The word of the day is…whimsical. It’s the start of the week and I felt like we all needed something a little fantastical.  Something magical and zany.  Something over-the-top vintage to spark our creative side.  And this wedding is all that and then some. Photographed by Matt of Sights & Sounds, I found my smile growing wider and wider as I browsed through his photos.  Lyle and Delia, our bride and groom, are most DEFINITELY two unique and cool dudes.  No doubt in my mind.  And the entire vintage bicycle theme? Well incredible.

If you want to cheat and see all of the pictures in their entirety, click right here!

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Matt from Sights and Sounds gives us his scoop on the day:

They themed their wedding as an old Victorian era bicycle wedding and rented bicycles for all that were attending.  All of the decorations and styling of the wedding party was completely DIY.  Before the main ceremony they had a Indian “puja” at their apartment which only close family and friends were invited.  The rest of the wedding party arrived at their apartment after for the short bike ride a few blocks away to Palisades Park where the main ceremony would be held.  It was quite spectacular seeing an entire wedding party on bicycles disrupting traffic on the pacific coast highway escorted by a brass band aptly named “Critical Brass.”

After the ceremony was over and they both spoke their vows to an audience of their friends, loved ones and random passersby they went for a “victory lap” up Palisades Park and back down the pacific coast highway towards the old dancing hall where the reception was to be held.

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More from Matt of Sights & Sounds. After the ceremony was over and they both spoke their vows to an audience of their friends, loved ones and random passersby, they went for a “victory lap” up Palisades Park and back down the pacific coast highway towards the old dancing hall where the reception was to be held. The reception was held at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club which has been around since 1905. Inside the hall was this amazing stage where everyone participated in a sing along to Journey’s hit “Don’t Stop Believing” to cap off the night. This was definitely one of the more memorable weddings I’ve had the opportunity of being a part.

xoxo Chantale from La Belle Bride

Wedding Coordinators by Delia Beers & Lisa Rocchetti / Venue: Palisades Park, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club /Wedding Dress: ebay, bustle and tailoring by PorshesPlace / Menswear by A.J. Machete N Sons / Shoes: Stacy Adams /Caterering by Samosa House / Cake by Phoenix Bakery /Invitations and Floral Design by Delia Beers / Bicycles from Perry’s Rentals of Santa Monica /Dixieland Brass Band: Critical Brass /Photography by Sights & Sounds