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A curious masquerade wedding of oddities and glamour

The theme started out as just "masquerade," as I've always wanted to have or attend a masquerade ball, but as we began to brainstorm ideas, we started working bits of ourselves into the details. My husband and I have a large collection of antiques and oddities, and we ended up incorporating different pieces from our home into each of the centerpieces and the decor. Thus, "The Curious Masquerade" was born. Maps, medical models, scientific instruments, antique candelabras, and other various things all got (carefully!) flora-fied and bedecked.

Flying Zeros! This Nightmare Before Christmas headpiece is NO nightmare

Halloween (and potentially Christmas!) brides, I could NOT wait to share this headpiece with you. As an avid fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, anything featuring a one Mr. Jack Skellington calls my name. And I know some of you out there are on my boat and are planning a spooktacular Halloween wedding that needs this Nightmare before Christmas headpiece. For glob's sake, there's a FLYING ZERO on top!

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Laces and leather: wedding corsets of our dizziest daydreams

One trend that has lasted for years on Offbeat Bride is the timeless, ever-flattering corset. It easily transitions from costume to steampunk to elegant and simple. We have so many amazing vendors with whom we work who create absolute works of art for our readers that it's hard to even keep track of them all. What better way to try than to round up the most recent and most awesome wedding corsets we've seen in years? Let's ogle the intricate details and fabulous waistlines created by these looks.

Doctor Who, dinosaurs, and destiny: How this New York wedding officiant marries you AND your personalities

"I embarked upon my mission: to give all of you left-of-center couples exactly the wedding that you want. You want to get married by a chick in full gothic regalia? Done. Want to get married by Slave Leia? Done. Want an Officiant who tells dirty jokes? Leads a pagan hand-fasting ritual? Incorporates your performance art into the service? Belts out a rock and roll love song for you and your significant other? Dresses like Elvira or a zombie for your Halloween wedding? Reads the entire service in Klingon? Or who FINALLY gets to perform legal, same-sex ceremonies with simple beauty and dignity? Or maybe you just want someone who understands your lifestyle and thinks it's awesome. You get the picture…"

If you're frustratingly trying to find the right awesome New York wedding officiant that will rock that dino costume, wield that Sonic Screwdriver, and unite you in love and rock and roll… your search is over. Ask one of our own Offbeat Brides to marry the two of you!