It's a handmade montage: cake toppers, paper flowers, and petal cones… pants optional #Reader Round-up#DIY#paper flowers#red dress#video games April 30 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Jill and Dustin's best men… sans pants. Photo by JillyKay Photography When you start a week on a beach with no pants, you know it's going to be a good week. Sadly, we're all probably at work, pants probably mandatory. But to make up for it, I'm showing you some of my favorite reader submissions from the Tribe, the Flickr Pool, and Pinterest. This week I went a little overboard with the handmade items, but can there ever be too much? There are Legend of Zelda cake toppers, DIYed paper flowers, sweet little petal cones, and even a Han Solo in carbonite candy mold. Tribesmaid Deweyandchaucer's handmade groom's cake toppers from GeekMythologyCrafts on Etsy gets major geek cred. Tribesmaid Creepingminx had some crazy beautiful paper flower bouquets at her wedding. Source: julietinton.squarespace.com via Ariel on Pinterest Tribesmaid Baconkins crafted these Scott Pilgrim comic flowers based on this tutorial. Tribesmaid Befuddledlife has me mesmerized by the flowers, the red hair, the red dress, and amazing makeup. Photo by Shaun McCoy Green and purple petal cones made by Rachel. A red and black self-catered wedding with group dances and a bounce house Michelle and Jose fused black, red, and a playful sense of fun for their wedding at California's The Secret Garden Lindsay. The pair brought a... [more] Best dance shot or bestest dance shot from BajosMom and her groom? This is Patches, the very well-loved stuffed turtle who acted as ring bearer at Keri and Jeff's wedding. Photo by Derek Warnecke This handmade vintage-style hat fits right in with this week's era-inspired theme! Source: etsy.com on Pinterest After featuring a Millennium Falcon candy mold in this montage, I knew this Han Solo mold would be a great pairing! Source: amazon.com on Pinterest Click these fabulous Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: DIY ruched fabric runners and some corset-laced tights. This is a super sweet balloon-filled proposal. (The bride enters at 5:26) ᔥ Shutter Life Productions and the groom, Patrick. I really wish I had found this last week during our bookish theme week, but better late than never. These "book fair" kits from Scathingly Brilliant would make awesome favors or wedding party gifts! Offbeat Home talked about how personality type affects getting your house work done, but I think it totally applies to getting your wedding planning tasks done too! Offbeat Mama posted an awesome paper making tutorial and a heart-wrenching story of a wife leaving her family. Talk about diverse topics! Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr! Psst… what are those weird squigglies after the links, anyway? 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 Shannon & Fran's 1920s era vegan-friendly potluck wedding NEXT How I figured out what to wear despite my gender ambivalence Toggle comments [ 9 ] Han Solo in carbonite candy molds now in registry! 1 agrees Reply I'm loving the pants optional pic! My fiance and his boys would so do that. I can see it now. Sadly…I don't think my eyes would recover! 1 agrees Reply Holy crap. I need to know where that outfit the man in the photo of the dancing couple got his duds. Need! 1 agrees Reply He got his whole outfit (including the top hat he wore for the ceremony) at http://www.gentlemansemporium.com I actually found them because another bride had posted it on this site! 0 agree Reply Haha, right after I posted that my friend linked me right to it out of the blue! Now if I can just convince the intended that he needs to wear something similar. 0 agree Reply hahaha!pants aside, i love the flying tie in the first pic! HAHAHAHA!!!! <3 0 agree Reply Love the much-loved ring-bearer – and the confidence of the bride/groom who could carry it off 1 agrees Reply I love that turtle so much. And so does someone else, clearly. 0 agree Reply Adding to the turtle love! Hmmm…My intended has a collection of adorable stuffed moose…surely one of them should be a ring bearer – two rings, two antlers; it all makes sense. Now to convince HIM! 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. 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