A unicorn invitation, white and pink body art, and a stepping stool kiss #Wedding Porn#couples of color#diy invitations#handfasting#henna#invitations#pink dress#save the date#tattooed bride#unicorn June 11 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Dorlisa Abercrombie Tribesmaid Tiaabby1986 sported this gorgeously intricate white and pink body art. It was just one of the awesome submissions to the Tribe, the Flickr Pool, and the Offbeat Bride Pinterest account this week. It was a REALLY good week for submissions, so definitely check out the Flickr Pool especially since I couldn't fit all the good photos into this Monday Montage. My readers brought it this week! Tribesmaid Bemyrecords expresses her joy visually at becoming Mrs. Malcolm. Photo by Carly Bish The confetti canon, the lights, the glittery shoes, THE STEPPING STOOL!! Chae and her groom's entrance is so good. Photo by Kelly Lynch-Chevalier This Betsey Johnson dress in action! Photo by Stina Rae Photography This may be the best invite… in creation. Bravo Katy and Johnny. It's a twofer: Tribesmaid Spiralspeaker and her groom's handfasting cords + totally romantic kiss. Photo by Knots & Tots Photography Related Post An aquarium, a mandap, and a Star Wars save-the-date An aquarium wedding with a shark and awesome glasses? I am in for this. Get ready for some red crinoline, a singing father/daughter dance, and... Read more Check out Tribesmaid Haymaker (Hayley) and her groom Scott's save-the-date featuring their dog, Special Agent Dale Cooper. I can't wait to see that veil in real life! A blue birdcage, adorable star tats, and that turquoise hair! Annablap knows how to work color. And heading right to the bottom, Annablap and her groom also know how to work bold shoes too, including more sparkly ones! It's not a sixpence, but the coin in Charlotte-Ann's shoes did have a dragon and phoenix on it, just like her dress. Photo by Gary Carpenter, edited by Charlotte-Ann Photography Click these lovely Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: paper crane invitations, a skeleton hand headband, and some giant marbles made from water balloons. These video game soaps would make cool and geeky favors. ᔥ Reader Katie Redditor Stenston's sister received a proposal via kitten mail. Kitten-delivered news is never bad! Offbeat Home featured some nom-worthy guacamole and baked chips that could be a hit at a self-catered reception. I love this Lord of the Rings invite with mandatory fantasy map from Deviant Artist Mandarina-Editions. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr! Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all Monday Montage photos, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Piggy-back your way out after the ceremony NEXT 6 ways to survive wedding planning with your self-esteem intact Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] Hey those are my shoes/coin! Thanks for featuring them! 🙂 Reply OMG! I KNOW those feet! And I met them on the Tribe. Congrats Anna! You look stunning and your tootsies are hot! Reply Holy crap, every single picture here is just amazing and beautiful and amazingly beautiful. Damn. Reply So psyched to be featured here and so is my henna artist 🙂 Reply The body art in the top pic is lovely, but it looks like it is some sort of cosmetic gilding paste, not henna. Henna is a plant dye and is always a red/brown color. (I mention this because "black henna" is illegal and contains dangerous chemicals that can cause burns, so it's important that people know that henna = always brown). Reply Interesting… I've updated the wording so it isn't misleading. Thanks! Reply Well the artist who did this is actually a henna artist who works traditionally as well but this is classified as a "luxe glow tattoo". Most everyone called it a "henna" referring to the style of it not what it was made of and also saying "luxe glow body art" is a mouthful at a wedding. Reply It's really gorgeous– how do you find someone who does that kind of thing? (It's not permanent, right?) Can you DIY it? Reply Thanks! I found a picture of a bride's arm done on pinterest and after tracing the picture I found the artist Akiyo Ogura and I was lucky she lived in NYC. I didn't really take note of how she did it cause she was behind me most of the time (the tattoo went across my back, down my shoulder and crossed my collarbone) but she did it all by hand, no stencils, and there was a lot of glitter and crystals. Though the adhesive on the crystals reminded me a lot of eyelash glue. It's not permanent. It lasted me about 5 days, it lasted through showers and everything. I think it would have lasted longer but I went on my honeymoon right after the wedding and the ocean was too beautiful and blue not to go in! 🙂 Reply It stayed on for several days? I thought it was a brides paint (http://offbeatbride.com/2011/12/wedding-body-art-bridespaint), like I had on my wedding! Apparently a different kind of material was used for it? What was it? how i SO wish i could get turquoise to stay in my hair! *sniffs* gorgeous, i love me some monday montages! Reply goodness gracious, i think if i'd seen that white and pink body art at the start of planning, i'd have gone down a very different path! Reply LOVE the body art! The turqiose hair is gorgeous! Betsy Johnson dress is fab! The photos are beautiful and the Iron fist shoes are stunning! Reply Awww, Tiaabby1986 and I went to high school together. Her wedding was beautiful! Reply thanks for posting our invitation =) Reply I loved my Betsey Johnson reception dress, thanks for posting our pics! By the way, the Betsey Johnson dress photo was taken by Kelly Lynch-Chevalier, not Stina Rae. Both women are fantastic, however. The stepping stool was an absolute necessity, given that I'm 5' and Mr. Bear is 6'4"! 😀 Reply Leave a Reply to Tia D. Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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