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casual and rustic outdoor wedding Dutcher Photography16 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

The pizza picnic wedding of our dreams

Next time you walk through your neighborhood park, take a look around… could you imagine saying “I do” to your beloved there? That’s exactly what Olivia and Jim did as they prepared for their big day, and they pulled it off big time — complete with a pizza picnic!

colorful DIY outdoor wedding Dutcher Photography18 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This colorful DIY outdoor wedding had a kintsugi unity ceremony

We absolutely love the way Sara and Jared broke the mold with their wedding details – from their colorful outfits to the DIY elements. But they didn’t just break tradition at their wedding… just wait until you see how they started off their marriage with a CRASH (in the best way).

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A pink wedding dress and men’s updos gave this wedding reception some stand-out style

Chloe and Moose know that it’s never too late to celebrate love. They legally tied the knot in 2021 but decided to hold a reception in late 2022 to celebrate their marriage with friends and family. Before the reception, they had gorgeous photos taken (captured by Dutcher Photography) surrounded by wildflowers in a spot already special to them – the same place they took their “Yay, we’re married!” photos earlier that year. We can’t decide what we love more about this wedding… the pink wedding dress or the men’s updos (yes, you read that right).

Reilly Cory Crater Lake Umpqua Elopement 16 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Can you get married at Crater Lake? YES and we’ve got insider tips you need to know

The juxtaposition of these two lovely people dressed to the nines, getting married in a place so vast and wild… Keep reading for all the details about this sunrise elopment, and the pro-tips you need to know if you’re wondering if YOU can get married at Crater Lake.

Get starry-eyed with this creative DIY Wedding in a historic Chicago park

Get starry-eyed with this creative DIY wedding in a historic Chicago park

Amanda and Melody tied the knot after almost ten years of being together. Melody is an artist so aesthetics were key. They chose a geode theme and iridescent color scheme for the wedding details and decor. Melody brought her creative touches to the handmade bow ties, boutonnieres and bouquets made from Palo Santo and colorful gem stones, and elaborate table settings featuring black candle sticks, geodes, and photos of the couple. They even built their own geode-like backdrop for the photo booth and a friend created a fabulous geode cake.

A redwoods, dragons wedding in San Francisco

A redwoods, dragons, and purple wedding in San Francisco

Alanna and Vihang’s wedding theme can be summed up into three words: purple, dragons, and redwoods. After a sweet family-focused Friday ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, Alanna and Vihang celebrated with their friends with a party in Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park. Come toast with some dragon goblets to this adorable pair…