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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.

We love the green wedding dress at this alternative atheist wedding

This green wedding dress and bridal cape combination utterly enchants at Cat and Tyler’s alternative atheist wedding. Cat and Tyler made an effort to work with local businesses for their atheist wedding, with a focus on women-owned, BIPOC, and queer-owned wedding vendors.

An elegant weed wedding takes high class to new heights

What happens when you mix high class with a bit of punk? An elegant weed wedding, of course! Jordan and Ryan’s winter wedding oozes with moody vibes and a stunning black wedding dress.

This celestial Art Nouveau wedding will leave you starry-eyed

We had a celestial Art Nouveau wedding theme with lots of vintage elements. We wanted to evoke the essence of standing in a garden during the Harvest Moon under a million stars. I wanted to capture the romantic feeling of the Art Nouveau period, like an Alphonse Mucha painting.

An elegant wedding celebrating Black lesbian love

Niya and Tenai wanted an elegant waterfront wedding to celebrate their Black lesbian love. Don’t miss the stunning white suit and the sparkly outfit change!

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.”

Nonbinary fantasy wedding with a first sword duel

From the bespoke suit fashion to the sword duel instead of a first dance, this nonbinary fantasy wedding was nothing short of a faery-tale wonderland. Jessica’s wedding cape and Kristen’s jeweled floral crown are here to take nonbinary fashion finery to a whole new level!