Over the course of an October weekend, Andrea and Dedrick brought their two families together in the breathtakingly beautiful Smoky Mountains for a family-centric wedding. Sure, DIY makes a fun appearance in the tons of tiny details made by the bridal party, and oh yes, Dedrick's childhood friend made all the food (kick-ass behind-the-scenes photo of the man in action in the kitchen). But, to be honest, it's the presence of the kids that make this wedding what it is.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of kids posts.
Hasmukh and Kathlynn fused a whole lot of color into their wedding day. Everything is color-drenched and squeal-worthy, from the bride's bright red bouquet and jewelry, to the pink-hued streamers in the ceremony! The wedding decor was 100% DIYed by the couple and their family members. They handcrafted striped and polka-dotted yellow and orange lanterns, created wedding signs with sturdy paper and puff paint, and tucked floral centerpieces into coffee mug vases.
This wedding will have a lot of fans: kids, chickens, color lovers, singers, and of course…. US! You've got hymn singing, Indian food, and what I'm going to excitedly describe as a Nickelodeon slime unity ceremony! It's all wrapped up in a big ol' barn in pretty sunset land. Just watch out for the bride's dad and uncle lighting the fireworks with a blow torch. Dudes got wild.
Pink and red with polka dots and pinwheels all over gives this Denver wedding a bit of a retro and a lot of ADORABLE. Add in some LEGO touches, a successful venue swap (due to a major flood!), and loads of DIY, and you'll be all in. Oh, and you'll never guess how the bride used Lady Gaga to surprise her dad!
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…
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!
The details in this wedding are ultra fun: pinwheels, a crocheted bouquet and boutonnieres, lawn games in the park, a purty ring puppy… not to mention a Mexican buffet and a meaningful cheesecake! Yep, meaningful. You'll see why. This bride completely battled through a new diagnosis to get through wedding planning, and her love and perseverance shine. Plus, she has some advice for taking on the haters that any of ya'll can use.
Lots of kids + lots of games + lots of time to run around = lots of fun. That's the theory of this wedding and it TOTALLY worked. Add in the gorgeous venue, two different ceremonies, and lots of DIY, and this community-oriented wedding wins the day. Even though the guest list spiked by 75, these two pulled it together with the generosity of friends (and even a fellow Tribesmaid!).
Get married under the moon? You bet your ass these two did! That, along with a huge bounce house, handmade (and painted!) astronaut cut-out, and a planetarium show, made this wedding out of this world… and other puns! But seriously, get a load of the giant "LOVE" balloons at the ceremony, the bride's starry headpiece, and the bit of sage wisdom about photo-taking from their venue!