Lin and Philip's wedding had one theme: ORANGE. The color dominated everything from their sneakers (yes, they both wore sneakers!) and wardrobe details to the candy-laden dessert table. Those aren't the only sweet details: Lin carried a bouquet made entirely from Dum Dums and Philip donned a boutonniere to match. Their dog Hannah served as a key player throughout the day, and a tarot reader performed a reading during the ceremony. Speaking of Hannah, wait until you see the super cute hands-and-paws family photo the three of them took during the reception.
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If you're in the mood for GIANT crepe paper flower bouquets, a sweet and impromptu first look, and a couple super obviously and deliriously in love, then this wedding is your jam. Oh, and this bride's experience with a day-of coordinator (who we know well!), is invaluable. And you'll love the song that they kind-sorta accidentally danced to for their first dance!
Let's see here: we've got a circus theme with a dog dressed as a lion, "boot-in-ears," a bearded lady, a carousel horse guestbook, a midway full of games, a flash mob ceremony, an after-party with a ball pit, and a footie pajama football brunch the next day. If you can even process all that awesome, you'll need to make even more room in your brain for the first dance surprise. Hint: a marching band was involved!
Our favorite member of the wedding party, the RING BEAR, returns! This time inside a space-y sci-fi-themed wedding in Seattle that includes sci-fi save-the-dates, Thai catering, and space grab bag favors. These high school sweethearts and their team of "Groundhoggers" totally know how to party (and awesomely get kicked out of the after party!).
Whoa, has it really been a year since we checked in with our awesome sponsor Jenny GG? I guess it's time for some more Jenny photography love! Seattle-based Offbeat Bride readers might have met Jenny at our last meet-up. But for those of you who didn't get to meet her, allow me to virtually introduce you guys…
Our sponsor Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress is a two-person design and print shop in Seattle. That + their offbeat discount means that Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress is a one-stop-shop for your wedding stationery needs. From the invitations and programs, to the menus and gift tags, even signage and more, check out all the ways Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress is going to enhance your wedding…
Kat and Justin are the husband-and-wife team behind our Seattle-based sponsor Persimmon Images. They want to make sure that you're totally comfortable in front of their cameras, so they've offered up five helpful hints as to how you can look and feel comfortable being photographed like crazy on your wedding day…
Susanna and Ricki, aka Kitten and Lou, are a drag king and a burlesque queen in lurve. After meeting on stage and falling in love while performing in an Atomic Bombshells revue, they have become the world's showbusiest couple. Since Washington passed Referendum 74, they knew it was time to get hitched… in some serious style. A little camp, a lot of glam, and a hell of a lot of performances, it is a confetti and balloon-festooned show not to be missed.
As you may have heard, the Lovesick Expo is embarking on a nationwide tour alongside our professional besties at Offbeat Bride. Our goal has always been to bring the most creative couples and wedding vendors together under one roof to show the best, most creative wedding talent in each city — beyond the Google searches and reality TV shows. Since you may be on the venue hunt, and we've already done the legwork by scouring New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver, we thought we'd put together this little profile of six of the best venues in the nation!