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Laura & Gosia’s Beautiful & Fun, All-Bride, All-Dress Wedding

“We couldn’t agree who had to change her last name, so we played a Name Change Soccer Game the afternoon before the wedding with our guests, and the winner’s team got to pick our new last name.”

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Lucy & Travis’ Color Saturated Amusement Wedding

You might recall these amazing green wedding shoes that made Ariel wet her pants. Well here’s the scoop on the rest of OBT member LucyLu‘s wedding. The Offbeat Bride: Lucy, client services Her Offbeat Partner: Travis, engineer Location & date of wedding: Milwaukie Community Club Center, Milwaukie, OR — March 7th, 2009 What made our […]

Aerin & Jeremy’s Neo-Victorian Haunted Museum Wedding

Neither of us had really thought about what type of wedding we’d want until we were actually engaged, but there were definitely a few things we knew for sure… Churches were out. The white dress was out. Hundreds of guests were out. And then Aerin found a copy of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and everything began to fall in place.

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Maria & Luke’s Hispano-Hipster dance party wedding!

Our wedding was concert-themed, meaning we got married on stage, to music, in a show venue, distributed tickets, handbills, etc. So many things made this wedding *us*. From our garb (giant red dress & powder blue vintage tux) to the venue (an old warehouse converted into a show venue), to the homemade cupcakes and home-arranged flowers, we managed to get everything we wanted, for dirt cheap, and still made it all look relatively good.

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Contender for “hottest groom in a kilt” award

Lots of grooms look great in kilts, but there’s just something about Miroslava’s groom Kevin that’s extra hot. Is it the jacket? Is it the boots? Is it the hair? Or wait, is that kilt leather?! Regardless, Kevin’s taking “sexy kilt” to a whole new level. Don’t get me wrong: Miroslava herself is positively dripping […]

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Quinn & Michael’s relaxed DIY Oregon coast affair

The offbeat bride: Quinn, artist, writer, musician all around crafty lady, Celebrant (and OBT member) Her offbeat partner: Michael, woodworker, clever fellow Location & date of wedding: Yachats Inn, Teahouse Pavilion, Yachats, Oregon. 03/01/08 What made our wedding offbeat: Our wedding was SOOOO made by our own hands that you could see the callouses a […]