Sweet kisses and a tearful groom at this golden sunset wedding #Wedding Porn#beach#BIPOC#first look#florida#mismatched-bridesmaids#plus size Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted May 30 2013) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Pilster Photography I dare you not to smile while scrolling through Christinia and Trevor's wedding. Double dog dare. Especially when they hold hands before the first look. And during the kiss at the ceremony (with bonus LOLs in the background). And Trevor's pose during the garter removal. And the break dancing tot on the dance floor. And finally at the most golden of hours on the Florida beach. Pilster Photography shot all of these moments at the Melbourne Realtors Association Building in Melbourne, Florida. Related Post Brilliant blues and some red details, too In case you're new around here, every week I scan the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool looking for the latest and greatest. Then, I share my... Read more Check out the vendors! Photography: Pilster Photography Hair stylist: Cameo Hair & Beauty Salon Caterer: Two Chicks and a Pot Floral designer: In Bloom Flower Shop Dress store: Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique Dress designer: Maggie Sottero Cake designer: Mathers' Cake Shop DJ: JAM Masters Shoes: Kate Spade Event venue: Melbourne Realtors Association Building Pre-ceremony location: Hilton Melbourne Rilato Place Makeup artist: Nikea with MAC at Mall of Millenia Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Give a nod to your love of books with tiny book cake toppers NEXT How to make your own bad-ass magnetic bottle cap wedding favors Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] you should have dared us not to cry!! That was beautiful! Reply Aww big cheesy grins over here. So much happiness in these photos. Reply Beautiful wedding but not sure what qualifies this as offbeat. Reply Just a shot in the dark, but you'd never see this wedding on a mainstream site. (As a woman of color, I appreciate the diversity.) That's not to say that POC are inherently offbeat, but featuring POC weddings certainly seems to be offbeat for wedding bloggers. *shrug* I could be off-base though. Reply We make a point to feature weddings all along the spectrum of "offbeat" — from church weddings to polyamorous weddings; from over-the-top elaborate weddings to super simple weddings. For more about how we pick which weddings to feature, click here. Also, to touch on ferrous' comment, while editorial diversity is a top priority for us — it's about WAY more than racial/ethnic diversity. Most importantly, RB, I'm really uncomfortable with the suggestion that anyone has to "qualify as offbeat." That's just not a game we play in these parts. Reply I guess I was just taken back that being plus sized or black somehow makes a wedding "offbeat." But certainly this couple would not be featured on a "mainstream wedding blog." But after reading the links in your post I better understand the idea behind a site like OBB. Reply while this wedding looks quite traditional, doing it your own way – whatever that means for you – is non-Wedding Industrial Complex. I am not an observer of many other wedding related sites, but besides racial diversity, you don't see many plus-size brides and this couple is gorgeous and so in love! Reply Oh gosh, the smiles on your faces! <3<3<3 Beautiful wedding, congratulations! Reply These wedding pictures are so sweet. I'm a fat black woman and I can really see reflections of myself, family members and friends in this ceremony. Reply I love these pictures – they are incredibly sweet! This looms like a really intimate and fun wedding. What has really upset me has been the comments about this not fitting with other people's ideas of Offbeat. I'm pretty Offbeat Lite, I had all the makings of a wedding industry wedding, and yet I felt what we did was pretty offbeat all the same. It really makes me feel for the couple who submitted their wedding to be featured. Thanks Ariel and Superman for always giving us Lites some love! Reply THIS is how people should kiss! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.