You know what you rarely see on wedding gowns? SLEEVES! Sure, you can always find a nice bolero or lacy jacket to pair with your strapless dress to give the illusion of sleeves, but finding a gown with the sleeves already attached isn't always the easiest task. I've found seven inexpensive options that are pretty sweet, including the saucy knee-length number above that's just begging to be danced in.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of blue dress posts.
We're on a boat for this one, folks, and the trip is well worth it. We've got two fabulous gowns, a groom styled after a dapper character from Rock Band, groomsmen dancing to the Power Rangers theme, and the sweetest ceremony reading story EVER. Oh, and just try not to be jealous of the unplanned fireworks show during the reception!
When you only have a tiny ceremony planned, sometimes it's the best opportunity to go BIG with the theme. This gorgeous pair took to the skies for a hot air balloon ride towards marriage! They added in some steampunk fashion details (including a lush blue corseted dress) and champagne brunch, and the day was totally made.
From self-catering the event to a little social anxiety to some rain before the ceremony, this wedding could have gone awry. But this pair ended up with a super positive, love-affirming, and GORGEOUS mountain-y wedding. Even the ceremony ended up unintentionally extra awesome by becoming a wedding in the round! Don't forget to find the MINGLO photo, too!
This wedding is a pretty easy sell: they had a BEER UNICORN! And vodka slushies! And ocotopus and mustache dresses! And tentacle fingers! And animal centerpieces! And the Cliffs of Insanity! We're dropping-our-pants-happy about this Texas-meets-Ireland wedding. It's too much — go on without us and enjoy!
This bride's custom-made cobalt blue Victorian dress steals our hearts, and the rustic, forest-y details take the rest. Non-matching bridesmaids in white, a fabulous ceremony gazebo, and so much ambiance. Oh, and wait until you hear the story the groom told in his speech. Let's just say it had something to with self-tanner.
Pink hair, custom medieval dress, and goblets of mead? I think we've got ourselves an awesome Dutch/English bilingual handfasting! Add in a rad archery session, lots of fantasy and medieval garb, and a fairy tale retelling of the couple's love story, and you'll never want to travel back to the present day.
A city hall ceremony started this pair off in matrimony, and then it was topped off by a three-day weekend of barbecues, brunches, and of course, a big ol' multi-lingual party! Just wait until you see their M.C. Escher-inspired invitation, Wall-E cake toppers, and fruit centerpieces. But the best part is their funniest moments, which involve an overly enthusiastic ring dad and a translated baby. WHAT.
The sweet little decor touches, the desert backdrop, the seriously hot couple, the Porta-Potties…. wait, what? No seriously, these two make a portable bathroom look amazing. Maybe it's the gorgeous light blue dress and pink statement necklace combo combined with the pinstripes and glasses combo on the groom, but we just can't stop looking. Just don't ask why the cake-cutting knife got its name!
Looking for inspiration for your vegan wedding? Sustainable wedding, wholistic wedding? This wedding will blow your mind. With the whole family clad in handmade tie-dyed garments, no vendors, and completely DIYed decor, ceremony space, and food, this is one of those celebrations that they can totally own.
Flower crowns, lush green and blue hues, bright ribbons on the maypole, and a gorgeous, corseted blue gown… I think a fair few of you are going to swoon over this one. Plus, these Earth-loving cuties took their Pagan leanings to the next level in their whole new last name! You have to read about it. Oh, and watch out for the "pair o' Docs" lurking around the dance floor. You can't trust those two.