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Real Weddings: Midwest US

There are some people who think offbeat weddings don’t happen in the fly-over states. These people will be surprised. Behold a few of our favorite weddings from the Midwest including Chicago weddings, Iowa weddings, Ohio weddings, Michigan weddings, and more. Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatwed.com/submissions.

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.

Steampunk Dungeons and Dragons Photos by Empiria Studios8 e1653518899298 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Adventure awaits at this steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding

This couple tied in elements of steampunk, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and tons of their favorite fandoms. This steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding was a testament to how marriage is a great adventure! After all, no one goes on an adventure alone, you’ve gotta form a party. And what a geeky fun party did they have, indeed!

green wedding dress atheist wedding photos by t houston6 edited e1649086100567 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

We love the green wedding dress at this alternative atheist wedding

This green wedding dress and bridal cape combination utterly enchants at Cat and Tyler’s alternative atheist wedding. Cat and Tyler made an effort to work with local businesses for their atheist wedding, with a focus on women-owned, BIPOC, and queer-owned wedding vendors.

Weed Wedding Heather Jackson Photography25 e1648647998260 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

An elegant weed wedding takes high class to new heights

What happens when you mix high class with a bit of punk? An elegant weed wedding, of course! Jordan and Ryan’s winter wedding oozes with moody vibes and a stunning black wedding dress.

Celestial Art Nouveau Photos by Andy Neher Photography22 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This celestial Art Nouveau wedding will leave you starry-eyed

We had a celestial Art Nouveau wedding theme with lots of vintage elements. We wanted to evoke the essence of standing in a garden during the Harvest Moon under a million stars. I wanted to capture the romantic feeling of the Art Nouveau period, like an Alphonse Mucha painting.

Elegant Wedding Celebrating Black Lesbian Love Photos by Evoke Photography16 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

An elegant wedding celebrating Black lesbian love

Niya and Tenai wanted an elegant waterfront wedding to celebrate their Black lesbian love. Don’t miss the stunning white suit and the sparkly outfit change!