY lifestyle and knew we were going to be doing a lot for our wedding considering we didn’t have much of a budget and the end result turned out better than expected. Well when we said we did everything ourselves, I mean it. Our wedding was completely DIY. We made all of the centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, we grew the ivy and canna for our centerpieces, made all of the decor, the entire snack bar, candy bar, the invitations, the cutlery, made favor boxes, I even made part of my dress ( I redid the skirt and took out a panel of the corset). we set up all the tables, chairs and all necessary rentals and at the end of the night we even disassembled our dance floor in my wedding dress and in his tux. When we couldn’t do stuff ourselves or opted to hire people we used like minded vendors.Our cake was made by Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago which is just about as punk rock and DIY as you can get, locally owned and made. We created our own bar, it was a lot of work, but our friends and family did help and we couldn’t have done it without them. Doing everything ourselves saved a TON of money, we estimate at least $35,000 if not more. Our wedding was pretty rock n roll, we all love music and made sure that we had plenty of it throughout the evening. Lots of tattoos, lots of drinking and lots of fun.
I could have posted every single one of Alexzandra & Kevin’s wedding photographs…ermmm how amazing are her bridesmaids! Gorgeous girls! Clicky here for more.
Their wedding as also featured in Chicago Time Out online…clicky!
Thanks so much for sharing your wedding pictures & story with me Alexzandra..you rock!
Credit: Jon Hamblin & Patrick Sablan
I’ve got more from this totally rockin’ wedding to share…Lisa from Ophelia Photography is a wonderfully talented photographer and this couple are wonderfully stylish – perfect combo!
Credit: Ophelia Photography
What a cute 50’s style tea dress, a gorgeous wedding and great photography. I am actually running out of words today…so.much.posting!
Credit: Kage Imagery
I’m sure you remember Heather & Lucus’ fabulous vintage pin up stylee engagements? Well even if you don’t I know you’re going to love their wedding photographs! I am so honoured that Heather has send me these straight away and I am so excited to share these with you.
Heather describes their day:
The ceremony and reception was held at Squatters Brewery here in Salt Lake. We had a short, 6 minute ceremony that was funny and fit our personalities well. Our Australian friend got ordained and married us. My Dad wore a flamed hot rod tie to walk me down the isle in. I illustrated the two of us for a custom shot glass that was given to anyone that ordered a shot. We had an elaborate retro dessert table with my homemade cupcakes. (I am a self-proclaimed obsessed baker)
There was a retro photobooth for everyone to use, swing dancing, a themed ‘wedding cake’ shot that tasted like vanilla cake, and a cupcake tower. We also had our artist friends do illustrations of us, and framed them for display in the entry area. (I’ve included my favorite one in the folder) – By JJ Harrison of www.bampop.com
My dress was a Pronovias gown that I bought on ebay for $300. Then I had it trimmed shorter, and had a jacket made to match it, by a girl on Etsy.com.
Thanks Heather, I am in love with your wedding!
Credit: Will and Deb Duris