Unicorns, dragonflies, and an awesome skull stein

Updated Mar 15 2021
Centerpieces: A labor of love. Pictures for each year corresponding to table number!
Photo by Cory Parris Photography

Cheryl and Gabe had their table numbers align with photos of themselves at that age. They were pretty sweet at four. The Offbeat Flickr Pool, Pinterest, and the Offbeat Bride Tribe also offered us some custom programs, a unicorn shirt, a dreadlocked 'do, and a persistent dragonfly. Like a good breakfast, reader submissions are always a healthy way to start any week.

Reception place setting: Guest Libs
Cheryl and Gabe also designed these fun, Mad Libs-style place settings. Photo by Cory Parris Photography

Similarly, Rachel and Robby had a combined program/game/thank you sheet. Photo by Whitney Lee

Tribesmaid Erinandaaron has a couple of awesome things going on here: our "Brides Love Unicorns" shirt and glittery nail decor. Photo by Altar Image Photo

Jess' groomsmen get ready for a punch-up.

Flickr user Ktk0812's dreadlocked updo is fabulous! Check out the style from other angles.

rehearsal day dragon fly - this dragonfly would not get off my arm!
A dragonfly took hold of Ashley's arm and wouldn't let go! I think he was making his own bid for her hand.

Cake topper - we got engaged on our snowboarding trip to killington mt, in vermont :)
Ashley and her groom also had these fab cake toppers in honor of getting engaged on a snowboarding trip.

Jennifer's groom Jack celebrated with some gothic barware in the form of a skull stein.

We're eating turkey in honor of these Clicky Links:

Want to see yourself in our Monday Montage? Submit your photos to the Offbeat Bride Flickr Pool. (Oh, and don't forget to credit your photographer!)

  1. I pinned that guest libs as well (from a different source)! It looks like so much fun.

    The dreads updo = stunning!

    And the pictures for table numbers are precious!

  2. I love the idea of a game/thank/program.

    & Oh my the skull, I love it!! I've been playing with the idea of viking style drinking horns. Oh gosh I wonder what other awesome drink ware you could do, to the OBB archives!

    p.s. If there isn't a whole post dedicated to toasting glasses, there should be one 😉

  3. Hi, this is Cheryl from the top 2 photos – thanks for sharing them! I have to say that gathering profile shots of Gabe and I from ages 1-18 was such a fun (and hilarious) part of the reception planning process. I ended up placing our high school friends at tables with the most awkward age photos (13-14, of course!), which provided lots of entertainment. The photos also seemed to inspire people to mingle around the room a bit.

    As for the wedding Guest Libs, I wanted to share that I actually used an Etsy vendor for those – http://www.etsy.com/listing/79844539/wedding-mad-libs-great-for-receptions. The vendor was incredible, I would highly recommend her!

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