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Blog Post Archive

Destination couples: one of our fave NY photographers is now offering no travel fees (& big discounts!) in a lot of Europe!

New York and Europe-based wedding photographer Carole Cohen has been on our team for YEARS now. We just keep seeing fabulous offbeat weddings submitted from her super thrilled clients. But I've got even bigger news about our resident bi-continental photographer. Show More Summary

A black and gold kitties & karaoke wedding (with a cat "bouquet" and cat ears!)

We are not traditional people in the slightest, so we went with black and gold as our colors, and cats as our theme. I was bummed that we weren't able to bring our three kitties with us, so we made a large cardboard cutout of them so I could at least see them! Our favors were 'cat toys' that people waved as we left the ceremony. Show More Summary

A "crafternoon" wedding with painting, melted glass, and a rooftop ceremony

Our wedding was an all day event for all our family and friends. Our focus was art, making, adventure, and, of course, love. We planned a beautiful rooftop afternoon ceremony in Pilsen, at Lacuna Artists Lofts. This graffiti-filled, mixed use space was amazing and beautiful. Show More Summary

Our jaws dropped when we saw this geek adventure wedding (on a budget!)

e had a geek adventure wedding theme, incorporating a few of our favorite things in every way we could (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, The Elder Scrolls, Dungeons & Dragons, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Firefly, New World Magischola, and more). Show More Summary

My wedding wasn't the emotional event of the century (and that's totally okay!)

When Adam (my now husband) proposed to me, my answer was "umm… oh… okay." It was a Wednesday night and we were playing Fallout. While I was yelling "GET THEM".....

This free wedding website tool makes your guest list, RSVPs, & save-the-date woes a thing of the past

Newly engaged folks: I know you're out there and you're probably stuck on some aspect of the planning, right? Whether you're looking for a wedding website, paperless save-the-dates, a way to collect RSVPs, and managing that guest list, we've found an app that helps you with ALL OF THAT. Show More Summary

This lovely & rainy Catskills wedding got flooded out but a last-minute venue switched saved it

Christine and Josh had planned a camping wedding, but on the day, it was pouring rain. Their campsite got flooded and they needed a plan B. Amazingly, a neighbor down the road heard about their wedding and offered their barn to them, if they didn't mind clearing it out. Show More Summary

Don't want your period at the wedding? Try a period calculator to predict your dates

Those of us with periods, and specifically with fairly predictable ones, have one tiny advantage to picking a wedding date. There's a way to kinda-sorta predict when you might have your period around your wedding date. These period calculators...Show More Summary

Peacock feathers, a pirate band, and lobster wrestling at this Derbyshire wedding

Becky and Adam's steampunk-y wedding had all the trappings we love about steampunk AND some epic fashion including a lavender dress we crave by The Couture Company. On top of that, there's s pirate band, tug ‘o’ war, and lobster wrestling. Show More Summary

Channel the '90s with one of these stunning wedding chokers

Ever since the '90s galloped back into our fashion lives and brought with it platform shoes, overall dresses, and of course, choker necklaces, I've been rejoicing. Wedding chokers are one of my favorite accessories and there are TONS from which to choose these days. Show More Summary

A wedding of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones-inspired wedding

Our wedding was inspired by Game of Thrones. In addition to simply loving the world of A Song of Ice And Fire, Game of Thrones played a major part in our relationship. Our relationship started veering into "dating" territory when we started to play A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. It all spiraled from there. Here's how we planned our wedding of Ice and Fire...

Your cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation

When it comes to invitation wording, we've got you covered. But what if you just need a cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation? What do you HAVE to include and what's just a nice-to-have? Here's a recap of all the information you'll want on there, what bonus information helps, and what you can totally offshore to a wedding website. Let's get to cheatsheeting!

A wine cave pizza party wedding is a real thing & it's spectacular

Chris and Brianna exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Sequoia National Park with their immediate families then we headed north to celebrate in Sonoma with their friends. They greeted guests for a tour and wine cave pizza party(!) at Benziger Family Winery. Show More Summary

Bring a date or go stag: just get yourself to this nostalgic PROM-THEMED wedding

It's time to relive your high school years (or get a kick-ass REDO!) at this retro-tastic PROM-THEMED wedding. Just to whet your appetite: Christy and Stuart were crowned bride and groom, they wore sashes, roses, and crowns, and even rocked the "surprise" of it all. Show More Summary

"I got you": The revelation I found hidden in a wedding tango

When my partner suggested we do a full "so you think you can dance" stylized tango as our first dance, I was thrilled. I've always loved the idea of learning how to tango. It's a bold choice. It's a feminist choice. The tango is the only ballroom dance where the man is not in charge. Show More Summary

What's month-of coordination (& why this "wedding fairy coordinator goddess" makes it SO easy!)

We introduced you to one of our event planning besties, Stephanie Gatton Events, last year and you guys made it your business to book her. Offbeat couples figured her background in stage managing and top-notch organizational skills would...Show More Summary

Float through the air with the greatest of ease at this wedding on the flying trapeze

Margaret and Henry met and fell in love while at trapeze circus school. You know what this means: trapeze and circus-style performances abounded! Their circus family was included in trapeze acts, tightrope, acrobatics, and a marching band. Show More Summary

This groom MADE his bride's surprise wedding dress

Adam, an art teacher and puppeteer, handmade his bride Maria's dress for her as a surprise, an impossible feat for most of us, let alone with such SKILL. We were blown away by the fab sleeves and high-low design. We were able to snag a little more information about it plus a behind-the-scenes look at the process just 15 days before the wedding. Show More Summary

Superheroes, motorcycles, & an heirloom dress slayed us at this Pasadena wedding

Osdael and Breseida's Pasadena wedding was completely customized to their personalities, including showcasing their love of motorcycle riding by replacing their guestbook with their personal motorcycle helmets. That's one way of keeping everyone on your mind, literally. Show More Summary

Get ready for that collective sigh of relief at finding breathtaking Georgia wedding photography in YouAreRaven

Running a wedding blog means you're connected to a lot of wedding photographers with a lot of photos. But when we need to find that perfect shot to illustrate a post, a common refrain behind-the-scenes is "check Raven." We always know that our photographer bestie, Georgia-based Raven Shutley of YouAreRaven will have the perfect photo for any post. The reason? She's OFFBEAT GOLD.

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