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styled shoot

Unlike many wedding blogs, we don’t run a ton of styled shoots — photo shoots that use models instead of real couples — for reasons addressed here. That said, once a month or so, we see a shoot that’s so full of gorgeousness and lovely ideas that we feel compelled to share it. If you’re a photographer who would like to submit your styled shoot, click here.

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!

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Check out the black wedding cake at this elegant Sleepy Hollow gothic wedding shoot

This team of vendors conjured the idea of a dream wedding over drinks at a local mixer: something full of dark elegance and mystery, centered around a lovely couple they had in mind. Cillia of Marion Matrimony Events proposed the idea of a Sleepy Hollow Wedding, and everyone was on board! Black wedding dress paired with a floral back tattoo? Oh my Goth YES.

Tangled Fairytale Wedding Jillian Hogan Photo24 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Tangled-inspired shoot is giving fairytale wedding vibes

Dreaming of a Tangled-inspired fairytale wedding? From purple and pink florals to the enchanting purple wedding dress, every detail looks like Rapunzel dreamed this fairytale wedding up herself.

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Wedding inspo with a short red wedding dress and the best couple hair ever

While this is a styled shoot (meaning it’s a fake wedding), Kendal and Dean are a real couple. The idea behind the shoot was to show the ultimate non-traditional wedding – a humanist celebrant, neons everywhere, the bide wearing a mini red dress+pink veil. You’ll love the overload of color, Vegas vibes, waffle food truck, and the style for days — from Kendal’s impeccable short red wedding dress and natural hair, to Dean’s vintage suit and blond curls.

Nonbinary Gender fluid couture Photography by Weirdo Weddings61 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Nonbinary and gender-fluid couture elopement inspiration

Pink Light Images/ Weirdo Weddings teamed up with Julain and Holdy to produce this avant-garde, nonbinary and gender-fluid couture elopement inspiration. The styled shoot took place at the Belvoir Winery and featured red, white, black, and gold themes with a focus on fashion and architecture.

Elegant Moody Game Of Thrones Wedding Inspiration Marion Matrimony Events LLC54 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Moody and elegant Game of Thrones wedding theme inspiration

Game of Thrones fans will bend the knee for these moody and elegant wedding ideas. Cillia of Marion Matrimony Events LLC is a huge Game of Thrones fan and used the old world elegance and regal nature of the show to inspire this styled shoot.