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A whimsical & intimate pop culture wedding in Chicago? As you wish

Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor got married! Catherine and her husband Steven share a ton of geeky and pop culture interests so it made sense to infuse fun references, soundtrack themes, and fandom homages into their whimsical, pop culture-themed wedding in Chicago. It was held at a West Loop venue with a feast, an ice cream cart, a Hogwarts Great Hall photo booth, and dancing awkwardly into the night.

Don't miss the bride's custom dyed ombre unicorn dress!

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I bought my wedding dress on Etsy! Here are my tips for buying a custom dress online

One element of my wedding with which I was fairly obsessed was finding a fun dress. I'm not a white gown kinda gal, so I was on the hunt for something colorful. I decided to test the waters in customizing a dress online. There are lots of stores that do that theses days, but I knew I wanted something from an independent seller who could really personalize the look itself. I'm already an avid Etsy window shopper, so it was all just a matter of narrowing down the search to a reputable designer who made dresses I liked. Easier said than done? Actually, it was pretty easy…

Channel the setting sun with these breathtaking sunset gradient gowns from Wai-Ching

Wai-Ching's colorful, eco-friendly, custom wedding dresses and attire have been a mainstay to our readers for lo these many, many years. Wai-Ching dresses and attire are so beautiful and customizable that we are endlessly surprised and delighted by the dresses we feature on the blog.

Here's why we especially love the Wai-Ching process and result and some of our favorites in the sunset gradient style, perfect for both summer and fall weddings with their rich reds, pinks, umbers, and purples. OH! And don't miss the discount we've got especially for readers…

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A lemon-love elopement by the water of Lake Champlain in Vermont

A heatwave hit Vermont during the week of July 4, 2018, but that was nothing for Michelle and Jimmy, two Texas natives who eloped in Vermont on July 5th at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT. Michelle wore a lemon covered dress that was summer in a print. She had sent photos of the dress to Basin Harbor Club’s floral design team ahead of time so they could create a summery bouquet to match.