Craft beer and barbecue. A chic venue and a giant shark balloon. Bubble guns and dancing socks. These are a few of my favorite things. And they are all in this Los Angeles wedding, in addition to a sweet story about the bride's ring and a cool alternative to a champagne toast!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of offbeat lite posts.
You guys should know by now that I totally don't buy into the "am I offbeat enough?" line of thought. If you're even glancing at a website that features poly weddings, nerd weddings, and genderqueer weddings, then yes: you're offbeat enough. Stop worrying about it. Let's not get into offbeater-than-thou.
In that spirit, let's take a look at some white wedding shoes. Sometimes, among us offbeat types, white wedding shoes can be left behind, deemed as "too traditional" (whatever that means). Well my friends, these white shoes are about to make you question everything you know about anything being "too traditional."
We know that our brides run the gamut on how much they want to be involved in the wedding planning. This bride took it one step further and let her mom plan 99% of it! And their personalities totally shined through in their gamer geek music choices, colorful monster details (including Frankenstein shoes!), and choices in board games for the reception.
We love this bride's black, lacy dress, the couple's totally stress-avoiding attitude, cake-cutting "grr" faces, and super awesome wedding party photo picnic idea. And for any of you dealing with hassles about losing weight for the wedding, this bride's rational and kick-ass method for dealing with it is a MUST-READ.
Animals, adventure, and retro travel… now that's a wild wedding setup. With lots of DIY from the crafty bride and some dance floor shenanigans, this zoo wedding was bound to bring out everyone's animal side. Get ready for animal prints, peacock feathers, animal crackers, and tropical-themed centerpieces.
The bride's custom Regency era-style gown was enough to get me digging this wedding, but it's also got a cake with LoTR and Green Lantern details, geeky place card quotes, a Ghostbusters and Wagner processional, and a no-joke killer gorgeous venue. They may have encountered some geek-wary resistance at first, but who wouldn't be won over by this Jane Austen-meets- geek wedding?
This pair wanted to mix some traditions with offbeat ways. So get ready for traditional Filipino food, invitations, barongs, and 35 sponsors! They also opted for a Unitarian ceremony, which presented its own challenge for the bride's Catholic family. You'll definitely want to heed her advice when it comes to that. So head in and ogle the gorgeous Wai-Ching and Unique Vintage dresses, the purple glow-y tent, and the choreographed first dance story.
Dinos, Dorothy, and DeLoreans?! Yep, we've got an awesome natural history museum full of dinosaurs, ruby red Dorothy slippers, and Back to the Future in their trivia game. OH, and don't let me forget the EPIC DeLorean cake! It will make your '80s-loving day. Plus, you'll love how they chose their wedding date. Spoiler: it was to make one of them right!
Some weddings just lull you into a safe and happy place where things work out and smiles abound. This wedding is your respite from a rough day: a sunny and warm afternoon in Tennessee, comfort food (Southern-style, natch), dried wildflower bouquets, and hand-written vows. The only thing that would make it better would be a pooch in a tux. Oh wait, they had him, too!
I dare you not to smile while scrolling through Christinia and Trevor's wedding. Double dog dare. Especially when they hold hands before the first look. And during the kiss at the ceremony (with bonus LOLs in the background). And Trevor's pose during the garter removal. And the break dancing tot on the dance floor. And finally at the most golden of hours on the Florida beach.