Black and white stripes, a sexy pin-up dress, long black gloves, and a groom in red — this wedding is very enticing. Add in all of the video game references (including in the vows!), and you've got the best combination of gamer geeks and total hotties. Don't miss the Mario centerpieces and the bride's swanky top hat and Batman ring!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of long-haired groom posts.
Kilts, ring security, games for the kiddos, and a lot of high-fiving — this wedding is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Plus, their hand-written ceremony is tissue-worthy. And just wait until you see the original painting that was created as the ceremony happened!
Fire Flowers, MegaMan, Bob-omb, Mario, Link, and the making of player twos… this is a gamer geek's wonderland. You have to see the costumes, the 8-bit cakes, and of course, the TRIFORCE UNITY CEREMONY! Come geek out and get your game on. Just don't nibble the favor soap!
Our ceremony was a traditional Ojibwa wedding, performed by an Ojibwa elder. Ojibwa is an eastern Canadian native American tribe which is Jonah's ancestry. Our wedding was held outdoors from ceremony to pictures to dinner to reception. The reception was held at night under a patch of trees. We danced on a grass dance floor.
This pair may have never dreamed of their wedding much before planning it, but it's certainly become one of our dream weddings. With kilts, an emerald green dress, homebrewed beer, and Celtic wishing stones, it was pretty magical. But just wait until you see whose phone buzzed during the unplugged ceremony and the April Fool's prank they played on the guests!
Hang on. Lina and Mindaugas had such a sexily gorgeous wedding in Kaunas, Lithuania, that I'm still fanning myself. The couple own a yoga studio together, so let's start with how hot that is. Then let's examine the bad-assery of getting matching wedding-ring tattoos. Next, let's take into consideration how stunning the two-part ceremony was: Lina and Mindaugas exchanged vows both outdoors at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers and inside a Gothic church. St. George's Church is still undergoing restoration (building is OLD, y'all), but you'd never be able to tell from these airy, light-filled photos.
Rainy weddings bring their own special brand of gorgeousness. Kat and Greg got married on a drizzly April day in 2013, near Greg's hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Thanks to the abundance of greenery at hand, most of the decor — like the beautiful, fern-covered trellis — was hand-sourced by family members. Looks like family helped out in a big way throughout the wedding: Greg's mom not only made the couple's cake, but also Greg's stunning, traditional Japanese ensemble. I adore the fact that he used a book to put it on correctly.
As amazing as Greg looked, don't forget to check out Kat. Girl has a tattoo sleeve that is jaw-dropping. She showed it off with a dress in her favorite color, green.
For this Swedish couple, 'til death do us part just isn't going to work. They embraced the theme, "Far longer than forever," complete with skeletons to represent everlasting love. With rich red and black details and a gorgeous church backdrop, we'll be in love with this wedding forever, too. Oh, and just wait until you see their matching skeleton shoes!
When the bride and her sister make eight hardcore Victorian-inspired outfits for the wedding, you know this is serious-business history love. Add in the Victorian dancing, regimental band, and amazing belly dance and drum performance, and you've got a recipe for an outstanding wedding celebrating a gorgeous family home and era. Wait until you hear what the bride did with her antique ring!
The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina has always had a soft spot in my heart, so I may have squee'd kinda loud when I saw Ben and Samantha's wedding. The couple chose the stunning American castle for their venue because it reminded them of the country estates of the UK, where Ben's from. Ben's also in a band, and the juxtaposition of the couple's colorful, fun, rock-n-roll spirit with the palatial Biltmore is AMAZING.
Mara and Josh went for a theme with a Tim Burton twist for their Colorado wedding last June and nailed it. Look for black and white stripes everywhere, splashes of pink where it counts (even in Mara's hair!), and tons of carnival details in every photo: Altoid tins turned circus trains? Guestbook attendants in a ticket booth? Stilt walkers in corsets? A steampunk officiant? CHAINSAW JUGGLERS?