Jared & Michelle’s Offbeat, Til Death Halloween Wedding in Maryland

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  • July 18, 2013

You had me at “a bride in black, with a ’til death do us part” theme. The “Cake Fight” was only the (wait for it) icing on the cake, that is this awesome, offbeat Maryland wedding submission from Marcella Treybig Photography.

Jared & Michelle’s kick ass wedding is the perfect reflection of the wedding themes I try and push here: they did things THEIR way, making decisions based on who they are and what reflects them as a couple. There is no way they could fit into the cookie cutter wedding themes – because it’s not who they are, so instead of attempting to do that, they said screw it, and did things how they wanted! Which included a whole lot of awesome. I think you guys are really going to like all the touching and personalized decisions they made with their offbeat, intimate Maryland wedding.

Jared & Michelle’s Offbeat, Halloween Wedding in Maryland

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Vendors:

Photography: Marcella Treybig Photography | Venue: Private home in Maryland | Bouquet: DIY Brooch Bouquet | Decorations & Flowers: DIY | Cake: Bride’s brother | Catering: Provided by family | DJ: Friend with a laptop | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Jared and Michelle were looking to do a small wedding that really reflected “them” as a couple and I think all the awesome DIY touches this stylish bride did really set her wedding on that course.

offbeat bride maryland tattoos black wedding dress

offbeat bride maryland tattoos black wedding dress

Michelle went thrift shopping to find all those awesome brooches she had in her bouquet and really did an awesome job.

She lost a very close friend to her and (some of the other friends present at her getting ready room) who gifted her a photo of the passing friend in a charm and attached it to her bouquet. It was a really touching moment as she shed many tears that morning getting ready.

offbeat halloween dark brooch bouquet

I pretty much love this “version” of the standard “bride holds up dress to reveal sparkly, expensive shoes” image. Michelle opted for some black knee socks & kickass black boots instead. Love.

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Jared is an artist, he works on cars and does some awesome custom paint jobs – which is why they chose to wear those shirts “suits just isn’t who we are”. They got all the guys personalized shirts with their names on them and these sweet knifes too.

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Michelle on her way to her first look! haha!

offbeat bride maryland tattoos black wedding dress

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

Click inside for the rest of this awesome Halloween “Til Death Do Us Part” themed Maryland wedding!

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

How awesome is the wedding party attire? Bridesmaids in paints – and groomsmen in auto shop themed T’s & pants? I love their reasoning too, “suits just aren’t us!”.

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Jared made the coffin (used for some awesome ring shots) and painted the text on the box.

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

I really love how Michelle had her bridesmaids carry lanterns instead of traditional bouquets – what a fun, alternative idea!

offbeat bridesmaids in pants holding lanterns

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

Their families made and provided the buffet of delicious food and they gave skull shot glasses as favors.

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

Love the tattoo inspired font & graphic design on their favor bags – which included skull shot glasses as a favor!

tattoo inspired wedding welcome bags

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

No champagne toast for this couple: when it came time to do ‘toasts’ they had SHOTS – Jack Daniels of course!

shots of jack daniels instead of champagne

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

When dinner rolled around so did a sudden flash flood! The rain just POURED for 30min and there was no indoor area to retreat to (just a tin roof covering exposed on all sides) – so what did they do?! F*UCK IT- they cut the cake and had a food fight!!!!

cake fight wedding pictures

cake fight wedding pictures

offbeat halloween til death wedding maryland farm outdoors

Congratulations Jared & Michelle – I absolutely loved sharing your offbeat Maryland wedding!! Thank you for staying true to yourselves and having your wedding YOUR way! A special thanks again to Marcella Treybig Photography for sharing her images!

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