Brilliant blues and some red details, too #Wedding Porn#beach#blue dress#blue shoes#couples of color#first look#long-haired groom#wedding party April 4 2011 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride 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 finds with y'all via the Monday Montage. So kick back, grab your favorite beverage, and let this photo collection rid you of the dreaded Monday blues. Photo thanks to Robin Collins Photography Don't mess with Heather and Jason. They are very serious about their love and marriage. Also, despite the blood (papercuts!), sweat, and stress, they hand-folded 1000 paper cranes to make their backdrop. Lori and Desi had a gorgeous lime-green and blue color scheme going on at their wedding. These gorgeous beach shots are giving me serious wanderlust. Photo by Yin Tang One minute dance party anyone? Photo courtesy of Joleen Willis Photography Silly wedding party portraits never get old in my book. Plus, get a load of Norah's stupid-hot blue boots. I'm drooling. Photo by Luke Oliver A kite festival makes an insanely adorable setting for a wedding, especially since it was a happy accident. Related Post Curiouser and curiouser: it's an Alice in Wonderland wedding Nicole and Mike had an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding complete with flower girl and ring bearer costumes, mushroom and teacup centerpieces, and the bride's handmade... Read more Photo courtesy of Stewartography Brad and Amanda got married in Owensboro, KY. After the ceremony, they headed to an antique store for some photos. They found these antique records to use as props. Post photo-shoot, everyone indulged in some buffalo wild wings and bowling! Photo thanks to Andy Chrisst Is this not one of the most incredible wedding dresses you've ever seen? I could get lost in all of the delicious layers. I can haz? First look time for Gretchen and Becky! Leave it to a bride as gorgeous as Gretchen, in a dress as fantastic as that, to be able to distract anyone from looking at that amazing view of the California coastline. This week's Clicky Links: Vegan, vegetarian, paleos… what does it all mean? If you want to cater to your guests diets but aren't sure how, this post breaks down a few different types of eaters for you. I love cute and fun wedding favors. So, naturally I'm obsessed with these adorable DIY Cinco De Mayo wedding favors. Dying to share the wedding photos from your cellphone asap? Smartphone apps + Tumblr make it way to easy for you. OMG, the sweetest baby bridesmaid shoes EVAR! Shala, from Don't Eat the Paste, sent us over a link to some free printable favor boxes. This blows my mind: a gown made entirely out of recycled and discarded children's Golden Books. Of course, leave it to Megan to offer up this link to an article on Star Wars-themed weddings. Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all Monday Montage photos, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Dana & James's rock 'n' roll tattooed wedding! NEXT The F word Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Hooray! I was the Starfleet officer who co-officiated Jason and Heather's wedding. As a longtime online correspondent of Ariel's, I am well-versed in offbeat weddings and offered Heather my beat-up, signed copy of Offbeat Bride very early on in their planning process. As someone who hates traditional weddings, and usually leaves them feeling icky inside, I'm glad to say this union was the best I've ever attended, much less taken part in. 2 agree Reply Norah!!! You look awesome! 1 agrees Reply That dress in the penultimate photo. I am in love. 1 agrees Reply The layer dress = LOVE. And in Norah's picture – the baby's wearing wee little boots too! I'll admit, I squeed. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.