Did someone say "gorgeous outdoor lawn games and square dancing wedding?" Yeah, I just knew you were thinking about it. Well get on board with this one: croquet, cigars, bow ties, and the couple handing out ice cream. Plus, you'll love the ceremony structure and big ol' singalong at the end. To what song, you ask? RING OF FIRE!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Real Weddings: Southern US posts.
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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 we're looking at some killer photo booth props, wedding-themed comic books, and the most epic wedding trailer ever.
Black and white stripes, a sexy pin-up dress, long black gloves, and a groom in red — this wedding is very enticing. Add in all of the video game references (including in the vows!), and you've got the best combination of gamer geeks and total hotties. Don't miss the Mario centerpieces and the bride's swanky top hat and Batman ring!
Kilts, ring security, games for the kiddos, and a lot of high-fiving — this wedding is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Plus, their hand-written ceremony is tissue-worthy. And just wait until you see the original painting that was created as the ceremony happened!
With a tasty strawberry shortcake beer ceremony, a wine unity box, and a grand mountain backdrop, the ceremony is enough to have us drooling. But add in the locally-themed after party at a bar with bocce courts and delish pies, and we're full-on sold. You'll really love how the bride chose her purple polka-dotted dress. Hint: it may have been on her phone!
This wedding took a sharp turn when an unexpected and tragic loss occurred. But through it all, this pair planned one of the loveliest weddings we've seen, with sunset views, organic and beautiful masks, and an evening candle ceremony. It may have been a bittersweet day, but they made it as sweet as could be.
A life-size TARDIS, a TARDIS cake, a Doctor Who officiant, and loads of sci-fi details… you space-theme lovers are in for a treat. Add in the convertible gold dress, the DIYed heart backdrop, and the heart-melting father/daughter waltz, and you'll see how sweet sci-fi can be. Oh, and this bride has some SERIOUSLY good anecdotes for taking on too much and asking for help.
When the bride and her sister make eight hardcore Victorian-inspired outfits for the wedding, you know this is serious-business history love. Add in the Victorian dancing, regimental band, and amazing belly dance and drum performance, and you've got a recipe for an outstanding wedding celebrating a gorgeous family home and era. Wait until you hear what the bride did with her antique ring!
Two brides, two children, and all of us looking at them like the heart-eyed emoticon. With a gorgeous estate backdrop and only 30 days to plan, this wedding came together like gangbusters. And when you hear what the brides' son did after the ceremony, you just might join our collective "aww."
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 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.