Category Archive


Open thread: are there safer wish lantern alternatives for a nighttime send-off?

We got a question about safer alternatives to wish lanterns. We’ve talked a lot about alternative send-offs in general, including some biodegradable options like those from Wish Lantern. What wish lantern alternatives (or safer wish lanterns) would you guys suggest for a nighttime send-off?

Dr. Seuss meets roller derby at Kelly & Matt’s backyard wedding

Get ready for roller skates, derby jackets, custom Converse, sparklers, lighted lanterns, and tons of Dr. Seuss centerpieces and details. This sweet little backyard wedding in Illinois is all about FUN. Plus, you’ll love their planting unity ceremony, first dance to an American Idiot song, and horse mask cake topper.

How to make your own faux-stained-glass lantern centerpieces

Stained-glass is romantic. Seeing it used for story-telling, as in Beauty and the Beast, makes me swoon. Since our wedding was all about stories that moved us, I knew that I wanted stained-glass artwork to factor into our centerpieces. What I didn’t know was the first thing about stained-glass.

A fantastically gorgeous math- and Lost-themed Costa Rican wedding

Jinger and Calvin got married completely off the grid. They from their hometown of New York City to the southern jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The rugged conditions matched the Lost-themed day, with everything from the save the dates to the bridal party’s entrance music included nods to the television series.

You’re invited to see all of the colorful goodies Luna Bazaar has for your wedding decor

When you think of longtime Offbeat Bride sponsor Luna Bazaar, you probably think “paper lanterns and parasols.” Right? Well, aren’t you gonna be pleased when I tell you that you’re totes wrong! You’re invited to check out the rest of the awesome wedding goodies that Luna Bazaar can provide…

An intimate kaleidoscopic family-focused wedding from the Philippines

Hasmukh and Kathlynn fused a whole lot of color into their wedding day. Everything is color-drenched and squeal-worthy, from the bride’s bright red bouquet and jewelry, to the pink-hued streamers in the ceremony! The wedding decor was 100% DIYed by the couple and their family members. They handcrafted striped and polka-dotted yellow and orange lanterns, created wedding signs with sturdy paper and puff paint, and tucked floral centerpieces into coffee mug vases.