Looks like the fun started the day before their summer wedding for Sam and Erin … and by fun, I mean a completely chill, totally relaxing, sun-soaked evening by the water. The two brides swam and goofed off with loved ones to kick off their wedding weekend. The laid-back vibe carried over to the next day while the couple got ready together: Sam in strapless white and Erin in a jacket and cuffed pants.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of LGBT posts.
So the homophobic-tendency people are off the list, and I can live with that — but what if this happens anyway, because I missed someone on the list with views I didn't know about? Has anyone else ever had a problem like this happen to them? How did you handle it? Do you have family that is prejudiced, and how did you handle knowing about their issues, and reconciling that with your wedding guests?
I did not expect to learn so much about self-confidence when I started this whole wedding thing. (Even though I needed SOME self-confidence to even make the proposal in the first place.) While other people have written about how wedding planning helped them learn to say "no" to people who kept making demands. Me? I've learned to say "yes" to myself.
This three-day celebration is all about color, amazing hand-carved landscapes, and fab entertainment. We're talking stilt-walkers, costumes, lasers, and a pre-wedding disco party where everyone wore bridesmaids dresses! And just wait until you see how these two crafted their rings. Hint: it involves a neuroscientist!
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Oh, you guys HAVE to remember Victoria and Jacqueline's tiny, thrifty, dressy wedding celebration. Those ladies were so adorably in love with each other that we all fell adorably in love with them. Want an exciting update about Victoria and Jacqueline? Recently they moved just north of Chicago, and then teamed up with Josh, a cinematographer, to create Triquetra Photography! Gawd, I love talking about Offbeat Brides-turned-Offbeat Vendors…
Let's see: a clifftop ceremony in Hawaii, shaved ice, ono grinds (great food), and a blended 'ohana (family) — get ready for some serious sweetness. And just wait until you hear about their favorite moment in the car ride over! It definitely ups the happy Hawaiian family ante.
Brides Angela and Heather encouraged guests young and old to sign their Quaker wedding certificate at their Maryland wedding last September. No, really, even the kids signed it. "It was the most kid-friendly wedding we have ever been to," said photographer Tara Bannerji. Add to that the rustic setting of Seneca Creek State Park, the overcast look after a night of heavy rain, and peace-evoking details like origami cranes and Korean wedding ducks, and the result is a wedding that pretty much radiates calm and ease.
A couple of theater kids planned a big ol' barn dance deep in the mountains with custom koozies, beer favors, paper flowers, a coed bouquet toss, and a furry ring bearer. Add in a shared cupcake "cake cutting" and some extra heartfelt speeches, and everyone will be in love with this love. Just be warned if you're planning a mountain wedding: cell reception may be sparse!
This post has brides jumping into the Gulf of Mexico in tutus. But resist the temptation to scroll right to the end! Kristin and Kristine's Key West wedding last October had a lot more awesomeness that you need to see.
Brian and Chris planned and supervised every single detail of their two-and-a-half-day-long wedding celebration at Camp Westwind. The two took their chances with the unpredictable coastal weather and lucked into a gorgeous sunny day that accented the cheery details, like bright pink and yellow floral centerpieces and the rainbow equality flags hung on a building. Their dog Callisto served double duty as ring bearer and sole wedding party member. The semi-religious ceremony included all of their parents and siblings. Mustachioed table numbers tucked inside wine glasses were in used in lieu of a seating chart, and there was plenty of local Oregon cheese to go around!