Category Archive

BIPOC

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.

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Karen & PJ’s nerdy gamer zoo wedding

The tender union between two child-at-heart game industry kids is, of course, *unnormal* to say the least.

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Elisa’s Leap Day wedding in Miami

The offbeat bride: Elisa, Secretary/Adjunct Professor/Grad Student cum Rock Star Her offbeat partner: Evan, Sound Engineer/Guitar Player Location & date of wedding: Friend’s home in Miami, FL. 2/29/2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Evan and I spent the whole day together with our bridal party, bucking tradition. We also had a Pagan handfasting, complete with […]

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More from Sarah & Fernando’s punk Hawaiian wedding

Remember this post about the fabulous punk-rock Hawaiian wedding? Well, I found the bride’s wedding MySpace (titled Sarah & Fernando: THE MERGE) and so I’ve got more gorgeous shots for you… (And thanks again to Red Heart Photo for taking such gorgeous photos!)

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Chrissy Wai-Ching’s Puerto Rico wedding

Wai-Ching’s wedding dresses are the stuff of legend here on offbeatwed.com — but what about Chrissy’s OWN wedding, exactly a year ago today? The offbeat bride: Chrissy Wai-Ching Fashion Designer/Fiber Artist Her offbeat groom: Vasili Zolotov, Software Engineer Location & date of wedding: The Gallery Inn, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12/31/06. What made our […]

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I’ll be your rock, paper, AND scissors

Sara and her husband Ev (who you may know as one of the guys who invented Blogger) played a li’l game of rock-paper-scissors at the altar to see who would say their vows first.

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Rei & Bryan’s forest elopement

“My husband & I eloped in my woodman friend’s backyard, which was a huge tract of natural land. We were married between a shagbark hickory (signifying solidity & strength) and a beautiful white pine, the Tree of Peace among the Iroquois Indians.”