Katherine and Chris chose the perfect environment for their Renaissance fantasy wedding last October: nestled in the trees and ferns of a Florida urban wilderness. Katherine's epic fairy wings (SIX wings — I've never seen anything like them) turn the mystic atmosphere up to 11. Chris' kilt and custom leather shoes add a Celtic flair. The programs are scrolls. And, oh, were you curious about their officiant? Let me introduce you to Elrick the Apothecary, a notary who happens to enjoy roaming around Ren Faires, educating people about herbalism, and officiating weddings in his spare time.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of fantasy wedding posts.
If you're still reading this and haven't already clicked to see more of the fabulous red dress, dapper white suit, and DRAGON HEADPIECE, there's more to see in this white-knight-marries-a-lovely-dragon wedding. We're talking handmade dragon wings, light-up leather bouquets, Magic: the Gathering rings, Frozen karaoke, and a Mario Kart shell toss. If that doesn't get you, nothing will!
Are you in the mood for some serious castle partying with swords, flutes, medieval garb, and the most epic phoenix and Lord of the Rings cake ever? Yeah, we thought so. Get ready for a gorgeous venue, intricate elements ceremony, costume awards, sword arches, and the most lush fantasy wedding we've seen in a long time. And just wait until you see the bride's dad get crowned king of Gondor!
We'll be featuring Sarah and James' colorful and geeky U.K. wedding soon, but we couldn't wait to show you their fandom-fantastic Hobbit-meets-Labyrinth-meets-Watership-Down cake made by the obviously talented folks at Black Cherry Cake Company! There are a metric ton more references going on, so get ready for the run-down. Don't forget to say 'allo to the tiny worm from Labyrinth peeking out on the bottom left, which may be the cutest version EVER.
A countryside handfasting, geeky references all over the place, and sweet homemade touches (like the bride's handmade dress!) — this UK wedding is a dream for geeky lovers of gorgeous scenery. Add in some giant lawn games like Jenga and Connect Four and this turned into a seriously fun fête. Keep a look out for the Blackadder reference in the unity ceremony, too!
These nerdy lovers were seasoned Ren faire folk, so throwing a weekend-long Renaissance celebration complete with a bonfire, live music, hog roast, and fire spinners was a no-brainer. Add in some epic, last-minute garb creation, jewel-toned lanterns, and rings delivered VIA HAWK, and you'll be loving the historical life. And don't miss their awesomely hilarious glitter-bombed portraits.
The decision to add a tiara to your wedding day ensemble can be intense: how much glitter does one person's head really need? If your answer is SO MUCH OMG, then you'll be excited by several of the uber shimmery options in today's post. If you're leaning more toward the understated, never fear: there's still plenty of you here. I know I'm not the only one who was loving the increeeeedible tiara the Jacqui wore during day one of her Cambodian wedding, so let's dive in!
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.
You guys, this wedding has got what you need: handmade Victorian garb, lolita bridesmaid dresses, a magician who performs a Punch and Judy show, and tons of costumes, including one Dobby the house elf! These theatrical folks know how to party, fantastic fairytale-style! Plus, this bride has some sage advice about taking on a lot of DIY projects.
A little D&D, a little Lord of the Rings, and a whole lot of fairytale flourishes make this wedding a dream for any fantasy lover. We've also got sword arches, a sweet and teary first look, an element ceremony, a choreographed first dance, and a challenging custom-made dress (that was TOTALLY worth it!). Get out your Lembas bread and settle in for this one.
Are you looking for a cover-up for your colder weather wedding without sacrificing style? Babies, I've got you covered: check out Etsy Seller Chrisst's amazing selection of boleros, shrugs, and collars. These styles work for vintage, Steampunk, goth, rocker, or fantasy styles, and quite possibly anything in between. Any of these pieces can really add some KAPOW to your wedding outfit, and you can wear them again and again with other outfits (how about dressing up your sexytimes? Lingerie + bolero = major unf). Let's get inspired by the pretty, shall we?