Two brides, two gorgeous white gowns… and two ceremonies (with three sets of vows!). This means we get multiple weddings all in one. Get ready for a forest ceremony in Michigan, a courthouse ceremony in where-it's-legal Canada, and some of the most gorgeous wedding party fashion ever. Oh, and just wait until you see their serendipitous wedding gifts to each other — so cute!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings: Midwest US posts.
There are some people who think offbeat weddings don't happen in the fly-over states. These people are delusional. Behold a few of our favorite weddings from the midwest…
If this bride looks a little familiar, it's because she's our rad Assistant Editor of Offbeat Bride! Let's see what this family reunion wedding has in store for us: a beautiful crystalline lakeside venue in Western Nebraska, a chalkboard program and menu, deer just wandering around, and two gorgeous people in lurve. Don't miss the sure-fire way to beat the pre-ceremony nerves, too!
After you see the Folgers cans, the starburst neon signs, the Dudist officiant (dressed as Walter, natch), the paint brush bouquet, The Dude groom, and the green and black homage-to-Maude gown, there's only one thing to say about this Big Lebowski wedding: WE ABIDE. There's even more to see, so click on in and start counting all the references you can find to The Dude and the Achievers. Plus, a bowling alley venue pretty much guarantees good times.
You know those weddings where you just end up grinning like a damn fool because everyone just looks glowing with happiness and gratefulness and someone walks by and thinks you're watching something naughty? Yeah, well, this is that kind of wedding. Get ready to look very silly laughing and crying at adorable guitar-playing dads, top hat- (and ice cream-) wearing couples, inflatable horse and pool noodle jousts, giant Jenga, tear-jerking ceremony songs… and I can't even fit it all in here!
Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
A little Firefly, some rustic DIYed touches, and a last-minute gown… this wedding is full of surprises and gorgeous details. Add in the homebrew, the hair-styling save by the officiant, and the community-crafted love, and you've got a wedding to remember. And don't miss the funniest moment — it involves Batman!
You may remember this bride from her post about choosing to marry her boyfriend while legally married to her husband. Now we've got the whole story of how it went down, including the bride's husband catering a vegetarian meal, the handcrafted ceremony and vows, and the true meaning of what makes a "real" wedding.
This wedding makes us wanna rock 'n' roll all night and party every day. Think inflatable guitars, personalized guitar picks, black outfit accents, and of course, the House of Blues in Cleveland! Even the cake is all decked in rock style. This one is pure eye candy… eye rock candy? Yep, eye rock candy, baby!
These two are killing it with cute. You have to see their green and blue matching vest outfits and the bride's pants outfit with heels and a feather hair clip. Though this wedding had some serious grief surrounding it, they were still able to have a fantastic time with immediate family, lots of rough-housing in the photos, and some carrot cake vows and Chapstick ceremony sweetness. Yep… Chapstick.
It's a bird, it's a plane… it's Offbeat Bride's comic book-clad and caped superhero theme week! Get in the telephone booth and change into your wedding-gawking superhero tights — you're in for crime-fighting fun. Today's wedding in a fab venue brings us comic book paper flowers, '40s-style superhero illustrations, and movie references all over the place.
A wee bit of geek chic, two fabulous venues, and a whole lot of style — this wedding is all kinds of sweet and memorable. Their secular and meaningful ceremony also did a kick-ass job of combining a handfasting and some super sweet vows. You will want to read them! Let's head in and see the Star Wars LEGOs, the flowing ceremony backdrop, and chic urban loft.