Pop the Champagne is a team of bad-ass chicks who make SoCal weddings run like well-oiled matrimonial machines with their day-of coordination skills. Yes, day-of coordination is all they do, and they do it well. Not only do they clearly know how to party, they know how to make and keep YOU partying. Here's how…
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It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again, me hearties, and Offbeat Bride readers can always be counted on to give us amazing pirate-themed weddings. This year we've got amazing handmade pirate garb, historical dances, necklaces instead of rings, and even a released mini Kraken. Strap on yer boots, ye landlubber, and take a look.
This "tall and small" couple are giving us feel-good goosebumps today. We've got a gnome and Sasquatch cake, etched wood decor, a scenic park venue, and a pup in a bow tie. Just wait until you read what they did for the first time in front of their family. It's tear-jerking. But our favorite part is the funniest moment. Hint: it contains Boy Scouts and a very special merit badge…
Enter Ryan and Susie. They are, as you can see, both clad in utterly jaw-dropping garb for their wedding in Palm Springs last Thanksgiving. Susie, you may note, is wearing a particularly stunning long-sleeved lace dress that she has dyed the most sunflowery shade of yellow.
Who wants to see Managing Editor Megan's first time as a bridesmaid? Her two very close friends, Erik and Kimmy, married each other in chic bohemian style, in the Los Angeles mountains. Come for the live music (the groom is a musician), but stay for the fashion (the bride is a stylist).
Last time, I gave you the rundown on the four reasons our sponsor Revolution Weddings should be your wedding DJ and officiant. But that was then, and this is now, and NOW Revolution Weddings is more than a DJ/officiant. Revolution Weddings is now an awesome, all-female, wedding company that offers almost ALL the wedding vendors you need in one place.
This is the story of a media-obsessed bride becoming wedding media herself. But in this case, the bride totally made peace with her obsession and ended up with a wedding to rival all the ones she idolized. Her red gown, colorful fall decor, and epic venue with a mountain backdrop all make us wish we were right there with them. Just watch out for Zorro and Pancho Villa… there's bound to be a fight there.
We don't even know where to start with this explosion of awesome, so let's just gush: metal rocket ships, plastic reindeer, vintage arcade games and a jukebox, wine barrels, vintage furniture, antlers, succulents… all DIYed to blissful, farm-raised local perfection.
This couple and their friends are artists and IT SHOWS. The metal ceremony arch the groom made will knock you out, too. Oh, and wait until you hear the coincidence with the sweetheart table chairs!
A survey for guest needs, customized snacks in your camp-style guest house, a nostalgia-themed lunch, a pool, trivia, and games all weekend? We are officially ultra-jealous of attendees of this wedding. This couple, who totally knows how to cater to their awesomely diverse community, managed to pull off a stellar wedding weekend full of love, hilarity, and choreographed dance moves.
Continuing in the spirit of superhero week here at Offbeat Bride, tag along with us to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Bridget and Sam got married there earlier this spring surrounded by subtle hints of superherodom: Batman cufflinks, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bow tie, the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond cake toppers… wait, what's that? The Doctor isn't a superhero? He is in my heart, okay, let me have my little pleasures, IT TOTALLY COUNTS.
When the couple calls themselves "moon-loving techno-hippies," we know we're in for some fun. Get ready for some family vows (and a family sand ceremony!), some cat-loving vows, and a desert horizon at a ranch that ended up being their ideal location. It's a small, outdoor wedding with big heart.