Reader roundup: Offbeat Bride photos that we want to move into and never leave again #Reader Round-up#candy buffet#gender-blind wedding party#retro#star wars January 21 | Megan Finley meganfinley Hey there! It's Megan, your friendly Managing Editor. I'm stepping in and switching up the format of our long-beloved Monday Montage, re-framing it as our weekly "reader roundup." We'll talk more about that at the end. Right now, let's get to your photos! Photo by Lotusfly Photography. Last week we saw Hayley's attendants in serious rainbow fashions, now here's her husband's crew. I loved Ariel's comment on this photo: "I want to move into this picture and never leave ever again." You know, I kind of felt that way about ALL the photos y'all uploaded to our Flickr pool this week! Let's see who we're moving in with in this reader photo roundup… Photo by Helen Russell Photography I want to move to wherever this candy bar lives! Grant and Sam had a retro wedding complete with this "retro wedding sweety buffet" featuring old-school sweets from their childhood… and Mr & Mrs Potato Head! Fuck, I'm loving Kasia and Bartek's matching bride and groom 'tudes coming at me all the way from Edinburgh. Ooh lookie! Flickr member PortraitsofGrace uploaded a photo of a male and female flower girl! You know how much we love when gentlemen rock the petals. Julia & Kory's casual rock 'n' roll sideshow wedding An indestructible bride and her zombie rocker dude create "the world's strangest married couple." Creepy magicians, Sno-Cones, and a ton of duct tape will keep... [more] Well, isn't this the geek girl-iest bunch of wedding accoutrements you've ever seen? These are Flickr member TrendSetterMom's shoes, flowers, garters, Star Wars-themed program and hand-made ring boxes, one of which looks like it's branded with the Galactic Republic symbol! …And just look at the lovely ladies behind TrendSetterMom's girl Star Wars wedding. Pretty in purple and blue and pink — the lot of 'em. Thankfully I got De Nueva Photography to explain this daredevil wedding photo: After climbing up the ladder to the Star Wars theme, they said their vows and then they jumped off a 30 foot platform into a huge blue air cushion to literally take the leap together! There's a stunt studio workshop thing in Brooklyn that arranged the whole thing. And yes, we're hoping they submit their wedding ASAP! Clicky links: Mountainside Bride has great visual tips on how to dress up a barn for a wedding — smart shit. Historian and hairstylist Janet Stephens schools us on historically-accurate hair styles. (Hat tip to Tribesmaid sodalimebitters.) On Offbeat Home & Life we have our resident Oprah, Dootsiebug, talking about being a masturbation ninja! Over on Offbeat Families, this DIY My Little Pony plushie tutorial will blow your mind. Oh, and on the Offbeat Empire business blog check out the best copyeditor fail of all time that we caught before publishing one of your wedding profiles. So, what would y'all like to see more or less of each week in our Reader Roundup? I know that we want to see more of YOU! So, submit your photos to the Offbeat Bride Flickr Pool. (Oh, and don't forget to credit your photographer!) 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 Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Sara & Mike's sunny secret garden vegan wedding NEXT When your culture is counter-culture: Lovingly explaining your more traditional wedding choices Toggle comments [ 5 ] The candy photo, as Liz Lemon would say: I.Want.To.Go.To.There. 0 agree Reply I'm stepping in and switching up the format of our long-beloved Monday Montage, re-framing it as our weekly "reader roundup." We'll talk more about that at the end. Am I being completely blind and missing this or did it get left out? 13 agree Reply This made my day, as it always does when you feature my pics! My Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, and Ring Princess truly were awesome, and look so gorgeous in that photo! I could not ask for better friends! 0 agree Reply really like the idea of the platform 0 agree Reply I'm honored to be included in the clicky line up and stoked to have the "smart shit" designation by this group of smarties Thanks! 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.