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Real Offbeat Weddings

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Katie’s at-home Washington wedding

I think two things really set the tone for our offbeat wedding: 1.) Save the date magnets with ketchup and mustard bottles holding hands and smiling with, “some things just go together! Please save the date for our wedding” and 2.) A quote by Thornton Wilder on our (very lovely) invitations: “my advice to you, is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it is on your plate.”

Laurie’s Big Fat Geek Wedding!

The offbeat bride: Laurie, Admin. Asst. My offbeat groom: Santiago, Quality Control Engineer Location & date of wedding: April 1, 2007. Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, MA for ceremony / Springstep dance & arts complex in Medford, MA for reception What made our wedding offbeat: We had a very DIY wedding, with tons of […]

Melissa’s wedding at the Uptight Wedding Chapel (ha!)

The offbeat bride: Melissa, Web Master My offbeat groom: John, Network Admin Location & date of wedding: Uptight Wedding Chapel in Trenton, MI, April 23, 2005 What made our wedding offbeat: Mostly we bucked tradition. Not even in a huge, flamboyant way. But it drove the chapel owner/managers crazy and the minister refused to speak […]

Rebecca’s Midwest vineyard bike wedding

I finally got the scoop on the vineyard wedding I featured in last week’s wedding porn. The offbeat bride: Rebecca, Speech and language therapist My offbeat groom: Jeremy, Biomedical engineer Location & date of wedding: Alexis Bailly Vineyard ~ Hastings, Minnesota ~ August 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: We kept it simple and intimate, […]

Amber’s two weddings — one pagan handfasting, one all-American BBQ

In Offbeat Bride, I talk about the concept of having two weddings — this couple took that concept to the extreme! Opposites really do attract — and get married.

Christina’s Seattle church wedding and grungey bar reception

The offbeat bride: Christina, Architect/intern My offbeat groom: Michael, Musician/vintage furniture salesman Location & date of wedding: Ceremony at Trinity Church and reception at Sunset Tavern, both in Seattle, June 2007. What made our wedding offbeat: We tried to do things our way and not get caught up in everything we “had to have” for […]