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I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR.

A zoo wedding with handmade international details

Jennifer and Abdoulaye are truly an international couple: she hails from the States and he’s from Guinea, and they met while working in Mali. A coup d’état in the country led to Jennifer moving back home, and their relationship blossomed thanks to Skype and long-distance phone calls. Once reunited in the US they quickly eloped, and hosted a wedding a few months later at the Virginia Zoo.

A fantastically gorgeous math- and Lost-themed Costa Rican wedding

Jinger and Calvin got married completely off the grid. They from their hometown of New York City to the southern jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The rugged conditions matched the Lost-themed day, with everything from the save the dates to the bridal party’s entrance music included nods to the television series.

Shower your cake in edible confetti

Adding confetti makes just about any occasion that much more fun — so why not top your wedding cake with confetti you can eat? Miriam and Zachary took their wedding cake up a notch at their Casablanca-inspired old Hollywood wedding by doing just that. MMMMM.

Give your guests itty bitty succulents in teeny tiny jars

Catherine and Agustin were very focused on creating most of their wedding decor and favors themselves — including these adorable teeny tiny succulent gardens!

An orange Seattle wedding with a candy bouquet, tarot reader, and his-and-her wedding sneakers

Lin and Philip’s wedding had one theme: ORANGE. The color dominated everything from their sneakers (yes, they both wore sneakers!) and wardrobe details to the candy-laden dessert table. Those aren’t the only sweet details: Lin carried a bouquet made entirely from Dum Dums and Philip donned a boutonniere to match. Their dog Hannah served as a key player throughout the day, and a tarot reader performed a reading during the ceremony. Speaking of Hannah, wait until you see the super cute hands-and-paws family photo the three of them took during the reception.

Go floral macabre with skulls and antlers

Skulls aren’t just for Halloween weddings! Denver-based [vendor-heart link="http://vendors.offbeatbride.com/listing/lale-florals"]Lalé Florals[/vendor-heart] is a floral design superstar who can rock your wedding with any number of offbeat bouquet and decor options, like building an entire flower masterpiece around a set of antlers.