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Bride and groom with tattoo rings

I firmly believe that as a wedding photographer, it’s not about how much money you put into advertising,  but identifying your ideal client, and finding the perfect place to attract them.  We knew from the moment we decided to focus on shooting weddings that we wanted to attract more interesting, off-beat, unique weddings, and that Offbeat Bride was the perfect home for us.   We’ve been fortunate to be featured multiple times on their blog, so today we’re taking a look back at our favorite weddings that were featured on Offbeat Bride!

Dr. Seuss Wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Our very first vendor submission to Offbeat Bride, A Dr. Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery, quickly became Offbeat Bride’s most popular wedding of 2014.  With over 11 thousand shares, it  remains one of the top external pages from which potential clients enter our website.  Can we just talk about her pink gown? I remain OBSESSED.

Bride and Groom in pink

Dr Suess themed wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Photographed by Lori Foworth for Alix Passage Photography

Click on the photo for all the whimsical creepiness or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Victorian Corpse Bride and Groom in a Halloween Wedding 

I’m constantly suprised by every consultation we have when a couple mentions seeing our second highest viewed Offbeat Bride feature “Drool over one last spooky wedding of the season with a corpse bride from Pennsylvannia.”  Crissa and Tj dressed as a corpse bride and groom with young Corrine as a fairy princess, had a super fun costume party and wedding at North Bowl. It was one of the coolest weddings ever. We’re fortunate to still call them friends.

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Click on the photo for the most fabulous costume party ever or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Witchy Wedding with DIY Floral Skull Decor and Celestial Blue Gown

Lily and Joe’s Offbeat Bride Feature,  It’s all about chic dark romance at this pagan wedding in Maryland was our latest and quickly catching up to be one of our highest viewed features on Offbeat Bride.  We loved that they had beautiful prints from their cemetery engagement shoot framed and hung on the walls of their reception in at the Van Diver Inn in Maryland.  If you want to see the most beautiful DIY Florals and Skull decor, you MUST check this one out!

Witchy Wedding

Wtichy wedding with DIY flower skull decor

Click on the photo all the DIY dark, witchy romance or scroll below for the highlights!

An Intimate Reception and Rittenhouse Photo Walk

One of our favorite venues for small, intimate weddings and elopements is the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel.  I absolutely adore a beautiful photo walk with the couple afterwards.  After a champagne and cake reception, I went with Rasheeda and William to their favorite coffee shop before a romantic stroll through Rittenhouse. Pure perfection.  See the Offbeat Bride article at
This minimalist Philly wedding proves that simple is CHIC  

Rittenhouse wedding photo

Bride and Groom at Rittenhouse Square

Click on the photo for this minimalist Philly Chic or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Philly Wedding Street Photography and Retro Bowling Party

I couldn’t believe this one is up to over a thousand shares!  We’ve been fortunate to photograph several weddings at North Bowl, and this one was super cute! Paul was able to flex his street photography muscle with Willow and Chris and we love that they submitted it to Offbeat Bride for their feature: Join Willow and Chris on their tour of Philly and retro bowling lounge wedding    

 

Pat's and Geno's Wedding Photos

Bride and Groom sharing a Philly Cheesesteak

Scroll below for the highlights from this Retro Philadelphia Street Photography Wedding

 

Tattoos, Star Wars and Vintage Style

ShaunaRae and Andrew’s wedding was an ecclectic mix that included the most beautiful rainbow hair I’ve ever seen, vintage style which included handbags and lace gloves in place of bouquets and loads of Star Wars details. ShaunaRae eventually got a tattoo of her dad from one of our photos of him at her ceremony.  I can’t imagine a deeper honor.  Check out Offbeat Bride’s article at 
Sci-fi meets vintage style at this unicorn-haired Star Wars wedding   

Star Wars Wedding

Tattooed bride and groom in Star Wars wedding at Barn on Bridge

Click on the photo all the amazing Star Wars details or scroll below for the highlights!

Want to know how these couples got such beautiful photos?

Check out one more Offbeat Bride Article featuring our tips for a great wedding photography timeline at: How long will this take?! An insider’s view of a wedding photography timeline

Full Disclosure! This is an update of a blog  I posted a couple of years ago.  We’ve had so many great Offbeat Bride features since then, I thought it was totally worth revisiting!

Elmwood Park Zoo wedding

Bride and groom at their Elmwood Park Zoo wedding

Suron and Joey’s Elmwood Park Zoo wedding was absolutely one I will never forget.  After the zoo closed to the public, the bride, groom and wedding guests had the beautiful zoo all to themselves! Giraffes patiently waited for the nupials to end, so everyone could come give them lettuce treats.   Jaguars were the sleepiest guests at cocktail hour, and guests were given a hour to enjoy their cocktails on the carousel before heading over to their fabulous Elmwood Park Zoo wedding reception.

Scroll to see the highlights of this amazing Elmwood Park Zoo wedding or click to jump to a specific section! 
First Look
 

The Proposal

“Joey proposed in December 2017, a week before Christmas. He had the ring wrapped under the tree for several weeks and kept trying to get me to pick an early present to open and I kept saying no. Then, instead of opening the one he and the boys were trying to get me to open, I’d pick a different one.  I finally agreed to open one he picked and Jacob was recording it. I open this box and it has a jewel encrusted egg in it and I’m like “oh – it’s an egg – um, pretty”.  The video clearly shows that I’m trying to be nice over this odd gift. Then he kneels down to open it and the ring was inside and proposes alongside the kids. It was funny and sweet and I keep the ring in the egg by my bed when I sleep. Oh and now when he wants me to open presents I will.” 

First Look

“I actually really loved walking up behind him at the first look. I am sure I was nervous giggling.”

The Venue

“We love Elmwood Park Zoo. Having gone many times as a family, it’s a place we have memories.  I wanted a place we could revisit – and can go anytime.  Now even feels more like our place. Next we are going to get a brick engraved with our date/names and have that at the zoo.”

Wedding Inspiration

Since it was at the zoo, we had a subtle animal theme. The Brides/bridesmaids were zebras, and the Groom/groomsman were jaguars. Moms were owls, and dads (not present for health reasons) were eagles. We got small gifts in those animal themes for each of the wedding party. Other than that we didn’t have a strong theme. The zoo was the anchor.

Family Photos

 

Ceremony

“One of my best memories is having my boys with me – arm in arm – walking me down the aisle. Exchanging the rings with Joey and us fumbling around, not knowing how to do it smoothly or repeat the words properly.”

Giraffe Feeding

We are animal lovers so if we were going to spend a load of money, we wanted it to benefit something other than ourselves and this would benefit the zoo/animals.

 

Cocktail Hour