Some wedding photos are not like the others...
Whether it's just you and your significant other in front of a judge at a courtroom or a rowdy crowd of family and friends filling a large reception hall, weddings are festive and exciting events. While many of us prefer to stay simple, elegant, classy, or tasteful, it can't be denied - a lot of wedding photography is so acid-reflux-inducingly boring that the prospect of looking at twenty-five wedding albums might want you to dig your eyeballs out with a cake spoon.
To counteract that instinct, I've collected 25 wedding photos that are worth an extra peek - because they're awesome and inspirational in similar doses!
25. Undead Wedding
Okay, so themed weddings have risen in popularity in the last couple of years as couples seek ways to host unique and creative wedding events. That said, this undead wedding album should be rated PG-13 so we don't scare the kids!
24. Video Game Wedding
Hopefully, this bride knows that there is no restart button or cheat codes to her marriage…
23. In Sickness and In Face-Paint
We aren't sure if this guy is getting married or going on a tribal hunt, but either way, this has to rank as one of the weirdest wedding photos we've found.
22. One Super Wedding
Best man? Superman. Maid of Honor? Superwoman. Yikes.
21. Poor Child
We're all for themed weddings and fun, but this is taking it a little too far. Someone get this kid out of there! Oh, and please someone bring the groom a robe!
20. Hold On, Brother!
Every groom understands exactly what this groom is feeling. Sure, this picture is probably staged, but we're rooting for him to hold on tight…to the rail!
19. Hold On To Your Balloon!
We're wondering if this balloon dress was filled with helium, could the bride fly away? Either way, one wrong move is certain to deflate her wedding day (HA deflate, get it?).
18. That's HUGE
Classic, but still disturbing. Hopefully this picture (nsfw) found it's way out of the wedding album, but we're still glad that it found its way onto to the internet!
17. Is That The Groom?
In sticking with the trend found in #18, this picture has some more adult humor. Another picture that mommy might want to edit before it makes the family album.
16. Camouflage is the Perfect Accessory
We're guessing the wedding registry for this couple can be found at Smith & Wesson. Rumor has it the pastor had to stop the wedding for a brief intermission when the groom spotted a buck. Unfortunately for him, his bride beat him to the shot…
15. Track Star
It is going to be tough to get the men and the women to agree on whether or not this is a good idea, but when a groom actually convinces his bride-to-be to let him wear an Adidas track suit to his wedding…that's just downright amazing.
14. Ghetto Wedding
Where do you get a wedding dress like this? Do you have to get it made or are these actually available? All we know is, she MUST be in love. On the bright side, the groom's graffiti jeans match the bride's graffiti wedding dress very nicely.
13. NC-17 Wedding Album
Certainly we've had some photos that likely will be left out of the family wedding album, but we have no idea what this couple will do…
12. The Old Will Be Made New
Or at least we hope so. Yikes. We're not judging where people find love, but she could be his grandma!
11. When Ya Gotta Go...
Alright, so there are a number of photos to this effect on the internet, but this was the most classy. You get the idea.
10. Supersize Me
Remember the celebrity jeopardy SNL skit when "Burt Reynolds" wore an oversized cowboy hat and then explained why it was funny? This lady should have watched it because this photo is hilarious.
9. Cute Ride
Okay, we'll admit it, this picture is actually kind of cute. Not the way we'd spend the money, but this is definitely clever and unusual.
8. That Cake Looks Gross
Sorry bride and groom, there's nothing you could say to get me to eat that cake.
7. Tell Me How You Really Feel
Wow. To think that one day they will reflect on this photo and remember it as one of the best days of their lives…
6. What A Catch
Hey guys, you missed out on this one, and we're not talking about the turkey!
5. Need A Ride?
Guess this couple was running late to their wedding reception. Good thing this driver was nice enough to give them a ride!
4. Speaking Of Rides, Maybe We Should Get A Different One
Notice the conspicuous license plate number. I think maybe I'll take the train.
3. No Honey, Let Me Cut The Cake
Somehow this picture just seems frightening. We're sure they are madly in love and will be married for years…just don't let him have the knife.
2. Plank Wedding
No unusual photo compilation would be complete with a reference to the unusual fad of "planking." Good luck explaining this one to the kids. And to think, these two probably think their parents are weird!
1. Pillow Bride
Believe it or not, this is not a joke. This guy actually married his 'dakimakura' pillow. This is simply the most unusual wedding photo we could find.
0. Git yer Gun!
After I completed this list, I came across this absolutely astonishing shot... What can I say - it doesn't look like the kind of wedding I'd particularly enjoy attending, but unique, for damn sure...
Okay, so I did say that these photos would be inspirational. I may have lied a little - but at least it illustrates that you don't have to go with the tried-and-tested... Marriage is a beautiful thing, usually, and hey, if you want to be creative, go all out! Just remember, it's a fine line between edgy and creative, and ending up on this list!
What's your most memorable wedding shot? Mine is at the top of this post - show me yours in the comments!