Tera and Ryan recently wed near downtown San Diego, California, and had pink details everywhere — the flowers, the bride's glittery shoes, even the seating chart and wedding favors were all rose-hued! These two found a way to include a dash of the unexpected throughout the day, like using a neon pink megaphone to hold programs and decorating a guitar case with written ceremony instructions for their guests. And just WAIT until you see the skull-and-earthworm covered groom's cake…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of skulls posts.
After seeing this wedding, there is no way we all won't be in the mood for Mexican food and a full-on fiesta — which is exactly what this wedding entails. Papel picado, an awesome Mexican restaurant, and tons of DIYed decor worthy of the event make this colorful shindig a stunner. Add in the gorgeous vintage-style chapel and sweet mother/daughter impromptu dance, and you'll be in love with this love.
Oh sure, I've done plenty of round-ups focused on skull shoes. But what about just bones? As we wrap up what's been an amazing Halloween week (and some of us recognizing Dia de los Muertos), it feels like expanding my skull focus to include bones feels about right. Of course lots of these are Iron Fist, but you'll find a few surprises tucked in here, too…
We love us some Halloween week, but we couldn't resist this Dia de los Muertos wedding, too! Sugar skulls, colorful decor at a fab Mexican restaurant… oh, and more sugar skulls! Grab yourself a margarita and check out this adorable hair-styling couple and their Mexican-American wedding love fest.
With pumpkin and spider details, a deliciously gothic black dress, and a hunky, serenading groom, this wedding is super Halloween hotness. Add in the heavy metal cover band, ceremony inside jokes, and skelly cake toppers, and you'll be in love with this love in no time.
One of my favorite things about Halloween is the candy; you can just imagine how excited I got over Offbeat Bride Leslie's Halloween lollipop bouquet. The bouquet was made from lollipops bought at Candy Warehouse, the sticks are covered in pretty printed tapes. There's more wedding candy, and dark Halloween-themed fun where that came from in this special Halloween week reader round-up!
Outdoor wedding season is here! If you're wearing a tie without a jacket you might want to think about clipping it down. But why settle for a regular tie clip when you could use this as another great opportunity to show off your Offbeat personality? Check out these options I've curated from Etsy and keep your tie in place in style. Psst: these also make great gifts for the tie-wearing members of your wedding brigade.
When the "something blue" in a wedding is a big blue streak in the bride's hair, you know you're in for some fun. Don't miss the custom Batman Converse, the retro fabulous bridesmaids dresses, and the zombie references. Oh, and wait until you see the cake they won in a contest! Free cake is good… free AMAZING cake is awesome.
Halloween is exactly five months from today, and I know for a fact that a cluster of you are busy planning your fabulously creepy Halloween weddings as we speak. While this is a post full of shoes that would obviously be a perfect fit for those of you planning Halloween weddings or gothtastic celebrations, I know for a fact that Offbeat Brides have rocked skull shoes at weddings that were totally NOT thematically dark.
Maybe you don't want to totally buck tradition, or perhaps you might get a lot of flack for showing up for the wedding in your favorite leather jacket. You can still channel a refined rocker vibe with a few unexpected accessories.
We've seen this bride's homemade cake, but we hadn't seen her epic, punk rock-loving wedding. The wait is over, so you'll want to check out the retro fashion, insane makeshift mosh pit, and BUMPER CARS at the reception! Oh, and viewing the bride's surprise wedding tattoo required a sexy-as-hell upskirt shot that we couldn't help including.