A countryside handfasting, geeky references all over the place, and sweet homemade touches (like the bride's handmade dress!) — this UK wedding is a dream for geeky lovers of gorgeous scenery. Add in some giant lawn games like Jenga and Connect Four and this turned into a seriously fun fête. Keep a look out for the Blackadder reference in the unity ceremony, too!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings posts.
We love featuring a truly diverse range of real weddings, from highly stylized theme weddings to elopements to uber-simple no decor weddings.
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!
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!
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.
This pair of artsy cuties met, fell instantly in love, and tried really hard to licenses and a super helpful reverend to get them hitched. But when they finally did it, the pink quinceañera dress, adorable book store venue, and cupcake elf cake made it all the better. But the most serendipitous part of all is how they get free photography just by hanging out and being awesome.
A torrential rainstorm couldn't hold back this couple from their music-loving wedding with a serendipitous second-hand wedding dress find. Oh, and there may have been a huge surprise at the reception involving a band, a full choir, and some American Idiot.
This pair wanted to celebrate their faith, their family tartans, and their EPIC Scottish clifftop scenery. They had handmade tush cushions for sitting on the rocks, kilts and tails, and a really good way to mingle AND thank you guests after the ceremony. Plus, you'll love the way they handled some objections to their wedding planning choices.
These two couldn't avoid the tall jokes at the ceremony, but they definitely took their wedding planning seriously. With a strict budget and an even more strict guest list limit, they battled the inevitable hurdles that come along with them. But fear not, the result was a sunny, lovely, and on-budget backyard wedding with an awesome open mic!
Glittery skulls, bangin' victory rolls, and some AMAZING shoulder jewelry make this outdoor love fest into a chic little retro-inspired wedding. And don't miss the candle unity ceremony (with grandmother cameos!), a flower girl who totally nailed her job, and a Corvette entrance to the ceremony.