Peacock feathers, vintage glass, a super gorgeous mountain venue, and two lovely ladies getting hitched — this is one to see, folks. They may have had some issues carting guests around the mountain, but it was all worth it just to listen to the brides' original song composed for the wedding!
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We are loving the vintage-inspired DIY details, burlap decor and fabric flowers, and lovely farm venue at this South African wedding. But when you see the bride's multi-layered, multicolored dress, you'll feel right tingly in all the right ways. Add in some mini dinosaurs, fire dancing, and a really gorgeous grey cake, and you'll be on board just like us.
You know those weddings where you just end up grinning like a damn fool because everyone just looks glowing with happiness and gratefulness and someone walks by and thinks you're watching something naughty? Yeah, well, this is that kind of wedding. Get ready to look very silly laughing and crying at adorable guitar-playing dads, top hat- (and ice cream-) wearing couples, inflatable horse and pool noodle jousts, giant Jenga, tear-jerking ceremony songs… and I can't even fit it all in here!
The groom's polka-dotted shirt, the science-themed temporary tattoos, the giant chalkboard wall full of Feynman Lectures, the astronaut ice cream favors, the bride's retro dress — these are a few of my favorite things. Ground control to Major Tom: commencing countdown, engines on. Liftoff and see this science and 1960s mod wonderland of a wedding!
This music-loving pair reunited at a concert and got engaged at a concert! Music is in their bones. But don't forget their love of vintage style and of course… zombies! It's a wild mix of styles that all seem to make total sense once you see it. Their solution to a grounds mishap on the venue property is pretty genius. But don't miss the adorable hot air balloon centerpieces and Shaun of the Dead cake, too. It's uh… got a little red on it.
Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli: today we've got your dream wedding! This pair pays homage to movies like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, Princess Mononoke, and more. Plus, they managed to smoosh in their love for lots of other fantasy and sci-fi awesomeness, too! Don't miss how the cake designer totally nailed the perfect complement to their Totoro cake.
This pair may have originally wanted a small wedding, but their family-focused book-loving wedding ended up being just right. We are loving the pink dress, gorgeous ombre chuppah (that took nine months to make!), and super special mom/daughter walk down the aisle. Bit it might have been the rendition of a Muppet song from the bride and her sister that really did us in.
Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
Where do we even begin with this UK wedding? The rainbow origami flowers? The Lumpy Space Princess card box and Adventure Time cake? The cult film-themed tables? The POLE DANCING at the reception?! Either way, if you don't find something swoon-worthy in here, I'll eat my hat. Explore this film-meets-dancing-meets-ice-cream wedding.
It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again, me hearties, and Offbeat Bride readers can always be counted on to give us amazing pirate-themed weddings. This year we've got amazing handmade pirate garb, historical dances, necklaces instead of rings, and even a released mini Kraken. Strap on yer boots, ye landlubber, and take a look.
A Nicaraguan groom, a Cuban-Bolivian bride from the U.S., and a glorious beach ceremony in Nicaragua — this is some multicultural fabulousness. But the best part is how much we learned from the bride and her search for unique local vendors for her destination wedding. Plus, get your hankies ready for the bride's story of her mother and the treasure boxes.