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Dog ring bearers, sloth cake toppers, zoo weddings, and kitty sidekicks — animals in all forms find their way into animal-themed weddings.

Hand constructed Victorian duck busts as cake toppers

Sometimes the talent level of our Offbeat Bride Tribe Members astound me. Heather aka. “Hev” made these Victorian duck busts to use as cake toppers for her wedding. “My future husband and I knew that we wanted ducks on the cake and when I went looking for toppers, I just couldn’t find a decent pair […]

Nicole & Kyle’s eco-minimal, Toronto Zoo wedding

The offbeat bride: Nicole, Biologist (and OBT member) Her offbeat partner: Kyle, Biologist Location & date of wedding: Africa Picnic Site and Atrium at the Toronto Zoo, in Toronto, Ontario — September 12, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: My biggest goal was to reduce the environmental impact of our wedding, since that’s something we […]

Megan & Rusty’s black, white, and wasabi wedding with unicorns & giraffes

The offbeat bride: Megan, MSW Grad Student (and OBT member “megankugler“) Her offbeat partner: Rusty, Graphic Designer Location & date of wedding: Kansas City Athenaeum in Kansas City, MO — August 1, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: We wanted our wedding to represent who we are as a couple: Silly, creative, unconventional, and surrounded […]

Julie & Stephanie’s San Francisco Zoo Wedding

“Our ceremony was held on the African Savannah at the Zoo, and the grounds keepers threw a bunch of feed out so there were zebras, kudu, ostriches, etc out eating while we were exchanging our vows.”

Adorable groom riding an elephant

The final post for Offbeat Bride’s “Elephun Elephant Day” is some adorable wedding porn taken by Megan, the offbeat intern… I was on location in the Pacific Palisades taking photos of a fellow Offbeat Bride’s wedding when we all heard this great commotion — yelling, cheering, tambourines, etc. — and when I checked it out […]

Kimi & Paul’s Jug Band, Critter-Filled Wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Kimi, artist and designer Her Offbeat Partner: Paul, artist and museum worker Location & Date of wedding: Audubon Boathouse, Prospect Park Brooklyn — 9/12/2008 What made our wedding offbeat: I’m half-Japanese Hawaiian and half Jewish, and my now-husband is an ex-Mormon, so tradition was out the window. All we wanted was a […]