This wedding has all the D's: an awesome dog, a handmade dress, art gallery-style personalized decor, and a focus on disability. The pair also came up with a very cool way to combine their two families in a musical way. Oh, and just try to contain your FEELS when you hear what the bride's dad pulled out during his speech.
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This tiny, sweet wedding with two grooms, seaside decor, and a helluva biggest challenge turned biggest win has serious cute factor. Come for the awesome officiant story and tear-y ceremony, and stay to read all the little love captions in their Flickr photos!
Embrace the full spectrum of hearing loss in guests… whether it's the eight-year-old with a Cochlear Implant, or the octogenarian grandparent who refuses to wear his/her hearing aid. Here's how you can accommodate all your hard of hearing guests…
Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can't even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let's not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!
When I stood in my brother's bridal party I just kept wishing I could see around the maid of honor's head and I thought "Man, being honored is great and all but I've got the worst seat in the house." Plus, some of our shyer friends might feel more comfortable sitting instead of standing as a part of the show.
I can't seem to find anything around Offbeat Bride about others with a bridal parted seated around them so I'm wondering how often it's done and if there are any logistics I should consider.
The music in this wedding was totally note-worthy: an acoustic guitar duo playing covers, a gospel choir singing Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, a "tropical space funk" genre band! It's a music-loving, glowing ceremony-having, adorable family-including good time. Oh, and wait until you hear what got this pair laughing at the honky-tonk-themed after party!
Chronically ill brides-to-be should embrace the fact that we are used to conducting life like a military operation, so the minute details of wedding planning are second nature. But we shouldn't forget to enjoy the day and the person we are committing to. In that effort, her are my 10 tips for wedding planning with a chronic illness…
When we feature weddings with barns AND tentacle content in one week, it can only mean it's BARN-ACLE WEEK! Today we've got a Hello Kitty-meets-LEGO wedding with some cute-as-hell barn shots. Oh, and wait until you see how they incorporated the bride's daugter into the processional and the vows!
These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride's kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we're totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.
These are just a few wedding features designed with deaf/hard of hearing guests' needs in mind. Offbeat to those in the hearing world, they are simply common sense to any deaf guest you invite to your wedding. Without rocking the boat, Deaf Culture can have its place in a hearing couples' wedding. Here are eight things to think about if you'd like to add deaf-friendly wedding features to your wedding.