Alicia & Cody's fiery dragon and phoenix art gallery wedding

With amazing gradient mobiles that match the bride's earrings that match her dress that matches the cake that matches the fiery candles… WHEW! Seriously, this wedding is a sight to see and totally authentic to their tastes. Plus, the bride painted a spectacular (seriously) triptych for the ceremony that made my day.


Shocking sapphire engagement rings from EraGem

You know what I love the most about sapphire engagement rings? The fact that the colors are always shockingly beautiful and have such range. From dark and light blues to deep purples, and bright pinks — just the sheer range of sapphire engagement rings means they're a perfect find for Offbeat Brides.

You're going to DIE when you see the selection of sapphire rings from our sponsor EraGem. And if you're living in Seattle, EraGem has a little something extra for you.


Danielle & Davey's participatory vegan bike parade wedding

When the whole party arrives in bike parade style, it's sure to be a kick-ass and casual celebration. With the Georgetown Ballroom as the backdrop to both the ceremony and the reception, two bands and a DJ, a zine creation station, and a drawing contest, there wasn't anyone without something awesome to do. And since these two are all about community, everything was crafted with love by friends and fam.


Seattle's Sunshine Charlie and the wedding photography social experiment that just might completely change your wedding

Sunshine Charlie — a wedding photographer based in not-so-sunshiney Seattle. She's also the (crazy/genius) mind behind her "Pay what you think it's worth" photography offer/social experiment. To learn more about Nicole, her work, and her amazing social experiment that is both delighting brides and shocking photographers everywhere, keep reading…


Jessica & Eric's West Coast music festival-meets-traditional wedding

A gown with gorgeous plumage, winged children, naughty ring bearers, and a leg lamp cake that actually lit up! If that isn't enough to grab you, there were scantily clad performers covered in food. WUT! Oh, and see if you can spy a certain Offbeat Bride staffer among the guests. OH: there is also a slightly NSFW photo. Be warned (and titillated).