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Charla & Joel’s casual, lakeside wedding

Charla & Joel got married at Joel’s family reunion three months after getting engaged. They had a lovely, picturesque lakeside ceremony and then a vegetarian-friendly barbecue.

Chanelle & Julie’s two-bride backyard BBQ wedding

In honor of Human Rights Day and I wanted to feature a wedding that illustrated just how absurd it is that two people this in love can’t get married everywhere in the world. – Becca

Heather & Kristopher’s fall backyard barbecue wedding

Heather & Kristopher ran into a lot of roadblocks while planing their wedding: including medical issues, a late officiant, a photographer who cancelled three days before, and a best man who couldn’t make it. Yet that didn’t stop them from having a fun backyard barbecue wedding and at the end of the day all that mattered was that they were married!

Dani & Scott’s laid-back 1920’s(ish) handfasting

On day four of Offbeat Mama-Bride week we’re featuring Dani and Scott and their semi-pagan, 1920s-style handfasting. Dani & Scott had been together for fifteen years, had two children together, but had never officially “tied the knot.”

Jackie & Steve’s “Joyride in an Old Chevelle” getaway wedding

Our first vacation as a couple was Key West, FL. We made a promise at the end of our stay that we would return and get married on the beach. But we didn’t want to spend a lot of cash on sharing a few words and signing some papers. We wanted a quick getaway.

Amy & Mikel’s Casual BBQ Picnic,Punch & Pie Wedding!

The offbeat bride: Amy, Public Defense Lawyer Her offbeat partner: Mikel, Public Defense Lawyer Location & date of wedding: Sister City Gardens in Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ on October 11th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Most things were done on a bargain, but few were DIY, only those that my mother did for me, […]