Reader roundup: Ray guns, metal trees, and skateboarding brides #Wedding Porn#centerpiece#non-floral bouquet#save the date#winter March 4 | Megan Finley meggyfin Photo by HRM We saw Fluffy Monster's Save the Dates last week. This week, let's check out her amazing bridal party shot. Yup, those are ray guns, capes, and some awesome flashes of color. Check out one more Fluffy Monster photo, metalic tree centerpieces, beverage-themed Save the Dates, and more on this week's reader round-up… Photo by HRM Whoa, this is a bouquet alternative double whammy. As Fluffy Monster explains, "I crocheted the flowers, then sewed them onto gloves, since gloves seemed much more practical than bouquets." That's some winter wedding GENIUS! I'm also loving the bright yellow tie. I heart these polished aluminum trees with hanging tea lights, uploaded by Offbeat Bride reader Amber. How killer do these look as centerpieces? Did I deliver on the beverage-themed Save the Dates, or what!? I'll let the bride explain these amazing creations: My father and his best friend (Mariano Rosales and Jeff Shaw) did the artwork, which makes these even more meaningful to us. Paul, my fiancé, has been a beer brewer as long as we've been dating (over six years now) and I've been drinking coffee probably since I was 4 (this is probably why I am short). As a result, I've always been big into coffee brewing methods. Our loved ones turned us into our favorite brews and came up with a fitting phrase to go along with it. I always wear my hair in a pony tail (hence the coffee spilling) and Paul notoriously wears plaid shirts. That's his trademark facial hair and glasses. Tribesmaid Candicimo described her wedding as "more like a birthday party for a pre-teen boy." Which not only sounds AWESOME, but was proven to be awesome by this "achievement unlocked" photo. Their graphic designer friend made the sign, had it professionally printed for them, and then made the PDF available for all y'all if you want to unlock this achievement as well! Finally, if you haven't added "photo of me on a skateboard" to your photography list, DO IT NOW! How adorable does "mrslindso" look!? Clicky links Did you know that our very own Rebel Belle was the wedding planner for Arlene and Dick Van Dyke (yes THAT Dick Van Dyke)'s wedding? It was a "Seafoam Circus" theme and it was AMAZING. Speaking of themed weddings, this Shrek and Fiona-themed wedding on Geekologie went above and beyond! Leave it to io9 to present us with the physicist who proposed to his physicist girlfriend in the form of an academic paper. I KNOW we have Princess Bride fans in the house. So you'll probably love 17 things The Princess Bride taught me about autism parenting over on Offbeat Families. Do you and your partner have wildly different schedules? 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You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Sarah & Mat's offbeat lite Unitarian art museum wedding NEXT Why you should absolutely do engagement photos if they're included in your wedding package Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] That first group shot looks like heaps of fun! 1 agrees Reply It was a blast! The snow ball fight ones may be even more fun. Thanks for including us in the RR 🙂 1 agrees Reply They made their name their own! Looks like lots of fun! 1 agrees Reply Those beverage save-the-dates are SO adorable and personalized, and I love the description of Candicimo's wedding as a "party for a pre-teen boy": sometimes I feel like our wedding aesthetic is going in more of the direction of little girl's princess birthday party, which is totally OK! 😀 Reply Where do I get those trees!!!!!!!!?????? 1 agrees Reply So THAT's why I thought Dick van Dyke's wedding looked like it belonged on OBB! 😀 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. 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