Thursday, October 25, 2012

[Rockstar Couple] Michelle & Shaun's Heavy Metal Backyard BBQ Wedding

Every so often we get a couple that we end up talking to for hours after the business stuff is handled. The contracts are signed, the day is laid out...but we go on and on about books, movies and music. Rarely do ALL THREE things get discussed, but that's how it went with Michelle and Shaun.

Now once we'd heard "Heavy Metal Backyard BBQ Wedding" there wasn't much these two could have done to be rid of us, so it was a big bonus that they didn't want to...

It was a perfect October day when we got to the tented backyard to find Michelle and Shaun wandering around doing the last minute things. We gushed over the skull and autumn flower centerpieces and paper mache masks. Everywhere there we personalized touched and goodies for the guests.

Michelle had her mother and best friend Jack helping her get ready. I loved everything she was wearing, natch. Skeletal cameo jewelry? Ink black dress? My kinda gal.

The ceremony was led by Jack, cradling an old school microphone and smiling. They exchanged rings (and were among the many couples we've seen this year have to really SHOVE that ring on!) and filled a glass skull with red and black sand.

After the ceremony and some family formals, it was time for the real rings to go on. Michelle and Shaun didn't go for diamonds...they went for INK. Jaena Tuleja did the inking.

The rest of the day was full of heavy metal (I never thought I'd hear Life of Agony at a wedding. +1), beer on tap and delicious food. We even ended the day with some champagne in their amazing personalized glasses.

James and I were totally in the spirit.

We had such a ball shooting this wedding, thank you Michelle and Shaun!! <3