It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK! Today we've got a lovely tattooed bride in a fabulous green gown, a handsome groom, one sick pumpkin, a wild ride trying to find a venue, and of course… one poisoned cupcake. Eat up, my pretties.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings: Canada posts.
Although we're based in the United States, we feature a TON of Canadian weddings, especially Toronto and BC. Could it be because we're no-so-secretly jealous of the less traditional wedding trends of our cousins to the north? Yes it could. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.
Book-lovers, Toronto-lovers, and gorgeous-wedding-lovers: follow me to your wedding bliss. Book page rose centerpieces, book cover programs and table numbers, library card place cards, and so many more bibliophile deliciousness abound. But the bride's way of dealing with her grief around planning may just bring a tear to your eye.
This is one of those drool-worthy weddings full of talented people performing and creating grand food-scapes and amazing retro decor. So get your green eyes out for some delicious love-tinged envy. Don't miss the bride's amazing corset dress, the sweet father of the bride walk down the aisle, the groom's kilted hotness, and of course, his YO-YO PERFORMANCE!
Get ready for tandem bicycles, colored crinoline (with matching veil!), and the prettiest little backyard wedding we've seen in a while. It may be small, but it packs a punch in emotion. Don't miss their custom Cards Against Humanity deck, handmade flower bouquet, and major board game setup. These two are introverts, but it didn't stop them from sharing a lot of amazing non-spotlight time with those they love most. Learn from then, fellow introverts!
If you're not hooting and hollering and holding up a yay flag for this colorful bonanza of a DIY wedding, then we are not doing our jobs. Come for the Red Wedding sangria and bridezilla card box… stay for the naked cake and "clown-vomit garland." Oh, and get this: there's a time-to-kiss gong, some quite literal "toasts," and a MACHETE involved!
Relieve your wedding planning stress by basking in the easy-going glow of this Vancouver elopement. No mess, no stress (except for a teeny shoe snafu!), and this sweet elopement of two lovers from two countries will warm your hearts. Mint details, a seaside venue, a super helpful marriage commissioner — it's a story of long-distance that will make you root for these two.
Nestled in a barn, a wedding took place with loads of DIY projects, two brides in black and white, bibliophile details, and a feisty, bubble-loving pooch. They self-catered, self-decorated, and put their hearts and souls into this gorgeous venue. And just wait until you read about their realistic-meets-earthy ring ceremony!
Our ceremony was a traditional Ojibwa wedding, performed by an Ojibwa elder. Ojibwa is an eastern Canadian native American tribe which is Jonah's ancestry. Our wedding was held outdoors from ceremony to pictures to dinner to reception. The reception was held at night under a patch of trees. We danced on a grass dance floor.
Horse dancing, cowboy boots, and decorated hay bales — this is one happening hoedown! After everything, this couple totally knows how to skillfully dismount a horse, battle the elements, and rock a horse mask like nobody else. Plus, there's totally a video of a horse dance during the ceremony. It's a must-see.
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!
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!