Some of the most drop-dead gorgeous wedding portraits EVER (and you can make yours just as fab)

We've been ogling stunning photos by our New Jersey-based longtime photography partner Dennis Pike for years now and STILL never ever ever can get over how amazing they are. No seriously: when we first stated working with him, all of us were heart eyes emoji-ing his photos and he still never stops surprising us with his use of light, shadows, and composition.

Peeking at his portrait portfolio is like falling into the looking glass in a love wonderland. The best part of working with Dennis is that he's been owning offbeat weddings for his entire career. Some of his very favorite weddings came from readers like you and it's a match made in heaven every time.

How to rock nested & stackable rings in your wedding set

Are you considering stacking your rings into nested sets? You know, taking your engagement ring and accenting it with your wedding band or multiple bands to add new layers of dimension to the look.

We went down the rabbit hole of beautiful shinies at one of our favorite jewelry partners, Brilliant Earth, to peek at what they can do with stackable ring sets, how to mix and match them, and how to craft up stackable rings that totally represent who you are. Let's give in to temptation and peruse the gold, the diamonds, the gemstones, and the many metals from which to choose…


These prom dresses can be the affordable alternative wedding dresses of your dreams

Prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, ballgowns, formal dresses… all of these terms can totally mean WEDDING DRESSES. Plus, they're almost all sub-$500 which means they're alternative wedding dresses on a budget. I went a-scouring the prom and bridesmaids sections to see what steals and deals I could find in pinks, metallics, whites, creams, florals, and so many more. Y'all know you can wear white, but don't discount the rest of the rainbow. Those blush sequins need someone to wear 'em, right? I guess I'll just have to take one for the team and wear them all. It'll be hard, but I'll try to manage.

Go beat me to them and find that prom dress turned wedding dress right now…

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

Finding your venue has got to be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning, right? You've got to find one that's the right size, affordable, and that fits your style. We've partnered with an unexpected and colorful Chicago wedding venue that makes us giddy when we see it. I can bet that you haven't seen a venue like it. There are multiple stories of artfully and uniquely decorated spaces that will blow your mind. It's like color meets vintage meets eclectic meets an artistic explosion.

Let's see why Catalyst Ranch is an obvious fit with offbeat couples and why it's the venue that will tick off all your wishlist boxes…

Live out all your corseted fantasies with a wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

As a lifelong Ren Fest nut myself, I can't stop ogling weddings that feature armor, weapons (peace-tied, natch!), dragons, corsets, and a whole royal court at the ready. It's so immersive and whimsical and I get giddy just imagining what new Medieval and Renaissance-inspired weddings will come our way out of Scarborough. The best part? YOUR WEDDING CAN BE THERE, TOO!

Here's what you can expect by booking an all-inclusive (and ultimate TBT!) wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival…