An enchanted forest theme, costumes, homemade mead, and a handfasting… we're in the mood for some fantastical forest-y love! Add in a giant inflatable D20, some DIY, and a few choice vow alterations, and you've got all kinds of fun twists. Plus, you'll love who walked the bride down the aisle!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of long-haired groom posts.
With pumpkin and spider details, a deliciously gothic black dress, and a hunky, serenading groom, this wedding is super Halloween hotness. Add in the heavy metal cover band, ceremony inside jokes, and skelly cake toppers, and you'll be in love with this love in no time.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a Victorian-styled red rose wedding paired with a book theme and a red dress with a peacock train. We're talking a book cake, book pages bunting, a fabulous DIYed top hat, and all the vivid red you can handle.
Rachel and Rich's photographer, Pilster Photography, described Rachel as "the queen of DIY" so I know some of y'all are going to love this super happy celebration. These two had a limited budget and pulled together a day that radiates sunshine and giggles — complete with having their dog come along for the day.
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!
Danger, Will Robinson! This wedding has too much retro sci-fi style to be contained! We're talking a science museum venue, guests in sci-fi gear (with matching DIY tin foil hats!), constellation cupcakes, and spooky-awesome fog! Oh, and let's not forget the famous Randy to the Rescue dress. Resistance is futile.
This book-loving, Shire-hopping couple knows how to harness the power of their friends and family. And it all resulted in one super adorable wedding day. Prepare yourself for what might be the awesomely geekiest handfasting we've seen. From book bouquets to a frozen flower disasters, there is much to see. Just watch out for the carrot cake hedgehog murder!
Losing your destination venue the day before the wedding is right up there with the most party-ruining things that could happen. But this pair had an in with a local pub and turned a total negative into a big positive! Add in the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland portrait shoot and some heavy metal (and a little Bob Marley) to get you through the day, and we totally know "everything little thing is gonna be alright."
When you're in the mood to kick tradition out, this is the celebration to see: a non-legal backyard solstice potluck with a VERY participatory ceremony, personal tattoos instead of rings, and a super sweet memorial for the groom's father. These adorable hippies knew what they wanted and embraced it full-on. And we get to see it all come together!
You guys, this wedding has got what you need: handmade Victorian garb, lolita bridesmaid dresses, a magician who performs a Punch and Judy show, and tons of costumes, including one Dobby the house elf! These theatrical folks know how to party, fantastic fairytale-style! Plus, this bride has some sage advice about taking on a lot of DIY projects.
The music in this wedding was totally note-worthy: an acoustic guitar duo playing covers, a gospel choir singing Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, a "tropical space funk" genre band! It's a music-loving, glowing ceremony-having, adorable family-including good time. Oh, and wait until you hear what got this pair laughing at the honky-tonk-themed after party!