As far as alternative venues go, caves are pretty rad. The lighting, the water, the flippin' ambiance… it's a recipe for us digging the hell out of it. We don't see many weddings in this type of venue, but when we do, it's photo time. Here are some of our favorite cave weddings from Offbeat Bride past.
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If there's one detail that we consistently see couples confused about, it's finding an officiant and crafting up a meaningful ceremony that rocks their socks. We've written before about writing your own ceremony and your own vows, and even having a friend officiate. But with the help of our sponsor, Thumbtack, we've got insight from loads of amazing professional officiants to inform your choices!
We'll be featuring Sarah and James' colorful and geeky U.K. wedding soon, but we couldn't wait to show you their fandom-fantastic Hobbit-meets-Labyrinth-meets-Watership-Down cake made by the obviously talented folks at Black Cherry Cake Company! There are a metric ton more references going on, so get ready for the run-down. Don't forget to say 'allo to the tiny worm from Labyrinth peeking out on the bottom left, which may be the cutest version EVER.
If you're not already a sucker for a sappy, tearful, heart-smooshing first looks, we're gearing up to make you one. Grins, fist pumps, and of course, squee-inducing groom tears — some of the best reactions come from the first look. Behold some of our favorite first looks ever, and just try not to grin like a Cheshire cat the whole way through.
Jayme and Sondra found inspiration in the "So you're going to sit through a wedding" program, but customized it to include some same sex wedding-related questions that were inevitably going to arise. They titled it, "So you're going to sit through your (first, probably) two-bride wedding." They addressed the ceremony legality, ceremony length, and of course, where are the rainbows?!
Random rice throwing, out-of-place formalwear, and children carrying expensive things… all things that totally fly at weddings, but are weirdorama in real life. Let's get creeped out together and get a midday rib tickle with this Buzzfeed Video…
Kari and Chris had to do some serious leg-work to find a caterer willing to accommodate their request for their reception dinner: Mexican-inspired vegan cuisine. Thankfully, Philadelphia-based caterer Dine My Darling stepped up to help them craft a drool-worthy menu for their Philly nuptials including sweet potato tacos, pumpkin soup shots, and roasted vegetable empanadas. Let's dish on the dishes, and be inspired, vegan Mexican-style…