Category Archive

washington

Looking for wedding ideas, venues, and vendors in Washington state? Our site is published out of Seattle, so we LOVE our rainy Washington weddings. Be sure to check out our archives of Seattle weddings and Spokane weddings.

floral afro on offbeat wed photos by Zac Edens flowers by Twisted Bramble 5 scaled alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Behold this floral afro, the ultimate wedding updo for natural hair

Ok, can we take a moment to talk about the looks at Stephanie & Carla’s wedding? These two were married in July 2022, and we need to talk about Stephanie’s amazing floral afro!

rustic vintage nerdy 42 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Our nerdy post-elopement party with a D20 dice kissing game

We had already had our elopement last year, so we wanted this post-elopement party to be a simple but nerdy event to celebrate with some of our friends and family.

Queer burlesque handfasting Heather Schofner Photography37 e1643171900948 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A queer burlesque hand fasting ceremony in the woods

We’d love to stumble upon this queer burlesque hand fasting ceremony in the woods. See what this burlesque performer and cannabis medical consultant describe as a “queer, witchy hoe, burlesque” hand fasting with a non-possessive ceremony script.

Wheelie In Love A Skater Engagement Shoot Photos by Rebekah Gehrke 20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wheelie in love: a skater engagement shoot

Nicole and Matt incorporated their love of roller derby and skateboarding into a skater engagement shoot that WHEELIE reflected their personality!

blended family non denominational wedding on offbeat bride 10 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This blended family non-denominational wedding was COVID-safe and broadcast via ZOOM

I come from a blended family, and there were no second thoughts when my partner disclosed him having two children from a prior marriage to me. When we met, everything settled naturally. Family is truly whoever you want it to be — I believe this whole-heartedly.

Leavenworth Elopement photos by Everlasting Everly Photo on Offbeat Bride 16 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

An intimate “Up” Adventure Party Leavenworth elopement with gluten-free pizza & donuts!

After we postponed due to COVID, many people asked if we were going to elope or downsize, but I was just so hesitant… I didn’t want to abandon all my wedding plans and dreams. By the end of 2020, I found myself actually considering an elopement.

When I asked Jeremy what he thought of the idea, he told me that all he cared about was marrying me (*heart eyes*) and I felt the same. At the end of the day, that’s all we wanted.