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At Offbeat Wed, we celebrate all queer identities and have subcategories for lesbian weddings, transgender weddings, gay weddings, and bisexuality & pansexuality, as well as genderqueer and non-binary gender identity issues.

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Still madly in love: a queer/trans 25th anniversary vow renewal

When we made promises to each other 25 years ago, who could have thought what was in store for both of us? We are both very different people now, and I’m so glad that we did the work as separate people and as a couple to be here today, and not just here. Here, still madly in love with each other after all this time.

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A big gay summer camp wedding in Wisconsin

Do you ever think back on summer camp and wish it had been gayer? If so, you’re not the only one… Offbeat couple Katie and Erin made their gay summer camp fantasies a reality with this outdoor queer camp wedding. Their day hit that summer camp nostalgia in the best way.

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This wedding vow renewal ceremony is radiating queer joy

We know that 25 years of marriage is a big deal for any couple, but for Amber and Rachel, it’s a true testament to growing together. When they got married 25 years ago, Amber and Rachel were celebrated as a cis-het couple. Since then, they’ve both come into their queerness, including Amber coming out as trans. They wanted to mark this huge milestone of 25 years with a queer wedding vow renewal ceremony, as their authentic selves, surrounded by their community.

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A medley of songs inspired these wedding vows

These wedding vows inspired by musical lyrics would make the sweetest Spotify playlist! Remember the transgender lesbian wedding we featured a few weeks ago that had a PB&J unity sandwich? I mean, it’s kind of hard to forget something as classic as PB&J. Well, our Offbeat couple Cassandra and Evan really do go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just read their vows and all their musical references! What a duo.

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An unexpected venue for a southern gothic gay wedding

Offbeat couple Brian and Josh gave us nothing but class and elegance on their big day… oh, and an epic outfit change! And just WAIT till you find out the venue where they were married.

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A celestial wedding with an astrology-based seating chart

Behold Alli and Raine’s celestial wedding! Stars, space, and astrology are symbolic to them and they made sure to include all of these in their wedding décor. The reception room had balloons, streamers, and table décor reflecting the theme. The seating chart was astrology based, and each table had a different sign… so if you were a Scorpio, you sat at the Scorpio table!