There are a few ways to avoid a bunch of time-consuming group portraits, but this one is one of our favorites. These two rented an open air brass-railed trolley for a perfectly suited steampunk backdrop for their photo shoot! Add that to the bride's handmade reception gown, amazing steamy costumes, and a gamer-themed musical at the reception, and you'll be totally transported. Oh, and wait until you see who ended up wearing a white wedding gown. Hint: it wasn't the bride!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings: Southern US posts.
There are some who say the South will rise again — and it's true, if you're talking about nontraditional weddings! From Hotlanta to Texas, we love our Southern Offbeat Brides.
These two met at a running race a year before their wedding, and celebrated by running that same race again on their wedding day (planned in only seven weeks!). And the best part is that it's a running-themed wedding to match. Put on your running shoes and check out the start and finish line banner decor, funny aisle signs, and of course… the Rocky theme! But just wait until you see the prank the groom played on the bride involving mouth wash!
This pair wanted a planned elopement in the mountains followed by a second ceremony and barn party the weekend after! It's the best of both worlds. It may have been August in Kentucky (meaning HOT), but everyone pulled up a box fan and had a steamy, dreamy, barefooted good time.
Camels and zebras and children — oh my! There's no better recipe for Southern fun than animals, kids, and balloons. Oh, and tons of pies WITH handmade recipe book favors. And a lollipop miracle at the ceremony. And a super sweet moment with the bride's father during their father/daughter dance. And so much more. SO MUCH!
Red and blue and DIY all over — these two ladies know how to throw a stylish and entertaining wedding! They included all of their talented community — performers and bakers alike — and their tribute to what their specific type of marriage means to them is tear-inducing and spot-on. And you MUST see one of the bride's mom's awesome, newly acquired aerialist skills! She's one bad-ass mother.
Paper flowers, local friendors, and a love for their hometown make this wedding hit home. Plus, this bride took two vintage dresses and made her own dove grey dream dress with 70 years of history. And we will all learn at least one thing from this wedding: keep the dance floor splits to a minimum or face the crotch consequences!
Small, affordable, a vacation (and total party!), and all rock 'n' roll? That's a wedding we can handle! Add in a fabulous red and black vintage dress, some first-time parasailing, and some barefoot on the beach vows, and you'll be ready to sink your own feet in this wedding sand. Even a last-minute date change couldn't squash the fun.
If the costumes, kick-ass handmade dress, and three-legged dog dressed as the Black Knight (sans leg, natch) don't get you, the paper doll-inspired invitation will. And if even that doesn't get you, the officiant holding "Weddings for Dummies" will. And if THAT doesn't get you, just wait until you see the band dressed as brides and the slow-dancing Jay and Silent Bob. It's a smorgasbord of amazingness over here.
Hula hoops, foosball, and roller skates… oh my! This is one game-happy Halloween wedding. Add in the chic lollipop bouquet, the sequined shoes, and the bedazzled pumpkins, and it's a pretty gorgeous wedding, too. Plus, you'll never guess who convinced the couple to embrace the Halloween theme.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a purple and bronze steamy bonanza with a geodesic dome ceremony, a ketubah/parking problem (what?!), and some adorable vows you don't want to miss. Just watch out for the spoilsport rain!
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!