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You’re ready to marry the love of your life. And it just so happens that you’re Christian and they’re Muslim. Or they’re Jewish and you’re Hindu. Or one of you is a steadfast atheist. Whatever. Interfaith weddings are a collage, and this archive is full of inspiration and ideas for how to blend your beliefs into one lovely wedding.

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Chinese/Jewish wedding with a breastfeeding bride from Whitney Lee Photography

Oh you Austin brides. I’m still so jealous of your access to long-time Offbeat Bride sponsor, Whitney Lee Photography. Whitney recently sent me these photos of Leah & Evan (and baby Ada’s!) Chinese/Jewish wedding, and I’m just blown out. You’ve got to see these shots of the breastfeeding bride, elegantly non-matching bridesmaids, and all the […]

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Emily & Mark’s homemade Goat Farm, Native American, Albanian Orthodox, Love Fest

“We wanted everything to be as ‘green’ as possible, so we sat on hay-bales which were later fed to the goats.”

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Kimi & Paul’s Jug Band, Critter-Filled Wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Kimi, artist and designer Her Offbeat Partner: Paul, artist and museum worker Location & Date of wedding: Audubon Boathouse, Prospect Park Brooklyn — 9/12/2008 What made our wedding offbeat: I’m half-Japanese Hawaiian and half Jewish, and my now-husband is an ex-Mormon, so tradition was out the window. All we wanted was a […]

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Lea & Mike’s big laid-back Jewish/Lutheran budget wedding

The offbeat bride: Lea, Artist Her offbeat partner: Mike, Structural Engineer Location & date of wedding: Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL on May 23rd, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: A friend of ours, a wonderful fantasy writer, officiated with an incredible speech (which can be found here). Mike’s family is […]