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black wedding dress

Offbeat dresses come in all colors (red, blue, green, hell, even multi-colored), but right here, we’re focusing on the Black Wedding Dress. Perfect for your Halloween or Goth wedding, these black gowns will flaunt your dark side. PS: check our collection of black wedding dresses trending with our readers!

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.

DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

How to deal when your family freaks about your goth wedding theme

Offbeat Wed’s assistant editor Suki Lanh was featured in an article on Bored Panda about what to do when a mother of the bride feaks out over a goth wedding theme. The writer was investigating how couples can deal with family members have strong negative reactions to their goth wedding or otherwise macabre wedding theme…

groom black wedding dress DIY backyard wedding Adrienne Catanese Photography27 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Groom rocks a black dress at this glamorous backyard wedding that’s actually a LOVE CELEBRATION!

Jax and Alex’s had a fun-filled DIY backyard wedding (or as they call it, a LOVE CELEBRATION)! This glamorous backyard love party proves that weddings are ultimately about celebrating with the people you love in a way that’s truthful to your values. For those of y’all who love an outfit change, Alex has one that involves a sequined black dress and it is STUNNING.

Elegant Halloween wedding ofrenda and money dance Luis Martinez Photography13 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This elegant Halloween wedding had an ofrenda and money dance

In honor of Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month, we asked our Offbeat Wed vendors to submit their favorite weddings with Hispanic/Latin wedding traditions and Dragonfly Events OC flew in on her broomstick with a celebration that checks off everything we love–an elegant Halloween wedding that celebrates the marriers’ culture plus a wardrobe change into a black wedding dress!

hangar paper moon BC 36 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Gothic vibes at this full moon helicopter hangar wedding

The entire aesthetic of our hangar wedding was designed around the black diamond ring (my ‘dream ring’) that Jeff proposed to me with. Before the ceremony we had photographs taken with our children at an abandoned asylum. And we married at a local helicopter hangar under an enormous full moon designed by a local lighting and production company! Guests were asked to dress in black, which complimented the gothic décor and blended people and mood.

Black gothic sheer corset tulle wedding dress alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Nontraditional wedding dresses on Etsy you should add to your cart RN

Here are a few of Offbeat Wed reader’s FAVORITE nontraditional wedding dresses… we’re talking the actual styles that our actual readers are actually buying this season, based on our affiliate sales data and lifted straight from the Offbeat Wed Shop.