(Closed) Any “unconventional” or “offbeat” brides out there?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t know what you consider to be offbeat, but I am having a same sex ceremony and our budget ($5,000) is far less than than the national average.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you look at our wedding, I don’t think it ends up seeming too unconventional.  I think what is more unconventional, or maybe ahead of the curve, is the way we define ourselves as individuals and as a couple.  We are very egalitarian in the relationship, I didn’t take his name as my last name.  If we have kids, he’ll probably stay home with them while I continue to work.  If we adopt kids, we will probably become a multi-racial family.  We just don’t see that *anything* ever has to be a certain way, and we always, always question the status quo, and then pick the parts of it that work for us and discard the rest.

In my heart, I’ve always been a rebel, but I’ve also come to accept that many things are the way they are because they work.  I’m a fan of two parent families where possible (though gender or marriage status doesn’t so much matter in my view), and a big fan of fiscal and social responsibility… but only because those things are good for the individuals, the couple, and society 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m not engaged yet, but I am absolutely enamored by a blue topaz and diamond ring that is $280 so far less than the normal amount for engagement rings. I think when we get engaged we will elect a romantic beach ceremony or a great fun ceremony, no particular color scheme, different tablescapes for each table because i’m an event designer and um i can’t just choose one!!! lol!! they will probably all have some sort of black in them just to sort of tie them together. I’d love for my bridesmaids to wear a tea length or knee length black dress of their choice and carry fantastic white carnations or even blue carnations or hydrangeas. i have been told that my style is totally boho-chic vintage glam (LMAO) so I will definitely be going for something like that very casual and relaxing yet sexy and glamorous

as for dresses i will probably go with a champagne or gold or even a french pink as long as it’s not TOOO pink. i am a size 14-16 and will be wearing a fit and flare, trumpet style dress to flaunt my curves! i love my curves btw.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@wildstyle i don’t have the ring yet lol i am still in waiting! i have fairly large boobs and a big butt!! i always say as long as my boobs stick out further than my gut does then i’m good! LMAO!!  One of my dream dresses is the alfred angelo 1640, not sure if i’ll need 1640w or the regular one though. oh and i am in LOVE with bubble veils…. the pix are from etsy seller autsie… OMG these are so over the top couture britt…. all the way!

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Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Our budget is $5K, we’re having a picnic reception, we’ll be DIY-ing most stuff, I probably won’t carry a bouquet…etc. =)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m getting married at a ballpark, not sure if that counts but I’ve sure heard some “interesting” comments about it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

So, if we’re having an announcement at the ceremony that, “The blessing over the bread is being given by the ex-husband of one of the brides,” is that off-beat enough?

Seriously, we’re having a tiny wedding (under 20 people) in MA. We wrote the ceremony ourselves, blending Jewish traditions with declarations and vows taken from the Church of England ceremony.  We built our own chuppah (wedding canopy), and the ceremony music will all be on a CD we are putting together. The videotaping is being done by a friend, and we are capturing the sound with a bunch of digital voice recorders. The “rehearsal dinner” will likely be take-out pizza in a big house that we are renting for all the guests.  After the ceremony, we are taking all the guests to a restaurant where I have enough gift certificates to pay for the whole thing.  We’ll make dinner for everyone that night, and breakfast the next morning.  Then back home in DC, we are having a much larger reception three days later in a club that is a converted warehouse.  We’re doing all the food, linens, plates, flatware, glasses, decoration, lighting, DIY “photobooth,” beverages, and whatever ourselves, buying from places like restaurant wholesalers and reselling afterward.  The only “vendors” there will be the club owner and the musician.  And the musician is not a DJ or band, or even someone who normally does weddings.  She plays accoustic guitar and sings in local bars, but we like her music.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Well we are getting married at Disney World plus I have tattoos I won’t be covering and I am a short hair bride!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I am, hah completely! ;D We finally think we settled on a venue- in my home community (TINY, think, a post office and a gun store, in the middle of NOWHERE, hah!) there is an old community center, and behind it they have a small walking trail area, surrounded by trees, so we’re erecting carnival style tents behind it and will use the community center for it’s kitchens and bathrooms, and our friend’s catering business with a huge professional kitchen is literally 1/6 a mile away hah, so it works out perfectly! It will be a halloween carnival theme, lots of candles/pumpkins/string lights, lounge furniture, great food (we’re making all of the desserts ourselves, with fall foods like soups, turkey legs, etc!) and are requesting that guests arrive in “eclectic dress”, ie, steampunk, victorian, punk, renaissance, medieval, fairytale, goth, etc. I’m wearing a black dress that I’m self-modding to be raised at the front with a huge amount of hot pink tulle coming out from underneath, to be worn with black tights w/hot pink fishnets over them, and my 4 inch hot pink and black Swear Alternative platform boots, crazy hair, and lots of jewelry! Fiance is wearing a tight-fitted steampunk suit! We will hopefully have carnival games and normal games, lots of places to sit and just talk, have fun! Fun crazy band, such and such! Good food and fun, that’s all we want, no stuffy ceremony (I’m atheist/FI agnostic), just some happy words exchanged and then party time! Cool Our plates and such will be collected and totally mis-matched from thrift stores and estate sales (wedding is next October 30th!), all decor will be put up by our awesome and super artsy/eclectic family friends and I, and we’re aiming for something like 150 people. I had banned kids before, but since it will be such a fun atmosphere, I’m reconsidering because it would be pretty funny to have a bunch of kids running around in fairy/princess costumes 😛

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