Anna and Brad had two weddings in one day! They began by getting married in the same church Brad's parents were wed in, and rounded out the evening with a traditional Laotian ceremony. The festivities included a customized newspaper wedding announcement, a Laotian string ceremony known as baci, and so much delicious-looking food (look at those fruit kebabs!) you could almost taste it through your screen.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of church posts.
Capetown's gorgeous scenery is the perfect backdrop for this sweet and intimate chapel wedding. You need to see this bride's necklace/shoulder jewelry AND the groom's adorable I'm-so-happy-to-marry-this-woman cheer or else our work isn't done. Our only regret is not being invited to their second ceremony in Zimbabwe!
If you could dream up a geeky celebration of love and life set in a garden, you'd probably come close to the wedding that Olivia and James had at The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast in Great Malvern (United Kingdom). These guys had two cakes, one with a Lego Stargate scenario on top and the other was a TARDIS), Olivia wore white Batman-adorned Converse, guests were assigned to a spaceship-labeled table for dinner, and Olivia also carried a TARDIS and a Golden Snitch as her good luck charms. AND our very own Catherine designed Olivia's dragon engagement ring!
We love us some Halloween week, but we couldn't resist this Dia de los Muertos wedding, too! Sugar skulls, colorful decor at a fab Mexican restaurant… oh, and more sugar skulls! Grab yourself a margarita and check out this adorable hair-styling couple and their Mexican-American wedding love fest.
Conny and Felix are Germans living in Sydney, Australia who love Cape Town, South Africa. Got it so far? Conny's mother lives in the nearby small town of McGregor and hosted this gorgeous party for the pair after their official ceremony in Germany. And boy, was the scenery alone worth the travel! Watercolor-faded mountain lines in the horizon, a sweet little chapel underneath a canopy of trees, and ocean blue stained glass… paradise!
Dinos, Dorothy, and DeLoreans?! Yep, we've got an awesome natural history museum full of dinosaurs, ruby red Dorothy slippers, and Back to the Future in their trivia game. OH, and don't let me forget the EPIC DeLorean cake! It will make your '80s-loving day. Plus, you'll love how they chose their wedding date. Spoiler: it was to make one of them right!
One of the unspoken wedding traditions that drives me nuts is when everyone stands up for the bride. I know it’s an old tradition and it’s a respect thing (or something like that. I’m not totally positive of the background). But why just for the Bride? Is anyone planning/have you seen anyone address this? Do you ask the guests to remain seated? Do you ask them to stand as the groom comes down the aisle?
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!"
These two live in Boston, but decided to celebrate where they met: Milwaukee, Wisconsin! What better way to celebrate a brewery town than by having your wedding at a restored tasting room? Add in some colorful flowers and bridesmaid dresses, yummy fajitas and pie (oh, and some FAB custom-made invitations), and you've got this destination wedding full of beer-loving guests. Just watch out for slippery dance floors — this bride knows how that can go.
It's Christmas in May around here! This pair doubled down on ornaments and jingle bells in the bouquets and boutonnieres, to super cute effect. Add in the bride's mini top hat, the bridesmaids' retro twirly skirts, some geeky necklaces and toasting flutes, and the groom's self-described "poodle hair," and you've got fancy fun all over this joint.
We love our offbeat lite brides, and this wedding totally captures that traditional-meets-personalized vibe, including a gorgeous chapel and a little bit of gothic, Edward Gorey-style decor. The custom illustrations drawn by the groom are rocking my world! And if you're planning a birdseed recessional, take heed. I think the bride's still picking out seeds from her hair.