Get ready to try and find all of the fandom references you can in this nerdy meets chic wedding in Portland. Keep an eye out for Harry Potter, Buffy, Doctor Who, and of course, a super gorgeous couple who will take your breath away. There's a silver dress (with a way cool side bustle for dancing!), a retro mustached groom, and all the glamour your nerdy hearts can take.
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Here are some of the most freaky fabulous weddings from the shores of the
BestWest Coast all the way to the Rocky Mountain states … Offbeat Bride is based on the West Coast, and we definitely love our weird weddings in this part of the world.
These two are children of the sixties, and what better way to celebrate the decade and their love of color than by having a TIE-DYE WEDDING? It's like a rainbow exploded and left everyone super happy and covered in color. They tossed tie-dyed bears, had a choreographed dance to their song (well, almost!), and tons of tie-dyed decor. Put on your shades for this one — it's wild!
You may just explode with rainbows after seeing this colorful wedding with a surprise rainbow cake, handmade dress with rainbow tulle, and a science museum reception. The hand-composed song and original poem during the ceremony may have you crying rainbows, too. Oh, and just wait until you see how the bridesmaids calmed the bride down during a stressful moment.
This week we're celebrating woodsy, outdoor weddings before it gets too cold. Today we've got a blend of offbeat and traditional in a mountain setting. Think wildflowers, a ring warming, and a whole drum corps of "groomsdrummers" ready to lead you into a meadow surrounded by forest.
It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK! Today we're gawking at a seriously lovely outdoor winery wedding featuring mini pumpkin place cards, a zombie-killing sword ceremony, a full moon, and some amazingly carved pumpkin centerpieces. You'll never believe how the bride found their creator.
Pretzels, a German cup ceremony, and astronauts — what do these things have in common? If you said this locally-focused and low-impact wedding in a super eclectic venue, you were right. Plus, you'll also get some ultra valuable advice about pre-marital counseling. And don't forget to spy the burlesque dance at the reception!
A gazebo, a bier garten, a pizza and cake buffet, and the Texas Hill Country backdrop — this springtime wedding has my heart palpitating with glee. Loads of DIY projects went into this wedding and all the love and care totally shows. Plus, this couple's community totally came together to get it all ready. Don't miss their special kind of reception dance to "Teach Your Children Well," too!
This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, and the cocktail — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple of voracious readers getting bookishly wed in an adorable two-room school-house complete with book page flowers, "yay" flags, and a really sweet tribute to the grandparents.
A few dice favors, some zergling pie toppers, and a chic warehouse-y venue — there is some seriously awesome nerd glam going on here. Don't miss the delicate greenery details in all of the decor (all DIYed!), the massive amount of teeny tiny pies, and the photo booth photos which are totally heading for blackmail land.
Feast your eyes on this California wedding with a handmade hooded steampunk dress, a gorgeous, feathered brooch bouquet, Game of Thrones cake toppers, hot air balloon centerpieces, and lots of steampunk garb. But the sweetest elements are the "family band" that brought both sides together, and the family's first dance. So many little girls flying through the air!
The groom's polka-dotted shirt, the science-themed temporary tattoos, the giant chalkboard wall full of Feynman Lectures, the astronaut ice cream favors, the bride's retro dress — these are a few of my favorite things. Ground control to Major Tom: commencing countdown, engines on. Liftoff and see this science and 1960s mod wonderland of a wedding!