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All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth Marries High School Sweetheart: Photos and Interview!

All Time Low WeddingAll Time Low's Alex Gaskarth married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Ruocco in Baltimore. Credit: Jillian McQuerrey

All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Ruocco in Baltimore, MD this past weekend, The Knot confirms. The wedding was full of romance, great eats, and rock and roll!

“Everyone says that the service is a blur, but I actually went into it feeling really calm and collected,” Gaskarth exclusively tells The Knot. “Nervous excitement was always going to be present, but I think really I was just so happy standing up there and seeing all of our friends and family come together from near and far, that I was able to let time slow down and really appreciate it. I’m thankful, because I’ll never ever forget our first kiss as a married couple, and walking down that aisle to our favorite Beatles song, ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’.”

Gaskarth and Ruocco wed Saturday, April 9 at the home of Baltimore rock opera 2640 Space and were surrounded by friends, family, and of course the groom’s All Time Low bandmates. The 28-year-old pop punk musician and his bride exchanged vows under a lush floral archway and enjoyed a reception full of flowers provided Simply Beautiful.

“The aesthetic of our wedding alone was absolutely incredible. Lisa is an event planner [for Union3 Event Productions], so this moment was destined to be incredible no matter what, and she transformed the space (2640 Space) into something out of a dream,” Gaskarth gushed about his wife’s design. “The building is very rough around the edges, but with some careful planning, and the help of some amazing vendors, we made it our own. One of the very few things that I specifically wanted were Edison bulbs, which were strung around the room by Event Dynamics, and really gave everything a warm vibe.” Ruocco created the entire event based upon three of the their favorite things: wine, traveling, and music.

“She pulled in a bunch of champagne and rose gold sequin for drapes and table linens, paired with glass tables engraved with compasses and some deep burgundy accents (provided by Syzygy event productions),” he added. “It felt like The Great Gatsby!”

All Time Low Wedding

Credit: Adam Elmakias

The couple had 14 months to plan their Gatsby wedding following their February 17, 2015 engagement. Gaskarth tells The Knot he proposed “over a charcuterie board while watching superhero movies.” Jokingly adding, “What better way!?”

“I was home from tour for a couple of days, had the ring, and quite suddenly came to a realization that I just didn’t want to leave home again without asking Lisa to marry me,” he shares. “I had thought of doing something much more elaborate a few times, but each idea seemed to get too obvious, and I didn’t want anyone to see it coming, especially Lisa. I decided to get down on one knee when she wouldn’t see it coming, and we were home to enjoy the moment and share the news with everyone. I spend so much of my life away from home, that the simple approach just seemed to fit perfectly.”

The bride wore a white wedding dress from Israeli designer Inbal Dror – the same designer whose wedding dress Beyonce wore to the Grammys – that appears to be comprised of two pieces. The top is a sheer cropped tank while the bottom shows the bride’s shape with a high-waisted, fit and flare floor-length skirt. Ruocco’s she wore simple, light makeup and pink lips with her hair gently curled. Her hair and makeup was provided by Caitlyn Meyer.

All Time Low Wedding

Credit: Adam Elmakias

Gaskarth asked all of his All Time Low bandmates to be his groomsmen. “The guys are my brothers, and there’s no way I’d be able to do something this big without them,” he explained to The Knot. “It was truly special having them up there with me. We’ve gone through so much together already, and this was another incredible moment to share.” The groomsmen donned traditional black tuxedos with white shirts and black striped bowties by Ted Baker, while the groom himself stood out from the crowd in custom, maroon tuxedo, black shirt and black bowtie created by Christopher Schafer Clothiers.

As live music from the band Millennium filled the reception, the newlyweds and their guests dined on Chef Miller’s custom menu. Inspired by Gaskarth and Ruocco’s travels, lobster ceviche was served during cocktail hour to drum up memories of the couple’s favorite trip to St. Barthélemy (where they’ll be enjoying part of their honeymoon). There were also helpings of Nagoya wings from the groom’s favorite country – Japan, as well as grilled octopus and fish n’ chips to pay homage to the groom’s UK roots.

Not to be forgotten, the couple also gave an edible shout out to the city where they were tying the knot, Baltimore, indulging in escargot sticky buns inspired by a fave Baltimore restaurant called Fork and Wrench. Along with their delicious eats, guests were privy to a selection of five wines that had been handpicked for the occasion by their favorite sommelier, Ralph Hersom.

In the midst of planning this incredible wedding, and after touring the UK and Ireland on the Back to the Future Hearts Tour with bands Good Charlotte and Against the Current, Gaskarth and his All Time Low bandmates recently released a new video for “Missing You” off their latest Future Hearts album.

Immediately following the wedding, Gaskarth and his bride jetted off to enjoy their much-deserved honeymoon. “We began our honeymoon in St. Lucia, at Jade Mountain resort. The island is lovely, the people are so so welcoming, and the resort itself felt like something from another world,”Gaskarth shares. “The rooms are literally missing a wall, and in it’s place is a pool with a view of the island, Caribbean sea and distant mountains. We’re capping it off in St. Barth, which is one of our favorite spots to vacation.”

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Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin is an online news writer at The Knot covering viral wedding news. She has a Bachelor’s in English from Plymouth State University. Kaitlin has a passion for news writing and all things Disney.