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…
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This wedding is a pretty easy sell: they had a BEER UNICORN! And vodka slushies! And ocotopus and mustache dresses! And tentacle fingers! And animal centerpieces! And the Cliffs of Insanity! We're dropping-our-pants-happy about this Texas-meets-Ireland wedding. It's too much — go on without us and enjoy!
From bridal henna to stunning golden cranes, Suni and Chris mastered the art of blending their cultures for their Houston wedding earlier this year. With the help of event designer Events By Momo, the two created a dreamy landscape to wed in — including incorporating fluffy white clouds, white bridesmaids dresses, and a hanging seating chart made from paper, twine, and twigs.
Butterflies, dragons, and cloud canopies, oh my! Yep, we said a cloud canopy… that actually lit up like a cloud! That and the bride's amazing monarch butterfly bouquet is only two pieces of the gorgeous puzzle that makes up this wedding. You'll also want to see the leaf guestbook, wedding mascot giveaway, and the fantasy geek soundtrack of your dreams.
With the number of emotional photos at this wedding (happy ceremony tears, family hugging tears, dance floor cheers, and belly laughs), I'm secretly hoping to catch you at work and make you sniffle at your desk. Muhaha!
Dinos, Dorothy, and DeLoreans?! Yep, we've got an awesome natural history museum full of dinosaurs, ruby red Dorothy slippers, and Back to the Future in their trivia game. OH, and don't let me forget the EPIC DeLorean cake! It will make your '80s-loving day. Plus, you'll love how they chose their wedding date. Spoiler: it was to make one of them right!
Stephen and Tavo's May 4th (Star Wars Day!) wedding was a fabulous garden party among glowing fairy lights and leaf green decor at Artspace 111, a warehouse-turned-art-gallery in Fort Worth, Texas. With matching ties, personalized chalk for guest book messages, and foodie-style centerpieces (ARTICHOKE!), these two are made of hugs and win. Don't miss the first dance dip!
Let's see here: dinosaurs (and a dino adult piñata!), a small town outdoor setting with a big cocktail gathering before the ceremony, and 34 DOZEN tamales… where do I sign up for this wedding? Oh, and don't forget the groom's and the bride's mother's live band performances, the Monty Python call-out in the ceremony, and the unintentional ass-grab by the groom during the first dance!
The music in this wedding was totally note-worthy: an acoustic guitar duo playing covers, a gospel choir singing Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, a "tropical space funk" genre band! It's a music-loving, glowing ceremony-having, adorable family-including good time. Oh, and wait until you hear what got this pair laughing at the honky-tonk-themed after party!
You're probably looking at the title of this wedding and tilting your head a bit. But don't worry, it all makes sense when you know the theme of this wedding is pure, unadulterated FUN! Animal-themed tables, food truck tacos, and rock-paper-scissors start off the good times, but the giant NERF gun war at the reception kept it all going strong into the night!
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but in this case, it came straight from the venue, The Quixotic World. What once was a low-key tea party wedding became a raucous, burlesque "Gears and Garters" Victorian circus sideshow wedding! We're talking corsets, hula hoops, clowns, and sideshow acts — all following a sweet handfasting.