A blue-haired bride and bearded bassist let us bask in their darkly elegant wedding

Laura and Chris rocked their elegant meets goth wedding at Highbury Hall in Birmingham, UK. Laura's fabulous grey-blue hair had us all in from the start. Their venue had a slightly haunted feel to it, so it was perfect for their goth-inspired nuptials. They included fall colors, shoes with squirrels on the soles, and a playlist filled with The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Stevie Nicks.

Let's see the whole darkly elegant wedding…

Show off your weird wedding vibes with these new Offbeat Bride shirts

We've got some new branding (history of that here!) and new Offbeat Bride shirts to go with it. If you're down with rocking your own offbeat-ness, these are up for grabs over at our Spreadshirt store.

We find these are particularly useful when meeting with new vendors so they know you're down for more off-the-beaten-aisle ideas. Or maybe you're one of our longtime readers and just want to be a part of the cool kids club with a killer shirt.

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Self-funded wedding budget: one couple's lessons learned

We got married October 2016, and we paid for 90% of the wedding. We have a few self-funded wedding budget tips and examples for making it work when you're on your own budget. The biggest thing I found for saving is networking and negotiating.

Most importantly for us was picking our "thing" — the one thing you want to splurge on/don't want to have a wedding without.