This is Offbeat Bride's archive of non-floral bouquet posts.
Sometimes couples are confronted with traditions they love and offbeat trends they love, and somehow have to meld it all into a cohesive celebration. These two did that and more. Take special note of the amazing DIY doily archway, the intricate centerpieces, and the tear-filled groom — *swoon.* Come for the lawn games, stay for the sentiment of the group poetry reading.
Sometimes you plan an intimate NOLA elopement, and sometimes life gets in the way. So when life prevented this couple from doing just that, they decided to plan an elegant hometown wedding with friends and family instead. And this beach-side family party with stone warming ceremony is just perfect for our Simple Weddings week.
These two were not getting married — no way, no how. Except then they did, which made the whole shebang offbeat in itself. On top of that, they opted for a casual, outdoor ceremony with some kick-ass barbecue afterwards from the local joint they love. It was simple, small, and perfect for these two, who exemplify our simple weddings week.
DIY cocktail-style food, drinks, and reception made this colorful rooftop celebration personalized and kick-ass. All of their crew got busy making dresses, jewelry, and mix CDs, too. And they busted out three signature cocktails worth gawking at. Check out these lovely ladies getting hitched under the sun.
These two celebrated their love of lit with book centerpieces, comics and books table numbers, portraits from comic artists, and a giant book card box. They even made origami flowers from comic pages. But to spice things up, they had an awesome swing number for their first dance.
An authentic taco bar, a garage rock band, and the most awesome hand-illustrated invitation… need I say more? This South-of-the-border-influenced bash boasted lots of fun details and a gorgeous seaside ceremony. And you'll love the bride's Burning Man-inspired flaming copper flower bouquet!
There are a lot of things to love about this wedding like the bride's silver and blue dress, the groom's monocle and cane, and the surprising sake ceremony. But frankly, I'm in it for the doughnut cake and glow sticks. There is definitely something for everyone at this creative shindig.
Jamie and Mengmeng (Jameng, as the tabloids call them) rocked a Chinese-influenced, geek-tastic, Joss Whedon-loving wedding celebrating all of their favorite interests. Get ready for chopsticks, Corgis, and a Serenity cake.