Reader round-up: Dinos, cakes, hoops, and dresses that'll make you say WHOA! #Reader Round-up#cake#custom dress#grooms cake#halloween#hula hoop#rainbow March 25 | Megan Finley meganfinley Once again, it's time to round-up our latest reader photos. This week we had things submitted to us via our Flickr pool and Instagram. (Did you know you can now tag us @offbeatbride on Instragram to be considered for a feature in our reader roundups?) That's exactly how Offbeat Bride reader Amelia got me to see this wedding photo with their new dino friend on their wedding day! How cute is this trio? Let's look at MORE adorable photos of our wonderful readers… Photo by Jazzmine Skye Photography My stomach is doing flips over Sara and Ben's Zelda groom's cake. Offbeat Bride reader Sara: Ben has a triforce tattoo and Zelda has always been his favorite game series, and his favorite dessert is a Blackout Cake… thus the groom's cake! Our colors were red and blue, which they mimicked on the flowers on the petits fours. On the topic of cakes, remember when we featured the piñata cake idea? Ambitious Offbeat Bride reader, AnaAnaAnaAnaWhen went ahead and made one herself! I want a piece. Photo by The Happy Couple. Leslie and Steve here had a photo shoot with their bridal party in the pumpkin patch where they got engaged. The location is aces, since they had a Halloween-themed wedding in late October. Photo by The Happy Couple. We will always have a soft spot in our hearts for hula hoops. So OF COURSE we love this photo of Leslie hooping with her Astral Atomic Hoop at her wedding. It's a fitting portrait, since she teaches hoop-dance classes. Related Post Fiery Groomscake Check out this flame-decorated cake. Bonus: it's vegan! Check out this selfie from Offbeat Bride reader Sogeekgirl. She's in the midst of having her wedding dress made from scratch by Dark Garden. She tells us that her fiance designed this dress, and we can already tell it's going to be a freaking STUNNER! Now let's check out an amazing wedding dress in action on Offbeat Bride reader Ayla. This is an incredible photo of her with friend Lisa. Ayla's rainbow hair, the rainbow dress detail, the floral crown, with Lisa's flowing blue gown and sweet smile… holy crap I can't even deal with the OMG adorbrz that is this photo. You know what else is OMG adorbz? Ayla's bridesmaids barefoot in tutus. I hope we see a whole lot more of this wedding in the future. In fact, I hope we see a whole lot more of ALL of your weddings in our Flickr pool! Clicky links Did you know that Gandalf is going to officiate Captain Picard's wedding? Lovers of all things dead, gothic, and/or skulls will flip out over this animal skull wedding cake. Over on Offbeat Home, we're talking about how sectionals are a great furniture choice for polyamorous relationships. Soon-to-be-honeymooners with kids? Our copyeditor Caroline explains why you should totally travel with your young kids on Offbeat Families. Are you using Facebook to keep up with any of our sites? Here's how to make that suck less. If you want to see your photos in our reader round-up, go ahead and upload them to our Flickr pool or tag @offbeatbride on Instagram! 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 Sariah & Josh's rainbow glow stick island wedding NEXT Big production proposals and being true to you Toggle comments [ 6 ] Is there some significance to the Blair Witch-posing dude in the background of the Halloween photo? 2 agree Reply You mean the little kid at the top of the hill? He was just there. We were there during their open hours so there were folks picking pumpkins. He might be the son of the owners. 1 agrees Reply HA! I can't stop giggling over "Blair Witch kid." 4 agree Reply I love this photo even more now. When I first saw it I kept wishing the kid wasn't in the shot. Then a coworker pointed out that it makes the lines in the photo more interesting to look at and I was all, "yeah — I get it!" After that I was cool with it because hey, that's the reality of where we were. But now — BLAIR WITCH KID! I love it. Because more spookiness at a Halloween wedding is *always* welcome. <3 And now I will forever see him as ominous, creepy, Blair Witch kid. 2 agree Reply These pictures are all great, and the rainbow dress is amazing! Reply OMG!!! The "selfie" pic had me going "AAAAAHHHHH!!!! OMG OMG OMG" and flapping around like a lunatic. It is seriously amazing. 2 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.