Suzy and Arin's October wedding evoked spooky glam, thanks to the delightfully macabre interior of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Vultures and skeletons and dinosaurs really do cast the best shadows in marble halls. A prop-making friend crafted a Hocus Pocus-themed guestbook for the occasion, and tiny Day of the Dead figurines graced the reception tables.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of dinosaurs posts.
We interrupt this never-ending stream of shoe posts for a brief dip into the pool of sparkly things to wear on other parts of your body. Can I do this? Can I talk about affordable, semi-vintage-styled jewelry for a moment? I'm going to peek through Modcloth's new wedding section to pick out a few of my favorites from their very tastefully curated collection. Y'all know me, though… my tastes don't always run toward what most people would consider "tasteful," so I've got other options for y'all, too… because you know, some of us are sparkly necklace people, and some of us are having dinosaur weddings.
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!
Let's see here: dinosaurs (and a dino adult piñata!), a small town outdoor setting with a big cocktail gathering before the ceremony, and 34 DOZEN tamales… where do I sign up for this wedding? Oh, and don't forget the groom's and the bride's mother's live band performances, the Monty Python call-out in the ceremony, and the unintentional ass-grab by the groom during the first dance!
Check out Tribesmaid Snarkbat's awesome manifesto that challenges the WIC's assumptions about what is "bridal," to get to know this awesome bride. Then get a load of the dino and Doctor Who details, purple swingin' dress, and "steamcane" that made this wedding fabulous. Oh, and don't miss the hint of burlesque!
Devon and Faith had their wedding at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, which meant lots of dinosaur and prehistoric details (including dino topiaries!). Faith wore an amazing black gown, sexy mesh booties, and birdcage veil. The ceremony was officiated by Devon's father and was held in front of the museum’s dinosaur display. It also included an a capella version of Pixie's "Velouria."
Ben and Heidi are laid-back people and wanted their mid-day lunch wedding to reflect that. And with a black dress, super-charged red hair, dinosaur decor, and a giant pencil for the guest book, it was also really quirky and fun. I love that combination.
I profiled nerdy Save the Dates about a year ago — now it's time for some geektastical wedding invitations in your face. So wipe off your glasses and get a real good look at these geek wedding invites, some of them are even for sale right now, some of them were genius DIY projects from genius nerds in love.
We got a special surprise in our email the other day, not only was it a sweet reader mail, but it include a link to, quite possibly, the cutest emailed wedding invitations I've ever seen. Seriously, at one point there's an adorable T-rex who photo bombs a picture of a New York city sky line.
An Irish bride breastfeeding her baby — what could be better? Happy St. Paddy's day from all of use at Offbeat Bride!