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Maya Lovro Photography Hotel Monaco Wedding Shoot 79 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Colorful wedding ideas for all lovers of all colors

Fair warning: this amazing, colorful wedding shoot includes ALL THE COLORS, just in time to yeet those Winter blues away. Coming to you from Pittsburgh, the combined powers of Maya Lovro (photographer), Amanda Wolf (planner), and Kati Grimes (fashion designer) created something magical: think “Lisa Frank marries Billy Porter” where all the players are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or allies to both!

modern queer wedding Dutcher Photography36 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

The table names and cake at this elegant queer wedding took center stage

Black and white is anything but boring at this modern queer wedding! Luckily for us, Dutcher Photography really captured Matt and Drew’s knack for making black and white pop. And while we’re sure the day took lots of planning, they make it look easy and effortless – just like their joy to be celebrating their love together with their family and friends!

groom black wedding dress DIY backyard wedding Adrienne Catanese Photography27 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Groom rocks a black dress at this glamorous backyard wedding that’s actually a LOVE CELEBRATION!

Jax and Alex’s had a fun-filled DIY backyard wedding (or as they call it, a LOVE CELEBRATION)! This glamorous backyard love party proves that weddings are ultimately about celebrating with the people you love in a way that’s truthful to your values. For those of y’all who love an outfit change, Alex has one that involves a sequined black dress and it is STUNNING.

Alannah and Hunter B Horro Movie Bash 8 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This horror movie wedding had a Lydia Deetz Gown

When these two first started dating back in 2018, one of the things that they bonded over was their love for horror movies – specifically, ones most people would consider “bad.” So of course they had a horror movie wedding!

Queer Wedding Dolly Parton Skeletor Photos by Andrew and Melanie Mishler Photography17 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A queer wedding ceremony script with a ring warming ceremony

This queer wedding ceremony script’s got absolutely everything! An interactive moment for guests to share their favorite memories of the couple, a ring warming ceremony involving Skeletor and Dolly Parton, and so many opportunities for the couple to infuse personality and fun. If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding ceremony to inspire yours, this is the one!

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People worldwide are bypassing anti-LGBTQ marriage laws with virtual weddings

At least 69 countries have anti-LGBTQ constitutional amendments or other laws banning queer couples from marrying. However, legal gray areas persist. Even if you live in a country where LGBTQ marriage is a foreign concept, virtual weddings might help you work around the laws.