Mar 15

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 Stewart.com (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)

34 Comments

  • sfgirlbybay says:

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

  • This Girl loves to Talk says:

    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??

  • jordan says:

    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.

  • ali says:

    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.

  • Busy as a Bee in Paris says:

    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!

  • rebecca says:

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

  • Kate Lewis says:

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

  • mang says:

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

  • Tiffany says:

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

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

  • Sarah says:

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

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

  • [ink*lemonade] says:

    this is beyond fabulous!

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  • Anna says:

    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.

  • jaclyn @ thelateafternoon says:

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

  • size too small says:

    amazing- they win the most fun couple ever award.

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  • Sarita says:

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

  • christyhulsey says:

    i love it!

  • Julia | Room for Dessert says:

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

  • love.boxes says:

    Love the happy rainbow colors.

  • Sherice says:

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

  • Cindy says:

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

  • sumslay says:

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

  • The Parkers says:

    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.

  • Andrea @ http://strawberry-chic.blogspot.com/ says:

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

  • ZoĆ© Romain says:

    Wow! This is a wonderful wedding !

  • Miranda says:

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

  • LBJ says:

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

  • HereBeDragons says:

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

  • lw97 says:

    wow..awsome idea for merried… love this

  • rachel thurston says:

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

  • Miss French Navy says:

    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?

  • jen says:

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

  • Suzanne says:

    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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