Filipino culture blends with Persian at this real-life Pinterest board Southern wedding #Wedding Porn#couples of color#multicultural#outdoor#south carolina July 21 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Richard Bell Photography Photos by Richard Bell Photography First things first: You really need to see Neda's bouquet. Yes, we love our bouquet alternatives and our nonfloral bouquets, but holy SHIT, Neda's flower-lovin' bouquet is a thing of jaw-dropping beauty. I'll take 10. Neda and Mark put their own spin on a Southern wedding by throwing in plenty of love for each of their heritages: Persian and Filipino, respectively! This was a huge bash in South Carolina for both of their very large families and lots of their friends. Yes, there are tons of Pinterest-able details like the Bride and Groom chair signs, the simple card box, and the adorable chalkboard menus — but if I may direct your attention to the food, y'all. The naked cake is stunning by itself, but they have a mac-and-cheese bar WHICH IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE THINGS. Huff, pant, I'm fine — there are lots of other gorgeous things to look at if you're not as into this menu as I am, so get scrolling! Vendors Caterer: B. Gourmet Catering • DJ: FingerSnappin' Entertainment • Event Planner: Cruz Coordination • Equipment Rentals: Event Works • Floral designer: Wild Flowers • Makeup and Hair: Generations of Design • Photographer: Richard Bell Photography • Transportation: ACW Limo Service • Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us. 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 Local treats and Star Wars cookies: our favorite wedding welcome bag ideas NEXT Delinquent Debutantes' "bawdy positive" movement for all shapes, sizes, and abilities at your Nashville bachelorette party Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Beautiful venue and beautiful wedding, with the love between all of you shining through but…not really sure if a Southern Plantation with slavery history is the ideal place for a wedding. I couldn't focus on the beauty of it knowing that it held such memories of immense suffering. 8 agree Reply Great comment, and such a complex issue that we published an entire post to discuss: http://offbeatbride.com/plantation-wedding 3 agree Reply I love the ivy in the bouquet! What a lovely touch amid a wedding full of lovely touches. Also, the bride's and groom's faces during the ceremony!!! *squishy feelings* 2 agree Reply That gown is absolutely perfect for your body. You look stunning, and the two of you look so happy. Reply So gorgeous! I especially love her dress. And her bouquet is stunning! Reply I really do not want to be rude to the couple, what a beautiful bride with a stunning dress, very nice ambience and I LOVE the location. Looks like the perfect wedding and the couple sure seems happy. Congrats by the way! But as more and more often in the last months I do struggle a bit to clearly identify the "offbeatness" in some of the weddings featured here? 3 agree Reply This is clearly a very beautiful traditional wedding, and lots of thought has gone into coordinating all this beautiful detail. The plantation location makes for stunning photographs, and I guess it is up to a couple to decide what they feel comfortable with in terms of the historical aspects of their venue. But like Meg, I am struggling to see the offbeatness. Surely it is not the fact that a loving couple from two different cultural backgrounds is getting married? Reply Meg and RamblingHen: One of Offbeat Bride's top editorial missions is inclusivity, which means we celebrate weddings all along the offbeat spectrum, including a few that might appear more traditional. Your wedding and this website are not contests to see who can be embody more "offbeatness." Our commitment to inclusivity also means that diversity is a top priority — something we're very open about on our submissions page, and have written about going back to 2012. I understand that prioritizing diversity can be uncomfortable, but we've decided it's more important that Offbeat Bride includes couples with a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, abilities, and identities, than it is that every wedding adhere to some mandate of "offbeat enough." RamblingHen, you asked, "Surely it is not the fact that a loving couple from two different cultural backgrounds is getting married?" Actually, surely it is, because we've chosen to prioritize sharing a range of interfaith and intercultural weddings, regardless of whether they have more overtly offbeat visible details. Generally speaking, we allow our readers to self-identify. If you're reading Offbeat Bride, then you're offbeat enough. If you've found a happy place here, then you belong here! 19 agree 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. 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