Valerie and Noam wanted a traditional Jewish wedding that stayed true to their egalitarian, progressive, feminist, and planet-friendly values. With home-grown jade centerpieces, a blue wedding dress, a groom in an Indian sherwani, and a kosher, vegetarian meal, they created a wedding that reflected who they are and what they care about.
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.
Franki & Jay danced their way through their entire park wedding. They even danced up the aisle! However, at their reception, instead of having a first dance they had a spectacular sword fight!
Serena & Chris based the the theme of their wedding around what they wanted to wear. Serena didn't want a traditional white dress. She wanted a dark green fairy looking dress and Chris did not want to be stuck in a penguin suit. So they designed their wedding around their ideal outfits.
Since Kerri & Kai could not get legally wed in California they had a destination wedding in Canada! They DIYed so many things and went with a feather and koi fish theme.
Heather & Kristopher ran into a lot of roadblocks while planing their wedding: including medical issues, a late officiant, a photographer who cancelled three days before, and a best man who couldn't make it. Yet that didn't stop them from having a fun backyard barbecue wedding and at the end of the day all that mattered was that they were married!
On day three of elopement week we have Jill & Andy. Although Jill & Andy are planning to get weddinged in August they wanted to get legally married as soon as possible. So they had a small ceremony behind the City Hall in Kingston, Ontario. This allowed them to have an intimate celebration that involved a few loved ones (including their dog!). -Coco
Leopard, leather, wild and fun. That's what Jenny & Glenn wanted their wedding celebration to be. Lucky for them, they got exactly what they wanted.
Verity is Canadian and Lucky is Mexican so they drew on their combined cultures for inspiration and ideas. Also, they had a budget to consider so they had to stick to the necessities. Expensive tent? Yes. Expensive dress? No. Florist? No. Mariachi band? Hell yes!
Although Rosanne & Andrew wanted to keep their ceremony traditional that didn't stop them from showing their geeky/gamer side. This meant having an Xbox 360 at their reception and sending out mini-comic books as thank you's!
We decided to do our own take on tradition. We didn't want to eliminate traditions all together just because we didn't believe in them, we wanted to show how we could interpret them in our own unique way.
We were together for ten years already and didn't want it to be all about us getting married. We wanted it to be more of a celebration of the relationship we already had and are planning on continuing.
See what happens when two comic book dorks fall in love and get married. I'll give you hint — utter amazingness.