Rainbow Bride

February 11 | meganfinley

Me!!! =DThanks to Offbeat Families reader and mommy blogger Laura for letting us know about this colorful bride Megan (love the name) and her rainbow themed wedding in a public park in Nevada City, California. Megan tells me that it was all planned and carried out in a matter of three weeks. And that's from proposal to wedding!

Megan sez: "I LOVE colors, as you can see from my photos. I made my dress 100% from scratch all by myself. I wanted it to be very colorful and ruffly so that's what I did. I also made my little top hat because I didn't really want to make a veil, as my hair was already colorful enough and I didn't want to cover that up."

For even MOAR rainbow wedding madness, click here and check out the selection of rainbow stylings below:


Rainbow dresses and crinoline

the adorable couple
Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee
Brooke has the rainbow crinoline thing down. She's got everything else pure white and just a few inches of colorful tulle peeking out.

Photo by Wildberry Design and Studio
Anya went the whole nine yards with a rainbow dress, rainbow bouquet, rainbow ribbon veil, and the sweetest little rainbow parasol.

Post ceremony celebration beer
Photo by Bonnie J Heath
Stephanie & Charlie had all kinds of eclectic things happening at their "Mystery House" wedding, but the highlight was the multi-tiered, ribbon and tulle dress. Cheers to that, indeed.


Rainbow bridesmaids

Emily with her ladies
Photo by ABC Photo Studio Chicago Il
It's a rainbow explosion for Emily and her ladies. Wigs! Dresses! Giant paper flowers!


Susan's bridesmaids all wore J. Crew dresses in different styles and colors, forming a rainbow. Cuties!

SPARKLE WEDDING! <3
Photo by Laura Vasilion
Jenn and Sarah's "rainbow-fairy-sparkle" wedding featured a whole array of color for their eight bridesmaids. And rainbow wings make my heart happy!


Rainbow gals posing with Reggie's bus in Chicago, proving you only need a few bridesmaids to form a rainbow.


Andrea's crew is sportin' rainbow from top to toes, even in their makeup choice! And who doesn't love those HUGE bouquets?!


Shoes and Accessories

Shoes!
Photo by Bonnie J Heath
Stephanie's rainbow wedges are adorable with white fishnets and bedazzled bows.

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Photo by ABC Photo Studio Chicago Il
I COVET Emily's rainbow heart necklace!

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Photo by Britton Photography
Mathea's DIY ornament bouquets were featured in a kick-ass tutorial. Just in time for a Christmas wedding?


These rainbow stripe heels are awesome. Oh yeah.


Catie blinged out her own shoes to match her rainbow socks. You can snag your own pair of socks here.


A round rainbow necklace pulls it all together. Get it here.


Cakes and cupcakes

Photo by James Field
Tribe member Lila made this towering rainbow cake herself. Here's a tutorial for a similar cake, in case this flips your switch.

Rainbow Cake
Photo by George Torode and Victoria Nightingale
Mia and Martin's rainbow cake had a skiing theme as well. Plus kilts. Good themes are good.

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Pastel rainbows and baby deer abound on Matt & Kimberly's tiered rainbow cake.


Another tutorial! This time it's rainbow communion bread courtesy of Tribe member Elizabeth Jancewicz.


Rainbow flowers and decor

Something old - my grandparents wedding photo
Photo by Laura Benitz at Tender Portraits
Liz had these gorgeous rainbow roses mixed in with deeply-hued flowers in her bouquet. Here's how you can grow your own rainbow roses.

Rainbow champagne glasses
Photo by Laura Benitz at Tender Portraits
Liz also had these awesome rainbow tulip glasses for her guests. I wouldn't want to separate them.

my bouquet
Photo by LG Weddings
Nicole made these flowers from repurposed filter papers that were used in her lab.

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Photo by JScott Photography
Kara & John's "Taste the Rainbow" Skittles wedding HAD to include a Skittles-themed centerpiece. Behold the result!


When in need of a good send-off, flags and ribbons are perfect for a no-clean up celebratory exit.

Tutorials and other rainbow inspiration:

  1. Awesomely full of awesome awesomeness!!! Makes me want to dye my hair! :D

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  2. I can't even describe how happy this makes me. This county is seriously lacking in color, and this just might be the perfect antidote.

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    • head up to the ridge side of nevada County, plenty of color there.

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  3. This. Is. Mind blowing. One of the happiest, sweetest looking weddings (imo) I have seen in a long time.

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  4. That's pushing the limits of almost too freaking cool! :) And even better, it looks like everybody had a great time!

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  5. I'm so glad you guys posted her wedding pictures. Isn't that the happiest looking wedding. Stress free and fun. I love happy people. Congrats Megan!

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  6. Thats great! nothing wrong with a little color. Lots of personality there. They are my favorite brides to spend the day with.

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  7. LOVE IT! This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. So simple and fun.

    Plus, props to a bride who makes her own attire.

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  8. ZOMG!!!!!! That dress is AMAZING. And the bride looks so beautiful and happy in it. Congratulations to the both of you. I wish you nothing but peace, love, unity, and respect <3

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  9. ZOMG!!!!!! That dress is AMAZING. And the bride looks so beautiful and happy in it. Congratulations to the both of you. I wish you nothing but peace, love, unity, and respect.

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  10. YAY, YAY, holding down the fort in Nevada City. funny thing is, before reading the blog, i thought to myself, "self, that looks like a girl you went to high school with" Low and behold, it was :)

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  11. I have a bunch of rainbow themed decor form my wedding that I would love to share on this post. How do i go about doing that?

    -Irene

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    • You could post the photos to Flickr. We'd love to see them!

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