Offbeat Bride tribe member Kouhotaru wanted to be a video game princess at her renaissance fair wedding, but Peach and Zelda just wouldn't do. Instead, she turned to Final Fantasy IV.

Princess peach was too pink, and Zelda's more recent outfit would require armor. What character could Kouhotaru possibly represent that would provide the perfect combination of inspiration and color? Her soon-to-be husband's vision of her in something green and flowing turned her thoughts to the first Super Nintendo installment of Final Fantasy.

With my fiancé's request in mind, I flashed on to another childhood favorite of mine - Rydia from Final Fantasy IV! She was spunky, had cool powers, and she still is my absolute favorite from the series. While her outfits aren't exactly wedding friendly to more traditional types, I knew it could be worked into something more wedding-y."

Cosplay fashion designer Catherine of God Save the Queen Fashions transformed Rydia's more revealing outfits into a dress fit for a princess.


Now Kouhotaru and her man are happily married, and she need not ever worry about him getting away. Now that he's married you, he'll never get Rydia again.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

A wedding dress inspired by Rydia from Final Fantasy IV [Offbeat Bride!]