@MissBettsy: Your atyle and wedding sounds phenomenal!
I would consider myself an “offbeat lite” bride, mainly because there are aspects of our wedding that shall be traditional (but they are traditions which have meaning to us as individuals and as a couple, as opposed to traditions that we’re following for the sake of it) but there are also aspects that some people will view to be outside the norm.
I’ve listed the details so far and you can see which ones are traditional and which ones are offbeat
I’ll be wearing a long white/ivory veil over my red wedding gown, and changing into a black trumpet gown with a birdcage veil for the reception.
My wedding look will be modelled on Regina Mills/The Evil Queen from “Once Upon a Time”. I love her so much – I’m planning on including apples for my boudoir shoot and maybe wearing mirror shoes: http://www.marcdefang.com/Mirror_shoes_p/mc-1172.htm
We’ll be getting married in Catholic Church and doing the Filipino veil and cord ritual at the same time as a Celtic handfasting to honour both our heritages.
We’ll be doing a first look and there will be no garter or bouquet toss.
My father shall be walking me down the aisle.
There will be homages to our mutual love of horror movies through out the wedding like figurines of our favourite horror movie killers on the tables and cutting the cake with a meat cleaver. My friend Joe, upon hearing this, now wants to learn the tune in Psycho so he can play it whilst we cut the cake. And I really REALLY want to either do Evanora’s nails from “Oz: The Great and Powerful” or do blood spattered ones.
Our reception will be held at a restaurant and it will be a sit-down dinner.
My something old, new, borrowed, blue will be my tattoos – just don’t tell my mother
Our bachelor and bachelorette parties may end up being joined. Mine will already be co-ed as I don’t see the point of excluding my male friends simply because their goodies stick out, and the Fiance and I both want to do the Zombie Survival Challenge – where you “hunt” zombies with soft pellet rifles – and go to a strip club. And we’ll end up in the same one.
There are also plenty of other things which I know will raise the eyebrows of my very conservative relatives in the Philippines. They’re planning on living together before marriage?!? Shock! Horror!