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We’ve got a ton of pin-up wedding dress ideas — plus some GORGEOUS pin-up wedding hairstyles. You might also like our retro wedding ideas or our burlesque archives.

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A stormy beach wedding on the beach complete with Tolkien wedding quote

We had no decor, only the crashing waves and stormy skies. Our friend and officiant started the ceremony with a reading of a poem JRR Tolkien wrote for his wife.

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Danielle & Rob’s pin-up style-meets-comic books wedding

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Offbeat Bride’s comic book-clad and caped superhero theme week! Get in the telephone booth and change into your wedding-gawking superhero tights — you’re in for crime-fighting fun. Today we’re looking at two retro and nerdy birds who combined these two loves into a kick-ass party. Think DIY flowers, a classic car, and a life-size Spider-Man and Mary Jane cut-out! Oh, and just wait until you see the daddy/daughter first look.

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Accessorize your vintage-style wedding party with gifts from Retro-a-go-go!

Having one of those awesome weddings with a vintage aesthetic — Rockabilly, pin-up, hot rod, Psychobilly, pop art, or retro-inspired? Looking for the perfect accessories that could double as gifts for your wedding party? You’re going to go gaga for our sponsor Retro-a-go-go! Let’s take a peak at some of our favorite ideas for your retro-themed gifts and accessories for the guys and gals of your wedding party. I’m talking flasks (my favorite invention), parasols, belt buckles and more…

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Themed boutonnieres and funky corsage pins from I Do Novelty

You know Kim as the mad hatter behind Topsy Turvy Design — the theatrical millinery business based in Oakland, California that is a favorite of Offbeat Brides everywhere! Her new business and our latest sponsor, I Do Novelty specializes in themed boutonnieres and corsage pins!

Clicky clicky to be amongst the first to check out these fantastic designs AND take advantage of the special offbeat discount!

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Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and more hotness at Unique Vintage

I’m kind of REALLY excited right now, because my favorite clothing store, Unique Vintage, is now our newest offbeat sponsor! I can’t wait to show you their amazing vintage-inspired dresses, both in their collection and even in my personal collection!

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Fabulous vintage hairstyle inspiration

If you’re looking for vintage hair ideas, look no further than Offbeat Bride reader, SarahFutureSailor’sWife, and the results of her wedding hair trial… I love this set of photos. Just show it to your hair dresser as an all around view of great vintage, retro, pinup, 40s-style wedding hair and you’re good to go.