This couple's ultimate pop culture party is inspired by the swinging '60s

It's always been a mod, mod world for Kristine and Matt, an artistic duo (she's an interior designer, he's a painter) with a love of things retro and a flair for the dramatic. "We're bold, outgoing people, and we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of that," admits Kristine. Mission accomplished.

The couple's June 10 nuptials in Los Angeles started with a ceremony that mixed reverence with rock and roll. The afternoon vows featured hymns, Bible readings, a string quintet and tunes from Radiohead, Björk and David Bowie. "When choosing our music, I approached the wedding as a film director scoring a movie," explains the bride. "Each song helped tell our story."

Afterward, the action moved to the whimsically glam Viceroy Santa Monica hotel for a cocktail reception. Guests mingled while munching on grilled lamb chops and mac-and-cheese balls. Once the DJ started spinning the hottest indie rock tracks, the couple led their crew onto the floor like Pied Pipers of groove. "The atmosphere had a fun club feel," recalls Kristine, who, at the end of the night, cleared the floor for a showstopping number with Matt to Iggy Pop's "Here Comes Success." A fitting finale for one hip chick and her guy. —Terrie Collymore

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Ladies Who Lounge: In lieu of a bachelorette party, the bride treated her maids to a weekend of chillin' with cocktails at the Viceroy Palm Springs.

Pump up the Volume: Wanting big retro hair, Kristine was pleased as punch when her stylist created a look that took the bob to bouffant proportions.

Indie-pendent Spirits: Avid followers of the underground rock scene, the couple knew they needed a pro who could play that funky music right. They scored a coup when internationally renowned DJ Greg Bowler of Acid Girls agreed to spin their favorite tracks.



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