Home-brewed beer (including beer ceremony), an Elvis officiant, a hilarious camp wedding guide, and a cocktail hour with lawn games and merit badges — you've just described my perfect camp-out party. Don't even get us started on the tearful first look, the Sharpie pre-tattoo rings, the dads' pre-ceremony chest bump, and the time-traveling video invitation. Oh, and there's one more video that we're keeping a secret. Trust me, you have to see it.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of corset posts.
For a lot of women, their first experience with a structural shaping garment other than a bra is a corset-back wedding dress — and they quickly learn that a corset is a bit more complicated to wear than a bra. (What, you mean I have to reach in and shift stuff around to get it sitting right?) When you compress the average torso in a corset, the person's back skin tends to fold a bit on itself. This is commonly referred to as "back cleavage" or the "Venus Fold." Let's talk about it.
This bride's custom-made cobalt blue Victorian dress steals our hearts, and the rustic, forest-y details take the rest. Non-matching bridesmaids in white, a fabulous ceremony gazebo, and so much ambiance. Oh, and wait until you hear the story the groom told in his speech. Let's just say it had something to with self-tanner.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!
Pink hair, custom medieval dress, and goblets of mead? I think we've got ourselves an awesome Dutch/English bilingual handfasting! Add in a rad archery session, lots of fantasy and medieval garb, and a fairy tale retelling of the couple's love story, and you'll never want to travel back to the present day.
Let's reminisce about being a kid with this summer camp wedding complete with crayons, popcorn favors, a "Hershey's Kiss girl" instead of a flower girl, a camp out with a fire juggler, and an AMAZING pink ruffled corset gown (you may remember from here). Plus, get a load of the adorable matchy-match father and son kilts! My heart… I swoon! All that plus the sweetest groom-gets-teary first look ever.
Islands views, backgrounds and cultures, WWII history, and their sweet dog named Thor — these are things that make this couple tick. And since both had very different kinds of weddings before, this one only going to be about their love and the meanings behind it. Cue the Scottish island elopement with ink, a mohawk, and lots of ceremonial traditions.
It all started with a birthday card featuring purple and white dragons… and led to the gothic splendor that is this richly-hued fairytale wedding. There's a little bit for geeks, a little bit for film buffs, and a whole lot for those in the mood for romance. And when you see the details of the rich purple taffeta custom-made dress, you'll swoon.
We already snuck a peek at this couple's fabulous octopus cake, and now we're getting the full scoop! We're talking steampunk details, custom corset loveliness, and a ROBOT RING BEARER made by a certain Mythbuster pal of theirs. Just watch your eyebrows around the flamethrower…
Flower crowns, lush green and blue hues, bright ribbons on the maypole, and a gorgeous, corseted blue gown… I think a fair few of you are going to swoon over this one. Plus, these Earth-loving cuties took their Pagan leanings to the next level in their whole new last name! You have to read about it. Oh, and watch out for the "pair o' Docs" lurking around the dance floor. You can't trust those two.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but in this case, it came straight from the venue, The Quixotic World. What once was a low-key tea party wedding became a raucous, burlesque "Gears and Garters" Victorian circus sideshow wedding! We're talking corsets, hula hoops, clowns, and sideshow acts — all following a sweet handfasting.