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DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 19 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A witchy Halloween handfasting next to a cemetery

Our plan was to incorporate our love of the renaissance faire and the witchy aesthetic that we were known for to make a dark fantasy/enchanted forest vibe for our Halloween handfasting.

inexpensive nyc wedding venues tea houses alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Surprisingly inexpensive NYC wedding venues: TEA HOUSES!

Like most New York brides, I’ve been wondering how can I have an inexpensive wedding in NYC? I’ve been combing through the big commercial wedding websites for ideas of affordable wedding venues, and I found next to nothing that would fit my budget. Then I found tea houses as an inexpensive NYC wedding venue option!

rock n roll elopement Laura Diliberto Photography18 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A rock ‘n’ roll elopement in a record store

Elizabeth and Scott had a rock ‘n’ roll elopement at the iconic Generation Records! This unique elopement in the West Village of NYC is a wonderful example of creating a wedding day that’s authentic to who you are as a couple. Elizabeth and Scott got married amongst their favorite records in a stunning all black ensemble with their four-legged flower girl and parents by their side.

Barefoot Wiccan MicroWedding Photos by Elise Wolski Photography39 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Wiccan micro-wedding was only $500

My high school sweetheart and I had a $500 Wiccan micro-wedding and only invited our immediate family plus a few of our closest friends. It was small and spiritual and honored us both exactly how we wanted.

Unique Hip Hop Wedding Photos by Jully and Alex Photography21 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This unique hip hop wedding didn’t hold back

This couple wanted to weave hip hop throughout their wedding in subtle but meaningful ways. Don’t miss the ring bearer bringing in the wedding bands on a CD player, the tables named after hip hop albums, or the bride’s purple dress at this unique hip hop wedding!

Sunflowers & architectural bliss at this intimate New York Public Library elopement

Sunflowers & architectural bliss at this intimate New York Public Library elopement

Victoria and Ricardo’s New York Public Library elopement harnessed the beauty of the architecture and grandeur of the New York institution. They had about 20 of their closest family and friends around them to celebrate their love. The architectural backdrop of the Library provided a rustic and historic feel to their intimate celebration, with Ricardo’s two children participating as a ring bearer and best man.

Don’t miss the sunflower bouquet and ceremony belly laughs…