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nikki and dnitri glam halloween 38 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This glam Halloween wedding had eyeballs in the flowers and a string quartet

Nikki and Dmitri’s Halloween wedding played up a spooky vibe with a touch of vintage and Hollywood glam.

Indian Wells Wedding

Check out the cake-matching manicure at this Indian Wells wedding

We held our Indian Wells wedding at the Sands Hotel – it’s so uniquely beautiful, we didn’t need to decorate!

How about dried flowers + gold foil wedding nail art?!

I am ALL about this gold foil + dried flowers wedding nail art

If I were to describe my current favorite wedding nail art, I think I’d go with a transparent base with dried flowers and gold foil. Oh but WAIT… that exists? And it’s in easy-peasy, non-permanent press-on form? I’m so in. I spied these temporary wedding nails over at Jane Safarian Nail Art, who coincidentally also has a bajillion more styles to choose from. Think chrome ombre nails, holographic nails, pink marble, 3D water droplets, and that dried flower look on black, taupe, and more.

Dont be like me and ignore this after the wedding advice post alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Mingling strategies, and digestive system problems: Don’t ignore THIS post-wedding advice!

I fervently wish I had paid more attention to the journals and blogs with the post-wedding “what I learned” lists when I was planning. Alas, I kept thinking “that could never happen to me!” and thus ran into a few problems during the day of my wedding. I also stumbled across some things that are not regularly discussed (post wedding shoots? Having a mingling strategy?) and thought I’d share…

Rainbow Nails Cloud Tutorial alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Feed your inner Rainbow Brite with this happy cloud manicure

My inner Rainbow Brite is squeeing over this manicure. Plus, compared to some manicures (I’m looking at you, swirly!), this one looks very doable. Camille at even created this awesome little animated tutorial, which is exactly what I need when it comes to nails: elementary hand-holding for the ham-fisted.

nail art christmas tree6 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Deck your nails in festive Christmas trees

If you’re planning to pimp your nails out for the holidays, this tutorial from French nail blogger Camille is pretty fabulous. Glossy red, red glitter, and an intricate Christmas tree are totally worth the effort.