Category Archive


Spokane couple aims to recycle 400,000 cans to pay for their wedding

Andrea and Pete are combining two different kinds of awesome into one fabulous wedding: they’re trying to pay for their low-budget summer 2010 wedding by recycling 400,000 aluminum cans. In a move that it’s both uber-eco-friendly as well as budget minded, they’re scouring their city of Spokane, WA to find cans to recycle. I cornered […]

Dragons and LEGO wedding with sword-fighting

The offbeat couple: Ariel, computer security engineer & Andrew, computer game programmer Location & date of wedding: MIT Chapel and Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA. — October 3, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: We started with a riot of medieval-inspired color: sapphire blue silk dress, purple-and-black-velvet groom, attendants in their choice of dupioni silk color […]

Steff & James’ Viking Heavy Metal Halloween Wedding of Epicness

Happy almost-Halloween! Today marks our final post in our month-long celebration of Halloween weddings. The Offbeat Bride: Steff, Copywriter and Braille Transcriber Her Offbeat Partner: James, Geo-technician, Armourer and heavy metal drummer Location & date of wedding: Spookers, Kingseat Hospital Grounds, Kingseat, New Zealand — 1 November 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: James and […]

Melissa & Sean’s Edinburgh Castle Wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Melissa – Executive Director, but you may remember her from being profiled previously on in “Offbeat Military Weddings.” Her Offbeat Partner: Sean – Soldier Location & Date of wedding: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Scotland — Sept 11, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: Blue medieval wedding dress custom made, all the guys […]

Melissa & Matt’s Medieval Fantasy wedding

The offbeat bride: Melissa, Medical Lab Tech Student My offbeat partner: Matt, Locksmith/Night Club Owner Location & date of wedding: Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio. What made our wedding offbeat: My husband was dressed as a king, and I wore a Medieval inspired dress from a pattern that is discontinued (making it a rare […]

Stefanie & Aaron’s Renaissance Fantasy Church Wedding

The offbeat bride: Stefanie, Accountant/Opera Singer Her offbeat partner: Aaron, Web Designer Location & date of wedding: First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco in San Fransisco, CA on December 13th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: The wedding was very detailed, complete with Renaissance music, vows rolled in parchment scrolls, a feather quill pen […]