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Real Weddings: Northeast US

From New England to New York and Rhode Island to Long Island, couples in the Northeast have their own distinct brand of offbeat. A little urban, and little upstate, and a bit of an edge — we love you East Coast offbeat couples! Submit your wedding for consideration via offbeatwed.com/submissions.

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!

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.

rock n roll elopement Laura Diliberto Photography18 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A rock ‘n’ roll elopement in a record store

Elizabeth and Scott had a rock ‘n’ roll elopement at the iconic Generation Records! This unique elopement in the West Village of NYC is a wonderful example of creating a wedding day that’s authentic to who you are as a couple. Elizabeth and Scott got married amongst their favorite records in a stunning all black ensemble with their four-legged flower girl and parents by their side.

Barefoot Wiccan MicroWedding Photos by Elise Wolski Photography39 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Wiccan micro-wedding was only $500

My high school sweetheart and I had a $500 Wiccan micro-wedding and only invited our immediate family plus a few of our closest friends. It was small and spiritual and honored us both exactly how we wanted.

Indian Vietnamese Wedding Photos by Morni Studio4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A colorful and multicultural Indian and Vietnamese wedding

The couple had a gorgeous Indian and Vietnamese wedding that spanned two weeks! From the red lehenga to the ao dai wedding attire, this multicultural celebration is filled with color and cultural traditions.

Unique Hip Hop Wedding Photos by Jully and Alex Photography21 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This unique hip hop wedding didn’t hold back

This couple wanted to weave hip hop throughout their wedding in subtle but meaningful ways. Don’t miss the ring bearer bringing in the wedding bands on a CD player, the tables named after hip hop albums, or the bride’s purple dress at this unique hip hop wedding!