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This is Offbeat Bride's archive of new york posts.
Our sponsor Amber Marlow has traditionally been an elopement and intimate wedding photographer in New York City. Well, guess what, New York (and the world): Now Amber is taking her extra-unobtrusive photography skills and applying them to larger affairs, and in a global scale too!
A gorgeous green bouquet, succulent favors, a Jazzy venue, and a cameo from our own developer, Kellbot — this New York City wedding is the balm to our rough days. Plus, their friends' video salute is one of the funniest we've seen. And just wait until you see how their portrait session was interrupted! Hint: it was a really sunny day!
Dee and Deb had already been together for 24 years when they married each other in upstate New York on a literal blue moon. Time flies — this August will mark another two years since their wedding! The couple kept things very simple, purchasing rings, clothing, and a few items for the ceremony online. The ceremony itself looks fascinating, with rituals that involved sharing drinks from a chalice, a handfasting, and jumping the broom. Dee and Deb shared an intricate cake, showcasing phases of the moon, and a toast to cap the intimate occasion.
Gathering family from many locations can be stressful, but these two celebrated their 15-year romance with their nearest and dearest and made it look easy. They rocked a choreographed mother-daughter-sister dance and a "first performance" instead of a first dance. But a cameo from a carboard pooch proved the funniest moment of all.
A royal blue suit, a "cake inspector," a few DIY projects, and one of our favorite venues — this winter wedding in Brooklyn is all about easy-going awesomeness. Don't miss the fabric flower bouquet, mini flags, and tiny succulents. And you'll never guess what the groom used to break the glass at the ceremony!
A Wai-Ching masterpiece, a dapper groom, a majestic arch in New York City, and two ceremonies — this urban wedding in Brooklyn takes our breath away. Add in the handmade paper flower bouquet and the sweet doggie references, and you'll be falling in love, too.
It's Star Wars week and today we've got a Star Wars-themed masquerade with handmade masks, a Yoda officiant, and a wedding party complete with all the major characters from the movies. Add in the LED bouquets, the "future preview" movies, life-sized Han in carbonite, and mini lightsabers for everyone, and you've got a wedding to make any Star Wars fan start heavy breathing. Oh, and wait until you see the surprise reception dance!
A Central Park ceremony, rooftop shenanigans, and a family-focused Chicago reception — these two cuties know to party cross-country! Add in the queer-friendly atmosphere, last-minute cheesecake, and sand ceremony mishap, and you've got a recipe for offbeat magic.
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!