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Kat & Mike’s whimsical “Midwinter Night’s Dream” wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Kat, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Musician, and Semi-pro Crafter Her offbeat partner: Mike, Operations Ninja and Writer Location & date of wedding: Thorpewood, Thurmont, MD — 01/17/2010 What made our wedding offbeat: Our wedding was very much about expressing our geeky, crazy love. When we decided on a winter wedding, we stumbled upon […]

Ring-warming ceremony: a meaningful alternative to the unity candle

The concept is simple: near the beginning of your ceremony, have your officiant let your guests know that your rings will be making their way through the assembled guests, with an invitation for each guest to hold the ring, say a silent prayer/blessing for your marriage, and then pass it to the next guest.

Lucy & Travis’ Color Saturated Amusement Wedding

You might recall these amazing green wedding shoes that made Ariel wet her pants. Well here’s the scoop on the rest of OBT member LucyLu‘s wedding. The Offbeat Bride: Lucy, client services Her Offbeat Partner: Travis, engineer Location & date of wedding: Milwaukie Community Club Center, Milwaukie, OR — March 7th, 2009 What made our […]

Shannon & Brandon’s comedic Seattle wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Shannon, theater actress/web site manager My Offbeat Partner: Brandon, improv actor/managing director Location & date of wedding: Lake Forest Park Civic Club on Lake Washington in Seattle, WA (we’re not members, anyone can rent it) — 5/4/2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Our wedding was completely ours. We ran the thing ourselves […]

Unity cocktail

Adrianna and Christian got married recently, and I was scrolling through the pictures. First I noticed the groom’s cake (er, cupcakes?), but then I was really struck by their new tradition: the wedding cocktail.