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Based on reader feedback that it was “hard to find any weddings of people of color,” we started tagging posts that featured a BIPOC bride and/or groom — and/or means you’ll find tons of interracial couples in here! Increasing visibility for BIPOC folks has been a priority for us since 2008, and note that we always allow folks to self-identify. More about how and why we do this here.

Ladies of the Lake: Nimue marries Morgan Le Fay in this Arthurian wedding shoot

Fantasy for all: Our favorite Lord of the Rings weddings with BIPOC folks

BIPOC folks have infiltrated Middle Earth, and we’re here to stay, bay-beee! With the recent conversations (er, racist grumpiness) around BIPOC actors in the new Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show, we’ve put together a few of our favorite Lord of the Rings weddings featuring BIPOC newlyweds!

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!

boudoir shoot regina as the photographer6 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

I did my first boudoir shoot and I have thoughts

Should you do a boudoir photo shoot? Our Assistant Editor booked her first boudoir shoot and is here to answer all of your questions!

Boudoir regina the photographer2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Inclusive boudoir is for EVERY BODY

We’ve put together our favorite inclusive boudoir photos to prove that every body type, gender expression, and all forms of love are welcome in a boudoir photography session. Oh, and you don’t just have to do them for your wedding day!

textured hair

Textured hair? Here are 4 wedding hair considerations

Brides and grooms can embrace their beautiful natural features—including the characteristic look of their textured hair type—to curate the perfect style. Curious how to get your natural texture on for the big day? Read through these wedding hair considerations for folks with textured hair. Your dream look awaits.

Cocktail Wedding Reception Coworking Space photos by Drushotya16 e1655934652907 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This couple had a cocktail wedding reception at a coworking space

Willie and Maya planned a casual cocktail wedding reception with an elegant vibe at a coworking space! This wedding might be the ultimate proof that beautiful weddings (and wedding venues) can be anything you want them to be.