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This wedding was all about fairy garden meets Godzilla realness

When we talked about what we wanted most for our wedding day, “fun” was the number one item that came up. It was important to us that our wedding be joyous, loving, and a little silly, just like us. Once we found our wedding venue, a beautiful & bohemian private garden on the Allegheny river complete with a meditation hut & wandering chickens, the rest of the wedding came together fairly naturally.

Get your 50% off ticket to the BEST wedding expo in Philadelphia (for people who hate wedding expos!)

If you haven’t heard of it, Lovesick is basically a wedding show for people who hate wedding shows. There's live music, drag queens, burlesque performances, and the best wedding vendors Philly has to offer. Our friends (we call them "the boys of Lovesick") know how to throw a party and they attract some of the coolest engaged couples ever (we call them "our readers"). On August 12, 2018, they'll be back at World Café Live in Philadelphia once more, with a special discount for Offbeat Bride readers…

Connect to Your Badass: the many ways this photographer connects you to your inner best self

If you've been a reader, well EVER, since 2008 or so, you've probably seen the work of our partner in memory-making, Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography. We've featured his skillful and artistic wedding work, of course, but also his insight into photography methods and how to make the most of your wedding photography. He's an institution around here and we'd trust any wedding in his capable hands.

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A fantastical villainous Candyland sideshow music fest wedding

My husband and I live in and run a House Of Oddities Museum in Pittsburgh called Trundle Manor. We’re used to being surrounded by vintage taxidermy, dead things floating in jars, coffins, and our own art, so the wedding had to be grand enough and weird enough to suit us.

Our wedding cake was a zombified Marie Antoinette head festooned with feathers and candy! It sat alongside our faux wedding cake topped with the taxidermied squirrels we made on our first date in the basement.