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A colorful gothically delicious wedding in Newfoundland

Are you up for an elegant industrial goth fix? Today is your day. Ashley and Paddy ooze delicious and colorful gothic energy in their ’til death do us part-themed wedding in Newfoundland. We got to see how these style mavens put it all together: think bright dreads + mohawk, black Utilikilts, combat boots, and even some little peacock feather accents, all layered on a purple and blue backdrop.

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Are there wedding-friendly industrial barbell earrings? You know it.

Offbeat pierced couples: are you wearing your industrial barbells at the wedding? If I know our Offbeat Bride readers, you’ll be all for it. See this collection of wedding plugs (and the many comments!) for proof. I went on a mission to find wedding-friendly barbells that could match the laciest or raciest wedding wear.

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Formal plugs and tunnels for stretched ears

If you’ve got stretched ears, you know what we’ll say… rock them for the wedding! There may be cases where you’ll want a flesh-tone hider, but that would make us sad face when formal plugs like the ones in this post exist. If you’ve decided to embrace your lobes, I’ve compiled a little collection of my favorites formal plugs for wedding days, or any day you want to rock your stretched ears AND feel fancy…

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Tarryn & Dylan’s rock ‘n’ roll retro wedding

This couple had a 2013 wedding date, but after nine years of dating, they said to hell with waiting, let’s get hitched! Three months later they had booked a cool vintage-style restaurant and their nearest and dearest watched them get married in a most excellent retro rock ‘n’ roll fashion. They may not have remembered to get themselves fed on the day, but they did not forget to bring the style!

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Martha & Jonathan’s Israel and Prague unconventional Jewish wedding

The first wedding was in Prague with tungsten rings, the second in Israel with handcuffs. You heard right! Plus, the bride also handmade both of her black and white dresses. When the rain came down, they had to resort to a plan B, but it all turned out fabulously in the end! Check out this small wedding with big cool factor.

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A crafty potluck wedding

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 1 comes out today and since I can’t see the movie until my parent’s come into town in a few days, my Harry needs MUST be filled. And filled they are with Jen and Mike’s Harry Potter themed wedding! There’s Honeyduke’s sweetshop, The Three Broomstick Bar, and tables named after Potter places like The Leaky Cauldron and The Hog’s Head.