I'm a wedding planner who eloped and I don't regret it at all

At first, I was thinking of inviting family, friends, out-of-town relatives — you know, the typical thoughts that run through some people's head after a proposal. Then, I had a totally unexpected idea. Why don't we elope? I was at the time of my life where I didn't care to spend a ton of money on a wedding and I had no desire to. But what do my wedding planning couples think now?

LGBTQ? Poly? Kinky? None of the above? This inclusive wedding photographer is your vendor soulmate

Longtime sponsor Austin-based Madelinne Grey Photography is one of those super special, so hard to find wedding photographers who just meshes so well with offbeat and traditional couples alike. She's partnered with us for YEARS, is an inclusive wedding photographer, was an Offbeat Bride herself, and kills it with wedding photography and lifestyle photography.

Oh, and she's got a big ol' discount for Offbeat Bride readers because she loves y'all the most!

Black outfits and ring tattoos at this Boston City Hall elopement

Kathleen and Eric scrapped their traditional wedding plan and decided to get married at Boston City Hall on a warm October day, have their favorite artist tattoo their rings, and celebrate with drinks at a bar. And this suited Kat and Eric way better — the ones who love shopping for spooky things in Salem, drinking good beer, and walking through the woods together.

10 reasons wedding drip cakes are a most lavishly delicious trend

I have a special place in my heart for wedding cake trends (naked cakes! pop culture cakes! literal cheese cakes!). That's why I always love seeing what new trends are popping up. It seems that drip cakes are making a comeback, which we LOVE.

Here are some of the more offbeat drip cakes we could find, with rainbows, caramel, pastels, sprinkles, popcorn, and even fake blood for Halloween. Let's get drippy with it!