This couple fell in love with Arches National Park as well as with each other, so it was only natural that they seal the deal among the majestic red rocks, destination-style. With a reception held in their native Seattle, it boasted the best of both worlds. But one of our favorite parts is the bride's handmade paper flower bouquet — it will blow you away!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of posts by Offbeat Editors.
Working tirelessly to bring you stimulating content day after day, our team of Offbeat Editors will not sleep until you've gotten your offbeat fix.
People who know me know that I've never had any interest in sex. So when my fiancee and I declared that we were getting hitched, we got a lot of strange looks and a lot of probing questions. We've had to make some compromises when it comes to sex and have finally settled into an arrangement that works for the both of us. But the question is continually posed, "If you don't like sex, why marry the guy? (And why would he want to marry you?)"
Over the course of an October weekend, Andrea and Dedrick brought their two families together in the breathtakingly beautiful Smoky Mountains for a family-centric wedding. Sure, DIY makes a fun appearance in the tons of tiny details made by the bridal party, and oh yes, Dedrick's childhood friend made all the food (kick-ass behind-the-scenes photo of the man in action in the kitchen). But, to be honest, it's the presence of the kids that make this wedding what it is.
Give us a mantilla veil, a mansion filled with light and foliage, a bagpipe anthem at the end of the ceremony, and two lovers who finish each other's sentences. Oh, and just wait until you see the handmade dad-moon that represented the bride's father. I'm not crying, you're crying!
This Alice in Wonderland-inspired wedding is full of rich red, black, and white details in a gorgeous garden setting. We're talking silver teapots, flowers planted in barrels, flowers in glass lights, and basically every rose-covered dream we've ever had. And don't miss everyone dancing into the reception!
There are a few ways to avoid a bunch of time-consuming group portraits, but this one is one of our favorites. These two rented an open air brass-railed trolley for a perfectly suited steampunk backdrop for their photo shoot! Add that to the bride's handmade reception gown, amazing steamy costumes, and a gamer-themed musical at the reception, and you'll be totally transported. Oh, and wait until you see who ended up wearing a white wedding gown. Hint: it wasn't the bride!
Unless you're going ring-less, your wedding rings are going to be something you wear for a very long time — it may be on your hand all day, every day. So shouldn't your ring get at least as much thought and care in shopping as your wedding outfits? I used to work at a jewelry store, and I could tell you some interesting stories. So, here are my tips for getting what you want, and at the best price.
Warm sand, colorful flowers in the bride's hair, and super sweet gazing going on at the ceremony — we are most definitely happy campers looking at this Hawaii beach wedding. The couple's mothers took turns beating down the piñata, the barbecue was cooking, and everyone was basking in the aloha. Oh, and the hilarious brawl over the bouquet is totally worth a look.
I went to try on dresses. Me — in all my genderqueer/butch/transmasculine glory — in a traditional bridal salon, trying on wedding gowns. I found "The Dress." But I didn't buy The Dress. I'm not going to wear The Dress or any other dress. That's not the point.