Major fashion color and a fair bit of winter #Wedding Porn#blue dress#couples of color#europe#gay#holiday#LGBT#peacock feathers#plus size#red dress#short dress#short hair December 19 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Valerie's taking out stress on the cake in a luscious teal gown (plus: fab back view). Photo by Johnny Crash Upon entering the Offbeat Flickr Pool this week, I noticed a wee trend of brightly hued and richly-hued gowns all over the place, just like Valerie's amazing teal gown to match her peacock accessories! So now they have a home in the Monday Montage. And we also have some fun holiday shots for some cheer. Tribe member Dragonwort turns heads in this red stunner. Photo by Paul F. P. Pogue A red dress again, but this time it's part of a rainbow at BunnyFu's wedding! Photo by J.Scott Photography Joey meets Elvis in her ruby-red frock. Photo by Shutter2Think Photography Justin hoists Abby in her dress circa 1960 with epic blue accessories and shoes. Plus ink! Ali and Emerson's wedding at home during Christmas looks like pure joy. And her retro dress is fantastic. Braving the cold looked worth it to get these cute shots. Source: shuvarahim.com on Pinterest ACK! Boys in snow suits inside Stockholm's Ice Hotel! SO awesome. Source: stockholm-gay-lesbian-network on Pinterest Click these snow-covered Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: an invitation ornament, custom holiday wine labels, and not-so-holiday-themed dragon earrings. If you don't have a wedding to attend this holiday season, but still want something to celebrate, check out these lesser-known holidays in December. (Damn, we missed Monkey Day and Cat Herder day!) Offbeat Home shows us white elephant gifts people will actually like and how to update dude's clothes. Offbeat Mama shares tips for a budget holiday season, perfect for any budget affair. Check out these Christmas printable freebies for holiday wedding decor. Totally adorbs. 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 is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Maria & Daniel's snowed-in gothic burlesque wedding NEXT Our gay discount: how same-sex couples occasionally come out on top Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] I adore that first dress. It has me drooling, it's so gorgeous! Also, "Cat Herder Day" must have been made for my puppy. She's an Australian Shepherd & she herds the cats under the table so she can inventory them on a daily basis. Lol 3 agree Reply Denver tattoo! Yay! 1 agrees Reply Honored to be included! But the fourth photo is actually taken by Danni Valdez of shutter2thinkphotography.com, not Rickard Embry. Richard was our Elvisian minister, that's why he was tagged in that one. Thanks! Reply Fixed! Thanks for the catch. Reply Thank you so much for including me! I am such of fan of all of the colorful outfits brides and bridal parties have been sporting. 1 agrees Reply I *need* to know who made the dress from that first picture. 2 agree Reply The dress is from Dark garden corsetry http://www.darkgarden.com 1 agrees Reply Those blue shoes are to die for! I less than 3 me some slingbacks! (Can't wear normal heels with a cupped back, they destroy my poor little ankles no matter what I do.) Reply Thanks so much for leaving a link to my christmas printables! (: Your site is great!! xo Reply Holy crap so much awesome! Also, gotta leave a shout out to Dragonwort! Loves me another big body hottie who's not afraid of bare arms <3 1 agrees Reply Aww thank you! I felt so beautiful that day. I actually found sleeves or a cover up made my arms look bigger. But I did eventually put a cardigan on because it got quite cold. The forecast was so cold that the site called me the day before and asked if I wanted space heaters. Which we added on. Reply Is the bride meeting Elvis wearing bedazzled Vibrams?!?! If so, freakin sweet. WANT! Reply How funny! I actually did bedazzle some for my reception shoes ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadeandjoanna/6453408101/in/set-72157628307392399 ), but those are just the magenta Performa Janes in that pic. They have little cutouts at the base of the toes, maybe that's what your seeings as rhinestones? Reply Seeing as, not seeings as. 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