This is Offbeat Bride's archive of couples of color posts.
This pair may have originally wanted a small wedding, but their family-focused book-loving wedding ended up being just right. We are loving the pink dress, gorgeous ombre chuppah (that took nine months to make!), and super special mom/daughter walk down the aisle. Bit it might have been the rendition of a Muppet song from the bride and her sister that really did us in.
A Nicaraguan groom, a Cuban-Bolivian bride from the U.S., and a glorious beach ceremony in Nicaragua — this is some multicultural fabulousness. But the best part is how much we learned from the bride and her search for unique local vendors for her destination wedding. Plus, get your hankies ready for the bride's story of her mother and the treasure boxes.
Kelsey and Joshua married each other to the tune of violins this past summer. Their own violins, in fact! The two musicians actually moved to Nashville (aka, Music City) the day after their wedding in Salem, Oregon. Oh YES. The bride walked to the altar playing a violin the entire way — and Joshua accompanied her with his own violin from the altar. I mean… does it get more romantic than that? No. No, it does not.
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!
Pick your jaws up off your floors, y'all. We've got some beautiful photos of Keith and Hawzien's wedding to be looking at. The couple got married outdoors at the Denver Botanical Gardens last September. Totally appropriate, right, that Hawzien opted for flowers in her hair during the ceremony? Gorgeous as Keith and Hawzien are while they say their vows (an in a v. cute lil gazebo), you'll want to stick around for the reception photos. From the Hip Photography tells me that the couple decided to include some of Hawzien's Ethiopian traditions throughout their reception. Hawzien goes through a small transformation with a change to her hairstyle, and there are, no joke, gold chairs for the couple to sit at for dinner.
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.
Festooned with leis, Max and Tina got married on an honest-to-goodness Hawaiian mountaintop last summer. Pahana Estate is tucked away in the small village of Huelo on Maui, complete with bamboo forests and sweeping ocean panorama. Cozy, right? The couple's Chinese heritage is evident everywhere, from the table decor, to the cutely tiny wedding cake (adorned with mini bride and groom!), to their stunning reception outfits. Check it out: we got a closeup of the embellishments on Tina's bright red top and skirt — I am really digging the contrast between her elaborate look (the shoes, y'all, THE SHOES) and Max's stark black jacket.
Burning sky sunsets, sand underfoot, crashing waves, and just four people: it's an intimate beach elopement that will make anyone searching for peace in planning salivate. If you're longing for some getaway fantasies, come fantasize here.
If you're into rainbow weddings, you've gotta check out Simon and Petra's color-infused, rainbow-central, DIY love fest. They got married in the registry office of Andover, UK, before they partied at a local community center. Check out the monochromatic bouquets (which Petra totally made herself), be in awe of her own red-and-white brooch bouquet, and — oh my WOW — Petra's nails. Those tiny lil hearts took three hours to paint!
These two rascals sneaked into a historical chapel in New Mexico for their legal vows, and then topped it off with a big bash in Colorado with friends and family. It's a little historical, a little emotional, and downright adorable. Oh, and you might just love one of the bride's takes on the wedding certificate as full-on AWARD!