The Day of the Doctor is coming in honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. What better way to relish in one of our fave fandoms than to have a Doctor Who theme week? Today we've got a non-traditional couple totally rocking tradition: ceremony in a church, traditional reception, the works. But don't forget the amazing details like the cake topper, the invitation illustration, and the naked hot-tubbing after hours!
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.
Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can't even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let's not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!
When you're in the mood to kick tradition out, this is the celebration to see: a non-legal backyard solstice potluck with a VERY participatory ceremony, personal tattoos instead of rings, and a super sweet memorial for the groom's father. These adorable hippies knew what they wanted and embraced it full-on. And we get to see it all come together!
This is a culture clash we LOVE: Western-style table settings with origami cranes as decorations, the bride's mother-in-law walking down the aisle in her dress alongside her mother in her traditional Korean hanbok, and a bar serving both Canadian beer and Korean soju liquor. We've also got two ceremonies (including a tea ceremony), two dresses, and two genres of food. We are twice as down for this wedding.
The bride was into craftts and music and the groom was a gamer geek — what else was there to do but combine it all into one awesome day? The only problem was a small budget. It's a good thing these two know how to throw a self-catered bash with cold munchies and a giant sweets table. Oh, and the bride's mom being talented enough to make a fab wedding dress sure didn't hurt, either.
With a desire to keep things eco-friendly, unplugged, and ultra-fun, this outdoor celebration totally embraces low-key loveliness. Add in some rainbow decor, a wildly-dressed and winged games master, and even a talent show, and you've got yourself totally accessible party fun times for all ages.
Yep, we said "dreamy" and we mean it! Dreaming about those mountains, that lake, that EPIC hotel, and those two sexy-as-hell brides is just about the only thing that can be done after seeing it. Sure, they may have almost sunk into the lake, and maybe they hadn't had tons of practice with PDA, but seriously, shit be worth it.
Superheroes, NERF guns, fancy lighting, and an epic fireworks show with heart-shaped fireworks? You know we're in like Flynn. Just try and hold back the goosebumps when you hear what the best man said to his big brother. SO CUTE! We're in for geeky, we're in for awesome… we're in for geeky awesome!
A midweek morning ceremony with a whole week of campout festivities surrounding it? Sounds fab. This couple was on a mission to keep things as eco-friendly as possible and to undertake any and all DIY projects. Was it a success? You'll just have to see for yourself. Here's a hint: hell yes.
This Canadian couple brought together the best of Western and Indian cultures for this fusion wedding. Add that to the mad crafting skills, fabulous yellow saris, talent-filled cabaret performances, and really fun guest book idea, and you've got a fabulous party for all involved. Plus, you'll definitely want to check out the groom's boy band performance!
Purple gown, purple tie, purple button bouquets… the splashes of color in this goth wedding are fabulous. You're also going to love the sneaky science bits — the bride's necklace, the groom's boutonniere — and the seating chart will make you positively bug out! Plus, there's a photo of the newlyweds in a winding staircase that you have to see to believe.