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We all love alternative cake and nontraditional cupcakes, but Offbeat Wed also adores wedding pie, wedding candy, and wedding wheels of cheese. We have wedding menus, and information for special diets like vegetarians vegans, gluten free folks, and more!

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Butterfly wedding dress

Kellett Photography has some great pictures up from a recent wedding where the bride wore the most amazing butterfly-emblazoned wedding gown. Not only is the dress stunning, but Madeline paired it with the most amazing knitted shrug. I don’t even know how to describe it, but it’s really inspiring. Oh-oh, and be sure to check […]

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Turn a “regular cake” into a wedding cake with fruit and flowers

These cakes made me start drooling — y’all can keep your fondant-covered multi-tiered cakes. I’m sure they’re delicious! But for me, it’s all about cakes covered in flowers and fruits, like these cakes from Ivonne and Josh’s 2004 wedding. Oh and check out Ivonne’s dress! Holy hell… Anyway, for more info about how Ivonne saved […]

Non-Traditional Wedding Cakes

  We wanted to share a few of our favorite non-traditional wedding cakes…starting with some cute little succulent cupcakes up there! Normally we wouldn’t want to eat succulents, but we want to suck on these cupcakes (GET IT?!)   This cake is from a Tennessee wedding was full of color, loft style, performances by friends, […]

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Vegetable wedding centerpieces

Yay for Riona (of Godawful Wedding Crap fame) and her gorgeous veggie-rich centerpieces. This one features brussels sprout and asparagus, but she also had peppers and radishes as part of her floral centerpieces at her 2006 wedding. What I want to know is whether guests started nibbling on the centerpieces. (Thanks to Ríona for the […]

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I loves me some non-traditional wedding cakes, and this one is almost more landscape than cake. You’ve got rolling hills of fruits and almond slivers and towers of strawberries and those phallic bananas and holy hell: it’s enough sweets to feeds a small nuptial army! The caption refers to it as a “cake installation” which […]