20100529 POSTAPOCALYPTICWEDDING WEB 7159 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Meet Rose and Or. They had a brilliant idea for their wedding invitations, and with the help of Rose's MOH who is also an awesome photographer, they created these amazing post-apocalyptic wedding photos. I'll let Rose explain…

20100529 POSTAPOCALYPTICWEDDING WEB 7069 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)“My fiance and I like zombie stuff (I, um, LOVE it). Earlier in the year I participated in a half marathon that followed a bike trail. Along the bike trail was this giant abandoned factory. I *knew* it would be an awesome backdrop for a photoshoot, but I didn't know for what. Fast forward a few months, and the fiance and I are brainstorming invitations. We knew we wanted a movie poster. We were initially thinking something that mimicked The Princess Bride's poster, since it's our favorite love story. Then I had a flash of insight. Post Apocalyptic Survival Movie! I went out and found an old wedding dress (Salvation Army: $30). My finace found a long leather duster jacket (Out Of The Closet Thrift Store: $50 — a big splurge). Everything else (fake guns, goggles, machetes, Or's shirt, the books) was all stuff we already owned. We packed everything up and headed off the photo shoot site. It was a fun, amazing day. We alternated between roll playing and just making googly eyes at each other. And then Or took the pictures from the session and made the raddest invitations ever.”

First a few more amazing photos before I show you their creative invitations…
20100529 POSTAPOCALYPTICWEDDING WEB 7051 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

20100529 POSTAPOCALYPTICWEDDING WEB 7251 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)The book that Rose is reading, The Zen of Zombie, was actually written by a friend of hers.

20100529 POSTAPOCALYPTICWEDDING WEB 7384 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)I love the props in this shot and that the sleeves of the wedding dress apparently became a casualty of war.

And here is the movie poster-like invitations/flyers that they sent out using the photos…
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For more photos from this post-apocalyptic wedding shoot head over to Of Whimsy Photography's blog.

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Comments on Post-apocalyptic wedding invitation shoot

  1. SO. EFF’IN. COOL!! OMG! It’s like Firefly and Mad Max and the Zombiepocalypse all in one gorgeous package!

  2. i love this. my fiance LOVES zombies, and i would love to do a photo shoot somewhere like this for him -is it ok to ask where in los angeles this industrial site is? or where the bike trail that brought rose to it was? id gladly go run there and find it…

  3. Awesome pictures and amazing invitation!!

    Also, Rose needs to let her friend know that there are those of us out there that looove “The Zen of Zombies”.

  4. What a great idea and the end result looks amazing.
    Where is your fiance’s family from?
    As an Icelander, I had to tell you. His last name means greater in Icelandic. As in ‘Or the Greater’.

  5. This is such a cool idea! I love the outfits, props and everything.

    Also, I just wanted to let you know that the link for The Zen of Zombies is not working.

  6. Great idea! As someone who gave a speech on how to survive a zombie apocalypse -I’m a little too obsessed with zombies and surviving zombie attacks. I love this photo shoot. And for everyone out there: don’t underestimate the usefulness of a good crowbar….

  7. This is way. Too. Cool! I love your fiance’s fashion statement. Leather duster and top hat–what to wear in case of a zombie apocalypse!

  8. My boyfriend would fall in love with this if I showed it to him.

    Of course I will! 😉

  9. I LOVE THESE PICTURES! I had to look at all of them. 🙂
    And I have most of those Zombie books too..(and Robot! Muhahahaha)

  10. We are trying to do a similar style invitation (movie poster/horror movie) and I have no clue how to go about it, but this is a great inspiration! LOVE the props, LOVE it all!!

  11. oh my squeee!!! for starters the dress is fantastic and its exactly what i was looking for. i need to shopping with this girl lol. they totally accomplished the look what they were going for. im in love with it!

  12. Seeing what Rose and Or were able to do with the photos impressed the HECK out of me. Coolest wedding invite ever, fahsure.

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