Annette & Dennis’ Beatles-Themed Wedding

Today I am excited and extremely honored to share with you a unique, beautiful and wicked cool rock and roll wedding — and it’s all because the bride and groom chose to do everything their way.

But first, let me tell you a little bit more about the couple.

Annette Ortiz and Dennis Diaz

Photo by Kurt Kim Photography

What I actually love most about featuring this real wedding on here is that for the first time I am writing about someone I know personally!

The bride, Annette – whom I’ve known since her Fatal Posporos drumming days in the mid- ’90s – is a Ska-punk drummer, editor, bad-ass bassist and all-around tough chick. The groom, Dennis, is a bassist, pianist, guitarist, producer, programmer, company glue, and a hella good cook. (Read more about them on their wedding website). As you can tell, their lives are centered around music and rock and roll so it was only natural (and fitting) for them to have chosen a Beatles theme for their wedding.

The Yellow-Submarine inspired wedding invitation designed by a friend of the couple’s. They got guests to RSVP online to save on postage.

From Annette:

We had a 60s themed Beatles wedding at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo (California). Friends and family were game enough to come in their Sixties best. We were a budget couple so most of our wedding was DIY.

Presenting Annette and Dennis’ Marital Mystery Tour:

(Left) The ceremony was held in the museum’s gallery amongst vintage cars.
(Right) The gorgeous bride and her mom. Annette’s gown and gloves are the very same ones her mom walked down the aisle in 41 years ago – what can be more meaningful than that? The veil she wore was from another vintage bride.

(Left) The groovy Maid of Honor.
(Right) The band sang and performed “Strawberry Fields” for the entourage entrance and the groom sang “Something” as the bride walked down the aisle.

Colorful beaded curtains gave the ceremony site a hip 60s vibe.

The band performed the Beatles’ “Across the Universe” for the couple’s exit and Dennis jammed with them towards the end of the song.

While the ceremony was completely Beatles’ themed, the reception had a touch of Metallica.

The entourage and couple’s reception entrance.

The sweethearts table had a Metallica mug on the groom’s side and a Beatles mug on the bride’s.

Each table was named after a Beatles album.

Instead of a first dance, the couple chose to do what they do best: rock the house to the tune of  Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”.

Guests enjoying the impromptu rock concert.

Congratulations and thank you for allowing me to share your wedding with Poptastic Bride’s readers, Annette and Dennis, you guys rock!

See the rest of Annette and Dennis Diaz’ wedding photos on Flickr.

Photos by: Katsi Del Rosario, Sarah Antona, Lyn Chun, Miguel Rodriguez, Johnny Uribe, Steven Wang, Ray Warriner

A couple’s slideshow that was shown at their wedding featuring photos from their rock and roll e-session

More photos from their rehearsal dinner and wedding day.

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  1. OMG this is soooooo AWESOME!!! I love the Beatles!!!!

  2. Well, just had our Beatles wedding!

  3. Thank you Mery for sharing your wedding photos with us! Sorry it took me ages to reply. I’ll go check out your pics right now. :)

  4. THIS IS ADORABLE! Awwwwwwwwwww, it is so cute and it gave me a lot of ideas for my future wedding! Thanxz and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! <3


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