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.
Pink hair, fantabulous colored crinolines with contrasting dresses and matching fascinators, epic columns, and a grand entrance to Rage Against the Machine — this wedding has it all!
By having their wedding at a cool breakfast restaurant, Kristen and Tracy not only found a beautiful, affordable venue but also a theme: Eggs! Here is their "Eggciting, Eggstra special, Eggstravaganza" complete with dashing butch-bride tux, Egg bouquets, tear-jerking equality speech from Mom, Bride Bingo for the kids and the most awesomest wedding party t-shirts evar.
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.
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