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!
I volunteered to be the day-of coordinator for a friend's (college friend and fellow Tribesmaids) wedding, and it may have been one of the best things I could have done to prep for my own wedding. Here are the things I've learned that I hope I can remember when it's my turn to play Mayor of Wedding Town.
I just really, really wanted you guys to see this outfit. When Jenny married Jake in Georgia last April, she paired a simple button-down shirt with a voluminous, white, ballgown skirt. And doesn't she look incredible? But, but, BUT — *dances with glee* — this is the shirt Jenny wore on her first date with Jake! IIIIIIIIIII KNOW. She topped it all off with a pearl necklace, a large bracelet, and some cute ankle boots. Well done, Jenny. Judging by the last couple photos here, you know you rocked this look.
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!
This week I'll be panting over wedges. I'm a huge fan of wedges because they give you that lift of a heel, without the stab of a stiletto (or even the wobble of a kitten heel). As always, I aimed for a range of colors (white wedges! red wedges! blue wedges!) and costs (from forty bucks affordable to zomg those shoes almost cost as much as my entire wedding budget).
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.
It's getting to be that time of year again: Halloween wedding season! We can always count on seeing loads of weddings where guests are encouraged to come in costume. Because, seriously, costumes always amp up the fun factor. Here are 18 weddings that totally get it right when it comes to rocking the costumes.
Guh. Buh. AUGH. Taylor and Carmine's Oregon wedding is so beautiful and welcoming and relaxed, and I just want to launch myself through the photos and be there.
Let's start with the fact that Taylor wore her mother's dress, but this is definitely the coolest alteration of a vintage gown I've seen today. And I don't even know how to describe the vest, head-scarf, bejeweled bowler action that Carmine's got going on, but that is some swoon-worthy groom gear. And when you get to the photo of him carrying their 1-year-old daughter as he walks into the ceremony, well. Well. Well, it's pretty damn cute!
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.
Or: "Mary goes through it so you don't have to!" Or: "Married life is way less thrilling than I was anticipating so I'm going to write a post as if I'm giving someone else advice about the situation I happen to find myself in."