Pretzels, a German cup ceremony, and astronauts — what do these things have in common? If you said this locally-focused and low-impact wedding in a super eclectic venue, you were right. Plus, you'll also get some ultra valuable advice about pre-marital counseling. And don't forget to spy the burlesque dance at the reception!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of colored crinoline posts.
This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, and the cocktail — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple of voracious readers getting bookishly wed in an adorable two-room school-house complete with book page flowers, "yay" flags, and a really sweet tribute to the grandparents.
This pair were already super psyched to get married, but having the ceremony at a cystic fibrosis walk (which is close to the bride's heart), made it all the more personal and amazing. Don't miss the groom's day-glow green suit, the bride's grandmother's dress that she remade to her own design, and the super funny ribbon "cutting" ceremony. Get ready to feel like happy gooey butter after seeing this wedding.
A painted mailbox, an adorably awkward bride/grandfather walk down the aisle, and a top-your-own doughnut bar — oh hell yeah, this wedding is Fun City. This wedding also has one of the funniest moments we've read about in awhile. Let's just say there was a really big mix-up in locations.
Get ready for tandem bicycles, colored crinoline (with matching veil!), and the prettiest little backyard wedding we've seen in a while. It may be small, but it packs a punch in emotion. Don't miss their custom Cards Against Humanity deck, handmade flower bouquet, and major board game setup. These two are introverts, but it didn't stop them from sharing a lot of amazing non-spotlight time with those they love most. Learn from then, fellow introverts!
Instilling their love of color and music, this wedding-turned-garden party concert was even fun for passersby. Mixing traditions like jumping the broom and smashing the glass only added to the facets of awesome you'll find. Turn on some Janelle Monae and rock out to this musical shindig.
You may remember this bride from her post about choosing to marry her boyfriend while legally married to her husband. Now we've got the whole story of how it went down, including the bride's husband catering a vegetarian meal, the handcrafted ceremony and vows, and the true meaning of what makes a "real" wedding.
Retro 1950s style, adorable swing dresses, bright red crinoline matching bright red hair, and a sweet uniting of two parents — it's a pretty damned awesome UK wedding. Don't miss the bride's fruity and retro reception dress. Plus, you'll never guess how they snagged the red classic car!
With lots of red and blue, a sweet backyard ceremony, and a naked cake covered in knitted flowers, this wedding could not be dampened even by torrents of rain. Fairy-lit tents saved the day and allowed everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy the chic catered buffet. And watch for the bride "making a run for it" at the ceremony!
Gathering family from many locations can be stressful, but these two celebrated their 15-year romance with their nearest and dearest and made it look easy. They rocked a choreographed mother-daughter-sister dance and a "first performance" instead of a first dance. But a cameo from a carboard pooch proved the funniest moment of all.
Karen and Kaitlin met at Plymouth University in New Hampshire, so, of course, it became their perfect venue for a fall wedding. Photographer Sarah Vanessa says that the couple had an unplugged wedding, a concept we've talked about before here.
The photos don't lie: Karen and Kaitlin look like they had the best day revisiting their college haunts. Please ooh and ahh with me as we enjoy the wedding dress (dat neckline), the bow tie, the vest, and wow, that reception dress.