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Cats and creatures errrrywhere at this woodland forest wedding as seen on @offbeatbride #weddings #cats

Cats and creatures errrrywhere at this woodland forest wedding

Lillian and Jon had a Somerville, MA wedding at the ultra gorgeous Fruitlands Museum for a rainy day wedding full of bliss. You are going to flip for the gelato station, donuts, faux woodland creatures everywhere, kitty flats, fern bouquet, kitty-themed save-the-dates, and even cardboard cat cut-outs for the photo booth! It’s like this pair was channeling all of our loves in one wedding. Grab your kitties on your lap to share in the joy of this ailurophile meets woodland forest wedding.

Offbeat New York wedding venues as seen on @offbeatbride #newyork #weddings

Offbeat New York wedding venues from real offbeat weddings

Between Offbeat Bride readers, our archive of real weddings, and our Vendor Guide, we’ve seen a LOT of vendor recommendations. So we decided to start rounding up these nuggets of info sourced directly from our readers for a series of reader recommended vendor list posts. We’re continuing on to another one of our largest markets: venues in New York City and the greater New York area.

Hang on tight for dinosaur skellies, kitteh shoes, and a first dance under a T-Rex

You must see this Jewish wedding surrounded by dinosaurs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas. Samantha and Matt are Californians originally from Houston, and they held their wedding in their home city. Things not to miss: the ceremony overlooking the dino skellies in the Paleontology Hall, the Charlotte Olympia cat shoes (cat ladies unite!), and the first dance underneath a T-Rex. The tablescapes were all different, with moss and grass in terrarium glass bells. You may drool over their macaron-covered cake, too.

Prepare to lose your shit over Dor & Josh’s movie-themed wedding with epic movie posters and a Romy & Michelle first dance

The movie posters in this wedding alone gave us the giggles and are SO worthy of a click here. Don’t miss the bride’s gorgeous reception dress, the short film moments, and the Gremlins star officiant. But the REAL moment here came with the couple’s first dance… an homage to Romy and Michelle. You know the one!

Skulls and pugs and top hats oh my at Julia & Max’s wedding

Candy skulls, skulls on ties, skulls on ties on pugs… this wedding has a bit of goth in it, a bit of hilarity, and a bit of “oh yes please.” Do not miss the bride’s amazing black and white dress, fabulous top hat, and super realistic bone-heeled shoes. There’s also one spoiled little pug who totally knows how to rock his skull tie. You don’t want to miss it.

Unique Chicago wedding venues coveted by Offbeat Bride readers

We decided to start rounding up a vendor list sourced directly from our readers for a series of reader recommended vendor list posts. We’re starting with venues in and around Chicago! Let’s take a look at who our readers have recommended, where they are located, and how you can contact them to get your Chicago venue search started.