The indie rock group Weezer laid the groundwork for my bridal couple, as they "met" via an online Weezer fan forum. They became long distance friends, eventually met face to face, became a couple, and the bride moved from California to Illinois to be with the groom. I thought it was fitting to mention their Weezer connection in the address and also included some lyrics of a Weezer song as the closing.
The vibe of the wedding was alternative & casual: from the dress the bride wore (short with a purple crinoline & Converse) to the Lego bride and groom cake topper and invitations, to including their dog as ring bearer.
The groom is Catholic and the bride is agnostic, which is why hiring a non-denominational officiant can be helpful, as I can include aspects of both people's beliefs. The groom selected an excerpt from the Bible, Corinthians 1:13, for inspiration, which I read in the ceremony.
There were some small technical glitches, but I worked it out-phew. All went well (although I thought their pug dog Chester was choking a bit on stage, but I think he was excited). I was happy to overhear the guests comments that they thought it was a real nice ceremony.
Congrats to the happy couple!