Books and superheroes? Belinda and Raul included both when they got married at Housing Works Bookstore last June. The bookstore in Soho, New York was the perfect backdrop for the couple's kickass style. Belinda was swoon-worthy in a tea-length dress, birdcage veil, and film-star-red lipstick. And if Raul would have only rocked his blue tuxedo and skinny tie, that would have been enough, but check out the hidden superpower underneath — he and his groomsmen sported superhero shirts under their duds! Photographer Carole Cohen mentioned that the fellows showed off the shirts during the reception — after a few drinks.
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Red lipstick and freckles — I could eat that combo for breakfast. It looks like I'm not the only one appreciating Carrie's wedding style. Her bride Ria is sending some of the most adorable admiring gazes her way. Ria's no slouch on the fashion either, in a stellar vest and checkered shirt. The couple got married on the rooftop of Fort Collins' Lincoln Center, reading their own vows and shooting dazzling smiles all over the place.
Brian and Rebecca opted for a small wedding in Philadelphia last November. They had no wedding party, and a friend MCed their self-uniting ceremony. Sounds quite cozy and intimate, yes? Prepare yourself to be blown away by the awesomeness that was their reception. Guests ate dinner from tiny white takeout boxes — complete with chopsticks — before belting out karaoke alongside Brian and Rebecca all night long.
Say it with me. The French Quarter. Even the name of the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans has a mystical quality to it. Elisa and Ron turned up the mystery and the heat by several notches with their spookily glam wedding at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel last October. Of course Ron looks adorable as do all grooms with fabulous beards and suit vests and trainers. His bride is positively smoking in a black lace peplum dress, spiked heels, and tattoos simply everywhere.
Sun, sand, tattoos, and a black tulle dress… sounds like a perfect mix of bad-assery and flippin' beauty. Add in the sweet family-centered ceremony, bright pink hair, and delicious after-party, and we're in for an economical celebration of lurve. Plus, the matching flower girl dresses are sweet as pie.
What is it about red hair and green dresses that is just so delicious? When I saw Clare's emerald-green, tea-length wedding dress, I wanted to know aaaalll the details. She and Ian got married in Tunbridge Wells last February, and Clare rocked an ensemble custom made by Chrissie Nicholson-Wild from Curve Couture. She topped off the look with some family heirloom jewelry, a bolero from a Facebook group, and custom-made, sparkly high heels.
Where are my British brides at? Y'all might want to take a close look.
Serge and Ely wed in Pennsylvania at the Abington Art Center, which proved to be a most excellent backdrop for their vintage and goth-friendly wedding day. The bridesmaids were decked out in mismatched purple gowns, the groomsmen (and officiant!) donned top hats, and an adorable owl and beaver topped their cake. If you're a fan of costumes, you'll totally dig the unicorn mask that the bride and groom took turns wearing during the reception. Thanks to Offbeat Bride vendor Fun and Funky Wedding Photography for sending these our way!
Shai and Crystal win at planning: they pulled off their backyard circus-themed wedding in under a month! Family and friends pitched in by building everything from the red-and-white striped tent to the colorful balloon arch. A parade of feathers, bubbles, and a tiny clown ring bearer led Crystal up the polka dot aisle, and guests tossed streamers into the air at the ceremony's conclusion. These two opted to use the time immediately following the ceremony to snag ice cream and take photos at a baseball park. The night was rounded out with Indian food and barbecue, followed by tie-dyed cupcakes and a skeleton-topped cake.
Tera and Ryan recently wed near downtown San Diego, California, and had pink details everywhere — the flowers, the bride's glittery shoes, even the seating chart and wedding favors were all rose-hued! These two found a way to include a dash of the unexpected throughout the day, like using a neon pink megaphone to hold programs and decorating a guitar case with written ceremony instructions for their guests. And just WAIT until you see the skull-and-earthworm covered groom's cake…
Faye, a video game designer, and Ryan, an IT genius, got married in Faye's hometown of Eugene, Oregon. These two were all about having a relaxed day with a twist — the wedding decor, attire (including Ryan's shirt), and cake was themed to match the bride's electric blue hair! Faye altered her own strapless high-low dress, paired it with knee-high Fluevog boots, and tucked her hair under a a birdcage veil. Thanks to Mary Boyden Photography for sending these photos to us!
Pink and red with polka dots and pinwheels all over gives this Denver wedding a bit of a retro and a lot of ADORABLE. Add in some LEGO touches, a successful venue swap (due to a major flood!), and loads of DIY, and you'll be all in. Oh, and you'll never guess how the bride used Lady Gaga to surprise her dad!