Islands views, backgrounds and cultures, WWII history, and their sweet dog named Thor — these are things that make this couple tick. And since both had very different kinds of weddings before, this one only going to be about their love and the meanings behind it. Cue the Scottish island elopement with ink, a mohawk, and lots of ceremonial traditions.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of punk posts.
Outdoor wedding season is here! If you're wearing a tie without a jacket you might want to think about clipping it down. But why settle for a regular tie clip when you could use this as another great opportunity to show off your Offbeat personality? Check out these options I've curated from Etsy and keep your tie in place in style. Psst: these also make great gifts for the tie-wearing members of your wedding brigade.
These two heard a lot of ideas about what people thought their punk-themed wedding would be like… but they were all wrong. This shindig had all the awesome trappings of a punk-loving party: awesome bands (including one who shifted into an '80s hair band!), The Misfits playing during the ceremony, and colorful skulls everywhere. But with a gorgeous and floofy pink gown and a classy venue, this was a total traditional-meets-punk mashup.
Are you looking for a cover-up for your colder weather wedding without sacrificing style? Babies, I've got you covered: check out Etsy Seller Chrisst's amazing selection of boleros, shrugs, and collars. These styles work for vintage, Steampunk, goth, rocker, or fantasy styles, and quite possibly anything in between. Any of these pieces can really add some KAPOW to your wedding outfit, and you can wear them again and again with other outfits (how about dressing up your sexytimes? Lingerie + bolero = major unf). Let's get inspired by the pretty, shall we?
We've seen this bride's homemade cake, but we hadn't seen her epic, punk rock-loving wedding. The wait is over, so you'll want to check out the retro fashion, insane makeshift mosh pit, and BUMPER CARS at the reception! Oh, and viewing the bride's surprise wedding tattoo required a sexy-as-hell upskirt shot that we couldn't help including.
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.
Remember Offbeat Bride Christina from her aesthetically amazing punk rock Christian wedding? Well, let's talk about her wedding fashion business and our sponsor Bombshell Bridal. If you have your heart set on a Dia de los Muertos, Rockabilly, pirate, punk, Halloween, rock 'n' roll, or goth wedding, then you're in luck, because Bombshell Bridal is going to make you the perfect wedding fashions to compliment your themes…
We love us some dudes in makeup. Give us eyeliner and a little contouring any day. Reader Kirstin wanted to see some examples for makeup-wearing guys and we obliged. We found some good examples from the Offbeat Bride archives, a couple of YouTube gurus, and of course, some celebrities rockin' the makeup.
A Friday the 13th wedding at a haunted house with a drag queen, a burlesque dancer, and a magician: an amazing punk/goth wedding or the amazing-est? The bride and groom both rocked mohawks, which makes my day. Check out the full creeptastic and chic story.
Gabby and Josh found common ground in their fashion choices and expressed their love of punk culture with these epic red mohawks. They had made a pact when they were dating that when they got married, red mohawks were a must, so nobody could dissuade them.
Martha is the designer behind our sponsor Blue Tulip Designs and she loves to make unique invitations for Offbeat Brides. Her invites are too DIE for — seriously, Blue Tulip makes dark gothy dead things look so, well, wedding-y! Wait until you see the most morbidly gorgeous Save the Dates ever.