Serge and Ely wed in Pennsylvania at the Abington Art Center, which proved to be a most excellent backdrop for their vintage and goth-friendly wedding day. The bridesmaids were decked out in mismatched purple gowns, the groomsmen (and officiant!) donned top hats, and an adorable owl and beaver topped their cake. If you're a fan of costumes, you'll totally dig the unicorn mask that the bride and groom took turns wearing during the reception. Thanks to Offbeat Bride vendor Fun and Funky Wedding Photography for sending these our way!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of top hat posts.
A little goth, a little geek, and a teeny wedding for us to love. Don't miss the awesome certificate of marriage, the very meaningful handfasting cords, the Gallery Serpentine custom corset dress, and the Minuscule-themed cupcakes. Plus, the bride shares some very handy advice if you're planning on rocking a corset. Oh, and you'll love the bride's hilarious way of "proposing." It worked!
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a purple and bronze steamy bonanza with a geodesic dome ceremony, a ketubah/parking problem (what?!), and some adorable vows you don't want to miss. Just watch out for the spoilsport rain!
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a Victorian-styled red rose wedding paired with a book theme and a red dress with a peacock train. We're talking a book cake, book pages bunting, a fabulous DIYed top hat, and all the vivid red you can handle.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got an unexpectedly steampunk wedding with pumpkin wine chillers, kilts, and a fabulous handfasting. Oh, and their favorite moment is one of those that will totally make you say "awww."
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!
This bride's DIY skills are MAD! She made so many of the outfits including her own black and white striped, purple reception gown (which fit amazingly well into their masquerade-themed reception!). Don't miss the paper flower decor, the forest-y venue, the sexiest boots, and the tiniest aisle-walker ever!
You guys, this wedding has got what you need: handmade Victorian garb, lolita bridesmaid dresses, a magician who performs a Punch and Judy show, and tons of costumes, including one Dobby the house elf! These theatrical folks know how to party, fantastic fairytale-style! Plus, this bride has some sage advice about taking on a lot of DIY projects.
We already snuck a peek at this couple's fabulous octopus cake, and now we're getting the full scoop! We're talking steampunk details, custom corset loveliness, and a ROBOT RING BEARER made by a certain Mythbuster pal of theirs. Just watch your eyebrows around the flamethrower…
Suzi and Paul share our fondness for the wriggly tentacled types that we're celebrating this week in our mash-up theme of barns and tentacles (BARN-ACLE WEEK!). We scoured the tentacle archives and found steampunk octopodes, squid cakes, tentacle crowns, knitted cephalopods, and tentacle-covered accessories. Wrap your many arms around these babies…
Get your tea cups out, folks, we have an Alice theme going on! A fluffy blue dress, mix-your-own Italian soda bar, lawn games (with croquet, natch!), a goooorgeous garden, and a big ol' top hat brings it all together. Oh, and there's some keen advice on leaving your guests to their own devices when mixing up drinks. It can go awry.