For Whom the Bell Tolls – Brandi & Matt’s Wedding
And now for something completely different.
I met Brandi and Matt through rock concerts so it’s no surprise their customized, personalized wedding was nothing shy of ROCKING too. Elements of Alice in Wonderland, goth, punk, vintage pin-up styles, rock shows graced their celebration at the theatrical auditorium in the Scottish Rite building in downtown South Bend, Indiana.
We got special backstage passes to this rock show wedding as Sara joined the bridal party and helped plan this extraordinary celebration. (For all you newlyweds wondering what to do without wedding planning checklists or missing the rush of putting together a great ceremony… you’ll know why Sara jumped right in!)
Red and black were featured in everything from Brandi’s wedding dress, hairstyle, the gents’ tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories.
Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” rang out and the bridal party paired up and made their way to the front. Brandi entered with her parents to join Matt.
The lush red velvet stage curtain and wooden tones fit Brandi’s ideas perfectly.
I’ve seen a variety of different shoes for weddings, and think the groom and guys should have a little fun with their tuxes too. Matt had the first pair or buckle boots I’ve seen at a wedding.
‘Til Death – Custom coffin podium by the Father of the Bride.
Handfasting Ceremony, black Unity candle with skeleton hands. Love it.
Red and black ribbons, plaid, zippers, buckles, studded, heart patches… the bridesmaids styled them all. Great snap by JR, glad he could join me since Sara was among the bride’s partners in awesome.
Easygoing snap of Matt greeting the guests, window light does the trick. Red podium uplight for a little more sinister look, devious was an easy expression.
First dance to Green Day’s “Last Night on Earth”
Personalized & painted wedding cake topper couple and blood red drip frosting. Delicious.
Groom and groomsmen headbanging to Metallica with the Father of the Bride: priceless. Rocking reception soundtrack!
Favorite quote of the day – “It reall WAS a rock show – we had mic feedback, wardrobe malfunctions fixed with gaff tape, a big stage…” – and a rocking couple, I might add. Congrats newlyweds!
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