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Real Weddings: Western US

Here are some of the most freaky fabulous weddings from the shores of the Best West Coast all the way to the Rocky Mountain states, including Seattle weddings, Portland weddings, California weddings, and more. Submit your wedding for consideration via

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…

Disney Wedding Thai water blessing by White Rabbit Photo Boutique9 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A magical gay Disney wedding with chosen family and a Thai water blessing

This gay Disney wedding was truly a celebration of love! Phinn and Andreas combined their culture, interests, and true selves to create the most magical celebration. They even included a Thai water blessing ceremony and a nod to the closing statement from the Obergefell v. Hodges landmark civil rights case.

Seattle microwedding Jenny GG Photography added2 e1655933271512 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

An intimate Seattle micro-wedding centered around food and family

This sweet Seattle micro-wedding was truly a family affair! Kristin and Kip’s community came together to create a family oriented ceremony. If you need a sign to start planning your at home micro-wedding, this is it!

Queer Wedding The Pic Chick13 e1651878808593 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Books, love, and a lot of DIY at this queer wedding

I knew from the beginning that it was important to me, as a bisexual woman and someone with scoliosis, that I felt beautiful and myself on my wedding day. I dressed like the queer elf queen of my dreams.

At our reception, we had thrifted board games available for people who didn’t want to dance, and some of our friends played Trivial Pursuit all night!

Genderqueer Halloween Viking Wedding photos by Carmelisse Photography6 e1650428340355 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Raise an axe to this nonbinary gothic viking wedding

This genderqueer and nonbinary couple’s vision for their gothic viking wedding was that they were all returning from battle, holding their weapons. What a vibe! See how this couple charged headfirst into planning a nontraditional gothic viking wedding.