Monday Montage: owls, thumbs, and swords OH MY! #Wedding Porn#birds#castle#goth#harry potter#owl#steampunk#sword August 23 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride In an attempt to brighten up a typically bleak monday I present to you another edition of the Monday Montage. It was difficult to chose which pictures I wanted to feature from the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool this week as there are so many exciting photos these days. This week we have a few furry friends, an epic thumb war and a steam-punk engagement shoot on a train! REMINDER, you can always click on a photo to see more! Joanne finally got her gothic fairytale ending when she met Brian. The two got married in a castle in Durham, England. She got to wear a firey scarlet red dress. And the couple had an barn owl named Ollie in attendance… And it gets better!! Ollie, the owl stole the show when he flew down the aisle to the theme from Harry Potter, and delivered the wedding rings to Joanne's six year old son. Photo courtesty of Real Moments Photography I like what's happening in this photo. Dulcie and Nels got married in an airplane hangar. In this photo they are posing on High Level Bridge. Photo by Port City Photography Sarah and her future hubby had an old time-y engagement shoot on a train. Photo thanks to Jenny Kim One… two… three… four… I declare this the epic-est of wedding thumb wars. Not sure who won but Jax and Andy look like they sure had fun. Photo courtesy of Amber Gregory Photography Annie and Johnny got married at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The got married on a site overlooking the lagoon filled with wild birds. They even had a few surprise visitors drop by the reception. That lovely fur shrug that Annie is wearing is actually a cute little animal called a Hyrax. OMG I die!! Photo courtesy of Amber Gregory Photography Annie and Johnny met on the same fencing team. So in addition to having a Maid of Honor and a Best Man, they had an honor guard of swords. On guard. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Kelly & Rick's zany, red and black gothic wedding NEXT Question: "So how's it feel being married?" Answer: The same as before, but now it's in 3D Show/Hide comments [ 18 ] I Love the old time engagement photo shoot! Reply High Level Bridge! Yay, Edmonton couples! Ohhh man, the owl. <3 Reply OMG the owl delivering the rings whilst Harry Potter is playing?! Do want!! Reply Love the Harry Potter-ness!! Reply Omg, that owl is so full of win. FH just freaked out (in a good way) when I read that to him. 🙂 Reply Givin' props where props are due: here's the link for our awesome photographers. Glad you liked the shots! http://www.portcity-photography.com/ Reply Yes we always want to give credit to our hardworking photographers! I added a link! Reply Must also give props to our photographer Jenny Kim of http://jennykimphoto.com/ There are many more photos (1055) but I've been busy and lazy. I'm working on it tho. 🙂 Also he always wins, so he let me win on account of our wedding. Reply Link added! Reply You guys work awesomely fast! The wedding world is a 24/7 gig, eh? Reply We've thought about getting married at the Wild Animal Park… we're members and go there regularly. Hyraxes are awesome… though they always look like they want to bite your face off. :> There are some baby hyraxes at the zoo right now and even they look fierce. Reply owl+harry potter theme! i just squealed because of the awsomeness! Reply Yeah the Harry Potter theme is really rad! In fact, this whole Monday montage is great! Reply This was an awesome surprise to wake up to! I'm glad you had the link to Amber's site, she's fantastic. Reply This is the first time I've felt really inspired in a long time! That photo! That Dress! THE OWL !! *runs off to do more wedding planning* Reply Yes, I am THRILLED! Thank you so much! Reply more about the owl! pleeeessseee!!! *down on knees begging for more owley preciousness* Reply I'm with you on this! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.