This wedding is a pretty easy sell: they had a BEER UNICORN! And vodka slushies! And ocotopus and mustache dresses! And tentacle fingers! And animal centerpieces! And the Cliffs of Insanity! We're dropping-our-pants-happy about this Texas-meets-Ireland wedding. It's too much — go on without us and enjoy!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of custom dress posts.
The idea of wedding dress shopping was something I had always found challenging. As someone who is short, round, and very busty, I hated the idea of being clamped into an off-the-peg sample dress four sizes too small. I looked at dresses aimed at curvier brides and saw that most of them were ugly, and seemed to be about hiding your body, not celebrating it. I knew any dress I bought in a bridal store would have to be massively modified to fit me. So instead of dealing with all that, I started thinking about having a dress made-to-measure.
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.
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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 me call attention to the detail in the fabric that you're seeing here, especially at the hem. Get ready for seriously intricate and fabulous details. Damsel White Label has a lot of things going for it, and super slick couture style is totally one of them. When I say Gwen Stefani meets Grace Kelly, I'm talking chic white lace peplum, shiny jewel tones and edgy lines, and vintage-style pencil skirts.
We've gushed about Tara Lynn's bridal gown designs before, but now it's time to focus in on the details. To refresh your memories, our sponsor Tara Lynn makes eco-friendly wedding gowns and suits that can actually express your personalities, as her works are adorned with custom artwork. Here are a few examples of the gorgeous custom adornments you could get with your own Tara Lynn Bridal design…
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.
Cowboy boots, an eleventh hour (and serendipitous) bluegrass band, dust-flying dancing, and sky-high views as far as the eye can see — this wedding takes the cake for partying down. Speaking of cake, do you remember the bad-ass Grand Canyon cake we featured? That was only the beginning. Oh, and don't forget to yell "GORKA" when the time is right.
Our sponsor Solitary Pearl offers comfy and eco-friendly dress designs like my new favorite up there. Much like that dress, all these Solitary Pearl dresses are just so incredibly gorgeous but still indie. And just feminine enough to please princesses and tomboys alike.
I hope you haven't found your wedding dress yet, because there are three reasons you're going to be seriously tempted by Solitary Pearl…
When the "something blue" in a wedding is a big blue streak in the bride's hair, you know you're in for some fun. Don't miss the custom Batman Converse, the retro fabulous bridesmaids dresses, and the zombie references. Oh, and wait until you see the cake they won in a contest! Free cake is good… free AMAZING cake is awesome.