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An intimate bucket list wedding planned in two weeks after a cancer diagnosis

My husband died seven months after our wedding. The most important lesson I learned from our wedding is that when it really comes down to it, your marriage is more important than your wedding.

What I want to share with other Offbeat Bride readers is that if you are lucky enough to have found someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, the rest of details don’t really matter.

A chill & magical Hawaiian wedding with rainbows, surfboards, and leis

Elena and Andrei’s wedding was planned in only a of couple weeks. They were traveling to Maui with four of their best friends and going to become parents in a few months, so they figured why not get hitched while on vacation? And this magical Hawaiian wedding was created. The officiant serenaded them accompanied by a ukulele, Elena carried a bouquet of tropical blooms, and their ceremony spot was marked by flowers creating a heart shape in the sand.

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The gods smile upon this ancient Greek inspired wedding in Punta Cana

Sasha and Masya said that when they met, it was love at first sight and it seemed like it had come straight out of ancient Greek mythology. So it made perfect sense to channel the gods in an ancient Greek ceremony pulling from modern Greek traditions. In terms of style, this is where the pair shined. Think transparent lace in Greek goddess style, a blue mohawk, lots of amazing ink, bare feet, bejeweled anklets, and a pleated white Greek-inspired skirt and white sandals on the groom.

Pink skies and a pink dress at this glowing beach wedding in Maui

Victoria and Jesse couldn't have planned their colorful details with the colorful skies of Maui any better. Pink skies, a fabulous pink dress, and the glow of the sunset made me swoon.

After the sun set, the gorgeous glass bulbs subtly lit everything so beautifully. This is truly one of those weddings that looks too pretty to be real. But it is! And we get to see it…

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A sea witch elopes underneath a pier with a man holding a guitar

When you see this North Carolina beach wedding, you'll know you've found sea-worthy bliss. A guitar, a bunch of mishaps, and a glam sea witch dress of our dreams… it's so worth the look. Here's what April, the bride, told us about marrying Andy, her doggy co-parent… "I know most people are looking for a very romantic story for how we met, but that wasn't exactly the reality for us…"

The powers of pink + purple combine! A Finnish couple gets wed in Spain

Meri and Eveliina are a Finnish couple who dreamt of a destination beach wedding in Spain surrounded by palm trees and nontraditional rules. Meri loves pink and and Eveliina digs purple, so their powers combined to make the sweetest, lighthearted palette ever. The macarons were GORGEOUS.

Just wait until you see their surprise dance with their six bridesmaids, too, and their DIY vodka bar!