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Real Weddings: Midwest US

There are some people who think offbeat weddings don’t happen in the fly-over states. These people will be surprised. Behold a few of our favorite weddings from the Midwest including Chicago weddings, Iowa weddings, Ohio weddings, Michigan weddings, and more. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.

Satanic wedding: Celebrating in Hell on Devils Night

We got married in Hell, Michigan and did most of our photos beforehand at the Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. We wanted a whole “Wed Til’ We’re Dead” mood, and the location definitely helped…

“Til Death Do Us Part” takes on new meaning

The meaning of “Til Death Do Us Part” is a little more intense when the bride is a funeral director and mental health advocate. Wait until you see all the skull wedding details, black wedding dress, and heavy metal touches!

Vibrant, whimsical, & vintage vibes abound at this Blumen Gardens wedding

Vibrant, whimsical, & vintage vibes abound at this Blumen Gardens wedding

Allie and Cloie had their colorful and whimsical nuptials at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois. They were officially declared as the summer’s best-dressed couple which you’ll soon see. Hold on to your tiny, adorable hats… Allie, rocking a hot pink suit topped with a tiny floral fascinator, walked down the aisle with Cloie in her ethereal, vintage-inspired dress. Don’t miss the lush green backdrop and vibrant flowers.

A laid-back, multicultural Olin Park wedding with a surprise dress swap (& Star Wars details!)

A geeky, fandom-themed wedding with a black and white gown (with a Darth Vader walk down the aisle!)

For two awesome humans who met at a zombie larp(!), they had the amazingly nerdy wedding you would expect and it was glorious. Each guest table was decorated with a different fandom, from Harry Potter to Dresden Files to Conan the Barbarian. Their card holder was a hand-made sarlacc pit (complete with little skeleton couple). Their cake was Star Wars and Alien-themed. Don’t miss Ashley’s black and white dress and black veil…

Red and Julian's excellent road trip adventure wedding

Red and Julian’s excellent road trip adventure wedding

Taelor (aka Red) and Julian met through their love of vehicles and are members of a low riding truck club called No Regrets that travels across the country. In true No Regrets fashion, they are one big family, and the members of the group came from all parts of the country to see these two get married. Red lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes vintage and all things pin-up while Julian would wear red plaid every day of the week if you let him. Getting married at the historical Packard Proving Grounds really showcased their love for history and vehicles.

Sunflower wedding with doggie friends

What could be happier than a bright yellow sunflower wedding? “If we were going to do a wedding it was going to be us,” say Rue and James. Their red and yellow celebration of love at Omar Arts and Events in Omaha combined their favorite things into a spectacular romantic event that was just the way they wanted it to be.