Red and blue and DIY all over — these two ladies know how to throw a stylish and entertaining wedding! They included all of their talented community — performers and bakers alike — and their tribute to what their specific type of marriage means to them is tear-inducing and spot-on. And you MUST see one of the bride's mom's awesome, newly acquired aerialist skills! She's one bad-ass mother.
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Two extremely organized ladies who know how to rock an Excel spreadsheet are bound to know how to prioritize their wedding needs. And that includes a fab open bar, natch. Add in the adorable guest book wedding quilt, the tiny tuxedo-ed pooch, hilarious drag king officiant, and snazzy wedding garb, and you've got this adorable San Fran wedding.
Dayna and Jason's Colorado wedding had so much going for it: Dayna's short and sweet dress, Jason's Boston tie, their walk down the aisle together, the amphitheater setting with a view we can't even handle right now, and GRATUITOUS DOGGY SHOTS! This pooch is walking down the aisle, front-and-center at the ceremony, and then falling asleep in the middle. We are bowled over with cuteness. Then it's on to the reception where there's carb-loading and robin's egg centerpieces.
Only a few weeks to prepare, only room for 12 guests… how can they make this work?! Oh, they so did. The small guest list totally fit this introverted couple's preferences, and the intimate space amid the hustle and bustle of a renaissance fest was fabulously adorable. Add in some Harry Potter colors (Ravenclaws represent!), an "Always" necklace, and "Mischief Managed" rings, and you've got the recipe to brew up a love potion for us all.
Hula hoops, foosball, and roller skates… oh my! This is one game-happy Halloween wedding. Add in the chic lollipop bouquet, the sequined shoes, and the bedazzled pumpkins, and it's a pretty gorgeous wedding, too. Plus, you'll never guess who convinced the couple to embrace the Halloween theme.
Leah and Heather were married on June 7th at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA, where the pair had one of their first dates and countless date nights after. Leah designed the place cards, table numbers, her bouquet, Heather's boutonniere, and the CD favors. But the best silver lining moment came when the intense storm going on caused a blackout at the reception!
Hello, gorgeous beach wedding with a glowing bride and mohawked groom. Add in a LEGO cake, an adorably funny dad officiant, and a grandma who is pro at the "queen's wave," and you'll be smitten with this one. Oh, and you will love the impromptu vows shared the day AFTER the wedding.
Kim and Heather are lovers of Wonder Woman and Xena (as already evidenced by amazing ink!), but their Xena/Wonder Woman cake made by Heather herself… well, takes the cake (sad trombone). But seriously: the Greenville Children's Museum venue in Greenville, SC, the two dresses, the sword cake cutting, the comic postcard guest book… it's all a product of super powers, I'm sure of it.
We love this wedding because it is a total reality check: getting married across oceans is challenging, last-minute elopements can be super meaningful, and you don't have to believe the Pinterest hype. And you CAN beat the thunderstorms if you time it right! Come fall in love with this wedding and its beachy, bald eagle guest-goodness.
Jo and Sarah's bit of vintage glamour, laid-back style, epic ink, and sweet little setting set the stage for this wedding in Jacksonville, Florida. Their venue, the Mandarin Community Club, used to be the Freedom School built and founded by Harriet Beecher Stowe. As a surprise for Sarah, Jo sang "To Make You Feel My Love" for the last dance of the night.
Soon-to-be Offbeat Bride vendor, Carly from Two Spoons Photography, and her beau celebrated their amazing love (started at summer camp!) with an awesome alternative to a traditional ceremony: a series of toasts from loved ones and to each other. D'aww. Plus, their friends each brought their own DIY flair to the decor, food, MCing, guest book, and even the live music!