Show the kids at your wedding some extra love with heart-shaped PBJs

For their kid-friendly wedding, Joy said that a friend of theirs cut out heart-shaped PBJs, a little nod to make the kiddos feel extra welcome. I really love this idea for a couple reasons: one, it might help out a parent or two to have some kind of kid-friendly snack around before dinner is finally served. Just to avoid some "hangry." And two, I (obviously) love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I will totally sneak two or three of those in between drinks in the cocktail hour.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Doctor Who — pick your superhero flavor at this wedding

Continuing in the spirit of superhero week here at Offbeat Bride, tag along with us to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Bridget and Sam got married there earlier this spring surrounded by subtle hints of superherodom: Batman cufflinks, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bow tie, the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond cake toppers… wait, what's that? The Doctor isn't a superhero? He is in my heart, okay, let me have my little pleasures, IT TOTALLY COUNTS.


Just Wonder Woman marrying Superman. No big deal.

I can hear your squeals from here. I can hear them as I'm writing this because this wedding IS JUST THAT AWESOME. What an addition to Offbeat Bride superhero week! Reinesha and Devan were absolutely on point as Wonder Woman and Superman for their Arizona wedding. The cape. The Superman wedding socks. The Wonder Woman wedding socks. The tiara. The red, blue, and yellow corset ties. The coordinating superhero eye makeup and nail art. The general bad-assitude oozing from every photo. Do they not look like they are having the best time in all the world?


Blended family love in the Smoky Mountains

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.