The tartan dress, the kilts, the Wiccan ceremony… this wedding is such a beautiful mash-up of these two that we can't even deal. The castle venue in The Netherlands is the icing on this super pretty cake. You'll also dig their receiving line alternative. Hint: guests get to NOT stand in line!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of jump the broom posts.
Jeff and Aiofe married each other last year on the British Columbia coast and frickin' brought the style. I mean, you have her bright blue (such an awesome color), mega-ruffled dress. And then he's wearing a cravat (always a good choice) with a matching pocket square. They looked cute just saying their vows, they looked cute jumping the broom, and they looked cute while romping through low tides with bridesmaids, and striking cover-worthy poses with groomsmen.
Say hello to a new photographer on our vendor list (hi, Amy Ann Photography!) with this gorgeous LGBT wedding in Ohio. Tara and Tayo had married each other in Manhattan in early 2013, which they celebrated last fall with a mashup of Jewish and African-American traditions. The couple kept the initial part of the celebration small, with only a few loved ones around while they performed a handwashing and signed a ketubah. For the larger ceremony outside, guests faced first one way then the other as they listened to quotes from African-American authors and a traditional Jewish ceremony under a canopy.
Dee and Deb had already been together for 24 years when they married each other in upstate New York on a literal blue moon. Time flies — this August will mark another two years since their wedding! The couple kept things very simple, purchasing rings, clothing, and a few items for the ceremony online. The ceremony itself looks fascinating, with rituals that involved sharing drinks from a chalice, a handfasting, and jumping the broom. Dee and Deb shared an intricate cake, showcasing phases of the moon, and a toast to cap the intimate occasion.
Rebecca and Meeka had to battle downpours throughout their entire wedding day, but even the most torrential rain couldn't stop them from smiling! The two held their ceremony in a barn decorated with animal skulls and rope, and cleverly used white roses to mark seats intended for family members. After jumping the broom, they moved on to the reception space, where plenty of dancing and toasting followed. If you still want more after looking at the photos, videographers Love Brain Films shared their wedding video right here. Get the tissues out! It's a good one.
After rejecting the idea of a big wedding, Jordan and Philip decided to elope to one of their favorite places, The Albany Bulb. The area is a great mix of urban and nature: ocean, city landscape, fields, trees, bird sanctuary, dog run, and innovative art. But it's really hard not to focus on the pair's crazy awesome fashion! With Philip's dapper suit and glasses and Jordan's rainbow fairy dress, these two sparkle brighter than their sunny wedding day.
A Beltane wedding in the forest surrounded by intricate and lovely craft projects turned spiritual wedding decor — this is magical, indeed. The community collaborated on the whole thing with potluck food, a "cupcake brigade," decoupaged lace lights, a love altar, and handmade accessories. Oh, and don't forget that the bride made her own Victorian-inspired dress!
Lauren's dress is sexy as hell, but have you seen what Brandin is wearing? Lay it on me, pink and tartan! Their wedding also had the ultimate-traditional-fun-combo of jumping the broom and a rockin' hora. And wait until you see their Kewpie doll cake toppers canoodling under a mini chuppah. On top of it all is the sweetest, tiniest love note delivered from Brandin to Lauren before the ceremony.
Kate and Danyael had a gorgeous evening ceremony at the outdoor mausoleum at the Inglewood Park Cemetery, with guests seated in a spiral(!!). The rituals were a combination of Pagan and Shamanic traditions, owing to Kate's observance of Wicca and Danyael's Native American ancestry.
This pair has a strong connection to the desert, so a barefoot desert ceremony was a must. Add in lots of handmade, vegetarian, and eco-friendly touches, and you've got a truly gorgeous and personal wedding (that somehow totally avoided the scorching Arizona summer heat). And don't miss the awesome, impromptu "rad bromance" dance duet!
This pair crafted an epic weekend-long celebration of their love with lots of color, lots of wet and cold camping, a eleven-year-old's rendition of "White Wedding," and even gift bags representing the 10 principles of Burning Man. Plus, you'll love the bride's totally apt choice of reading.