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Real Weddings: Global

Although we’re based in the United States, we feature weddings from around the world — especially the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.

LA couple ditches California for Italian elopement

After starting to look into a large wedding in California wine country that rapidly ballooned in guest count and price, Lianne and Dan actually did what a lot of couples consider when confronted with so much wedding planning stress: they eloped instead. Way before micro-weddings were our new normal, Lianne and Dan invited about thirty of their closest friends to join them at Villa del Balbianello on Lago di Como in Italy.

Wedding vows for a second marriage

Lauren and Chris got married South Africa, and had the perfect vows for a second marriage.

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

Sharon and Bryan’s intimate forest elopement had us gob-smacked by the scenery, the golden hour, the romantic moments, and the sheer magnitude of the beauty of this couple and this environment. We are still shook. It took place at Cougal Cascades in Queensland, Australia, and had subtle Twilight wedding vibes with that dress and those epic trees. We just need a little of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and we’ll be ready to sob…

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

It was love at first sight at the supermarket in 1991 in the Netherlands. We got married on August 24, 1994. 25 years later we decided to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary in Paris for a few reasons. Firstly, being grateful for 25 years of married life. In 2018, my husband had a brain hemorrhage and we are grateful for his second chance in life. And we were extremely happy to invite our best friends forever who were our bridesmaids and groomsmen at our wedding 25 years ago to celebrate it with us in the most romantic city in the world — Paris.

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition (or this utterly bonkers Monty Python-themed wedding!)

We decided to have a Monty Python-themed wedding on the 50th anniversary of the first episode (5th October 1969) as we are considered the biggest fans of the TV show in the UK. John even proposed in front of Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam on my birthday. Just wait until you see the video of the ceremony sketch!

This New South Wales wedding was a whimsical DIYed floral celebration

This New South Wales wedding was a whimsical DIYed floral celebration

Belle and Layne chose to play their cards close to their chest when it came to announcing the wedding. In fact, they didn’t announce it was a wedding until guests arrived at the property! It was entirely an expression of who they are and how they love. The amount of community involvement in putting the day together showed how much they value and rely on the people in their circles. The DIY elements of the day, including Belle’s dress, articulated their creative spirits.