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This stunning Snoqualmie Falls elopement was a long wait from two continents away

Clare and Sirchauncey waited thirteen months to finally find themselves getting married in a gorgeous setting in Snoqualmie, WA. Their Snoqualmie Falls elopement happened only after months and months of planning with Clare living in Australia and Sirchauncey living in the States. They had waited for the Visa to make it official and finally it did. And it was breathtaking.

It was worth the wait and now we get to see it…

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Led Zeppelin, craft beer, and tattoos at this bad-ass rock show-themed wedding

We had a rock show-themed wedding, which was inspired by our engagement shoot (by the fantastic Wild About You Photography) at a San Francisco music venue. Rye and I have a mutual passion for rock music, tattoos, and the macabre, so that theme covered lots of what we love!

We asked our guests to "channel their inner punk rocker" and wear clothing that reflected whatever "rock and roll" meant to them. There were lots of leather jackets, band shirts, combat boots, and colored hair.

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An intimate bucket list wedding planned in two weeks after a cancer diagnosis

My husband died seven months after our wedding. The most important lesson I learned from our wedding is that when it really comes down to it, your marriage is more important than your wedding.

What I want to share with other Offbeat Bride readers is that if you are lucky enough to have found someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, the rest of details don’t really matter.

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Velvet, faux fur, and waterfalls at this Franklin Falls wintry elopement inspiration

If there's ever a place that deserves to be photographed with lush flowers, faux furs, and black lace, it's Franklin Falls, about 50 miles east of Seattle with waterfalls, hiking routes, and tons of greenery. This wintry elopement inspiration shoot featured burgundy velvet, Jon Snow-worthy furs, jagged icicles, and a roaring waterfall.

It was a three-mile walk to the area, but the breathtaking views are most definitely worth it. Go see for yourself and let me know how much you pine for that black gown…

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Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…