Here at Offbeat Bride, we’re no newbs when it comes to gender nonconforming wedding attire. But this photoshoot? THIS photoshoot?!? It sets a new standard for what’s possible with nonbinary wedding outfits.
My husband and I are great lovers of history, literature, and the arts. I grew up as the child of an actor and an opera singer and Steven's father is also a musician, so we were both immersed in the world of the performing arts from birth. Those interests have since bloomed into a love of historical costuming. We talked about what a dream it would be to run away and have our wedding in Ireland and made it happen…
We had guests from as far apart as Japan, California, and Germany. We tried to invoke all the things we loved in our wedding day — geeky nods to Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Jonathan Coulton, and the Lord of the Rings; the Obergefell v Hodges ruling for Jess's career and theatrical touches for mine. We asked our guests to wear 'whatever makes you feel pretty.' We then celebrated with ice cream, lawn games, and street food, and ended the evening with a ceilidh and session. Oh, and there was an owl, and llamas.
Collin and I live in a very funky, folk community. We actually met in a ukulele class at a folk music festival, so when it came to our wedding aesthetic, it was going to be just as unique and beautiful as our lives are. During our two-year engagement, our friends and family offered up their many skills and talents which came together to create a very distinctive wedding.
My husband and I live in and run a House Of Oddities Museum in Pittsburgh called Trundle Manor. We’re used to being surrounded by vintage taxidermy, dead things floating in jars, coffins, and our own art, so the wedding had to be grand enough and weird enough to suit us.
Our wedding cake was a zombified Marie Antoinette head festooned with feathers and candy! It sat alongside our faux wedding cake topped with the taxidermied squirrels we made on our first date in the basement.
I’ve been eagerly awaiting getting to talk about Silver Leaf Costumes. Y’all know I LOVE me some Renaissance and historical garb, especially when it comes to weddings. And costume weddings are always our jam. But not all corsetry and historical wear is up to wedding standards. Thankfully, designer Laura Elliot makes ultra high quality look easy. And it will make you look EPIC…