Low budget, low stress, tons of delish barbecue, and awesomely decorated outhouses… wait, what? Yep, this forest-y wedding has all the amenities of a kick-ass outdoor party. Don't miss the bride's dad's sweet aisle walk, the doggy ring bearer's reaction to a canine-themed reading, and the violent end to a dinosaur piñata. Oh, and the pair's amazing attitude about their biggest challenge? Super inspiring!
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…
This woodsy punk wedding was a full day of games, singing, barbecue, swimming, and a sweet little ceremony smack dab in the middle. Plus, everyone looked amazing in corsets, tutus, and leather flowers. Oh, and don't miss this kitty-loving couple's photo-bomber!
These nerdy lovers were seasoned Ren faire folk, so throwing a weekend-long Renaissance celebration complete with a bonfire, live music, hog roast, and fire spinners was a no-brainer. Add in some epic, last-minute garb creation, jewel-toned lanterns, and rings delivered VIA HAWK, and you'll be loving the historical life. And don't miss their awesomely hilarious glitter-bombed portraits.
This wedding has paper flowers, rainbow cupcakes, a silver dress by Miss Brache's, a taco truck reception, and a super crafty way to make seating a cinch. And when the bride sang Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You," all fell under her spell.
An intricate headpiece, a lush brooch bouquet, a Renaissance-style purple and black dress, and some Nightmare Before Christmas details — it's a wedding any Tim Burton fan would love. With lots of DIY and a casual vibe, everyone seemed right at home. Plus, don't miss the canine ring bearer in a shmancy top hat!
We're in the mood to bring some rainbows, glitter, and colorful details into your life. It's a prismatic rainbow and colorful wedding theme week! Today we've got a subtle and glorious rainbow dress, a huge circular barn, and a couple who rocks it out with their band. And don't forget to spot Liberace!
When life throws you lemons, you make delicious intimate wedding lemonade! This pair was planning a larger wedding, but we love the results of their change-of-plans: a chic restaurant, 15 of their nearest and dearest, and a funny moment during the ceremony.
These two love them some old timey fun and brought it ALL to their wedding in the bride's hometown of Detroit. She also totally schooled her Chicago pals in all things awesome in Detroit: the Henry Ford museum complex, awesome food (including Coney dogs!), and goodie bags filled with local snacks and beers. Get on your penny-farthing and come take a peek!
What do sledgehammers, croquet, and Harry Potter have in common? This wedding! A gorgeous outdoor wedding with Jewish traditions is capped off by an epic battle of wand versus sledgehammer. So pick a handmade wand, get sorted into a house, and join us in checking out this Midwest wedding with tons of charm (and magical charms!).
Only a few weeks to prepare, only room for 12 guests… how can they make this work?! Oh, they so did. The small guest list totally fit this introverted couple's preferences, and the intimate space amid the hustle and bustle of a renaissance fest was fabulously adorable. Add in some Harry Potter colors (Ravenclaws represent!), an "Always" necklace, and "Mischief Managed" rings, and you've got the recipe to brew up a love potion for us all.
This wedding is such a testament to budget weddings and their ability to be completely awesome without lots of bells and whistles. But three things they definitely found room for were their three geek-tastic cakes: Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. You'll also never guess how one of the bride's brothers found a way to be present without actually being able to attend. Plus, we dare you to find ALL the geeky and bookish references in their epic, communal ceremony reading. So many references!