You might remember Offbeat Bride-turned-wedding photographer Elissa R, from when we introduced you to her back in 2011. This time, when we catch up with Elissa, we're talking elopements, intimate weddings, and of course, why Offbeat Brides love her…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of small wedding posts.
Capetown's gorgeous scenery is the perfect backdrop for this sweet and intimate chapel wedding. You need to see this bride's necklace/shoulder jewelry AND the groom's adorable I'm-so-happy-to-marry-this-woman cheer or else our work isn't done. Our only regret is not being invited to their second ceremony in Zimbabwe!
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.
For their intimate wedding, Geoff and Michael wanted to bring together their families — one side hailing from New Zealand, the other from Toronto. The two opted to get hitched in San Francisco, a kind of halfway point for everyone. These two met in London, and have traveled around the world. It was important to them that they include their shared love for all things global in the wedding, …wait until you see how they integrated photos from all their travels!
This tiny, sweet wedding with two grooms, seaside decor, and a helluva biggest challenge turned biggest win has serious cute factor. Come for the awesome officiant story and tear-y ceremony, and stay to read all the little love captions in their Flickr photos!
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.
A wintry wedding in Paris with ice skating in the Grand Palais? Can you even stand it? Well, get ready for even more shivers and giggles when you hear how they started off their end-of-vows kiss, how the groom enthused about the joys of marriage (oh, and how he consented to being married!). There are origami cranes, gorgeous Parisian views, and the sweetest little couple ever.
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.
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Let me just lay this right here: a tentacle aisle, tentacle bouquets, a pineapple print dress, fold-out fan programs, horror movie centerpieces, and a flesh-eating martian owlopus. You read that right. Oh, and some sage advice meant for a pre-teen that totally applies to all of us. Let us know if you spot the MINGLO, too!
We teased this couple's adorable crocheted dessert table toppers earlier this week and now we've got the whole story! We're talking a self-catered fajita bar, suuuuper sweet serenades from the groom AND the bride's father, and a last-minute rain break for an awesome outdoor ceremony. And just wait until you hear what the officiant did during the epic-length first kiss!