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Rustic country wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

A rustic country wedding with an old-fashioned ho-down

Andrea and Steve were inspired by their own way of life when they planned their rustic country wedding. They gorgeously combined a formal, black tie event with a huge family jamboree and old fashioned ho-down. Everyone was encouraged to come with a musical instrument and the drive to rock out. They both come from families who love jam nights and réveillons, so the ho-down was simply back to basics for this music-loving crowd.

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Detroit brass bands and barbecue at Leah & Stephen’s musical wedding

If you don’t know how cool Detroit can actually be, this couple is going to school you. They brought in amazing local BBQ, pies, local farm-created salads, and of course, Detroit brass bands at both the ceremony AND the reception! You’ll love the floral dresses, ribbon wands, piñatas, and the general splendor of a wedding full of music and dancing.

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Kids, musicians, and a red dress makes Michelle & Sean’s Winter wedding shine

With a community of Seattle musicians at your disposal and Sodo Pop as your venue, music was definitely a theme of this wedding. Add in the sweet times with a blended family and you’ve got some seriously cute moments. But when the bride had to give “her parents” to a friend while she walked up the aisle, things got funny.

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From New Zealand to National Geographic: How a busker changed my wedding photography business

Our sponsor Nikola Smernic is a wedding photographer from Croatia who’s in love with traveling, and covers weddings all over the world. Here’s how a trip to New Zealand, and a National Geographic contest-winning photo changed his business forever.

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DIY these Totally Awesome Boom Box wedding invitations from Download & Print

I’m Anna Skye from Download & Print and I share printable wedding invitations. I had such fun sharing my Vinyl Record invitation with Offbeat Brides that I’m back with a new invitation, new musical era, and new free template just for you!

Psst: If ’80s glam isn’t your thing, read to the bottom to get details on having a custom invitation suite designed for you for FREE by yours truly…

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Kimmy and Erik “party forever” at their gorgeous, earthy, live music showcase wedding

Who wants to see Managing Editor Megan’s first time as a bridesmaid? Her two very close friends, Erik and Kimmy, married each other in chic bohemian style, in the Los Angeles mountains. Come for the live music (the groom is a musician), but stay for the fashion (the bride is a stylist).