A Surprise Wedding Done as a Movie

Happy Friday everyone! I have something a bit different today. I really think your wedding should be about you as a couple and this couple totally did just that. It’s a new twist on traditional wedding ceremonies, inspired by the idea that invitations and events should represent you, the host, and all your unique eccentricities.

A couple weeks ago, Lorien, the CEO of pingg, and Jessica hopped a plane to Vegas to secretly get married in the desert. In on the secret were the couple’s parents (who were not present at the wedding) and a small film crew, The Sibs. Together they spent the weekend filming an amazingly sexy/romantic Oliver Stone meets David Lynch movie about their alter egos, which concluded with the surprise ending– Lorien and Jessica exchanging vows.

Three weeks later, 200 of the couples’ closest friends and family traveled to NYC to celebrate Jess and Lorien’s combined 30th and 40th birthdays. Guests gaped in awe at the mysterious movie, curious about where it was leading until half way through the film, as the surprise element was slowly unraveling, the guests all erupted with excitement—finally realizing with shock and amazement that, what they were witnessing was in fact a real wedding ceremony.

Lorien and Jessica’s wedding is inspiring, fun and uniquely them. They are hoping that in sharing their story, video and invitation with others, they can inspire people to find their own unique style.

Thanks so much for sharing your uniquely you wedding! They dreamed of having a wedding party that was them and did just that. Below are a few photos from the day with the super creative “birthday invitation” that was sent out. Love those shoes!

And here is the video. It is a bit long, but totally worth it. And what a great way to remember your day! How crazy that party must have been when everyone realized what had happened! Congrats again to Lorien and Jessica and thanks to Brittany (a friend who sent this amazing story).