Maybe you're planning a wedding with some Neo-Victorian elements? Or a dark rockabilly wedding? Or a ruffled noire antique goth wedding? Whatever the inspiration, you're going dark, and you're looking for some black shoes with a hint of frill for a taste of sinister to go with a day of joy. I gotchoo, friends, with this collection of black shoes with bows of various sorts — peep-toed heels with retro bows on the front, flats for the darkly dapper, and a few randoms to keep you on your toes.
This pair wanted to celebrate their faith, their family tartans, and their EPIC Scottish clifftop scenery. They had handmade tush cushions for sitting on the rocks, kilts and tails, and a really good way to mingle AND thank you guests after the ceremony. Plus, you'll love the way they handled some objections to their wedding planning choices.
You know what you rarely see on wedding gowns? SLEEVES! Sure, you can always find a nice bolero or lacy jacket to pair with your strapless dress to give the illusion of sleeves, but finding a gown with the sleeves already attached isn't always the easiest task. I've found seven inexpensive options that are pretty sweet, including the saucy knee-length number above that's just begging to be danced in.
I made my own DIY shotgun shell boutonnieres! Basically what I did was hot glued a bunch of feathers on top of each other and shoved them down into the shells. Then I stuck the flowers into the shells in front. Easy and awesome!
These two couldn't avoid the tall jokes at the ceremony, but they definitely took their wedding planning seriously. With a strict budget and an even more strict guest list limit, they battled the inevitable hurdles that come along with them. But fear not, the result was a sunny, lovely, and on-budget backyard wedding with an awesome open mic!
I have taken so much joy (if that's even the right word) in seeing how other Offbeat Brides have made touching, bittersweet acknowledgements of those who can only be there with them in spirit. It seems that those rituals are surprisingly absent from "traditional" wedding magazines and blogs. My mom passed away almost two years ago, but my parents didn't get married until four days before she died. And I know that being a part of that wedding has empowered me to craft an offbeat wedding that I can proudly take ownership of.
Jinger and Calvin got married completely off the grid. Instead of staying in their hometown of New York, they traveled to the southern jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The rugged conditions matched the Lost-themed day, as there were no power or phone lines and everything from the save the dates to the bridal party's entrance music included nods to the television series. Play and relaxation ruled the day, as guests signed Jenga tiles instead of a guestbook, played board games, and relaxed at the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in between wedding events.
Glittery skulls, bangin' victory rolls, and some AMAZING shoulder jewelry make this outdoor love fest into a chic little retro-inspired wedding. And don't miss the candle unity ceremony (with grandmother cameos!), a flower girl who totally nailed her job, and a Corvette entrance to the ceremony.
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