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native american

This is our archive of real weddings submitted to us by folks who identify as Native American, as well as posts dealing with issues around Native American identity and wedding planning.

Offbeat Bride’s fave Native American wedding posts

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we’re sharing a few of our favorite weddings featuring folks who identify as Native American, and the meaningful traditions they incorporated to celebrate their heritage.

A horse ranch wedding with a horseback ceremony and DIY for days

That “Apache wedding blessing” isn’t even Native American, so I rewrote it to be less problematic

That well-known “Apache wedding blessing” reading has nothing to do with Native American culture in any way shape or form, other than that it’s something that a white dude imagined Native Americans might possibly say. So I wrote a new one.

It's a PowerHockey love story with vintage details, Native American traditions, & some Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s a PowerHockey love story with vintage details & some Nightmare Before Christmas

Selena and Josh first met during a PowerHockey tournament in Detroit. For those unfamiliar with the sport, PowerHockey is similar to floor hockey, but all the players play in power wheelchairs. Josh was one of the players, and Selena was an assistant to one of his teammates. When Selena and Josh met, they immediately clicked and shared a lot of laughs.They eventually reconnected a while later, this time for good.

A most "strange and unusual" Beetlejuice wedding (with the movie wedding outfits!)

A most “strange and unusual” Beetlejuice wedding (officiated by Miss Argentina!)

We had a Beetlejuice themed wedding! It's a movie we both love and enjoyed growing up (my family used to call me Beetlejuice!) and when we got engaged, we both knew we wanted to do something different since Ryan’s a musician and graphic designer, and I love to cosplay and make teeth for a living. In with the theme of Beetlejuice, we got Ryan a burgundy suit, his groompeople's outfits were inspired by Otho, while my scouts (I am a HUGE Sailor Moon fan) wore black and white dresses with accents of red…

A magical blend of cultures: a Navajo Irish mountain wedding meets Star Wars

A blissful blend of cultures: a Navajo Irish mountain wedding meets Star Wars

Chelsea and Ronan managed to combine cultures, fandoms, traditions, and a seriously good time into their Navajo Irish mountain wedding in Arizona. From the lightsaber duel to the travel-themed decor to the Celtic handfasting, this was a fabulous melding of everything they are.

This deeply meaningful wedding combined native vows and Easter eggs

This deeply meaningful wedding combined native vows and Easter eggs

The bride is Anishinabe and their community is in the Salish Sea, so this pair pulled from their communities for a meaningful ceremony focusing on the core: earth, energy, elemental, and potential. Their wedding was all about the core of connection. You’ll love it…