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Claire & Bobby’s puppet wedding

Our wedding was subversively quirky. We both went back and forth about certain traditions and our families had some say in that. I was in a big pouffy white dress with a veil for the ceremony and the boys were in tuxes. But there were puppets. Lots of them.

Sandy’s colorful, crafty, hip-but-won’t-scare-grandma wedding

Well, that didn’t take long! As seen on OBB yesterday, here’s the full scoop on Sandy’s colorful wedding and her Christmas ornament bouquet. The offbeat bride: Sandy – high school secretary/craft maniac Her offbeat partner: Josh – middle school social studies teacher/musician Location & date of wedding: 3/15/08 at Butler’s Courtyard in League City, TX […]

Take requests from your guests

I love this idea from Jessie: I just wanted another great idea a friend of mine did recently at her wedding which was a roaring success. On the r.s.v.p. card they included: Number of guests attending: _____ AND Song request #1:__________ Song request #2:__________ Instead of paying for an expensive d.j., they hooked up their […]

When you have wedding vows courtesy of Prince

Our ceremony was non-religious (we wrote our own vows), performed by a dear friend who got ordained via the internet, and kicked off with him reading the intro lyrics to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” (dearly beloved, we are gathered here to day to get through this thing called life…). Those who recognized it laughed and loved it. The older members of our families never knew it wasn’t traditional.

Susan Beal gets her craft on

The offbeat bride: Susan Beal, writer (and Offbeat Bride lab rat!) My offbeat groom: Andrew Dickson, artist Location & date of wedding: August 7, 2005, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon What made our wedding offbeat: We got married by our good friend Diane in the Church of Craft, at a craft museum, and threw a […]