Make all your photography worries vanish with Seattle-based Tom Ellis Photography (with a special reader deal!)

Hiring offbeat-friendly vendors is often not easy. And then sometimes you find one who just makes perfect sense. And in this case, our partner, Seattle-based Tom Ellis Photography, falls easily into the latter category. He's super experienced, has affordable and ultra customizable packages, has over 1000 weddings under his belt (no joke, he's got the chops!), and is so ready to field all your authentic, sentimental, and totally offbeat ideas for your wedding. When it's all over, you'll be ugly crying over how beautiful everything looks in your photos.

Oh! And stay tuned for a special promo just for Offbeat Bride readers…

How you can get personalized, stellar wedding photography all while doing some good in the world

Sometimes you just feel at home with a vendor before you even meet them. Sometimes they just give you that vibe and you know you'll totally get along. And getting along is pretty important when it comes to being comfortable in front of a camera. That's why we are always down to talk shop with DIWAS Photography, the dynamic duo who has been one of our favorite skilled photography teams for so long now.

Let's say hello to Sadie and Diwas, see how they can make your wedding day super chill and natural, and how you can help contribute back to the world by hiring them. Oh, and I think I mentioned a super special promotion somewhere in there, too?


A darkly chic wedding with karaoke and Mexican meets Korean food

Samantha and Michael lived in South Korea while planning their darkly chic wedding in Seattle. They rocks a self-officiated ceremony that was more of a performance than a ceremony itself. Michael played the piano, and the two of them quoted The Cure. But the most tantalizing part for me was their reception food. They blended both of their cultures by featuring Mexican and Korean-influenced dishes. YUM. Then it was all about killer karaoke and an after party under a moonlit sky.


A black and gold kitties & karaoke wedding (with a cat "bouquet" and cat ears!)

We are not traditional people in the slightest, so we went with black and gold as our colors, and cats as our theme. I was bummed that we weren't able to bring our three kitties with us, so we made a large cardboard cutout of them so I could at least see them! Our favors were 'cat toys' that people waved as we left the ceremony. That was just the start of the fun. Don't miss the kitty ears on the bride and her amazing kitty "bouquet!"


Our jaws dropped when we saw this geek adventure wedding (on a budget!)

We had a geek adventure wedding theme, incorporating a few of our favorite things in every way we could (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, The Elder Scrolls, Dungeons & Dragons, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Firefly, New World Magischola, and more). We encouraged everyone to come in costume (and most did! With props!), and we made wands as favors, as well as rheoscopic fluid potion bottles, dragon eggs, and all of the food (from our fandoms).