(Closed) Ever attended an "offbeat" wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bebealways:  ok thanks I’ll have a look for it. 

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was just invited to an offbeat wedding that will be in October. The bride let us know ahead of time it’s going to be different! I am so excited! 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wonder if mine counts?

I had rainbow hair (rainbow ombre style?), did not cover my tattoo, a mouse ear fascinator (because the wedding was in Disney World). We wrote our own vows (mine mentioned something about a pterydactl with hemmoragic gonnoritis of the eyeball) and my best friend married us. And afterwards, we all went to House of Blues for dinner instead of a formal reception.

Oh! And I decorated my shoes with Disney park maps.

 

It’s not very offbeat… but my mom said she’d never been to a wedding like it.

 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

@tmsing:  Yup! Two, actually.

The first was one of my best friends getting married to her husband in her grandmother’s backyard. They’re an Air Force couple and were initially going to do a quick courthouse wedding before his deployment (with plans for a full-blown ceremony 2 years later), but her mom turned it into a thing and basically invited a bunch of family and friends for a Halloween costume party/wedding. It was such a blast! I (MOH) was dressed as a witch, the other attendant was a naughty nurse and across the aisle the best man had this cowboy costume with an inflatable horse. They bought the dress she wore from a thrift store (wedding gown, but kinda poofy and 80’s style).

I was in their “real” wedding two years later, which was equally lovely but didn’t have the same intimacy/fun that the backyard wedding did.

 

The second was this past May – my other best friend. After a FOUR YEAR engagement she and her husband finally got hitched (they were waiting til he finished med school). The ceremony was supposed to be in her mom’s backyard, but it rained that day so we moved the Chuppah and chairs in to the living room. She hand-embroidered the Chuppah with symbols that represented them as a couple and had her younger (teenage) cousin play the part of flower girl – instructing her to throw the basket of petals at the audience once she finished coming down the stairs. One of their good friends from med school got ordained as a Dudist Priest and performend the ceremony – complete with the opening speech from the wedding scene in Princess Bride!

Afterward, we took photos in the backyard (naturally the rain stopped once the ceremony was over) then had a reception catered by a local Indian restaurant. It was very relaxed and again so intimate and lovely.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

@rosworms:  Those shoes are AWESOME! I’d also love to see a picture of your hair/entire wedding ensemble 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 @MissCalifornia:  here you go. i had to include the picture with my little pirate nephews… hehe they are so cute.

my tattoo is on my upper back. it says “expecto patronum”. i’m really disappointed the photographer didn’t get a picture of it. 

 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I went to one where the bride and groom were dressed as fairies (the groom was a M-to-F pre-op Transexual, although still went by his male name and used male pronouns) in white dresses, and the bridesmaids were all fairies in blue-and-black dresses. The mother of the bride was a fairy in a purple dress, her grandmother was a witch, and her father was dressed as Gimli. The bride’s brother was dressed as Aragorn.

 

The best man was Jack Sparrow, and he joined in the first dance which was to a remix of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. All the guests (save the Groom’s family, who looked very uncomfortable and out of place) dressed in gothic-style clothes, and the food was this amazing vegetarian buffet. Oh, and they walked down the aisle to Danse Macabre.

 

It was certainly an interesting day, although sadly they’re now divorced, but there were a lot of issues in the relationship I think.

 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@badabing88:  Offbeat Bride is great, but I can only read it a little bit at a time, or my whole day is gone like that, haha!

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@rosworms:  Your fascinator was awesome! SO cute.

I have never been to an offbeat wedding. Lots of midwestern-typical ones, yes. Ours is going to be offbeat light. I’m pretty excited.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rosworms:  Love the shoes!  How did you get the glitter to stick?  I’m thinking about buying some cheap white comfortable pumps at Payless and DIY’ing them in purple glitter.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@thatredheadedbride:  Mod Podge applied thinly to the part you want the glitter to stick. the blue detailed glitter is actually glittery fabric paint.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee

@rosworms:  LOVE IT! Your cake is gorgeous, and what cuties your nephews are.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve recently been to one. There were a few hiccups we (as guests) noticed that should have been avoided. First of all, the role of the adult Flower Girl should have been scrapped. OMG her dress was AWFUL!!! I will NEVER be able to forget that ghetto fabulous dress! And I DONT use the word ghetto alot. The bride was beautiful but she arrived 30 minutes late. I think they started the wedding late on purpose though to wait for stragglers but still, because most of her guests were from Out of Town we WERE there at 5:30pm the wedding was supposed to have started at 6pm, she arrived at 6:30pm on the dot. It was at a public park in JULY IN TX (so… sitting outside in 104 degree heat). The bride wore a purple and green prom dress. She didnt have any BMs or Groomsmen. The parents wore whatever. They had light apps which I thought was inappropriate to serve during dinnertime 🙁 and they put pineapples over all the food (pineapple chicken, pineapple lemonade). I dont want to make this too much longer so:

1) MIC kept going in and out, couldnt halfway hear anything during the ceremony

2) They played NOTHING BUT slow music and mainly INSTUMENTAL music so no guests danced

3) I cant believe they DISAPPEARED after pics!!! I mean NO ONE saw them leave!!

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