A Little Bit Vintage, Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll Fall Wedding from Offbeat Bride

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Brianna and Nick had a pretty rockin’ wedding close to Halloween (their favorite holiday). The wedding photos from their photographer Kisa Koenig are “a little bit vintage and little bit rock and roll” and FULL of beautiful black details that just left me salivating.

Did your wedding location and date hold a special significance for you?:

We definitely chose Teton Springs because Nick and I love the fall, when we took our first tour we knew it was right for us. It is surrounded by beautiful aspen trees that made for the most amazing back drop for our photos. Our wedding date was Oct. 23, we had originally talked about getting married on Halloween for two reasons, we are both Halloween FANATICS and our first date was actually Halloween 2006. After many conversations we decided we wanted an October wedding but selfishly didn’t want to give up our Halloween so we decided on Oct. 23.

Tell us about the details of the day.

The day started out pretty traditionally, Nick and I didn’t see each other before the festivities began. A fun twist to that was that not only had Nick never seen my wedding dress but he didn’t allow me to see what his and all of the boys tux’s looked like so it was such a fun surprise for us when we saw each other for the first time.  Our fabulous photographer Kisa Koenig made taking the picture’s such a stress free and fun adventure. It was actually kind of an adventure because we ran short on time for the pictures we wanted taken before the ceremony. Kisa got a close friend of ours to speed up in his Jeep sweep us away to the most beautiful aspen grove, she snapped our favorite pictures of the day and then we speed back just in time for the ceremony!  The ceremony was performed by one of our dear friends, it was short and sweet and we were finally a married couple (WOO HOO). The rest of the night was great, we kept the wedding small just our very best friends and family so it was like a fun party. Great food, it was all amazing but the cupcakes were sinful. Good music, we used our IPOD as a DJ so we had a lot of fun making the play list for the day. That was part of what made our day really unique to us. It was a mix of everything like Dean Martin, lots of indie rock and even a few metal songs. There was a lot of fun dancing and laughs. The day was a blast.

Do you have any advice for couples planning their wedding?

Our advice is to keep it simple. Weddings have become this big event that can make people crazy. Just remember it’s about someone loving you so much they want to spend the rest of their life with you. We decided at the first stages of planning the wedding that if it stops being fun we were not going to do it.

Any final thoughts?

I had such a great time planning the wedding. Fabulous websites like this one, Offbeat Bride, and others make planning a wedding a lot easier for a couple like Nick and I, who are a little bit vintage and a little bit rock and roll!

Vendors:

Photography: Kisa Koenig

Location: Teton Springs, Victor, Idaho

Flowers: MD Nursery

Cupcakes: Molly Leonard

Hair and makeup: Body and Soul Salon

about the author
Offbeat Bride Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel Meadow Stallings is the publisher of Offbeat Bride, Offbeat Home & Life, and Offbeat Families. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA.

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