Fire and ice and everything nice (and a hint of naughty) #Reader Round-up#arch#cake topper#dog#fire dancing#goth#paper flowers#rockabilly November 7 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw In contrast to our simple weddings theme, the Offbeat Flickr Pool was sporting some funky details including icy drinking, fire dancing, and all things cute and sweet. It was quite the contrary mix of photos this week. But they are always awesome. Photo by Phil Gammon Nothing says lovin' like a T-Rex shaped Jager luge. Like this couple says, "A wedding's not a wedding without drinking chilled Jagermeister from the belly of a dinosaur. Science fact." Photo by Lucas Mobley And in other ice luge news, how about one that's shaped like a hot air balloon? For real! Here's a straight-on shot. Photo by Lucas Mobley From the same wedding as above, we can see that the guests will be taking full advantage of said luge and getting their drank on! I'm also loving the cute parasol. Photo by Thurtell Photography Lara and Mark set the event on fire with their fire dancing escorts into the reception. And the fiery red hair? Sexy as hell! Photo by Naomi V Photography But what about all things nice? Does Rebecca and Dave's Smurf cake topper fit the bill? Love it. Shrie & Brett's Vintage 50's Mexican Fiesta Hitchin'! And in case you missed my two part series, here 'tis! "Planning A Wedding from Afar Part I and Part II". Tips and tricks galore..... [more] I counted exactly one bajillion paper flowers. Was that how many you counted? But all that work was so worth it for this amazing archway. Photo by Whitney Lee Oh, hello puppy. I see you've stolen the spotlight. Maria and Mark's happy hound seems right at home in that tie. Photo by Phil Gammon Check out these rockabilly bridesmaids from our dino-luge wedding. The dresses have skulls! This deserves and A+ for bridal party styling. Photo by Carpe Diem Photography An elephant on a cake usually spells disaster. But in this case, tiny elephants are just the right size to serve as cake guardians. Photo by Ed Luna Tribe member Bria and her groom Dustin look kind of naughty with that ball and chain. Thus endeth the circle of life in the world of montages. Click these stupendous Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: a lace steampunk mask, sweet bow hair porn, and who-knew-this-was-a-thing hair tinsel. Offbeat Home teaches us how to trick out our centerpieces with dinosaurs! Check out these handmade Mario heels featured at Geeks Are Sexy. Etsy seller magicbeanbuyer made them and they rock. iPhones as cake-toppers? According to Flickr user Randy Stewart, you betcha. A wedding goods lending library in Portland? I hope more of these spring up. And bringing it back to our simple wedding theme this week: One Love Photo featured Farrah and Michael's beautiful and ultra-minimal lake-side wedding. Eight people, one dog, some champagne, and love. 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 Jen & David's laid-back Tennessee barbecue wedding NEXT Are Mason jars really ruining the wedding industry? Toggle comments [ 7 ] hair tinsel is totally a thing. Just like the feathers thing, it started in middle schools. My son's best girl friend (not girlfriend) just got some put in for her birthday. Its so cute. I'm tempted to get some, but i dont want to look like a 2nd grader! 0 agree Reply I don't know how I missed this trend. I totally think it could be chic though. Just no side ponytails and barrettes at the same time? 0 agree Reply OMG, love the paper flowers on the arch!! 1 agrees Reply ooooh can we please please please get a tutorial on how to make those amazing paper flowers?!? (they look simple enough but I'm not super crafty and like to work from directions!) 3 agree Reply Heyo! http://www.jesihaackweddingsblog.com/2010/07/homemade-paper-flowers/ ^That is where I got the inspiration, and the official tutorial! Super, super, super easy! Like, seriously. If you're going to take on a feat like a massive arch-get your friends involved! I can't even tell you how many hours we spent tracing petals, cutting them all out, then stapling them together. If you need some help or have any questions, hit me up! =D 1 agrees Reply Your arch is the most amazing arch EVER! I love it! I plan to something similar for mine:) I just tried one out, I used cardstock and it doesn't look nearly as nice as your flowers do… how did you hide all the staples:( Any hints to make these look smoother? 0 agree Reply Hey Abby! Thanks for the compliment!! =D I didn't ever figure out a way to hide the stapes all together, but if you staple closer to the center and further from the flower edge, it's less obvious. With the end result, you don't even notice all the stapes! =D If you are planning on doing something like we did (an arch FULL of flowers), the overall look of the individual flowers doesn't matter. When you start putting them on the arch structure, you can manipulate the flowers by layering, or picking a part flowers to have petal fillers. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/xBloodRedAngelx/ZS-131.jpg?t=1318000870 There's a close up. You can see my staples and see that on some of them there is even a big gap at the center or around the petals. Just keep practicing and messing around with petal shapes. I had three different styles: a big wide one that looked like a hershey kiss, a small leafy one, and then a larger leafy one. =] 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. 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.