Category Archive

BIPOC

Based on reader feedback that it was “hard to find any weddings of people of color,” we started tagging posts that featured a BIPOC bride and/or groom — and/or means you’ll find tons of interracial couples in here! Increasing visibility for BIPOC folks has been a priority for us since 2008, and note that we always allow folks to self-identify. More about how and why we do this here.

A Nonbinary and Gender-Fluid Couture Elopement Inspiration

Pink Light Images/ Weirdo Weddings teamed up with Julain and Holdy to produce this avant-garde, nonbinary and gender-fluid couture elopement inspiration. The styled shoot took place at the Belvoir Winery and featured red, white, black, and gold themes with a focus on fashion and architecture.

Offbeat Bride’s fave Native American wedding posts

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we’re sharing a few of our favorite weddings featuring folks who identify as Native American, and the meaningful traditions they incorporated to celebrate their heritage.

Moody and elegant Game of Thrones wedding theme inspiration

Game of Thrones fans will bend the knee for these moody and elegant wedding ideas. Cillia of Marion Matrimony Events LLC is a huge Game of Thrones fan and used the old world elegance and regal nature of the show to inspire this styled shoot.

My immigrant family disowned me: 5 ways to cope when your parents won’t attend your wedding

When I got engaged, my immigrant family disowned me. This post is the guide I wish I had, for all my fellow first-generation children of immigrants who are planning a wedding without their parents’ approval.

Swordplay and anime at this Nightmare Before Christmas wedding

The theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas and the general color scheme was white, black, and pink. We did the Tasting of the Four Elements as our ritual and took a celebratory shot after to seal the deal.

Piñatas, tacos, & cascarones at this Mexican-inspired DIY wedding in Chicago

ATTN: Other people’s cultures are NOT your wedding theme

A letter from a reader: “I’m soooooo excited about you featuring Latino/x weddings for Hispanic Heritage Month — just PLEASE be mindful, respectful, and recognize that culture, customs, rituals, even religions are not a wedding theme.” Where’s the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation with weddings?