Who wants to see Managing Editor Megan's first time as a bridesmaid? Her two very close friends, Erik and Kimmy, married each other in chic bohemian style, in the Los Angeles mountains. Come for the live music (the groom is a musician), but stay for the fashion (the bride is a stylist).
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If you're still reading this and haven't already clicked to see more of the fabulous red dress, dapper white suit, and DRAGON HEADPIECE, there's more to see in this white-knight-marries-a-lovely-dragon wedding. We're talking handmade dragon wings, light-up leather bouquets, Magic: the Gathering rings, Frozen karaoke, and a Mario Kart shell toss. If that doesn't get you, nothing will!
A Francophile wedding in Bulgaria? Yes indeed. And we're bringing along two dresses (one crocheted, the other Paris-themed!), a macaron cake, and loads of pitkas (Bulgarian bread). It's a total mash-up of Western traditions, Bulgarian traditions, and altogether offbeat Bulgarian awesomeness. Don't miss the bride's valiant attempt at a horo dance, too.
Instilling their love of color and music, this wedding-turned-garden party concert was even fun for passersby. Mixing traditions like jumping the broom and smashing the glass only added to the facets of awesome you'll find. Turn on some Janelle Monae and rock out to this musical shindig.
A little Firefly, some rustic DIYed touches, and a last-minute gown… this wedding is full of surprises and gorgeous details. Add in the homebrew, the hair-styling save by the officiant, and the community-crafted love, and you've got a wedding to remember. And don't miss the funniest moment — it involves Batman!
Did someone say "gorgeous outdoor lawn games and square dancing wedding?" Yeah, I just knew you were thinking about it. Well get on board with this one: croquet, cigars, bow ties, and the couple handing out ice cream. Plus, you'll love the ceremony structure and big ol' singalong at the end. To what song, you ask? RING OF FIRE!
Hitchhiker's Guide, Game of Thrones, and zombie references all wrapped up in a joke-filled (and super meaningful!) ceremony and dance party — that's our kind of fun. Plus, you just might love their wedding party alternative at the ceremony. Oh, and don't miss the really good advice on how to mingle with the guests at the reception!
Burning sky sunsets, sand underfoot, crashing waves, and just four people: it's an intimate beach elopement that will make anyone searching for peace in planning salivate. If you're longing for some getaway fantasies, come fantasize here.
You guys, this wedding will fulfill many desires: steampunk gear, Adventure Time decor, World of Warcraft bunting, and board games galore. It's everything our geeky hearts love. Add in the gorgeous paper flower bouquets, the live-action re-telling of A Lovely Love Story, and the airships and rockets, and you're in for a wild, pop-cultured filled ride with these cuties.
You may remember this bride from her post about choosing to marry her boyfriend while legally married to her husband. Now we've got the whole story of how it went down, including the bride's husband catering a vegetarian meal, the handcrafted ceremony and vows, and the true meaning of what makes a "real" wedding.
This is the story of a media-obsessed bride becoming wedding media herself. But in this case, the bride totally made peace with her obsession and ended up with a wedding to rival all the ones she idolized. Her red gown, colorful fall decor, and epic venue with a mountain backdrop all make us wish we were right there with them. Just watch out for Zorro and Pancho Villa… there's bound to be a fight there.