Jinger and Calvin got married completely off the grid. Instead of staying in their hometown of New York, they traveled to the southern jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The rugged conditions matched the Lost-themed day, as there were no power or phone lines and everything from the save the dates to the bridal party's entrance music included nods to the television series. Play and relaxation ruled the day, as guests signed Jenga tiles instead of a guestbook, played board games, and relaxed at the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in between wedding events.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of non-floral centerpiece posts.
For those about to rock: here's some rock 'n' roll wedding inspiration for you! Ant and Alana met while playing in different local rock bands, and they managed to include a lot of fun music-heavy details in their wedding day. As you can see in the video, each member of the bridal party walked into the ceremony to the rock song of his or her choice — think Madonna, Led Zeppelin, and Prince. Guests were given customized guitar pick wedding favors, and floral centerpieces were ditched in favor of numbered albums. Vinyl fans, get ready: the record-shaped wedding cake looks incredible!
When you think of longtime Offbeat Bride sponsor Luna Bazaar, you probably think "paper lanterns and parasols." Right? Well, aren't you gonna be pleased when I tell you that you're totes wrong! You're invited to check out the rest of the awesome wedding goodies that Luna Bazaar can provide…
Meet Mary and Matt, two Brooklyn-based musicians who wanted their wedding to include their fave bands and tunes in a big way. Each table at the reception was named after a band (some local, some super famous) and both the bride and groom took turns playing with their band during the reception! The multi-talented pair's creativity didn't stop there, as Mary also DIYed most of the bouquets and decor herself. Thanks to BG Productions Photography and Videography for sharing these photos with us!
Nei and Mike eloped in Las Vegas and then got weddinged three months later. Since Nei hails from Cambodia they each donned wedding wear from the country as a nod to her family's origins. Nei actually wore two incredible glittery dresses (one red, and one silver) and two tiaras — talk about bling! The couple and their family created nearly every detail, including the bouquets, red paper cranes (they had 500!), and tree branch centerpieces. The pair finished up the night by diving face-first into their three-tiered red wedding cake, which might be one of the fastest ways to eat wedding cake ever.
Ben and Erin hosted their ceremony and reception at New Jersey's Atlantic City Aquarium. The pair included a ton of darling details like blue and teal striped pinwheels and planting a tree together for their unity ceremony. They also opted to leave several seats intentionally empty during the ceremony, and marked these spots with a handwritten tribute to family and friends who couldn't be there to celebrate.
Elise and Dick are big fans of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica. They wove their fandoms into a delightfully geeky tapestry, including decorating in Lannister red and yellow, hanging banners with iconography from the films and TV shows, and using blue and purple dragons as tabletop decor. Elise even donned a knee-length Lannister red wedding gown!
Red and blue and DIY all over — these two ladies know how to throw a stylish and entertaining wedding! They included all of their talented community — performers and bakers alike — and their tribute to what their specific type of marriage means to them is tear-inducing and spot-on. And you MUST see one of the bride's mom's awesome, newly acquired aerialist skills! She's one bad-ass mother.
Meg and RJ planned an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding at Gum Gully Farm, a rustic wedding venue in Melbourne, Australia, that plays host to a delightful collection of wildlife. In fact, a certain goat on the farm played a pretty central part in creating a pretty hilarious Brady Bunch-style wedding party photo!
We previewed this couple's AMAZING neon bicycle part centerpieces before, but little did we know that we'd also get to see an acrobatic silks performance, an amazingly visual contrast with the venue (that we love!), and even more photos of the centerpiece works of art! Come look and see the neon splendor!