A Nigerian ceremony, lip-trembling first looks, and some amazing hair #Reader Round-up#africa#bubbles#couples of color#fans#first look#multi-colored dress#orange dress#peacock feathers#programs#tie December 24 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo by The Way We Click Photography Tribesmaid Revedehautbois and her groom Olawale had a traditional Nigerian engagement ceremony that included these amazing outfits (and gorgeous fan). This photo was a great find in the Offbeat Bride Tribe, and that wasn't all there was to see. The Tribe, Pinterest, and the Offbeat Flickr pool were totally kind to us this holiday week. Enjoy! Tribesmaid Kwurstner's dad gets a face full of bubbles courtesy of her maid of honor. Photo by Maryann Bates I'm pretty sure I got excited just from looking at this photo. So much adorable anticipation! And do I spy a Cyberoptix tie? Tribesmaid Flameinbloom makes us all verklempt with her sweet first look. Photo by meggieleigh Photo It wasn't all sincerity and tears, though. That wedding party also knows how to own silliness. Photo by meggieleigh Photo This photo was captioned "priorities." HA! With all this emotion going on, maybe a little nip is a good idea. Photo by Mathy Shoots People Related Post Jessica & Joseph's steampunk/neo-Victorian gamer love celebration wedding You may remember Jes's two fabulous dresses from the Monday Montage a few weeks back. This thoughtful, geeky, steampunk wedding won't disappoint. -Becca Kat's hair is giving me chills: gilded butterflies and dragonflies, purple streaks, curls, and peacock feathers. Be still my heart. Photo by Willow Chandler Tribesmaid Callmebecks gave her guests a humorous checklist of well wishes and some guest libs. Photo by Stellar Photo Ooh, and she had another take of the awesome "So you're going to sit through a wedding" program! Funs all over the place. Photo by Stellar Photo Click these amazing Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: an Oreo sparkler cake, a candy cane cocktail, and a vintage-style Christmas cake topper! Creative Chaos crafted these crepe paper trees, perfect for some low-budget and super pretty decor. Offbeat Home shared some non-sucky holiday music that you can snag for your holiday wedding. Say Yes to Hoboken featured a tutorial for making mini clay pots, which would be awesome for centerpieces. STL Today featured this Disney-themed wedding of Ariel and her prince. ᔥ Reader Julie F. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr! Want to see yourself in our Monday Montage? Submit your photos to the Offbeat Bride Flickr Pool. (Oh, and don't forget to credit your photographer!) This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Cyberoptix Tie Lab 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 Cory & Joe's laid-back winter wonderland wedding NEXT Preserve your bouquet (or any special flowers) in an ornament Toggle comments [ 7 ] Oooohh, has there been a theme week of traditional weddings from other countries? The Nigerian one sounds very interesting! 5 agree Reply I'm not sure we have enough submissions to do a whole week, but the bigger issue for me editorially is that when, in past, we've focused on more traditional weddings from other countries, we've dealt with accusations of cultural insensitivity — ie, "are you suggesting that another cultures' traditions are somehow offbeat/weird!?" That's why, while we loves us some international weddings, I'm a little gun-shy about making it themey. 5 agree Reply I'm always interested in reading about intercultural weddings (even before we were planning ours). I think they end up being somewhat offbeat by definition because you need to figure out how to blend traditions and/or adapt traditions from one culture to work with the other(s). So, I'd say our engagement ceremony wasn't offbeat because it was Nigerian. It was offbeat because the bride's family is supposed to plan & host it, but my husband's family did instead since they were the ones who knew the traditions. Or because it normally takes place in the same weekend as the wedding & we had ours a week apart so that one could be where we grew up & the other could be where we live now (both of which happen to be in the US, so we're not actually an international wedding). 4 agree Reply Okay, understood. I was just intrigued by the photo. Thanks for replying! 2 agree Reply Makes me happy to see that we aren't the only people to do a traditional betrothal ceremony. We didn't have any fancy outfits, but our moms got to smash a couple plates! 3 agree Reply Cool. I'd be really interested to hear more about that. Was it a tradition that you were familiar with before doing it? (Neither my husband nor I had been to an engagement ceremony before ours.) 2 agree Reply They all look like having a great day, i had plenty of bubbles at my wedding and the guests loved it, it was almost as if they were children playing with the bubbles! 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.