A Biker Wedding

June 21st, 2012

My Uncle Glen and Aunt Susan renewed their wedding vows this past weekend. They are bikers, so their wedding had a highly unique flair. I loved it. It was way more fun than any other wedding I have ever attended. Here are the pics…

My uncle announced the location of the ceremony by duct taping “Heitschmidt Wedding” on the side of a semi.

We saw it as we passed by on the highway.

It was very hard to miss.

My aunt is an avid thrift store shopper.  All the wedding decor came from her favorite thrift store haunts.

The bride got ready in a tent parked behind the bar where the ceremony was held.

It’s a bike tent and pops up out of a sidecar that they attach to one of their cycles when they travel.

Here’s the bride!

Pink hair for the wedding!

And here are the t-shirts that we all wore to the ceremony.

My sister’s family arrives.

My aunt had several friends helping her to get ready.

Dressing the bride…

Susan bought that dress for twelve dollars at a thrift store and then had it altered to fit her.

She added the pink petticoat.

It really was a beautiful dress.

The bridesmaids arrive.

Dressed in matching pink shirts.

Getting the hat to fit over the veil was a bit tricky.

But they eventually worked it out.

It was a hot windy day.

The bouquet.

Pink butterflies… of course.

She was perfection.

Over in a nearby corner, my Uncle was getting ready.

The bride requested that he take his hair down.

And he promptly accommodated his lovely lady.

How can you not love this man.

Ethan and Seth waited for things to get started…

Our family in our matching shirts…

The bride and groom approacheth!

They walked by a long line of cycles and each engine revved as they passed.

They met in a shelter in front of their own bikes.

And recited vows they had written themselves.

There was music and poetry and everyone sang along and we read several things in unison.

At one point we all sang “Someday lady you’ll accompany Me” together.

This man was overcome with emotion by that song.

It really was quite moving to stand in a field with a bunch of people at a weddin’ and sing that song together.

More songs, more vows, more promises…

And finally a kiss!

We moved the party into the bar and had cake and beer and bbq.

Here’s my mom and her brother Glen.

They are the last two surviving members of a family that used to number six.

The wedding party.

April, Susan and I.

April and Ellen astride a pink pig outside the bar.

All the people who showed up in pink shirts.

Please to note that the bikers are largely on one side and my family is largely on the other.

There is something of a striking difference between the two sides.

Also please note that I am on the biker side.


Oh dear!

One last kiss.


  • Being in the wedding industry myself, I thought I had seen a lot, but this tops them all…what was their first wedding like?

    The groom looked very handsome, btw.

    • Rechelle:

      Their first wedding was just as unique. The bride had a light up dress and hat. The lights were red. I wish I had some pictures of it.

  • Kelley:

    What a fun and unique wedding! And I love your aunt’s smile; she looks like she could light up a room!

  • Holy Crap.

    Congratulations to Aunt Susan… The most colorful bride ever.

    Were there wedding favors?

    Where did they go on their honeymoon?

    Details Rechelle, we need more details.

  • Inga:

    Wow, how much fun is that???? How long have they been married? What a great way to celebrate!

    • Rechelle:

      Twenty five years.

  • jamoody7:

    Best Wedding EVER!!! I love when people are happy just being themselves!

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  • Kait:

    I am in LOVE. I love these people. Your people. Thanks for sharing.
    By the way – you look gorgeous!

  • Alison:

    I agree that may be the best wedding ever. I’m so happy to see your family together :) Now I’m going to listen to the song. You better not make me cry lady.

  • km:

    That looks like a total hoot. I love the tshirts. Looks like a total blast there ! The pictures conveyed the emotion and sound, how does that happen? The joy just beamed through

  • Spinny:

    I love this wedding! I would totally want to hang out on the biker side. They look like so much fun.

  • samantha:

    LOVE THIS! Congrats to the happy couple!

  • Love this! I wish my aunts & uncles were as cool!

  • Cindy:

    The photo you have captioned “Oh Dear” is amazing. That should be hanging in a gallery. So much going on there :-)

  • Axelle the french reader:

    Exceptional !! All the pictures let feel the ambient of this weeding. But most of all, I love the one, when you say that you’re with the biker’s side … Did you see the 3, just behind you ? I love this picture !

  • we do biker wedding this was great, would have liked to have seen more of the biker side and the bikes but what a great renewal of vowes i hope we can someday do a wedding like that it was great pictures thank for shareing Nat

  • LucyJoy:

    Oh, that looks like so much fun!

  • dezreen:

    Now that looks like a damn fine time!