This pair of Chinese Aussies were not ready to take on a whole bunch of Chinese traditions for their wedding, but they did inject a little tradition in the form of some quick door games and an informal tea ceremony. Take a peek at how they combined their bookish, fabric flower-loving, and independent ideals into this sweet lil' wedding. Oh, and wait until you see how the bride protected her dress en route to the venue!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings: Global posts.
Although we're based in the United States, we feature weddings from around the world — especially the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.
This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, the cocktail, and the midi — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple who opted for an early-morning sunrise ceremony, with all of the challenges and gorgeous scenery that entails. You'll definitely want to hear how they handled the venue and vendors for this particular challenge.
Boho Cornwall, a sweet couple, and their baby girl — what a way to elope in this UK wedding. The scenery alone with have your heart palpitating with joy. Add in the organic and wild bouquets, TONS of glowing candles, and the tiny flower girl walking mom down the aisle and you'll be racing to Google "Boho Cornwall elopement" just like these two did!
We are loving the vintage-inspired DIY details, burlap decor and fabric flowers, and lovely farm venue at this South African wedding. But when you see the bride's multi-layered, multicolored dress, you'll feel right tingly in all the right ways. Add in some mini dinosaurs, fire dancing, and a really gorgeous grey cake, and you'll be on board just like us.
Where do we even begin with this UK wedding? The rainbow origami flowers? The Lumpy Space Princess card box and Adventure Time cake? The cult film-themed tables? The POLE DANCING at the reception?! Either way, if you don't find something swoon-worthy in here, I'll eat my hat. Explore this film-meets-dancing-meets-ice-cream wedding.
A Nicaraguan groom, a Cuban-Bolivian bride from the U.S., and a glorious beach ceremony in Nicaragua — this is some multicultural fabulousness. But the best part is how much we learned from the bride and her search for unique local vendors for her destination wedding. Plus, get your hankies ready for the bride's story of her mother and the treasure boxes.
We're falling into the so-excited-it's-almost-fall trap hardcore. But that's okay: trap us in your cool embrace and crunchy leaves, fall! Here's a little horror and zombies pre-Halloween preview to whet your appetite for the season. The dessert bar alone is to die for… think anatomical hearts, zombie mousse graves, and a cake with a giant bloody bite out of it. It's ghoulishly delicious!
A float-y princess gown, some retro stylings, a few train-lover photos, and much much adorableness abounds at this Aussie wedding. We also love the carriage ride, the DIY bits an bobs, and of course, the rainbow sprinkle cake! Add in the blended cultural group dance and impromptu "stair-tripping" game, and you're in for an easy-going and rad time for all (even if they had to smoosh 130 people into a ceremony space meant for 50!).
A Francophile wedding in Bulgaria? Yes indeed. And we're bringing along two dresses (one crocheted, the other Paris-themed!), a macaron cake, and loads of pitkas (Bulgarian bread). It's a total mash-up of Western traditions, Bulgarian traditions, and altogether offbeat Bulgarian awesomeness. Don't miss the bride's valiant attempt at a horo dance, too.
Burning sky sunsets, sand underfoot, crashing waves, and just four people: it's an intimate beach elopement that will make anyone searching for peace in planning salivate. If you're longing for some getaway fantasies, come fantasize here.
You guys, this wedding will fulfill many desires: steampunk gear, Adventure Time decor, World of Warcraft bunting, and board games galore. It's everything our geeky hearts love. Add in the gorgeous paper flower bouquets, the live-action re-telling of A Lovely Love Story, and the airships and rockets, and you're in for a wild, pop-cultured filled ride with these cuties.