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).


Moss-covered trees and tiny bees at this orange and green wedding

Seattle's Urban Light Studios was the setting of this colorful and subtly bee-themed wedding in Seattle. With lovely moss-covered foliage and chic decor, this event had tons of class and lots of eclectic touches… plus a stuffed lion. And since it was held in April, it makes the perfect addition to our spring theme week.


Katy & Aaron's forest handfasting and dance party wedding

When an intimate forest ceremony becomes a Renaissance-inspired dance party reception, it's been a good day. The bride handmade books as favors, had tiny terrariums as centerpieces, and they served pumpkin pie, too. So far so good. But the addition of a cardboard deer head is the icing on the cake.


Special deals with peacock & dino thrills from Washington's Hilary Mercer Photography

Our sponsor Hilary Mercer Photography gets some of the coolest clients ever — funky peacock weddings, pink hair, and dinosaur engagement pics… Offbeat couples must be attracted to the happy combination of Hilary's talent and personality. It could also be her web address, hilarymerceristhebomb.com, or her bio that starts with "You can call me Hildog" — like offbeat bride magnets!

You know what else is thebomb.com? The fact that she has two special deals for offbeat brides and the details from Austin and Sheila's peacock wedding. Click through to see them…