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Real Weddings: Southern US

There are some who say the South will rise again — and it’s true, if you’re talking about Southern nontraditional weddings! From Atlanta to Texas and North Carolina to Florida, we love our Southern offbeat couples. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatbride.com/submissions.

Venezuelan-American rustic rave wedding with a Hora Loca

Stephania and Jon wanted to fuse the traditional American wedding with a little Latin spice from Venezuela. What made it extra special was how they incorporated the Venezuelan tradition of the “Hora Loca” into their wedding reception.

A stormy beach wedding on the beach complete with Tolkien wedding quote

We had no decor, only the crashing waves and stormy skies. Our friend and officiant started the ceremony with a reading of a poem JRR Tolkien wrote for his wife.

A Celtic, Viking, and Lord of the Rings-themed wedding

Melanie and Jake had a Elven, Celtic, and Viking inspired wedding with incredible DIY elements. Plus, their wedding party wielded weapons instead of floral bouquets!

Swordplay and anime at this Nightmare Before Christmas wedding

The theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas and the general color scheme was white, black, and pink. We did the Tasting of the Four Elements as our ritual and took a celebratory shot after to seal the deal.

A Cuban-American Moonrise Kingdom-themed retro wedding

Our wedding was a Moonrise Kingdom-themed epic night in which we celebrated everything and everyone we love. My family is from Cuba and Ian is half Cuban and half American, so we did a special Cuban Cafecito with Tata (my grandmother) ceremony as our “Unity Ceremony.”

These brides traded their big plans for a barefoot beach micro-wedding

We had a big wedding planned. We had bridesmaids and everything! But during the pandemic… We decided to just take off without telling anyone and get married. We used nature as our decoration and it was more perfect than the big wedding we were planning ever could have been.