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.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of black dress posts.
If you can resist the lure of this bride's black shimmery mermaid dress, you are stronger than we are. A vision in black, teal, and red, she slays us with her style. Add that to the sexy groom, 1930s circus theme, and pseudo-elopement strategy, and you'll be ready to marry these two yourself. Plus, if you're dealing with photo insecurity, this bride knows how to shut it down and embrace your awesomeness!
Gothic details, a shimmery black dress, lots of skulls, and a sweet little backyard tent for all the loved ones. There was a lot of DIY, and with it, some sage words of advice about self-catering. But our favorite part has to be the story of the father/daughter dance surprise. Get your hanky!
This woodsy punk wedding was a full day of games, singing, barbecue, swimming, and a sweet little ceremony smack dab in the middle. Plus, everyone looked amazing in corsets, tutus, and leather flowers. Oh, and don't miss this kitty-loving couple's photo-bomber!
These nerdy lovers were seasoned Ren faire folk, so throwing a weekend-long Renaissance celebration complete with a bonfire, live music, hog roast, and fire spinners was a no-brainer. Add in some epic, last-minute garb creation, jewel-toned lanterns, and rings delivered VIA HAWK, and you'll be loving the historical life. And don't miss their awesomely hilarious glitter-bombed portraits.
You want fun? You've got fun with this bubbly, candy-filled wedding in Australia. The bride's chic pastel goth look is the icing on this sweet little cake nugget. A white rose ceremony, the perfect first dance for a shy couple, and some all-too-familiar corset drama make this a totally relatable and lovable wedding.
Michelle and Jose fused black, red, and a playful sense of fun for their wedding at California's The Secret Garden Lindsay. The pair brought a whole lot of DIY to the day, including Michelle adding a detachable section to her red wedding gown, and even self-catering her reception. The ceremony was presented in both English and Spanish, and the wedding party managed to pile into a bounce house for a handful of unexpected bridal party photos!
Red and blue and DIY all over — these two ladies know how to throw a stylish and entertaining wedding! They included all of their talented community — performers and bakers alike — and their tribute to what their specific type of marriage means to them is tear-inducing and spot-on. And you MUST see one of the bride's mom's awesome, newly acquired aerialist skills! She's one bad-ass mother.
With pumpkin and spider details, a deliciously gothic black dress, and a hunky, serenading groom, this wedding is super Halloween hotness. Add in the heavy metal cover band, ceremony inside jokes, and skelly cake toppers, and you'll be in love with this love in no time.
We love this bride's black, lacy dress, the couple's totally stress-avoiding attitude, cake-cutting "grr" faces, and super awesome wedding party photo picnic idea. And for any of you dealing with hassles about losing weight for the wedding, this bride's rational and kick-ass method for dealing with it is a MUST-READ.