This philanthropic pair made sure that everyone from their esteemed colleagues to their artistic and genealogically-inclined friends had something awesome to do besides dancing at their reception. Add that to their spectacular venue and vintage Caddy ambulance getaway car, and you'll be in love. Oh, and get your hankies for the father/daughter dance photo!
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.
This pair shares a big love of books, and of each other. Along with their three kids, they celebrated their SECOND marriage to each other surrounded by typewriters, book decor, and sculpted dinos straight from A Lovely Love Story. And we're pretty sure that title is perfect for this wedding.
Fairy lights, lanterns instead of bouquets, and a shimmery platinum handmade gown to rival any on the red carpet — this wedding seriously glows. Plus, the pair's geeky sides came out with some Tolkien and Firefly details to keep things fun. But fun wasn't in short supply with the bride's funny ceremony snafu and their first dance collision!
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!
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.