Invitations galore, snow groomer riding, and some geeky mini flags #Reader Round-up#custom invitations#diy invitations#mini flags#tights#top hat#vermont August 1 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw The Offbeat Flickr Pool gave us some very cool invitations plus some handmade steampunk jewelry, paisley tights, public transit fun, and geeky mini flags. Design by Kathy Mueller Check out this fantastic save-the-date luggage tags for Aida and Joe's Hawaiian destination wedding. It's Hawaiian-inspired, but also rocks that vintage look. Design by Kathy Mueller Here's another piece from the same invitation suite. These are their thank-you cards with a custom illustration of the couple tandem surfing. It is kitsch-fantastic! Leah and Charles printed their own invitations with scrap mat board and a letterpress. Now that's handy, and a nice change of pace from the digital world. Photo by Abbie Warnock Moving on from the invitation porn, here is a lovely bridesmaid in steampunk-inspired jewelry made by the bride herself. And declare your love with me for that mini top hat. So sweet. Katherine & James' barefoot eco-friendly forest wedding This week we're letting our hair down and getting back to nature in the wild, wild outdoors! Today we've got a barefoot couple in the... [more] Photo by Closed Circle Photography Purple paisley pantyhose! Preposterous! Or, actually, gorgeous. Erin and Heidi's winter wedding was in Vermont, so layers were a necessity. Photo by Closed Circle Photography Here's another shot of Erin and Heidi riding high in a snow groomer in their boots and woolies. Chilly, but cute. Some couples travel via snow groomer and some take the train. Here are Carrie and her groom taking the train to their ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center. Photo by Terra Photography Dina and Desiree have strong feelings about the need for a piñata at a wedding. I'm taking it one step further — piñatas at all occasions! Photo by Terra Photography Dina and Desiree also took a fun and geeky route with their mini flags by including emoticons for their guests. I love how the colors pop on the rocks. This week's Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: a vintage luggage card box, DIY ombre garland, and fluffy ruffle cupcakes. Offbeat Home has a very cool couple saving money with a staycation at home. Budget honeymoon, anyone? New York's same-sex couples begin saying "I do" since the law went into effect on Sunday. Comic Book Therapy posted this video from San Diego Comic Con of a cosplaying couple getting engaged Captain America-style. Offbeat Mama readers are answering the question of how to stay active as a family. Definitely something to consider for newlyweds. Learn how to craft rolled paper flowers at Instructables. 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! 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 Miriam & Zachary's Casablanca-inspired Old Hollywood wedding NEXT How to make a watermelon shark punch bowl Toggle comments [ 5 ] Oh, the Chicago Cultural Center is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in. What a fantastic wedding venue! 0 agree Reply Thanks for including Aida & Joe's Hawaiian destination wedding STD & Thank you card. It was a dream project for dear friends! 0 agree Reply I know you guys want us to use the editz thing, but I'm scared of how it works. (I'm such a baby.) But that couple that got married in Chicago, I'm pretty sure they are on the Metra and not the L. (I am newly moved to the city and a frequent CTA rider, and before that I had gone back and forth from Harvard to Chicago to visit on the Metra.) 0 agree Reply PINATAS FOREVER! 1 agrees Reply I absolutely love the purple paisley tights from Erin and Heidi's Vermont wedding! I'm wondering if there's any info on where she got them? 0 agree 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. 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