A laid-back, multicultural Olin Park wedding with a surprise dress swap

They decided on a laid-back BBQ-style wedding, with a twist: Lia, whose mom is Chinese, wanted to surprise her with an outfit change into a traditional Chinese gown at the reception, and the results were stunning. Her mom was super surprised, and Lia looked amazing in both her traditional Western dress AND her traditional Chinese gown.

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A whimsical & intimate pop culture wedding in Chicago? As you wish

Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor got married! Catherine and her husband Steven share a ton of geeky and pop culture interests so it made sense to infuse fun references, soundtrack themes, and fandom homages into their whimsical, pop culture-themed wedding in Chicago. It was held at a West Loop venue with a feast, an ice cream cart, a Hogwarts Great Hall photo booth, and dancing awkwardly into the night.

Don't miss the bride's custom dyed ombre unicorn dress!

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A chic & macabre Halloween wedding at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Sayjal and Steve got married at the gorgeous, fascinating, and sometimes macabre venue in Chicago that I LOVE: The International Museum of Surgical Science. So their Chicago Halloween wedding took on a whole new level of intrigue in this space.

Their guests brought the house down with spectacular costumes while Sayjal and Steve rocked vintage gothic looks. Don't miss the bride's

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Arcade games & epic foliage at this whimsical green & purple wedding

Laura and Creighton are gamers whose colorful green and purple wedding in Madison, Wisconsin blew our minds. From the epic amounts of foliage and greenery and whimiscal decor (that arch!) to the lush vine-covered cake to the Laura's purple and green corset gown and matching hair, we were smitten by these two lovebirds.

Don't miss the video games, board games, and arcade games(!) that gave everyone something rad to do at the reception…