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We adore intimate weddings with very small guestlists, and this archive is filled with microwedding ideas and real wedding inspiration. If you’re skipping the guests entirely, be sure to browse our elopement archive. Elopements are the ULTIMATE microwedding.

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Patricia & Christiaan’s Intimate Outdoor Family Fun-Day Wedding

The offbeat bride: Patricia, journalist Her offbeat partner: Christiaan, assistant bank manager Location & date of wedding: The Thatchery in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 12th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Firstly, the wedding budget was pretty low. Originally, I thought the most offbeat aspects were the fact that we were barefoot and I […]

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Erin & Chris’ Brady-Bunched on the beach wedding

“I said vows to Chris’s biological children, and he said vows to mine. It just formalized the incredible bond we already have with each other.”

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Beautiful backpacking wilderness wedding

Amidst all the talk of dresses and decor fetishists and tiny top hats, it’s easy to forget one of the core tenets of offbeat bride: that it’s about having a wedding authentic to you. That doesn’t always mean a day full of non-trad doo-dads and subcultural lifestyle accessories.

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Stacey & Scott’s intimate vintage Hollywood affair

The offbeat bride: Stacey, High School English Teacher and Bartender Her offbeat partner: Scott, Electrician and Musician Location & date of wedding: Hotel Laguna, July 5th 2008 – Laguna Beach, California What made our wedding offbeat: Our ceremony was incredibly personal. Our reception was more of a dinner party and the whole experience felt intimate […]

Dealing with guest list drama

It’s another episode of Offbeat Bride video advice! Woohoo! Apologies for the delay on this one — this vid is actually a few weeks old (my hair is now six inches shorter), but I was having issues with my camera’s memory card. Bla bla bla, technical difficulties whatever — here we go! Offbeat Bride Advice: […]

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Behold this $500 library wedding

We only had seven guests, and we only spent $500. We spent the tiniest fraction of money you can on a wedding — we did this because we live in Brooklyn (high rent!) and our parents didn’t have money to give us so we knew we just had to be creative.