Two brides, two gorgeous white gowns… and two ceremonies (with three sets of vows!). This means we get multiple weddings all in one. Get ready for a forest ceremony in Michigan, a courthouse ceremony in where-it's-legal Canada, and some of the most gorgeous wedding party fashion ever. Oh, and just wait until you see their serendipitous wedding gifts to each other — so cute!
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We love featuring a truly diverse range of real weddings, from highly stylized theme weddings to elopements to uber-simple no decor weddings.
Get ready to try and find all of the fandom references you can in this nerdy meets chic wedding in Portland. Keep an eye out for Harry Potter, Buffy, Doctor Who, and of course, a super gorgeous couple who will take your breath away. There's a silver dress (with a way cool side bustle for dancing!), a retro mustached groom, and all the glamour your nerdy hearts can take.
A local waterworks museum is a pretty rad venue for a LEGO-themed wedding like this. This pair loves engineering, color, and having a grand time building with LEGO. They may have been concerned that their guests wouldn't jive with the theme, but boy were those fears unfounded. You'll want to see how they incorporated LEGO into their cake, their ceremony, and even their shoes. Just watch out for the bride's grandma… she's feisty!
From the "cheese" cake to the cork board Polaroid guest book, this chic London wedding just exudes style. Originally from New Zealand and America, these two are now living it up in London and taking advantage of all the craft beer, Prosecco, gorgeous venues, and good times the city has to offer. Let's explore their 1970s-inspired, multi-colored dress wearing, seafoam green leisure suit sporting wedding.
We've seen some amazing carnival weddings, but this one may be in contention for the most epic decor ever. We're talking popcorn, Cracker Jacks, pinwheels, faux flash tattoos, circus-themed centerpieces, a hot dog stand, a huge and gorgeous candy buffet, and a retro circus cage photo booth! It will make you want to hop on a ferris wheel and get hitched, vintage carnival-style.
If this bride looks a little familiar, it's because she's our rad Assistant Editor of Offbeat Bride! Let's see what this family reunion wedding has in store for us: a beautiful crystalline lakeside venue in Western Nebraska, a chalkboard program and menu, deer just wandering around, and two gorgeous people in lurve. Don't miss the sure-fire way to beat the pre-ceremony nerves, too!
These two are children of the sixties, and what better way to celebrate the decade and their love of color than by having a TIE-DYE WEDDING? It's like a rainbow exploded and left everyone super happy and covered in color. They tossed tie-dyed bears, had a choreographed dance to their song (well, almost!), and tons of tie-dyed decor. Put on your shades for this one — it's wild!
With this wedding, we're getting a two-fer: a legal ceremony between a bride and a groom, and a handfasting ceremony between that bride and groom and their partner. It's all about the tear-y groom, the cake-saving groom, the bride in a gorgeous blue dress, and three people totally in love. And don't miss the tears-welling-like-mad triple kiss!
We love when a wedding just looks like a rocking party. And this style of inviting yourself to party with the couple for a week totally works in my book! Get ready for a casual pool party in a countryside location in the heat of a Spanish summer with the whole family. Don't miss the music switcheroo for the impromptu first dance. Hint: European football fans may get the joke!
You may just explode with rainbows after seeing this colorful wedding with a surprise rainbow cake, handmade dress with rainbow tulle, and a science museum reception. The hand-composed song and original poem during the ceremony may have you crying rainbows, too. Oh, and just wait until you see how the bridesmaids calmed the bride down during a stressful moment.
After you see the Folgers cans, the starburst neon signs, the Dudist officiant (dressed as Walter, natch), the paint brush bouquet, The Dude groom, and the green and black homage-to-Maude gown, there's only one thing to say about this Big Lebowski wedding: WE ABIDE. There's even more to see, so click on in and start counting all the references you can find to The Dude and the Achievers. Plus, a bowling alley venue pretty much guarantees good times.