Chicago has a lot of wedding venues, but NONE are anything like this one

There are very few wedding venues in Chicago which make me think of our kick-ass readers more than Catalyst Ranch. If you've ever seen the versatile, colorful, and totally unique space in person, you'd see how much personality a wedding venue can add to your wedding. Situated in the trendy, industrial neighborhood of the West Loop, Catalyst Ranch is a breath of fresh air among plain venues.

A chat with offbeat wedding planning, Mama Hen organizing genius, Maven Macaw Events

When you're scoping out the selection of vendors for your offbeat wedding, there's one sign that ensures you're dealing with someone who knows how it goes… when they themselves had an offbeat wedding! That's definitely the case with our girl Beca Oliveira at Maven Macaw Events. So when we wanted to catch up with her to see how her amazing clients were rocking their weddings (with her pro guidance, natch!), we got the tea.

Which of these stunning types of wedding bands would your partner rock? (pun intended)

When choosing your wedding bands, there are a TON of choices, and you don't at all have to choose something traditional. Whether you're shopping for your partner, for all of your rings, or for yourself, there's a wedding band to fit your personality.

We did some deep-diving and found three of our favorite types of rings and exactly who could ROCK them, pun intended…

How do you get that flawless, natural wedding makeup look? This makeup line is changing the game

One thing we definitely know about readers of Offbeat Bride: they run the gamut when it comes to the "rules" of wedding makeup. Some go the traditional route of hiring a pro, some do it themselves, and some go totally makeup-free. But we do know that they want to make sure their wedding makeup lasts, looks amazing, and is cruelty-free. And that's totally why we love partnering with Per-fékt Beauty since they absolutely GET offbeat weddings.

Here's the sitch on what they can offer you (or your chosen makeup artist!) that will keep your makeup looking gorgeous dahling while lasting ALL day and making you want to wear it forever and ever after.

Have fun and be sparkly with these shimmery wedding shoes

When it comes to wedding planning, wedding partying, wedding ANYTHING, is there a better motto than "Have fun?" I think not. Have fun, go mad, y'all. So when we spied these Loly in the Sky "Have Fun" flats, we had to share. Oh, and maybe share a few other sparkly and shimmery wedding shoes I happened to see along the way. What, I couldn't help myself! On the sparkles…