Category Archive

over 40

Here’s where we show some love to our folks over 40! These mature couples will show you how love looks fine at any age. Looking for senior weddings? You’ll find them here too, along with a good selection of mama brides, second marriages, and blended families.

Queer Wedding Dolly Parton Skeletor Photos by Andrew and Melanie Mishler Photography10 e1662246060626 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This queer wedding has everything: Dolly Parton, Skeletor, and the finest queer groom fashion

Earlier this year we shared JP and Scott’s incredible queer groom fashion. Now they’ve returned with their queer wedding in all it’s glory! The couple described their wedding as “Skeletor & Dolly Get Hitched Via Trolley” and if that doesn’t give you a sense of how fun their wedding was, then…

Whimsical Zoo Wedding Photos by Vivid Instincts Photography26 e1656351371397 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Colorful wedding at a zoo with cute animal friends

Let’s spend a day at the zoo with this colorful wedding! Between the bright pink wedding dress, emerald green suit, and adorable animal themes, there’s color in almost every corner of this wedding at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Steampunk Dungeons and Dragons Photos by Empiria Studios8 e1653518899298 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Adventure awaits at this steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding

This couple tied in elements of steampunk, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and tons of their favorite fandoms. This steampunk meets Dungeons and Dragons wedding was a testament to how marriage is a great adventure! After all, no one goes on an adventure alone, you’ve gotta form a party. And what a geeky fun party did they have, indeed!

Try not to cry surprise proposal Photos by Tara Arseven Photography19 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Try not to cry at this surprise proposal

Is this the sneakiest surprise proposal ever? What starts as a seemingly innocent mother/daughter getaway turns into a surprise proposal of epic proportions!

Purple Wedding Theme Lily Guillen Photo25 e1646586769823 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Elegant purple wedding with a SHOULDER CORSAGE!

We are swooning over every inch of this purple wedding theme, from the subtle wedding dress to that purple wedding bouquet to the Amazon wedding suit. We don’t see a lot of floral shoulder corsages but after this shoot, we demand more!

Wizard of oz wedding Haley Mitchell Bloom Photography8 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

See how this couple beautifully pivoted their Wizard of Oz wedding

This couple initially planned an Emerald City Wizard of Oz themed wedding, but thanks to Covid-19 they had to pivot. Their intimate wedding was a vintage green and gold theme that still rocked subtle vintage Wizard of Oz wedding vibes.