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Bicycle Wedding

I’m so excited that I can finally post some pictures from the wedding of my friends, Rebecca and Derek. They got married last fall and Martha Stewart Weddings just posted a slideshow of the day on their site. I can honestly say this was the funnest wedding I’ve ever been to. First Derek and Rebecca are lovely people and smart and talented. I helped print the invitations and with some day-of coordination but I can’t take credit for any of the genius ideas. That was all Rebecca.

They said in the invitations that there would be physical exercise and to wear comfortable clothing. But they didn’t tell everyone that they would be going on a progressive party around downtown LA on bikes! After the ceremony everybody walked around the corner and saw that there were rows and rows of rented bicycles. It was so exciting! Everyone spent some time decorating their bicycles, then we took off. The first stop was a picnic lunch at a park, the second was a stop in at the LA institution, Diddy Reese and the last stop was for toasts at a botanical garden.

All these photos were captured by the talented photographer Rachel Thurston and you can see a ton more photos and read more over at Martha (seriously I’m barely scratching the surface on the details here.)

Would all 80 guests at your wedding be game to get on a bicycle and go for a bike ride?

(All photos by Rachel Thurston)

  1. sfgirlbybay

    March 15, 2011

    you rock! i love it all – looks like so much fun!

  2. This Girl loves to Talk

    March 15, 2011

    that is so awesome!! my sisters is getting married soon.. would be a lovely idea xx… except its law to wear a helmet here…. would make the photos not so fun :(

    and what did the old people do? Weddings seem to be kinda slow and laid back sometimes in respect for all the nannas and great aunts and uncles etc??

  3. jordan

    March 15, 2011

    There were a couple cars for the old folks, injured, or pregnant ladies. But most everyone was a good sport. They also made ure the bike ride was tame and wasn't too far/ was mostly flat or down hill.

  4. ali

    March 15, 2011

    How am I not friends with these people? Will you introduce me? I like to have fun, they look like they like to have fun. Seems like a good match.

    The details are flat-out amazing. Nice work, Jordan and Rebecca.

  5. Busy as a Bee in Paris

    March 15, 2011

    This was amazing! I went and saw all their photos and it looks like it was so FUN! Incredible, colorful details and planning and color! And my husband and I were also married in the Los Angeles, LDS temple! They look like great people!

  6. rebecca

    March 15, 2011

    i can't believe mostly everyone was willing to hop on a bike! – what fun! & i love the vibrant colors…

  7. Kate Lewis

    March 15, 2011

    so much fun! love it!!!! i'll stick this idea in my back pocket for big birthday parties or other celebrations. :)

  8. mang

    March 15, 2011

    Now this is a unique wedding! It looked like so much fun!

  9. Tiffany

    March 15, 2011

    What an amazing idea! I love that their wedding was so unique!


  10. Sarah

    March 15, 2011

    Awww I love the first picture with them on the bike together. So sweet!

    – Sarah

  11. [ink*lemonade]

    March 15, 2011

    this is beyond fabulous!

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    March 15, 2011

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  13. Anna

    March 15, 2011

    So amazing. I both wish I was smart enough to think of it and cool enough to pull it off.

    Also she rocks that dress.

  14. jaclyn @ thelateafternoon

    March 15, 2011

    wow! what a fun and unique wedding! i love how it looks so focused on celebrating and having a good time – biking and all!

  15. size too small

    March 16, 2011

    amazing- they win the most fun couple ever award.

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    March 16, 2011

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  17. Sarita

    March 16, 2011

    That seriously looks like the funnest wedding ever!!! I wish I could go back in time and do something like that :)

  18. christyhulsey

    March 16, 2011

    i love it!

  19. Julia | Room for Dessert

    March 16, 2011

    LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE!!!!!! Looks like soooo much fun!!!

  20. love.boxes

    March 16, 2011

    Love the happy rainbow colors.

  21. Sherice

    March 16, 2011

    Seriously can't get over what a fun idea that is! I love to see creative weddings:)

  22. Cindy

    March 16, 2011

    Yay! I've been wanting to see these for forever! Thanks for posting!

  23. sumslay

    March 16, 2011

    Had they only had booze there, it would look like the funnest wedding ever! Still awesome – very, very clever and beautiful.

  24. The Parkers

    March 16, 2011

    SUCH an awesome wedding! That is probably the coolest wedding in histsory. And it looks like we have some friends in common….Keith and Leslie Paugh. I was looking through the all the pictures, saw Keith doing some sweet bike tricks, and was like 'Hey, I know that guy'. Thanks for sharing this.

  25. Andrea @

    March 17, 2011

    Oh my goodness how fun! Such a unique wedding. Makes me want to have wedding re-do!

  26. ZoƩ Romain

    March 17, 2011

    Wow! This is a wonderful wedding !

  27. Miranda

    March 17, 2011

    Incredible wedding! Creative people and up-for-anything friends are a perfect combination.

  28. LBJ

    March 17, 2011

    What an incredible idea! I hope they got a couple of folding bikes to take with them on the honeymoon!

  29. HereBeDragons

    March 17, 2011

    So great! I absolutely love it! The COLOR. The BIKES! Pure joy.

  30. lw97

    March 18, 2011

    wow..awsome idea for merried… love this

  31. rachel thurston

    March 19, 2011

    Can we just do this day over and over and over again? AND can you help plan all the weddings I shoot? xo.

  32. Miss French Navy

    March 20, 2011

    It's so lovely to see that they showed who 'they are' on their wedding day – and made it an experience for not only themselves but their guests too !! How can you not get excited being part of such a fun wedding?

  33. jen

    April 11, 2011

    This is brilliant and looks like oh so much fun! Thanx for sharing it with us!

  34. Suzanne

    June 1, 2011

    This reminds me of that old song, “Daisy, Daisy” that goes “It won’t be a stylish marriage. I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two!”

    But this actually *was* a super stylish marriage. :)

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