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Real Weddings: Global

Although we’re based in the United States, we feature weddings from around the world — especially the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatwed.com/submissions.

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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…

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A destination elopement with an epic post elopement party

Abby and Beth had a destination elopement in Costa Rica and a post elopement party in Arkansas! We are LIVING for the deep v-neck suit and dried floral bouquets from the destination elopement, but we especially love how they celebrated with their loved ones in an epic reception once they got home.

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Fall in love with high fashion at this gay wedding in Spain

These grooms escaped to Valencia to elope on a Spanish mountaintop dressed in the utmost high fashion. Don’t miss their impeccable outfit changes and the flamenco group who serenaded them after their vows… and the VIDEO omg omg omg.

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LA couple ditches California for Italian elopement

After starting to look into a large wedding in California wine country that rapidly ballooned in guest count and price, Lianne and Dan actually did what a lot of couples consider when confronted with so much wedding planning stress: they eloped instead. Way before micro-weddings were our new normal, Lianne and Dan invited about thirty of their closest friends to join them at Villa del Balbianello on Lago di Como in Italy.

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Wedding vows for a second marriage

Lauren and Chris got married South Africa, and had the perfect vows for a second marriage.

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

Sharon and Bryan’s intimate forest elopement had us gob-smacked by the scenery, the golden hour, the romantic moments, and the sheer magnitude of the beauty of this couple and this environment. We are still shook. It took place at Cougal Cascades in Queensland, Australia, and had subtle Twilight wedding vibes with that dress and those epic trees. We just need a little of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and we’ll be ready to sob…