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Robin & Ken’s retro pin-ups and greasers rockabilly wedding

This pair of rockabillies wanted to go all-out with retro style: record place settings, cake centerpieces with tattoo designs, pin-up and greaser stations (for timely coifs!), and a killer band. You have to see what the groom did at the reception to surprise the bride. Let’s just say it involves Elvis. Oh, and I think the groom’s “cake” will appeal to some of you.

Heather & Johnathan’s nerdy summer picnic wedding

These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride’s kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we’re totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.

Katherine & James’ barefoot eco-friendly forest wedding

This week we’re letting our hair down and getting back to nature in the wild, wild outdoors! Today we’ve got a barefoot couple in the forests of Piccadilly with rainbows, a teepee, and one very fun Kombi. They managed to make it all happen while compromising with a religious family, coaxing a van into carrying a clown car-load, and dealing with a very naughty bird at the ceremony.

Jaime & Thomas’ Groundhog Day ski lodge wedding

Trying to remember your wedding day is a great idea, but trying to relive it like in Groundhog Day — now that’s an epic goal. That, plus lots more movie references abounded (including a Harold and Kumar reading!) And wait until you see what activity was planned for post-ceremony fun. Here’s one hint: they’re surrounded by snow.

Christa & Dan’s Whovian British invasion wedding

This couple’s love of Doctor Who is written all over their wedding: cardboard Daleks and Cybermen, British music, centerpieces with various Doctors, and even a full-size Tardis, perfect for hilarious photo opportunities. They also had an impromptu thumb war during the ceremony. Plus, we can all learn from the bride’s totally chill solution to forgetting her guest book.

Beth & Matt’s interfaith garden wedding in the trees

Offbeat Brides have been submitting lots of gorgeous woodsy weddings, so we’ve compiled a few of our favorites in a forest theme week including this offbeat lite wedding in the round with a serenading groom and a surprise couple kidnapping!