When life throws you lemons, you make delicious intimate wedding lemonade! This pair was planning a larger wedding, but we love the results of their change-of-plans: a chic restaurant, 15 of their nearest and dearest, and a funny moment during the ceremony.
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We teased this Disney-meets-Star Wars wedding last week and you guys demanded to see MOAR! From their hand-cut rainbow ketubah, Disney and Star Wars mashup decor, lightsaber cake cutters, "Unbreakable Vow" ring book, and overall makes-me-want-to-hug-them adorableness, you're going to luuuurve it. Oh, and wait until you see how they memorialized their passed loved ones at the ceremony. It didn't go quite as planned!
I have a question for you and your readers. I am looking for a trans-friendly, really truly friendly, honeymoon spot. We worry about plumbing, about being questioned, about being unsafe, about violence nearly constantly. We realized that dreaming of our honeymoon didn't feel so much like dreaming any more, rather more like risk avoidance. I am betting that you or your readers have great ideas for gender-affirming places that are fun and delightful.
Look, I know what you're thinking, because I'm a lawyer when I'm not being a bride and I hear it all the time. Seeing a lawyer isn't like a cake tasting or interviewing a band. It's not fun. But if your offbeat family fits one of these five categories, you'll want a consultation with an attorney licensed in your state ASAP, not after you start getting RSVPs.
This pair has an awesomely diverse community willing to celebrate and totally donate their time and energy into making this wedding rock. And boy, did it. In addition to the bride's handmade dress (out of a sari!) and groom's kick-ass suit, there was wedding party aisle dancing, ukulele toasts, and a giant group hug right after the ceremony.
A wedding planning bride, heartfelt vows, a gorgeous lakeside ceremony, and a dessert buffet that will make you hungry: this wedding is a feast for the eyes. Even with a budget, they knew how to prioritize what matters to them. Oh, and definitely check out the bridesmaids in boots! So adorable.
Inspired by "Dapper," Offbeat Bride's new androgynous header illustration, I present my curated collection of wedding shoes for dapper brides and offbeat grooms.
…Because the masculine-inclined need cool shoes, too, and not just rentals from the tux shop. These are a mix of women's and men's shoes; I've had great luck wearing men's oxford and boots, although I don't know if it works the other direction.
This pair is a self-described June and Ward Cleaver queer couple, which is just rad. The wedding itself mirrored this with its 1950s-style traditional vows and style. They also found time to sneak off during the reception for a little alone time, which was not missed by the hooting and hollering crowd.
These two initially didn't know they were planning their wedding on Transgender Day of Remembrance, but they ended up embracing the overlap with a moment of silence and a hymn in honor of the day. They also stuck to their guns when they decided to keep this celebration very small. But there was one member of the wedding party who had to be there: their dog!
It's a good time to be an offbeat groom, my friends. In the past couple weeks we've introduced you to ties that don't suck and boutonnieres with mega personality. And now, thanks to Duchess Clothier, groom outfits have gone from "which rental suit would you like?" to almost as many styles and variations as there are wedding dress options. (As it should be!)
Corsets, sword canes, cat cupcake toppers, and a stylin' gender-neutral party of "wing people." That's the fun in store with this celebration of throwing caution and gender to the wind. Plus, there's a heaping helping of gothic Victorian fashion.