This styled nautical wedding shoot will channel your classy inner pirate #Decor Porn#bearded groom#black dress#florida#nails#nautical#reception dress#red hair#shark#styled shoot#superficial snack#tattooed groom August 28 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Vintage Heights Studio Thanks to our sponsor Unity in Glass for presenting this week's posts on Offbeat Bride. We love 'em, and think you will too… Photos by Regina as The Photographer, LLC and Ashlee Hamon Photography I know, I know. We don't normally publish styled shoots! But life is about knowing when to break the rules, right? And when we saw this alternative, nautical wedding shoot at a Tampa brewery, we figured we really should give you all the chance to ooo and ahhh as much as we did. Vintage Heights Studio is a co-op of two photographers, a florist, and a vintage rental company, and each one of 'em turned their skillz up to 11 for this shoot. The bride has a fishtail braid and not one but two mermaid dresses (AND HER NAILS, ZOMG)… the groom is a tattooed, bearded, multi-ring-wearing hottie (so pretty much a pirate, right?)… and both models are surrounded by the most delicious of sea-worthy stuff. Feast your eyes on glass buoys, driftwood, octopus invitations, and flowers that look like they belong under the sea. And if you do not gasp out loud at that copper-detailed, chalkboard-drawing, star-spangled wedding cake, then I have greatly misjudged you. Vendors Apparel: Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection • Cake Designer: Chefin • Equipment Rentals: Tufted • Floral Designer: Florist Fire • Invitation Designer: Franny & Franky Designs • Jewelry: Albisia Jewelry and Seaweed Souls • Makeup: May Rodriguez Makeup • Nails: NailPop LLC • Photographers: Regina as The Photographer, LLC and Ashlee Hamon Photography • Venue: Coppertail Brewing Co • Venue Design: Schillers Architectural and Design Salvage • This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us. Photo by Regina as The Photographer, LLC and Ashlee Hamon Photography Thanks again to Unity in Glass for sponsoring Offbeat Bride this week! 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 Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS How to make large paper succulent centerpieces (or bouquets!) NEXT MadLibs with offbeat wedding shoes: Let's imagine what weddings go with these shoes… Show/Hide comments [ 25 ] My husband would love this wedding. He loves nautical stuff. I love it too!! The cake looks no other I have seen (that's the point right!). The bride is beautiful and the groom, well his beard rivals my husbands for awesomeness. 1 agrees Reply I love this wedding shoot- its got some great ideas, I wish I was able to incorporate some of them in my wedding. But the plates are to die for- does anyone know where I could find them? or a link or something- My husband loves old nautical stuff and I would love to surprise him with these!!! 2 agree Reply The plates are actually from Pier One and Pottery Barn. 🙂 1 agrees Reply Hi Regina, this year? – awesome thanks for that Reply Looks like they're no longer available from Pottery Barn directly, but for the time being you can still find them on eBay. Reply Yep! This shoot was in May. Not sure if they are still in store as Kellbot said they are not. Reply Also Regina, amazing wedding shoot- thanks so much for sharing!!! 1 agrees Reply You're welcome! So happy to share! Reply I LOVE THIS! Everything about it. EVERYTHING. 2 agree Reply It looks like those are octopus cufflinks tucked into the leafy greens, but I can't find them, or anything like them, on the vendors' pages. I've been looking for octopus cufflinks for my Companion, where are those from? Reply Katie, here they are from Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209118653/steampunk-octopus-earrings-stud-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_6&ga_search_query=octopus. They actually don't look much like the photo on Etsy in person as you can see from our photo. Reply Whoops! Those were actually the earrings. These are the cufflinks: https://www.etsy.com/listing/229696447/octopus-cufflinksmens-octopus?ref=shop_home_active_5&ga_search_query=octopus Reply Love her nails, but my first thought after that moment was: Those things will get knocked off the second she tries to do anything with her hands. The other thing I loved was the ring. I just really like the entire raw look of it. 1 agrees Reply Hi Ellie! Actually the nails last quite a while. Nail Pop made these custom for our shoot, however, she does have other press-on's available. The ring is watermelon tourmaline which is super pretty and organic looking. Reply are those mermaid tail tattoos on her legs? They are fabulous!! 1 agrees Reply They are mermaid tights purchased from Ebay! So neat! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-Transparent-Sexy-Sparkling-Mermaid-Tail-Printing-Tights-Pantyhose-Legging-/381044310594?var=&hash=item58b802c242 3 agree Reply Oh holy moly. This is darn near the exact wedding we're planning for our February shindig in Key West. How did you fine folks get into my brain!?!? I get so frustrated with "nautical" wedding stuff because it's usually too preppy for us. I've been collecting derelict crab buoys and piles of driftwood for months now (the neighbors are concerned). We 'shopped tentacles into our save-the-dates, I have a lovely silver octopus bracelet to wear and my shoes have scales on them. I've been trying to figure out what to do with florals, and this looks so great. Pretty thrilled I can now show my family and vendors something elegant when they ask me, "soooo why do you want all these old bottles and nets again??" Superb shoot!! 1 agrees Reply These photos are absolutely gorgeous — that wedding, wow! I love the nautical theme and how neat the little trinkets and decoration are. Those nails are way too fun but look like they might catch on things easily. Either way, how fun! Reply *grabbyhandsgrabbyhandsgrabbyhands* Also, how adorable is it that both her gowns are mermaid-style? Love all the detail that went into this AND THAT CAKE!!! *swoons* Reply It's nice to see a styled shoot where the couple are smiling and actually look like they're having fun! 4 agree Reply Heather, so true! We had a blast with these two. It helps that they aren't actual models and that they had a beer or two during the shoot. 😉 Reply WOW – Love the cake and the couch and the stockings and the wooden shark and the cufflinks and oh my those nails! Reply I am not one to geek out over manicures, but those nails seriously do not disappoint. Amazing. Reply THAT SECOND DRESS. IN BLACK. Where can I find it?! 1 agrees Reply OMG what are all collection was really awesome. Couples made of each other. 🙂 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.