It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again, me hearties, and Offbeat Bride readers can always be counted on to give us amazing pirate-themed weddings. This year we've got amazing handmade pirate garb, historical dances, necklaces instead of rings, and even a released mini Kraken. Strap on yer boots, ye landlubber, and take a look.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of handmade dress posts.
We don't even know where to start with this explosion of awesome, so let's just gush: metal rocket ships, plastic reindeer, vintage arcade games and a jukebox, wine barrels, vintage furniture, antlers, succulents… all DIYed to blissful, farm-raised local perfection.
This couple and their friends are artists and IT SHOWS. The metal ceremony arch the groom made will knock you out, too. Oh, and wait until you hear the coincidence with the sweetheart table chairs!
If you currently find yourself shopping for a wedding dress, and you're getting frustrated, allow me to re-introduce you to our sponsor Conscious Elegance. The last time we gawked at these eco-friendly dresses was two freaking years ago. Since then the owner Lori has done some awesome things — new dress designs, a spiffy new website, and Lori visited the Lovesick Expo in Boston while cosplaying as Merida from Brave! No seriously, here's photographic evidence of the awesome…
When a crocodile invites himself to the wedding, you pretty much have to show him a good time… or else! And these two totally did that with their South African dishes and Amarula, the bride's awesome gossamer wings, the Harry Potter ring book, and the sweet wine box ceremony. Check out the rest of the wedding and keep an eye out for various fauna that might be on the loose.
All my couples looking to outfit the adorable children in your wedding party, look no further than this post! Our sponsor Twirling in Tulle has the cutest, fluffiest, dreamiest outfits you'll see today! In fact, even if you're not looking to dress your little ones for your wedding in something custom and fluffy, you may want to sneak a peek at these photos for awesome holiday gifts for the kids in your life…
If the costumes, kick-ass handmade dress, and three-legged dog dressed as the Black Knight (sans leg, natch) don't get you, the paper doll-inspired invitation will. And if even that doesn't get you, the officiant holding "Weddings for Dummies" will. And if THAT doesn't get you, just wait until you see the band dressed as brides and the slow-dancing Jay and Silent Bob. It's a smorgasbord of amazingness over here.
The rain may have threatened this outdoor wedding, but it couldn't dampen the spirits of these two. The keg and karaoke party must go on! Add in a casual vibe, a fun after-party, some R. Kelly karaoke, and what looks to have been the most fun wedding party photo session ever, and you're in for lots of smiles.
Space: the final wedding frontier. Or you know, a pretty rad frontier with lightsabers in the photo booth, star-covered custom Converse, handmade vanilla extract favors, and breakfast for dinner. It's like these two read my mind. Oh wait, there's a donut tower, too? Let's be best friends, awesome cafe wedding in Maine.
Let me call attention to the detail in the fabric that you're seeing here, especially at the hem. Get ready for seriously intricate and fabulous details. Damsel White Label has a lot of things going for it, and super slick couture style is totally one of them. When I say Gwen Stefani meets Grace Kelly, I'm talking chic white lace peplum, shiny jewel tones and edgy lines, and vintage-style pencil skirts.
We've gushed about Tara Lynn's bridal gown designs before, but now it's time to focus in on the details. To refresh your memories, our sponsor Tara Lynn makes eco-friendly wedding gowns and suits that can actually express your personalities, as her works are adorned with custom artwork. Here are a few examples of the gorgeous custom adornments you could get with your own Tara Lynn Bridal design…