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Red, white, and Lord of the Rings: Marlene & Graham's sweet handfasting

A little bit geeky, a little bit classy, with a whole lot of awesome diplomacy. This bride's "bridechilla" attitude was actually a double-edged sword in the end. But no matter, this adorable couple knew exactly how to craft up an amazing wedding with a cool color scheme, lots of Lord of the Rings references (especially in the vows!), and some truly tear-jerking moments.

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8 body-positive tips for plus size brides

Being plus sized (or fat — I like the word fat) can add an extra layer of pressure onto the normally stressful stuff of life. But let's lay all of that stuff out on the line right here and now. I want to give you my body-positive plus size bride advice. These eight tips will save you tons of stress and help to make your special day actually special instead of stressful…

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Red and black rockabilly for days at Jessica & Tim's wedding

DIYed centerpieces never looked so fine with red and black accents. Add in the rockabilly fashion, the custom Converse, gorgeous high-ceiling venue, and hand-painted wine ceremony box, and you've got a modern chic rockabilly vibe. Don't miss the last-minute cake cutting tool and the sweet, emotional flower girl. Tears!

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Ceremony script with unicorns and space travel

Our officiant wrote most of our ceremony, and really knocked it out of the park. But my partner and I each picked out a reading, and I took a bunch of Daily Odd Compliments and put them together in a way that flowed. Then we wrote the unity ceremony part, and used a unity ceremony we found here on Offbeat Bride. I'm mostly in love with it, so I want to share it with you…

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Skulls and pugs and top hats oh my at Julia & Max's wedding

Candy skulls, skulls on ties, skulls on ties on pugs… this wedding has a bit of goth in it, a bit of hilarity, and a bit of "oh yes please." Do not miss the bride's amazing black and white dress, fabulous top hat, and super realistic bone-heeled shoes. There's also one spoiled little pug who totally knows how to rock his skull tie. You don't want to miss it.

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I had an anxiety attack right before my wedding: What it meant, what it didn't, and how to cope

In an attempt to stave off further anxiety, I decided to do what any good writer would do and research. I searched “I'm anxious before my wedding,” “How do get through the wedding when you're anxious,” “How to not be anxious for your wedding when you're an anxious person in general.” Similar to how googling an illness automatically tells you you have cancer, every search I made indicated that my marriage was doomed. That awful little voice in my head was telling me They are right, even though I knew they weren't. Wasn't there someone out there who suffered from anxiety and could relate to what I was going through?