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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

queer retro hippie wedding TMinspired Photography17 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This queer retro hippie wedding had a flower-power liquor gun

Close your eyes, and travel back in time… oh wait, you don’t have to, thanks to this queer retro hippie wedding! Kayla and Kayla (yes, these brides have the same name – cute!) wanted the day to be tons of fun for their guests with games and lots of dancing, and from the looks of it (thanks, TMinspired Photography for capturing this gorgeous day!), mission majorly accomplished.

intimate mountain elopement McKenzie Bigliazzi Photography10 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A black wedding dress takes this intimate mountain elopement to new heights

It’s not often we hear about an elopement that happens after a bigger ceremony, but this couple is reminding us what Offbeat Wed is all about: when it comes to your wedding, the only rule is to stay true to who you are and what you want. Kristen and Casey had already had a ceremony in Illinois with their loved ones in attendance when they whisked each other away to the gorgeous peaks of Colorado for a more intimate mountain elopement ceremony.

trans wedding alternative wedding bouquet Aeron Reinhardt Photography14 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A breathtaking trans wedding with an adorable alternative bouquet toss

Amanda and Matilda’s wedding day took guests to new heights! You won’t be able to look away from this Colorado trans wedding, from the architecturally stunning venue to the brides’ breathtaking dresses and finally, the CUTEST inclusive alternative wedding bouquet toss.

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This couple went back to school for their celestial sci-fi wedding

Natalie and Ryan first met in film class at the University of Colorado – so it only makes sense that 15 years later, this alumni couple would return to seal the deal! Back in school, they had bonded over a shared love of Star Wars and all things film. So for the big day, they wanted a sci-fi wedding with starry ties, alien worlds, and Star Wars-themed cornhole!

nikki and dnitri glam halloween 38 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This glam Halloween wedding had eyeballs in the flowers and a string quartet

Nikki and Dmitri’s Halloween wedding played up a spooky vibe with a touch of vintage and Hollywood glam.

A Halloween wedding with David S. Pumpkins suits

Ready for a spook-tacular love story? Matthew and Karissa had a Halloween wedding held at a casino venue with a unique board game reception. We loved their “kitschy” take on a Halloween wedding. You won’t want to miss adorable David S. Pumpkins suits from Saturday Night Live!