Attention fans of Harry Potter, Princess Bride, Discworld, RPGs, shoe games, chemistry, adorableness, and all things sugar and spice: there is something in this wedding for you. Homages to books and pop culture abound in this Aussie wedding with two super cuties who are totally pro at combining their interests into a kick-ass theme.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of the princess bride posts.
This one is going to be right on the money for you couples planning Halloween weddings right now. We've got two ladies celebrating their favorite holiday, a black ribbon veil, amazing black pumpkin bouquet, and of course, Central Park in New York City! Plus, they had The Reverend D (rad Offbeat Bride vendor) officiate dressed as ELVIRA! And there may have been a wedding crashing zombie in attendance as well.
When the wedding they were planning got too overwhelming and stress-inducing, these two opted to let it go in favor of an elopement recreating their first date. In familiar surroundings and killer clothes, their short ceremony and celebration was just right for them, and included sweet details like their cupcakes and vows in front of the beer tap wall. And wait till you see the groom's first look at his bride!
There were loads of lovely dresses in the Offbeat Flickr Pool, the Offbeat Bride Tribe, and Pinterest this week. Sparkles, short and pink, elegant black, and giant flowers were the stand-outs. But that's not all: we also have an adorable ring bearer, "yay" flags, a Princess Bride cake, and another Bridethulhu sighting out in the wild.
Kathy and Nathan dropped the ultimate surprise on their families and friends with a 1920s-themed birthday party ruse-turned-wedding! Not many people knew, but one in particular had to be in on the surprise. The officiant was dressed in full "Impressive Clergyman" garb and, naturally, began the ceremony with the famous ceremony monologue from The Princess Bride.
This couple was able to pull off some amazing handcrafted decor, a full self-catered buffet, a FABULOUS handmade dress (by the bride!), and even some home-grown entertainment all on a budget and with tons of style. This intimate wedding was also planned from across the country, so we know it took some serious coordination.
We're having programs basically because some of our friends do not speak Catalan, so we want them to have something to do during the ceremony. I wanted to ask someone to stand next to us with a chalkboard and "translate" what happens (in a short and funny way), but my fiance didn't like it enough. Oh well. This is the compromise.
Bruce Campbell movie poster centerpieces, a fabulously retro laser photo backdrop, '90s alternative rock, and the groom's epic four-inch mohawk (and accompanying MOHAWK WIGS) — these people know how to do '90s retro right! Add in their Azkaban place cards, Time Warp dance, and dad's serenade, and I'm hooked. You will be too.
A little bit of vintage style, a whiskey box ceremony, a Princess Bride homage, and a lot of DIY make for an eclectic and heartfelt outdoor celebration. Plus they had an after party at a favorite bar for major dancing and carrying on. The matching <3 tattoos just seal the awesomeness.
Offbeat lite incorporating robots, an iPhone cake, light sabers, and motherboards is exactly what these two are all about — geeky, awesome, and true to themselves. You'll love all the robot details and beaker centerpieces.