This is Offbeat Bride's archive of boots posts.
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!
Craft beer and barbecue. A chic venue and a giant shark balloon. Bubble guns and dancing socks. These are a few of my favorite things. And they are all in this Los Angeles wedding, in addition to a sweet story about the bride's ring and a cool alternative to a champagne toast!
When a crocodile invites himself to the wedding, you pretty much have to show him a good time… or else! And these two totally did that with their South African dishes and Amarula, the bride's awesome gossamer wings, the Harry Potter ring book, and the sweet wine box ceremony. Check out the rest of the wedding and keep an eye out for various fauna that might be on the loose.
This whirlwind of a wedding goes all over San Francisco, on top of a two-story carousel, into parks and pubs, and flies a kite the whole time. Plus, it's so much of a whirlwind that it started 45 minutes early and the couple didn't even realize it! You might remember this bride from her GoPro bouquet, so here's the full, amazing, colorful story from the couple themselves.
Now, I'm not sure how many of you would ever wear ankle boots on your wedding days, but I'm inspired to collect a few of my favorites here for you. Blame the Italians for this perhaps only slightly-wedding-related shoe post!
These two put a lot of thought into every aspect of the day — they designed their own outfits (including modifying purchased items when they couldn't find what they were looking for) and combined their design and computing skills to create the bespoke invitations, stationery, and a website to match the theme. Adam's mum and best man designed the centerpieces, and the pair had some of Adelina's family's old jewelry redesigned into unique wedding bands with a never-ending vine engraved on them. I LOVE!
Are you ready for endless smiles and glee? Because Elba and Brad's Walnut Creek, California wedding is going to send 'em on over. These two got married at the Shadeland Ranch Museum and had one of the brightest, most colorful and fun weddings around — the festivities included freeing candy from a star-shaped piñata and drinking tons of home brewed beer (the photographer tells us it was amazing).
We love our Western weddings and brides who rock the cowboy boots, but we also love brides who get married in boots of the non-cowgirl variety. We've got NINE PAGES of be-booted brides for y'all to browse through, but by reader request, I've decided to take a day to run over some of my favorite bridal boots. Wedges, heels, flats, and some truly WTF options await you. Oh and remember, if you've got larger calves, we did that post a few months back!
Soon-to-be Offbeat Bride vendor, Carly from Two Spoons Photography, and her beau celebrated their amazing love (started at summer camp!) with an awesome alternative to a traditional ceremony: a series of toasts from loved ones and to each other. D'aww. Plus, their friends each brought their own DIY flair to the decor, food, MCing, guest book, and even the live music!
The music in this wedding was totally note-worthy: an acoustic guitar duo playing covers, a gospel choir singing Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, a "tropical space funk" genre band! It's a music-loving, glowing ceremony-having, adorable family-including good time. Oh, and wait until you hear what got this pair laughing at the honky-tonk-themed after party!