White dresses are awesome. So are blue ones. And red. And green. But today, my friends, it's all about our Offbeat Brides who've rocked those smokin' hot black dresses. It's a shade that's totally appropriate year-round, but you know that a bride decked out in black makes for an extra sexy look this time of year. I've picked out 20 from our paaaaages-long archives (dude. No lie. Pages) just for you.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of black dress posts.
We are loving the vintage-inspired DIY details, burlap decor and fabric flowers, and lovely farm venue at this South African wedding. But when you see the bride's multi-layered, multicolored dress, you'll feel right tingly in all the right ways. Add in some mini dinosaurs, fire dancing, and a really gorgeous grey cake, and you'll be on board just like us.
Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
Cannot believe that Nicole and Darin got married in May because this is spooky fall glam at its best. The couple got married at the Pickering Barn last year, bringing the goth style with panache. There's so much dark glamour to love here: Nicole's black dress, her fingerless lace gloves, that amazing short haircut. I also might have included rather a lot of portraits of Darin because I cannot get over his sizzlingly somber makeup. Have a photo of a groom applying his own eyeliner before his wedding. Go on, have two.
Black and white stripes, a sexy pin-up dress, long black gloves, and a groom in red — this wedding is very enticing. Add in all of the video game references (including in the vows!), and you've got the best combination of gamer geeks and total hotties. Don't miss the Mario centerpieces and the bride's swanky top hat and Batman ring!
This wedding is the most amazing combination of gothic cemetery setting and reverent ceremony of two clergy members dressed in their loveliest vestments in a truly gorgeous church. You'll also love the mash-up of traditional hymns and Rise Against at the ceremony! Come check out the gothic splendor of this wedding.
Nestled in a barn, a wedding took place with loads of DIY projects, two brides in black and white, bibliophile details, and a feisty, bubble-loving pooch. They self-catered, self-decorated, and put their hearts and souls into this gorgeous venue. And just wait until you read about their realistic-meets-earthy ring ceremony!
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.
Kev and Rachel's February wedding in New Brunswick was a little bit nerdy and a lot of sexy. I love me a low-key wedding, and this is like a fancy cocktail hour with friends where, oh by the way, they get married too. Rachel's open-back, black, sequined dress brought the sexy, and Kev brought the nerdy by hand-making the 8-bit-esque centerpieces out of Perler beads. The creations were all couples of geekdom: Princess Peach and Mario, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask… Kev even made Perler bead caketoppers to resemble himself and Rachel. His own mini-me is sporting his red beard, and Rachel's rocks a replica of her black evening gown. You may notice that hers also has smaller arms than Kev's caketopper. Rachel has Miller syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects her arms and face.
For Joanna and Chad, the carnival is where it's at. Definitely where their wedding was at. She's a hula hooper, he's a juggler, so this Florida couple tied the knot in an outdoor, circus-themed ceremony at Cafe de Vinci last October. Scroll down to see Joanna's awesome black dress with a great red crinoline, Chad's rockin' beard and hot red pants, a Ferris wheel cupcake stand, and an officiant dressed from head to toe in full-blown ringleader regalia.