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Maya Lovro Photography Hotel Monaco Wedding Shoot 79 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Colorful wedding ideas for all lovers of all colors

Fair warning: this amazing, colorful wedding shoot includes ALL THE COLORS, just in time to yeet those Winter blues away. Coming to you from Pittsburgh, the combined powers of Maya Lovro (photographer), Amanda Wolf (planner), and Kati Grimes (fashion designer) created something magical: think “Lisa Frank marries Billy Porter” where all the players are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or allies to both!

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Wizard of Oz wedding ideas from the heart of Texas

Welcome to Oz, Texas! This Wizard of Oz themed wedding shoot is here to inspire Emerald City-loving soonlyweds, with a Tin-Woman (…Tin-Person?) marrying the Scarecrow! No less magical: the models are a real-life couple Chris and Rebekkah, and the shoot was a celebration of their love allowing them to create some memories for themselves.

Flower Moxie Masculine Folks Photos by Ely Fair4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wedding bouquets for grooms – because masc folks deserve wedding flowers too!

Wait, why aren’t wedding bouquets for grooms a thing?! THEY SHOULD BE. Here’s more advice for masc folks who love wedding flowers.

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Alternative buttonhole ideas: Mushrooms, bird skulls, and other unique boutonnières

As y’all know, we’re always on the look-out for alternative buttonhole ideas for your wedding. I mean sure, we love a rose boutonnière as much as anybody else, but we think there’s just so many more ideas — whether it’s LEGO minifigs for your geeky wedding, autumn leaves for your fall wedding, or even this concept: the mushroom boutonnière.

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How to have a more gender-neutral wedding: grides, brooms, and bachelorx parties

When my partner and I were planning our wedding last year, we decided right away we wanted to skip the wedding traditions that didn’t feel like us. We love the beauty of passing on traditions from generation to generation but one of the traditions we didn’t love was the constant gender expectations. We wanted a more gender-neutral wedding approach.

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Get your glow on with these LED wedding ideas including a light-up wedding dress!

We shared an awesomely weird Austin wedding that featured an LED wedding dress among other glowing accessories. If you too are jonesing to relive your raver days with some glow-in-the-dark wedding accessories, here are some dazzling LED wedding ideas to bring some light to your outfit.