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california

From San Diego weddings to Los Angeles weddings to San Francisco weddings, California is one of our largest and most epic states for offbeat weddings.

Queer Wedding Dolly Parton Skeletor Photos by Andrew and Melanie Mishler Photography10 e1662246060626 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This queer wedding has everything: Dolly Parton, Skeletor, and the finest queer groom fashion

Earlier this year we shared JP and Scott’s incredible queer groom fashion. Now they’ve returned with their queer wedding in all it’s glory! The couple described their wedding as “Skeletor & Dolly Get Hitched Via Trolley” and if that doesn’t give you a sense of how fun their wedding was, then…

Artistic Engagement Photos by Chris Wojdak Photography14 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Artistic engagement photos we’d hang on our wall

This couple had their engagement shoot at an immersive art installation! Artistic engagement photos can certainly work hard for you. Not only do they look gorgeous as print engagement announcements, but they basically act as fine art pieces to hang on your mantle. Mona Lisa who?

Disney Wedding Thai water blessing by White Rabbit Photo Boutique9 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A magical gay Disney wedding with chosen family and a Thai water blessing

This gay Disney wedding was truly a celebration of love! Phinn and Andreas combined their culture, interests, and true selves to create the most magical celebration. They even included a Thai water blessing ceremony and a nod to the closing statement from the Obergefell v. Hodges landmark civil rights case.

blue dress lakeside wedding photos by Sagardia Photography7 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This enchanting blue dress at a lakeside wedding left us breathless

Bria and Derek had a relaxed 50-guest Lake Tahoe wedding. Everything about their lakeside wedding is simply breathtaking, from their color palette to Bria’s gorgeous blue Wai Ching wedding dress!

disco wedding joint bar26 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Get ready to light up at this disco wedding with a joint bar

Due to the world being turned upside down, we had to cancel our wedding… like many brides, I had to pivot. We had recently bought our first home and spent so much time working on it, so we decided to have our wedding in our backyard. Our garage turned into Studio 54 with an amazing disco ball installation, 80’s furniture, checkered floor, and a chic curated joint bar for our guests (which was a real hit of the night!).

pagan polyamorous bisexual wedding on offbeat bride 46 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Pagan polyamorous gender-nonconforming wedding

We got married at sunset, on Friday the 13th, in our backyard. It was a pagan handfasting ceremony that was heavily influenced by our personal interests. We are both gender non-conforming, so we removed all gendered language/traditions.