It's the week of Christmas and we're immersing ourselves in ornament bouquets, holly-covered cake toppers, luxe green capes, and snow-covered weddings in Canada… just like this one! These two may be brave for having an outdoor ceremony in January, but it was the perfect opportunity to pull all the stops with hand-crocheted scarves and hats for the bridesmaids and bundled a capella serenades.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of cape posts.
The stars aligned on this winter solstice-meets-Mayan Calendar wedding on 12/21/12. It's a bit of winter and glowing rooms full of guests getting down to make us feel cozy and happy. The sweet embroidered hanky messages and snort-laughing ceremony don't hurt the warm fuzzies, either! Get ready for a pregnant bride and her adoring groom making the most of their time pre-baby!
Trish and Al took the Wayback Machine back to childhood for a wild day playing in the snow, posing with their wedding crew, and of course, getting married! Plus, who can resist a bride in glittery Converse, leg warmers, a cape, hot pink crinoline, and a star bouquet? The reception looked out of control with a space theme including robots, ray guns, astronauts and superheroes (and Doctor Who!) photo booth, and their hilarious moon landing cake. Like their favors said: "it was a blast!"
Emily and Tim take the prize for masters of subtlety. At a glance, you may not even notice the bitchin' geeky and superhero details because everything is just so damned elegant! But those details are there and they are FUN: a little red capelet (to match Emily's subtle fire engine red hair streaks), D20 cookie favors, and their Batman and Superman sneakers.
You may recognize this pair from Alexa's Nigerian engagement ceremony bridentity crisis, and we just had to see how it all turned out. It's a two-ceremony mega-mash of Nigerian and American culture including handmade geles (Nigerian head wraps), geeky details, a sweet candle ceremony, and some flubbed vows that are too funny to miss.
Karissa and Jonas were married in Santa Barbara among rich colors and gorgeous murals. Karissa designed her own dress after a Coco Chanel design and coupled it with a 20-foot silk cape for her train. Other details included gold-dipped bird skull boutonnieres, a travel book where guests wrote well-wishes on their favorite locations, and a 1950s Chevy getaway car.
We all flipped for the photo of Laura and Mark traversing the Snowy Mountains in their purple and black duds in a recent Monday Montage. This wedding is just lovely from start to finish. And thankfully, despite the flower girl's worries, there was no dinosaur attack, just a whole lot of horses milling about.
After initially wanting a beach wedding in South Africa, Claire and Richard decided to share their joy with their families in the UK. And get this: the theme for the day was funky shoes and a surprise dress change!
Tribesmaid Remi crafted these epic papier mache chess pieces with her groom the summer before they got engaged. She says, "We're not even that into chess, but after spending 100+ man-hours making them, they seemed like the perfect centerpieces." This week's reader submissions also bring us some playground fun, a family cake cutting, a not-so-family cake cutting, and a couple clad in fairy wings and a cape.