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Our Formal Feminist NON-LEGAL commitment ceremony

The offbeat bride: Lith, Pregnancy and Postpartum Doula Her offbeat partner: Ealesy, Community Corrections Officer Location & date of wedding: Tecoma Pavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia on February 24th, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: I planned our wedding in a total of 9 days! Our wedding was not a legally recognised […]

Natalie & Nick’s Red Queen Garden Party Wedding

The offbeat bride: Natalie, Graphic Artist Her offbeat partner: Nick, Finance Officer Location & date of wedding: Newstead Park Rotunda, Brisbane, Australia on April 19th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: I wore a red gown that I designed myself that was inspired in part by the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, Victorian fashions […]

Why put a ring on it? Go for a wedding anklet

In the past, I’ve answered advice questions from folks who are like “We don’t want to exchange rings! How do we do a ceremony without wedding rings?” Well, here’s one more idea to consider: a wedding anklet.

Belinda & Stu’s Hot Pink & Black Wedding!

The offbeat bride: Belinda, Makeup Artist & Singer Her offbeat partner: Stu, Manager & Singer Location & date of wedding: Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne, Australia – April 19th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Hot pink was a central color palette… my bridesmaids wore black with hot pink heels and my flowers were hot pink and […]

George & Sebastian’s bar wedding with homemade red flame wedding dress

OBT members George and Sebastian did it up right in Sydney this last weekend, getting married in the courtyard of the pub where Sebastian proposed. The groom was in “the bastard child of a frock-coat” and as you can see, the bride was decked out in a flame-licked bright red dress she made herself, and […]