With colors inspired by Dia De Los Muertos, Oleander and Gordon chose bright colors and eccentric wedding decor to celebrate their wedding day at The Loveless Barn. Vivid wedding flowers provided by Stella Rose Floral accented their wedding reception details and combined perfectly with the bride and groom's eclectic wedding style. There was no lack of creativity in this wedding day and Laura K, Allen Photography was there to capture all the artistic elements. Keep scrolling to read more about the details of this day and to see all the fun!
From Loveless Events: Gordon proposed to Oleander on the historic suspension bridge of Wheeling, WV, over a hundred feet above the Ohio River - the same river Oleander grew up on in Marietta, OH. The couple chose to plan the wedding themselves, and on November 11, their non-religious ceremony took place at The Loveless Barn.
From Loveless Events: Oleander and Gordon are eccentrics and wanted their wedding to reflect their off-kilter and colorful personalities. The color palette of the wedding was inspired by Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - vivid, bright colors shone throughout the ceremony and reception, bringing warmth to a cold autumn evening. Pom-poms and colorful flora dotted vibrant tablecloths throughout The Loveless Barn, with brightly-hued paper lanterns suspended overhead. The bride wore a lush flower crown inspired by Frida Kahlo, one of her favorite artists, and the groom wore a custom turquoise three-piece suit with a pink silk tie and orange shirt. The ceremony was highlighted by a hand-fasting ritual, in which radiant cords were tied between the hands of the bride and groom as a symbol of their bond.
From Loveless Events: Guests enjoyed hookah - a traditional means of smoking flavored tobacco (shisha) through a water pipe - as part of the reception festivities, which made for a unique and unconventional addition to the wedding event. The bride's rings were custom-made, punctuated by a bright blue sapphire orbited by diamonds on the stacked bands. Gordon and Oleander - who often go by "G" and "O" respectively - also brought their alphabetical nicknames into the design of the wedding, with large illuminated letters greeting guests as they entered The Loveless Barn.