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geeky weddings

Gamers, comic book nerds, pop-culture enthusiasts, and geeks of all kinds: Offbeat Wed is the original home of nerdy weddings going way back to 2006. We’ve got geeky wedding ideas for all the fandoms: Doctor Who weddings, Star Wars weddings, Lord of the Rings weddings, Harry Potter weddings, Game of Thrones weddings, and so many more…

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!

Steampunk Dungeons and Dragons Photos by Empiria Studios8 e1653518899298 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Adventure awaits at this steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding

This couple tied in elements of steampunk, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and tons of their favorite fandoms. This steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding was a testament to how marriage is a great adventure! After all, no one goes on an adventure alone, you’ve gotta form a party. And what a geeky fun party did they have, indeed!

Nerdy Fandom Wedding Blue Jar Photo14 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Geek out over this nerdy fandom wedding

How many fandoms can you count in this nerdy wedding theme? From Doctor Who to Star Trek, this couple knows how to get their nerd on (spoiler: barrels of homemade mead are involved).

Celtic Viking LOTR Photos by Koontz Photography23 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A Celtic, Viking, and Lord of the Rings-themed wedding

Melanie and Jake had a Elven, Celtic, and Viking inspired wedding with incredible DIY elements. Plus, their wedding party wielded weapons instead of floral bouquets!

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Swordplay and anime at this Nightmare Before Christmas wedding

The theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas and the general color scheme was white, black, and pink. We did the Tasting of the Four Elements as our ritual and took a celebratory shot after to seal the deal.