Flora, fauna, baubles, and yummies — you'll love these details #Reader Round-up#alternative cake#garter#lesbian#non-floral bouquet#non-floral centerpiece#rainbow July 11 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw The Offbeat Flickr Pool had some serious flora, fauna, baubles, and yummies. This week's Montage is all about the nitty-gritty details. Photo by Ian Belanger Photography Kimberly made these DIY bouquets from maps, which makes them pop with color. Ya'll know we love our paper flowers! Photo by Ian Belanger Photography Kimberly also made these amazing colored coffee filter centerpieces! She said, "Afterwards we gave most of them to the nurses in the oncology unit — fresh flowers aren't allowed!" Crafty and philanthropic. She's a keeper. Photo by Whitney Lee This cake at Nicole and PJ's wedding is so famous, it has to go incognito. Photo by Becca Riedel Tribe member LindyShoes' friend V models her DIY garter flask holder. Sometimes a lady just likes a nip or two before the bouquet toss. Related Post Cristina & Adrian's colorful, lesbian, vegan night of fun These two put the hot pink in pinky swear, and I mean HOT. The crafty duo included lots of personal details -- duct tape bouquets,... Read more Photo by Becca Riedel LindyShoes' also lives up to her namesake by sporting these amazing retro heels. And as she says, "blisters were totally worth it." Oh girl, for shoes like that, you know it. Photo by Documentary Associates Cynamin's groom, Mark, had a surprise green cake from his mother. He baked her a green cake back when he was fifteen and it was payback time! Photo by Cortney Blanton Nikki and Randee had a most fabulous pink donut cake. Being a pie > cake person myself, I totally approve of this cake alternative. Photo by Cortney Blanton In case you missed what was happening on top of that donut cake because you were looking at the donuts (and then craving a donut), here is the detail shot. I'm pretty sure we can safely call this "the glitterati." Photo by Bonnie J Heath Stephanie probably posed for a million photos due to the hawtness of this rainbow-tulled gown-of-awesome. Her rainbow ribbon veil is icing on the cake. And bonus: check out their hilarious save-the-date vid featuring one harsh critic! Photo by A. Kaspar I love the expressions in this shot after Fae's ceremony. It's an awesome combination of love and "aww yeah!" And they got hitched in Chicago thanks to the new civil union law in Illinois. This week's Clicky Links: Check out some things we've pinned this week on Pinterest: Glow paint-spattered mason jars and this Butterfly Whimsy Crown. A new take on 8-bit centerpieces (via Instructables) Shawna created a tutorial for those fantastic organza bouquets we loved in her aviation-inspired wedding. This how-to guide to making strawberry leather is making me hangry! Check it out at Offbeat Home. Check out this artsy backyard wedding at MyWedding.com (Thanks, Megan.) Some folks take the opportunity to highlight a personal belief during their wedding. This video shows a couple protesting the chaining of dogs. (Thanks, Jordan.) Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all Monday Montage photos, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me! Also, if you're submitting your rockin' photos to the Flickr Pool, make sure they're public so we can post them! Click here for a how-to. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Four reasons to love Flower Muse (and one reason to make sweet love to them) NEXT Related posts, Offbeat Empire's girth, and the next two sites we're launching Toggle comments [ 17 ] My jaw literally *dropped* at the rainbow wedding gown. SO. FREAKING. AWESOME. !!!! 6 agree Reply The mason jar pin in the links- if anyone finds a way to actually make it look like that, or finds the original post with instructions, will you post so we know? That post has been driving me nuts and I can't make it look right! Reply It looks to me like there is a light of some sort at the bottom of the jars, concealed by the blanket. Probably to light the paint and the scene enough for the photo. Reply I am not 100% sure in this case, but in the past I have used a toothbrush to make the fine spots of splatter (sounds strange, oh well). Just lightly dip the toothbrush into the paint and then use your thumb to flick the bristles and you should get a fine mist. If it is to heavy try using less paint. You can practice on a piece of paper first to figure out how much paint you need. Hope that helps! Reply Not only did I drool at every photo, I "pinned" most of them as well! What would I do without you, OBB?! Reply I know awesome is overused, so let's go with AWE INSPIRING! I love "the glitterati" – and pink donut cake especially. and that save-the-date wedding video makes me wish I could time-travel to crash the 4-30-11 wedding! – now to make a flask garter or two…. Reply Totally random, but does anybody out there know of a good tutorial for paper flowers like the ones posted up there? Inquiring minds want to know. ^.^ 2 agree Reply I learned how to make them yesterday with this link: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/origami_kusadama_flowers A couple of the steps confused me a little, but once I fiddled a little, I figured them out and was all set after one petal. Reply Elisabeth- http://artsyvava.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-10T21%3A53%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7 I'm planning these for my wedding- very easy! Reply I LOVE the idea of donating paper flowers to the oncology unit. What a lovely idea and so much better than tossing them or letting them collect dust in an attic. 2 agree Reply Dammit every single picture here is just amazing! I can't even remember anything specific my mind is all 'asdfamazingawesomebeautifulgorgeouswhoa!' Reply Hah! I just learned how to make the origami flowers in the top picture last night, and I've been thinking that I'll do either those OR the coffee filter ones. I guess I can do both! (And since my boyfriend's a doctor, I bet they'll end up finding homes at the hospital, too!) Reply I've been going ON AND ON about having a donut-tower instead of a cake for YEARS, and no one has listened to me. Now I feel so darn vindicated in my crazy. And I am even moar dedicated to making my donut tower a reality! 1 agrees Reply XD omg, guys, do you know how to diy the garter flask holder? My bridemaids would LOVE that! Reply OOH, you're in luck — we're going to run a DIY tutorial on this exact thing very soon. 1 agrees Reply Hey, Kelsey! Here are the instructions I used for the one above, except I used metal snaps instead of Velcro and skipped the extra elastic insert they suggest (but maybe I'm just lazy). However, these are just eHow instructions and I can't help but imagine the OBB DIY is going to be much more epic… so it's probably worth it to hold out for the ones Megan hinted at. Happy crafting! http://www.ehow.com/how_4899543_make-garter-flask.html Reply Love it. All of it. Their all so awesome and creative! Love the garter! Sounds like a fantastic idea Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.