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Halloween Elopement on Offbeat Bride photos by Rachel Brookstein Photography 29 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Beautiful waterfall nerdy Halloween elopement

We had a Halloween elopment for insurance purposes, but we said our vows by a waterfall and the park was deserted and we really felt like we were the only two people in the world.

Oregon micro wedding on Offbeat Bride 30 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Oregon micro-wedding with a $31 dress casts a spell

There were no bridesmaids, no flower girl, no Maid of Honor, no Best Man. There was no after-party, no toasts, no speeches. And you know what? It was fucking great.

This viking elopement inspiration is all about untamed beauty on the coast

This viking elopement inspiration is all about untamed beauty on the coast

We love a good viking wedding and this viking wedding inspiration was more wild and untamed than we’d ever seen. It’s adventurous, romantic, and seriously inspiring if you’re planning one of your own. Set on the beautiful Oregon coast and inspired by Nordic traditions, they rocked bold blues, silvers, and greens to match the atmosphere. There are two different looks to see, both separate love stories in themselves. Don’t miss the era-inspired weaponry, the gorgeous geode cake, the cave-dotted landscape, the custom-made gowns, and the chill-inducing florals. I can almost hear the battle cries now…

Untitled 1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Huge flowers, stripes, & tea at this whimsical Alice in Wonderland wedding

We had an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party with tea sandwiches, soup in small espresso cups, salad in large mugs, fruit, lemonade, tea, toadstool cupcakes, macarons, and candy! We had black and white striped table runners with teapot centerpieces filled with roses and daisies, surrounded by moss and grass decor (including moss bunnies!), and vintage clocks. There was a photo booth area with a boxwood backdrop, vintage furniture, gold frames, flamingo croquet mallets, and lots of props. Our food tables had "eat me" and "drink me" signs…

Prepare to swoon at this elegantly intimate west coast elopement

Prepare to swoon at this elegantly intimate coastal Oregon elopement

We technically weren’t even engaged, but decided together that we were ready to get married. We had been together for seven years and both have large extended families. We knew that we wanted to pay for our own wedding but we had different ideas of what we wanted as far as size and location. We deliberated for about a week before deciding that eloping was the best decision for us. We made a list of what was important to us which included: photography, a coastal location, and our mutual love for Star Wars.

A tiny wedding for humans, cats, and Bigfoot

A tiny party for humans, cats, and Bigfoot at a CAT LOUNGE

We canceled the planning of the big wedding and decided to elope with one friend and an awesome photographer. We held out cat lounge wedding at Purrington’s Cat Lounge.

It was a day of cats, chocolate cake, sprinkles, and one of our faves, Bigfoot!