Category: nontraditional wedding

rings
September 25th, 2015 by admin

A bride with a colorful personality deserves an engagement ring to match!

If a traditional diamond ring isn’t your cup of tea, don’t fret. Below we’ve rounded up 22 gorgeous options — in all colors of the rainbow — that are guaranteed to make you swoon.

 

 

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strange-wedding
July 3rd, 2015 by admin

1. Shrek Themed Wedding

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There can be little doubt that the Shrek franchise of films ranks among some of the most popular animated offerings in Hollywood history. Not surprisingly, this much-loved modern monster fairy tale has also sparked some interesting marriages. Couples have donned their best Shrek gear and painted themselves green, yes green. While every wedding may be memorable, no one will ever forget a Shrek themed wedding.

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2. Nazi Themed Wedding

Nazi Themed wedding

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Yes, you did indeed read the headline correctly. Mr. & Mrs. Beardshaw in Kent, England did in fact have a Nazi themed wedding. While a Nazi themed wedding may seem like something more suited for a Brothers Grimm inspired nightmare than a fairy tale, there is more to the story than these sinister costumes might indicate. As it turns out, the Beardshaws are part of a WWII reenactment group, and some guest were dressed in WWII British and U.S. uniforms as well. Still this may have still not been the best thematic choice for a wedding.

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3. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

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For those who love magic and fantasy, a Peter Pan and Tinkerbell themed wedding would have a certain appeal. Just imagine all your favorite Renaissance fair friends slightly altering their normal costumes to fit into the Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lore. However, it’s probably safe to say that if you married a guy who likes dressing up like Peter Pan, you may have bigger problems than just the theme of your wedding.

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4. Halo Inspired Wedding

Halo Themed Wedding

Nothing says love quite like shooting an alien in the face. No wonder we’ve seen Halo weddings. What says love better than a plasma sword up the side of one’s head? The couple in this photo met online playing Halo, so they deemed it only natural to have a Halo themed wedding. After the ceremony, “Level 2” was flashed up on the screen. And people say that romance is dead.

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5. Star Wars Wedding

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Yes, as it turns out, there are women who are willing to partake in Star Wars themed weddings. While this is shocking, it is still apparently true. This Star Wars wedding was recently held in the Ukraine. It also came complete (God help us) with Jar-Jar, George Lucas’ finest creation. Just click the link below for more photos of this couple joining in the Force.

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6. Star Trek Wedding

Star Trek

Star Trek weddings are quite popular in Las Vegas. In fact, there is a bridge of the USS Enterprise where would-be Starfleet members can tie the knot while in the presence of Klingons and Ferengis, just as God commanded. It is even possible to dress up in a Starfleet uniform and attend a reception at Quark’s Bar, or at least a replica of the famous watering hole from Deep Space Nine. Back in 2009, the Star Trek Wedding Chapel was Staff Pick for Best Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that you can even get a Federation logo on your wedding cake!

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7. Under the Sea Wedding

Under Water Wedding

If you don’t like the water then this one is definitely not for you. This couple met while scuba diving. They thought that it was only fitting that they formalized their love underwater and in the presence of an entire school… of fish anyway. How they exchanged vows is still a bit of a mystery however.

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8. Tudor Wedding

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If you love Renaissance Fairs, you will no doubt appreciate a Tudor themed wedding. If you’ve ever wanted to dress up like one of history’s most underappreciated wife slayers, Henry VIII, then a Tudor themed wedding definitely fits the bill. Let’s just hope that your wedding ends up better than good old Henry’s!

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9. Holy Superheroes Batman

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With the enduring and never ending popularity of all things superhero, the fact that there have been superhero weddings should come as no real surprise. Apparently, some super-villains turned up at the reception, but that was only to be expected.

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10. Zombie Wedding

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Most single guys would argue that any wedding is a “zombie wedding,” because men blindly march forward and do what they are told. This zombie wedding sported an army of walking dead also dressed as zombies. They rambled incoherently and devoured everything in their path, just like at a “normal” wedding. Brains…

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11. Nude Wedding

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For most of us, the term “nude wedding” conjures up the worst possible images. For example, what if our sixty-seven year nudist Aunt Sally and her new gentlemen caller Chuck decided to tie the knot? But on occasion, attractive and semi-attractive people opt for the nude wedding as well. Take, for example, Ellie Barton and Phil Hendicott from that wild land down under Australia. A nude wedding definitely has advantages, such as saving money. Ellie and Phil wore nothing more than their wedding rings and some strategically placed roses. One has to ponder what the guests wore to this most memorable of weddings.

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12. Storm Trooper Wedding

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For those Star Wars fans that feel that a Star Wars themed wedding simply isn’t extreme enough, there is always the possibility of the storm trooper themed wedding. On the downside, everyone is dressed like a mindless killing machine doing the bidding of an evil empire. However, on the plus side, at least everyone is mostly wearing white.

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13. Painted Wedding

Painted Wedding

If you are looking for a way to save some serious cash on your wedding and give people an eyeful at the same time, then its definitely going to be tough to beat the paint themed wedding. If you are going to consider this as a serious option then I recommend you spend some serious time in the gym, as these outfits leave nothing to the imagination.

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14. Gas Mask Themed Wedding

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Ahhh, love is in the air. How can we tell? Why everyone has gasmasks on silly! Yes, the gas mask themed wedding, as depicted above, was likely a product of WWI, or at least one would hope. Hey, if you have any idea as to the facts behind this most eerie of pictures, please let us know.

15. Sky Diving Wedding

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Just imagine for a moment taking your vows at 5000 above the earth, only you’re not in an airplane. Instead you are hurling towards earth at about 125 miles per hour. If this sounds like your idea of fun, then you might want to consider a skydiving themed wedding. Just don’t drop the ring.

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love-wins-today
July 1st, 2015 by admin

 

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same sex couple
  • David Contreras Turley exchanged vows with Peter Thiede outside of the historic Stonewall Inn on Sunday 
  • ‘Today is a good day because at the end of the day, love wins today. And any day that love wins is a good day,’ Cuomo said

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.

David Contreras Turley, who worked as part of the coalition to pass the marriage equality law in New York State, exchanged vows with Peter Thiede, a UBS analyst.

The marriage took place in front of the Stonewall Inn on the day of the annual gay pride march and two days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country.

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First wedding: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, talks with Peter Thiede, center, and David Turley, before officiating at their wedding, his first ever, on Sunday before the Gay Pride March 

First wedding: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, talks with Peter Thiede, center, and David Turley, before officiating at their wedding, his first ever, on Sunday before the Gay Pride March

Kiss: David Turley, center, and Peter Thiede, kiss before getting married. The marriage took place on the day of the gay pride march and two days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage

Kiss: David Turley, center, and Peter Thiede, kiss before getting married. The marriage took place on the day of the gay pride march and two days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage

New York ceremony: David Turley, left, places a wedding band on his husband Peter Thiede, during their marriage ceremony on Sunday, as Governer Andrew Cuomo officiates 

Ceremony: David Turley, left, places a wedding band on his husband Peter Thiede, during their marriage ceremony, as Governer Andrew Cuomo officiates

‘Today is a good day because at the end of the day, love wins today. And any day that love wins is a good day,’ Cuomo said before asking the couple to join him on stage, adding that he was slightly nervous, since ‘this is my first marriage.’

‘Marriage is an individual choice — I’m not married,’ he said. ‘Equality is not a choice. Equality is a promise.’

State law did not allow Cuomo to officiate at wedding ceremonies until last week. The authority to do so was granted as part of a slew of legislation passed days ago.

 

Tears of joy: Emotional Peter Thiede fights back tears before marrying his love David Turley on Sunday 

Tears of joy: Emotional Peter Thiede fights back tears before marrying his love David Turley on Sunday

David Turley, left, and Peter Thiede, smile after getting married by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday. 

David Turley, left, and Peter Thiede, smile after getting married by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday.

Love and support: David Turley hugs a friend after getting married on Sunday in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan 

‘We live in California,’ said Turley’s father Earl Stalder.

‘At 10 o’clock [a.m. Saturday] I was working in my garage and my wife, Yolanda said, “Hey we’re going to New York, because the governor is going to marry David.” By noon we were at the airport.’

Turley told Newsday that the marriage felt even more significant after the Supreme Court’s decision.

‘It’s hard to put feelings into words,’ Turley said.

‘Even though we had gay marriage in New York, this feels different. I feel different.’

Equality:  'Marriage is an individual choice — I’m not married,' New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said as he officiated a gay wedding on Sunday. 'Equality is not a choice. Equality is a promise.'

Official by law: The marriage license for David Turley and Peter Thiede is shown after the couple signed it on Sunday just days after the Supreme Court legalized marriage in the U.S.

Official by law: The marriage license for David Turley and Peter Thiede is shown after the couple signed it on Sunday just days after the Supreme Court legalized marriage in the U.S.

Strong union: Peter Thiede hugs husband David Turley hug after getting married. 'It's hard to put feelings into words,' Turley said. 'Even though we had gay marriage in New York, this feels different. I feel different'

Strong union: Peter Thiede hugs husband David Turley hug after getting married. ‘It’s hard to put feelings into words,’ Turley said. ‘Even though we had gay marriage in New York, this feels different. I feel different’

Prior to the wedding ceremony, attorney Roberta Kaplan spoke to the crowd. Kaplan represented Edie Windsor in the case that saw the court issue a ruling against the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Cuomo said New York played a role in getting same-sex marriage to the point where it was, by legalizing it in the state in 2011.

‘New York passed marriage equality and people waited to see what happened.’ Cuomo said.

‘And you know what? The sky didn’t fall and the earth didn’t stop spinning and there wasn’t anarchy and good people came together and are sharing their lives.’

Cuomo said that the marriage debate became a channel for bigotry.

‘You had a lot of people who were living in fear for many, many years,’ the governor said after the ceremony.

Victory for love: 'Today is a good day because at the end of the day, love wins today. And any day that love wins is a good day,' Cuomo (pictured at the march) said as he officiated the wedding

Victory for love: ‘Today is a good day because at the end of the day, love wins today. And any day that love wins is a good day,’ Cuomo (pictured at the march) said as he officiated the wedding

‘The marriage issue became a proxy for discrimination.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142427/Love-wins-today-New-York-Governor-officiates-gay-wedding-historic-Stonewall-Inn.html#ixzz3edckQepT

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love-wins
June 30th, 2015 by admin

¡Love wins!

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide on Friday was cause for celebration all across the country. Here at The Huffington Post, we decided to commemorate this historical day by rounding up some of the best same-sex wedding photos we could find.

Below, 26 wonderful wedding pictures that show the absolute bliss of finally saying the words “I do

 

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acrobatic-wedding
June 13th, 2015 by admin

Many starry-eyed marriage proposals promise the world.

Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhian Woodyard, 32, are actually following through on that promise.

Instead of spending their money on an elaborate wedding ceremony, the Los Angeles couple decided they’d rather start their lives together by traveling the world, holding 38 wedding ceremonies along the way. For less than $3,000 apiece, the two — both acrobats — planned out an impressive itinerary spanning 83 days and 11 countries.

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The Ajanta Caves – Thana, India

“We live in California, which is a very expensive state,” Platt told The Huffington Post, explaining how they transitioned from the idea of a traditional ceremony to what they’ve come to call a “worldwide wedding.” “And weddings? Oh they’re a lot of money. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money for a single day.”

The two anguished over the particulars of a wedding, then realized after “a lot, a lot of planning and preparation” that they could both get ordained online and marry themselves for free all over the world instead. “Not only is this possible,” said Platt, “but oddly enough — it’s more affordable.”

“I really want people to know that this wedding, three months around the world with unbelievable adventures… is cheaper than throwing a good — not even a ‘great,’ not even an ‘epic’ — just a good wedding in California for one day.”

Given the scope of this adventure, surely the two traveled often prior to this?

“No,” says Platt. “Absolutely not.”

While Platt’s job has taken him to international spots, and he considers himself well-traveled, Woodyard says she’s “the complete opposite.”

“I have been to three states,” she says, laughing. “I have never traveled before at all, so something else that inspired this wedding was the fact that Cheetah could give me this amazing experience at the same time, and we could learn about each other.”

The two struggled to pin down the highlights of their trip so far, given that everywhere they’ve been has been amazing and full of so many “firsts” for Woodyard. That list includes everything from seeing the Great Pyramids to Woodyards first time riding a subway.

“I’ve taken quite a few photos,” she added.

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Giza, Egypt

For Platt, two standouts have been getting married in front of the pyramids in Giza, and seeing a cheetah (his namesake) on the savannah in Africa. Woodyard’s most memorable part so far has been exploring the Ellora and Ajanta Caves in India. At the time of their interview with HuffPost, they’d only just arrived in Thailand, with plenty more to see.

They emphasized that flexibility in where they wanted to go, and at what times, has saved them lots of money on their around-the-world journey, which started in Bogota, Colombia, in early February.

“We really chose everything based on price, because everything was going to be amazing,” said Woodyard. “It didn’t matter so much wherewe went — it mattered that we went.”

When they finally return home, they’ll have one last (and legally binding) ceremony, with their family and friends. “That’s huge,” says Platt, “that’s so important.”

For their honeymoon (remember: this trip is their wedding), the couple says they don’t have plans yet, but it could be anything from a weekend trip to northern California to another three-month international adventure.

As you’d expect, the photos are amazing. And did we mention they’re both acrobats?

For more information, check out the couple on Facebook and Twitter, or help contribute financially to the trip here, via Honeyfund.

See some of their incredible photos below, all taken by the couple themselves:

  • Cheetah Platt
    Suan Luang Rama 9 Park – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Cheetah Platt
    Mumbai, India
  • Cheetah Platt
    Bibi Ka Maqbara – Aurangabad, India
  • Cheetah Platt
    Ellora Temple – Maharashtra, India
  • Cheetah Platt
    Mumbai, India
  • Cheetah Platt
    Masai Village – Kenya
  • Cheetah Platt
    The Giraffe Center – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cheetah Platt
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Cheetah Platt
    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Cheetah Platt
    Essouira, Morocco
  • Cheetah Platt
    Essouira, Morocco
  • Cheetah Platt
    Cascade de Ouzoud, Morocco
  • Cheetah Platt
    International Airport – Dublin, Ireland
  • Cheetah Platt
    Boleykarrigeen – Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
  • Cheetah Platt
    Glendalough Cathedral – Ireland
  • Cheetah Platt
    Glendalough Lake – Ireland
  • Cheetah Platt
    Malahide Castle – Dublin, Ireland
  • Cheetah Platt
    Capricho Park – Madrid, Spain
  • Cheetah Platt
    Capricho Park – Madrid, Spain
  • Cheetah Platt
    Alcazar Castle – Segovia, Spain
  • Cheetah Platt
    Roman Aqueduct – Segovia, Spain
  • Cheetah Platt
    Jardin Botanico – Bogota, Colombia

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/acrobat-couple-married-worldwide-wedding-photos_n_6912226.html

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murray
June 11th, 2015 by admin

Murad Osmann has taken photos of his girlfriend leading him by the hand around the world in the likes of London, Hollywood and Hong Kong.

Now, the Russian photographer has followed Natalia Zakharova down the aisle.

The pair got married earlier this week and Murad couldn’t resist sharing a photograph of the fairytale wedding ceremony with his 2.5 million Instagram followers.

But he surprised fans by posting an image where Natalia is no longer holding his hand.

On Instagram Murad captioned the image: “I promise to hold your hand and tell you I love you every day for the rest of our lives.”

Natalia posted a photograph in their traditional pose on her page:

As well as an image showing her Vera Wang dress in its full glory:

On his website, Murad says: “For me, photography is about capturing things other people might miss. It is a way to communicate, a way to bring images that I hold in my mind to the surface.

“I want others to look at my work and see beyond the obvious – to explore the imaginary world I have created.”

Check out some more images from his stunning Follow Me To series below:

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/08/murad-osmann-follow-me-to-wedding_n_7535318.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-weddings

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non-tradicional-australian-wedding
May 23rd, 2015 by admin

Australian couple Ainsley Hutchence and Sebastien Fogere (co-creators of Sticks and Stones Agency), decided to jet to Vegas for the coolest nontraditional wedding you’ve ever seen.

Australian couple Ainsley Hutchence and Sebastien Fogere (co-creators of Sticks and Stones Agency), decided to jet to Vegas for the coolest nontraditional wedding you've ever seen.

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And honestly, after looking at these photos you might want to do the same.

And honestly, after looking at these photos you might want to do the same.

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“I guess we just thought that would be funny,” Ainsley told BuzzFeed. “Most of what we do is inspired by the thought that it would be funny.”

"I guess we just thought that would be funny," Ainsley told BuzzFeed. "Most of what we do is inspired by the thought that it would be funny."

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“When we got there we just made it all up as we went along,” Ainsley said.

"When we got there we just made it all up as we went along," Ainsley said.

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And it looks like they had a pretty amazing time.

And it looks like they had a pretty amazing time.

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“We met six years ago at an organic cafe and it was love at first sight,” Ainsley said.

"We met six years ago at an organic cafe and it was love at first sight," Ainsley said.

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They were married by none other than the King himself.

They were married by none other than the King himself.

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And the pair really make a stunning couple.

And the pair really make a stunning couple.

That backless dress, doe. JANNEKE STORM / jannekestorm.com

Seriously, they’re adorable.

Seriously, they're adorable.

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They played in the street.

They played in the street.

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And were a sight for sore eyes.

And were a sight for sore eyes.

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They hit up a tattoo parlor.

They hit up a tattoo parlor.

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Sebastien got a real tattoo to commemorate the visit.

Sebastien got a real tattoo to commemorate the visit.

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And Ainsley did too!

And Ainsley did too!

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They danced in the moonlight.

They danced in the moonlight.

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And explored Vegas.

And explored Vegas.

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Congrats to this incredibly cute couple.

Congrats to this incredibly cute couple.

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We want to be you.

We want to be you.

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Seriously. We do.

Seriously. We do.

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Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kirstenking/this-couples-rock-n-roll-wedding-will-make-you-want-to-get-h#.hfXBqX0zE

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