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.
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.
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!
Animals, adventure, and retro travel… now that's a wild wedding setup. With lots of DIY from the crafty bride and some dance floor shenanigans, this zoo wedding was bound to bring out everyone's animal side. Get ready for animal prints, peacock feathers, animal crackers, and tropical-themed centerpieces.
We love this wedding because it is a total reality check: getting married across oceans is challenging, last-minute elopements can be super meaningful, and you don't have to believe the Pinterest hype. And you CAN beat the thunderstorms if you time it right! Come fall in love with this wedding and its beachy, bald eagle guest-goodness.
We teased this couple's adorable crocheted dessert table toppers earlier this week and now we've got the whole story! We're talking a self-catered fajita bar, suuuuper sweet serenades from the groom AND the bride's father, and a last-minute rain break for an awesome outdoor ceremony. And just wait until you hear what the officiant did during the epic-length first kiss!
This singer/pianist duo loves performing and it totally shows in this musical wedding in a theater. We're talking sheet music flowers, treble heart cake toppers, super professional-looking, and headshots of the "wedding cast." But my favorite part of all is that they had MUSICAL VOWS! You've gotta see how they did it. Plus, if you've ever had a problem finding something dapper and non-dressy to wear to your lesbian wedding, you may have a… "semi-butch quandary!"