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Real Offbeat Weddings

We love featuring a truly diverse range of real weddings, from highly stylized theme weddings to elopements to simple and small weddings. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.

Get ready to light up at this disco wedding with a joint bar

Due to the world being turned upside down, we had to cancel our wedding… like many brides, I had to pivot. We had recently bought our first home and spent so much time working on it, so we decided to have our wedding in our backyard. Our garage turned into Studio 54 with an amazing disco ball installation, 80’s furniture, checkered floor, and a chic curated joint bar for our guests (which was a real hit of the night!).

Venezuelan-American rustic rave wedding with a Hora Loca

Stephania and Jon wanted to fuse the traditional American wedding with a little Latin spice from Venezuela. What made it extra special was how they incorporated the Venezuelan tradition of the “Hora Loca” into their wedding reception.

This rainy DIY viking wedding was an epic success

Emily and Travis had an epic DIY Viking wedding for the ages, all in their backyard. Wait till you see their medieval decor and their guests in costume!

The Middle Earth wedding of every Tolkien fan’s dreams

Everything about this couple’s wedding ties back to their love of Middle Earth! With excerpts we all know and love from Lord of the Rings to readings from The Hobbit, lovers of Tolkien will find literary inspiration all over this “long expected party.”

A stormy beach wedding on the beach complete with Tolkien wedding quote

We had no decor, only the crashing waves and stormy skies. Our friend and officiant started the ceremony with a reading of a poem JRR Tolkien wrote for his wife.

A Celtic, Viking, and Lord of the Rings-themed wedding

Melanie and Jake had a Elven, Celtic, and Viking inspired wedding with incredible DIY elements. Plus, their wedding party wielded weapons instead of floral bouquets!