barefoot bride

These brides traded their big plans for a barefoot beach micro-wedding

We had a big wedding planned. We had bridesmaids and everything! But during the pandemic… We decided to just take off without telling anyone and get married. We used nature as our decoration and it was more perfect than the big wedding we were planning ever could have been.

This New South Wales wedding was a whimsical DIYed floral celebration

This New South Wales wedding was a whimsical DIYed floral celebration

Belle and Layne chose to play their cards close to their chest when it came to announcing the wedding. In fact, they didn’t announce it was a wedding until guests arrived at the property! It was entirely an expression of who they are and how they love. The amount of community involvement in putting the day together showed how much they value and rely on the people in their circles. The DIY elements of the day, including Belle’s dress, articulated their creative spirits.

Barefoot sandals for a beach wedding

Barefoot sandals for your beach wedding [updated for 2021!]

Beach weddings are clearly not the place for stilettos, but going totally barefoot might not feel as special as you’d like. In a case like this, I introduce you to barefoot sandals. This particular simple gold chain sandal is available on Etsy.

A barefoot travel-themed camp wedding

A barefoot travel-themed summer camp wedding (with breakfast buffet!)

Caitlinn and Luke were married atop a huge rock in a beautiful, sunny clearing. The day proceeded with happy tears and bare feet. They incorporated their love of travel (especially to Africa) in their decor and theme. Instead of giving away something small as favors, they had glass jars with Beta fish in them next to three different charitable organization’s write-ups. The guests could take a pebble and pick which organization they wished receive a donation in their names.

Barefoot Hobbit-themed wedding

The Arkenstone of weddings: a barefoot Hobbit-themed wedding

When it comes to Lord of the Rings weddings, this barefoot Hobbit-themed wedding wins all the Arkenstones. Lanterns, elven bridesmaids, a crown headpiece, hobbit groomsmen (and groom!), and even a dwarf! Gandalf the Grey presided over the ceremony and they ate Hobbit hole cake. There’s so much Tolkien goodness to see, on top of the already amazing silver dress, purple hair, and epic costumes. This pair won’t be throwing their rings into Mount Doom anytime soon.

Pirate wedding in Puerto Rico on @offbeatbride

Sword fights and hot booty: Don’t miss Ashley & Erik’s Caribbean pirate wedding

You guys, we know a good pirate wedding when we see one, and this one brings the house down with its Caribbean locale, amazingly detailed costumes, ACTUAL SWORD FIGHT at the ceremony, super well-crafted pirate-themed decor (including treasure chests), cardboard cut-outs, fire spinners, drunken video guest book, pirate-themed scavenger hunt, and my favorite father/daughter walk down the aisle yet.