Eclectic Pagan Wedding with The Grateful Dead!

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Tiffany and Jared’s wedding was inspired by their eclectic tastes and their mutual love of world travel. They also incorporated elements of paganism, and The Grateful Dead!

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“The entire wedding was DIY”, explained the bride. “As a production designer, it was a dream to design the venue from scratch and with only our vision. It was beautiful. The bridal party spent the week before the ceremony using the site as an artist’s retreat to build structures, hand-paint signs, build sets, and curate the space. Every single item was hand selected, fabricated, altered and curated with meaning and intention.”

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The ceremony was especially important to this couple. “We wrote the ceremony ourselves and based the whole day around all of the things and people that we love. Every element was a symbol of us. My son, Jaden, carried an Adventure Time sword and was officially the Ring Master. The band, The Wild Hymns, rewrote my favourite Grateful Dead song so that the lovers would unite in the end. We entered the ceremony site to this song. It was incredible. The ceremony itself revolved around the chakras, moving from the root chakra to the crown chakra through prose. Culminating in a sacred chant: ‘Love is true surrender’.”

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“Our favourite thing about the day was the people who came to celebrate with us. The outpouring of love was incredible and tangible. Our biggest expense was the food and drink, which in my opinion is the true measure of a celebration. We had an artisanal five course Turkish feast, and a bar with cold pressed juices and curated cocktails with locally sourced alcohol and beer.”

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