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 peacock feathers posts.
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.
We all know about Offbeat Home & Life's love of putting a bird on it, and we've certainly featured a ton of bird-flavored weddings here on Offbeat Bride… but never ever have I done a shoe post dedicated to birds.
BIRD SHOES! We've got some literal, and some that go a bit more figurative, with feathers and wings. As always, I've aimed for a range of heel heights, including flats.
And owls! Totally some owls.
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 details in this wedding are ultra fun: pinwheels, a crocheted bouquet and boutonnieres, lawn games in the park, a purty ring puppy… not to mention a Mexican buffet and a meaningful cheesecake! Yep, meaningful. You'll see why. This bride completely battled through a new diagnosis to get through wedding planning, and her love and perseverance shine. Plus, she has some advice for taking on the haters that any of ya'll can use.
I'm in love with these geeks in love and their wedding in Arizona. And with their pink and orange happy-pants color scheme. And with the bride's tea-length dress that shows off her ink (that also matches the peacocks strutting around. AND we love their tiered Rice Krispy treat cake. My relationship with it is getting serious. We may be thinking a marshmallow/me marriage. I think you'll love it, too, so make yourself a heart-shaped PB&J, get to scrolling, and take it all in.
Robots and aliens have invaded weddings this week! It's making me want to break it down in a binary solo. Today we've got some Star Trek lovers with a penchant for fall colors and DIY. The day may have started out on a wonky note, but it looks like this friends and family team was top notch at problem-fixing. Oh, and note that if you hand a flask to the bride, make sure it's not too full!
Things I love: pink Docs, dudes in kilts, frickin' gorgeous castles… oh lookie here at this wedding with all of these rad things! The bride's sweet memento of her late dad is adorable, too. But the best part is the very long-awaited wedding kiss… but not from the couple you might expect! You have to see how it goes down.
This pair rode in on their tandem bike looking fab, taking names, and having the secular, non-legal wedding of their dreams. After a sweet ring warming (including a ring made from the bride's late paternal grandmother's ring), they accidentally walked away from the ceremony early. Wut? And yes, there was a second ceremony that was ADORABLE. Read on to see what happened.
In the mood for some fabulous vintage style? This wedding delivers. The bride, Courtney, gives us two dresses to satisfy our appetites: a lusciously beaded, green flapper-style number and a vintage 1920s dress with the actual accompanying headpiece, which we've been staring at covetously ever since we first saw it. There was even a photo shown at the wedding of the original bride wearing both pieces (look for it on the guest book table!).
Are you up for an elegant industrial goth fix? Today is your day. Ashley and Paddy ooze delicious and colorful gothic energy in their 'til death do us part-themed wedding in Newfoundland. We got to see how these style mavens put it all together: think bright dreads + mohawk, black Utilikilts, combat boots, and even some little peacock feather accents, all layered on a purple and blue backdrop.