My personal motto is "Chronically fabulous," since I honestly truly believe that my disabilities can't prevent me from being as fabulous as I can — in fact, they just add to it. They are part of me, and frankly those medical devices make my life a lot better.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of disability posts.
Pink glasses, purple groom's hair, and a poly-inclusive (and everything else-inclusive!) — this Jewish-meets-Boston-meets-New York wedding is just a dream. The couple dealt with some challenges: disabilities, long-distance planning, and how to incorporate all their interests — but damn did they do it well! Smoosh your face against the screen and give these cuties a virtual hug.
Here are a few options for those of us who need arch support, padded footbeds, and a little more love for our toes. Obviously, you know your special foot needs best and I'm certainly not saying every one of these styles will work for every foot… but these brands all have a solid commitment to comfort, stability, and support.
This pair may have never dreamed of their wedding much before planning it, but it's certainly become one of our dream weddings. With kilts, an emerald green dress, homebrewed beer, and Celtic wishing stones, it was pretty magical. But just wait until you see whose phone buzzed during the unplugged ceremony and the April Fool's prank they played on the guests!
One of my biggest fears with getting a fancy dress is how to pee. Not because this isn't a fabulous idea, but because I'm recovering from a back injury that uh, interrupts my flow, shall we say. Recently I was in New York and discovered the pStyle. So this is my plan for the wedding…
Kev and Rachel's February wedding in New Brunswick was a little bit nerdy and a lot of sexy. I love me a low-key wedding, and this is like a fancy cocktail hour with friends where, oh by the way, they get married too. Rachel's open-back, black, sequined dress brought the sexy, and Kev brought the nerdy by hand-making the 8-bit-esque centerpieces out of Perler beads. The creations were all couples of geekdom: Princess Peach and Mario, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask… Kev even made Perler bead caketoppers to resemble himself and Rachel. His own mini-me is sporting his red beard, and Rachel's rocks a replica of her black evening gown. You may notice that hers also has smaller arms than Kev's caketopper. Rachel has Miller syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects her arms and face.
This philanthropic pair made sure that everyone from their esteemed colleagues to their artistic and genealogically-inclined friends had something awesome to do besides dancing at their reception. Add that to their spectacular venue and vintage Caddy ambulance getaway car, and you'll be in love. Oh, and get your hankies for the father/daughter dance photo!
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.
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!