Bridespaint, funky bands, and some cowboy rain boots #Reader Round-up#boots#bunting#colored crinoline#green dress#guestbook#music#sci-fi#xkcd September 5 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw The Offbeat Flickr Pool boasted some amazing bridespaint, funky bands, sci-fi invites, and some cowboy rain boots. Photo by Lora Dudek I'm loving this handmade kraft paper banner adorning Kristin and Justin's munchie table, and the mini bunting above it makes it extra adorable. Photo by Lora Dudek Kristen and Justin also made this photo mat that everyone could sign in lieu of a traditional guest book. They're now using it to frame their favorite wedding photos. Photo by Ork de Rooij Tribe member Millennyum rocks this fantastic green gown, but the best part is her "bridespaint" that was hand-painted on her skin just for the wedding. Photo by Ork de Rooij Millennyum also had a Dutch folk band, Madlot, liven up her reception. They play on medieval instruments like bagpipes, harmonica, and hurdy gurdy. I can't even get over how these guys are making my day. Erin & Matt's crafty music-inspired quirky wedding There is some serious music loving going on here and it shows in all of the awesome song choices and self-DJing. This pair also loves... [more] Photo by John Jamieson In other band news, Molly and Chris incorporated a Bluegrass band, Kindred Spirits, into their wedding. If I'm not wrong, I'm seeing PBR, Crocs, and lots of strings. Awesome. Photo by the bride's sister-in-law, Heidi Sue The groomsmen at Sara and Don's wedding show off their sexy legs, some duck face, and a pretty kick-ass truck. I'm pretty sure a couple of them are imitating a dog at a fire hydrant instead of a sexeh lady, but I still love them all. John and Christie owned their sci-fi fan status by making a 1960s sci-fi/fantasy-style save-the-date. She's a sci-fi/fantasy writer and he's an editor, so it's totally fitting. Gene Roddenberry would approve. Photo by Melissa Rayasam Look, fireworks! I love that Anne is pointing them out. These two have a cute, documentary-style wedding video too. Cutie patooties. Photo by Jessica Watson Erin and Tadd show off their boots and nekkid feet, respectively. Erin's boots are actually cowboy-shaped rain boots. And it's awesome that her long, white dress belies the wild and colorful crinoline underneath. This week's lovely Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: a balloon topiary and a realistic camera cake. Offbeat Home shows you how to create a hanging garden to turn your space into a fairyland. How to grow a rainbow rose! So pretty! (Thanks, Sarah!) A wedding via empirical evidence, xkcd-style. (Thanks, Megan!) Offbeat Mama talks flower pressing to save those living flowers. Shiny black on matte black nail polish! This looks seriously chic. (Thanks, Ariel!) Emily Bawn's fantastically illustrated zombie invite rocks my world. We featured an asparagus-themed wedding recently. I wonder what they'd think of this asparagus cake? 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 Liz & Suraj's hilarious Indian-fusion wedding NEXT Rose & Aaron's zombies and pizza Wooly Bugger farm wedding Toggle comments [ 10 ] bridespaint….bridespaint…oh my goodness im freaking out a little at how amazing this idea is! part of me is so greatful that I have experianced the epicness of OBB before a wedding is any reality is my life, cause I get to collect little treasures like this! (and if we are giving a full confusion I even have a scrapbook ahahaha) 1 agrees Reply It is such a brilliant idea! Kinda wish I'd thought of that and had someone available who could do it. (I'm always drooling over the pics of brides with more tattoos than I have.) Plus it's an alternative for brides who don't feel comfortable with henna or who can't afford a henna artist (or don't want to have the issue of fading henna for a week). 0 agree Reply Thank you for featuring my photo's! However, Madlot is not a Portland-based folk band, it is a Dutch band, and this is their website: http://www.madlot.nl 1 agrees Reply Updated. Thanks for the correction! 0 agree Reply I've tried that nail polish bit multiple times since I saw that picture on tumblr. I STILL haven't been able to make it work and have since lost my black nail polish. However! I plan to take the picture to a salon so they can try it. 0 agree Reply aww im so excited the guys made it on here!! LOVE the theory on the fire hydrant!! ha!! thanks a million! made me chuckle!! 0 agree Reply The sci-fi fans got married at WorldCon! The con we skipped due to our wedding! 0 agree Reply Rainbow roses? Um, YESPLS! I sense experimentation in my very near future. 0 agree Reply BRB, my mind just exploded over the idea of "bridespaint" 0 agree Reply Thanks for sharing about our wedding on your blog!! 1 agrees 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.