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Real Offbeat Weddings

We love featuring a truly diverse range of real weddings, from highly stylized theme weddings to elopements to simple and small weddings. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatwed.com/submissions.

White Sands National Park Elopement by Sam Starns Adventure Elopements9 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A surreal White Sands National Park elopement with sledding and kites

Run away to this surreal White Sands National Park elopement. We love how the couple and their guests made an event out of it and hit the sand dunes for some epic sledding. P.S. Wearing a wedding dress while sledding looks pretty damn cool.

Queer Wedding Dolly Parton Skeletor Photos by Andrew and Melanie Mishler Photography25 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This queer wedding has everything: Dolly Parton, Skeletor, and the finest queer groom fashion

Earlier this year we shared JP and Scott’s incredible queer groom fashion. Now they’ve returned with their queer wedding in all it’s glory! The couple described their wedding as “Skeletor & Dolly Get Hitched Via Trolley” and if that doesn’t give you a sense of how fun their wedding was, then…

Two Weddings Devon Rowland Photography31 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Gordian knots and walking on glass: a tale of two weddings

We love when couples have two weddings! Lyndsay and Patrick had a family-friendly wedding ceremony with a Gordian knot, then a second wedding that was straight up wild in the best of ways. Don’t miss the genius “first karaoke song” as a first dance alternative!

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A Joyously Queer Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Wedding

Fall down the rabbit hole with this Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party wedding. We love the unapologetic celebration of queer joy, community, friendship, and the outfits! Wait till you read about the interactive rose ceremony they had guests participate in…

Whimsical Zoo Wedding Photos by Vivid Instincts Photography26 e1656351371397 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Colorful wedding at a zoo with cute animal friends

Let’s spend a day at the zoo with this colorful wedding! Between the bright pink wedding dress, emerald green suit, and adorable animal themes, there’s color in almost every corner of this wedding at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Cocktail Wedding Reception Coworking Space photos by Drushotya16 e1655934652907 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This couple had a cocktail wedding reception at a coworking space

Willie and Maya planned a casual cocktail wedding reception with an elegant vibe at a coworking space! This wedding might be the ultimate proof that beautiful weddings (and wedding venues) can be anything you want them to be.