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16 reasons we are obsessed with the hanging flower decor trend

We're seeing all kinds of flowers turned upside down as hanging flower decor. We've seen it in garland form as ceremony backdrops, over sweetheart tables, hanging on walls, and of course, as reception decor all over the place. Plus, you can pull it all down and hang it up in your living room. Show More Summary

Get lost in the dark dreaminess of this elegant atmospheric wedding

Just wait until you see the lacy black dress (with matching dress on her daughter!), the deep red floral decor, the GORGEOUS ceremony space with string lights and candles everywhere, and the glam AF gold and black wedding cake. It's like our darkest, dreamiest fantasies have come to life at this super lovely and atmospheric wedding that was totally authentic to the couple.

Queer black Baltimore realness: a drag king and a burlesque performer get married

"Chris is an award-winning drag king and Sydney is a burlesque performer. Needless to say, this means our wedding was very theatrical." The dress code was "not basic," and they saw outfits ranging from sequin cocktail dresses to leprechaun costumes, to drag, to ALF. Show More Summary

Bring the celebratory drama with a wedding ceremony balloon drop

Okay, so this idea will only work for certain venues, but when it does work, it's EPIC. Alisha and Jennifer's glittery unicorn wedding featured an actual real live ceremony balloon drop! It's the biggest "confetti" ever. Plus, you can coordinate it with your theme: rainbow, black and white, marbled balloons, metallic balloons... anything goes.

When a party turns out to be a SURPRISE summer camp wedding

Shay and Chris had one main goal for their wedding: for everyone to have major fun. To achieve this, they made a drastic move and didn't tell their guests that a wedding was happening! Yep, it was a surprise summer camp wedding in Oregon with games, bonfires, and loads of fun. Let's take a look at the surprise wedding shenanigans...

Our personal ceremony script featuring Star Wars, Johnny Cash, & Obergefell v. Hodges

Be inspired by this personal ceremony script with so many sweet details (like vowing unlimited pet adoption, unlimited Star Wars, and unlimited chill-as-hell wedding readings!). Don't miss Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Loving v. Virginia, and so much awesomeness packed into a wedding ceremony script.

Here's the trick to making wedding music choices SO much easier

Raise your hand if you're already overwhelmed trying to build your wedding playlist. You know you've got some favorite songs, but can't for the life of you remember what they are or which ones would make a good processional, first dance, and a billion other moments where music just makes the moment. Show More Summary

This geeky Stockholm wedding filled our health bars to full

Caroline & Mikael totally know how to personalize a wedding to their interests and personalities. Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Warhammer 40K, Harry Potter, World of Warcraft, and Star Wars. Yep, this Geeky wedding in Stockholm, Sweden hits ALL our favorite fandoms. Let's hear from the bride, Caroline, on how it all went down...

Here's why wedding photography can absolutely be transcendent art

We've talked to a lot of photographers who love to stretch their artistic muscles and push boundaries in their art. There's skill in finding those shots that have the Golden Ratio or that channel the Fibonacci Sequence. The photo that...Show More Summary

This couple recreated their wedding at a multicultural East meets West wedding shoot

Shivauni and Brett didn’t have that many photos from their wedding, themed “East Meets West.” Photographer Samantha from S Photography helped them take some more photos of this rad couple and their blending of cultures. This East meets West wedding shoot is a truly gorgeous thing to see...

A Malagasy-American intimate Whidbey Island backyard wedding

Elsie and Dilphe met in Madagascar while Elsie was serving in the Peace Corps. They now live in Seattle, but Elsie's family history lies in Whidbey Island where they got married in her parents' backyard. Dilphe's siblings were able to...Show More Summary

When you need the most offbeat-friendly wedding planner, Maven Macaw Events is your jam

Our wedding planning genius pal Beca Oliveira has been planning real weddings for offbeat couples since 2009 (and planning them even longer in her head!). The thing about a wedding planner is that they HAVE to understand you and your vision. Show More Summary

A romantic Ohio forest elopement for two (with purple hair and smoke bombs!)

Kitti and Sean wanted a private and intimate Ohio forest elopement for two. They want it private, but they also wanted it to represent their style. Their photographer met them at the entrance to the forest at Pine Quarry Park in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Show More Summary

Become a monarch (butterfly) with these nature-inspired butterfly crowns

Y'all know we LOVE flower crowns, bad-ass metal crowns, and headpieces of all sorts. But how about really channeling Mother Nature with these butterfly crowns that look like you're being engulfed in multicolored wings. Don't float away...Show More Summary

"Sweet you rock & sweet you roll" at this sweets inspired wedding inspiration

This gorgeous couple was celebrating their 15-year wedding anniversary and hadn't had a wedding photographer at their own wedding all those years ago. It was time to remedy that with this music and sweets inspired wedding inspiration featuring custom drinks, a cute sweetheart table, and a seriously awesome and elaborate ice cream cart(!) and cake table.

What I learned from wedding planning during a medical crisis (spoiler: communication is key!)

Planning a wedding can be stressful on its own, but how do you get through it when a major life event is also going on? This is what I had to figure out when, four months before our wedding, we found out that my three-year-old nephew received a very serious and potentially fatal diagnosis. Here's what I learned from it that could help you in a similar situation...

This seriously skilled documentary photographer may be your ninja photographer bestie

Anyone who hires Deb is likely digging her documentary photography style, just like we do. And with good reason: she's done a LOT of documentary and editorial projects. She's got a breadth of photography experience that expands much farther than just weddings. Show More Summary

Modern meets Renaissance at this New York wine cellar wedding

Judith and Nick had a chic New York City wedding with Renaissance-inspired outfits, Jewish cultural traditions, and a wine cellar venue. There was a little DIY, a lot of help from family and friends, and now we have a ton of great advice from the couple. Let's see what they had to say about their gorgeous New York wine cellar wedding...

Have guests riff your wedding with an MST3K photo booth

When I saw this killer photo booth idea (or guest book idea!) from Jane and Matt's wonderfully weird Austin wedding, I knew it was a winner. Prompting guests to roast you Mystery Science Theater 3K-style is a perfect way to snag laughs. I recommend grabbing a camera and making sure to catch it on video, too.

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

This tattooed pair was all about highlighting some geeky details at their nerdy wedding in Washington. The Hobbit Hole venue, their Harry Potter meets LotR meets Star Wars favor packages, and their killer styles all made us so giddy to see what they had going on in this wedding. It was simple, it was personal, and it had PIZZA. You'll want to see this nerdtastic wedding...

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