It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK! Today we're gawking at a seriously lovely outdoor winery wedding featuring mini pumpkin place cards, a zombie-killing sword ceremony, a full moon, and some amazingly carved pumpkin centerpieces. You'll never believe how the bride found their creator.
Philly-based photographer Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography is one guy you've likely already heard us rave about before. Around these parts, he's been known to totally rock the tattooed wedding market, and HALF of his bookings are same-sex couples. On top of it all, Mike has been partnering with us for over six years and has used his expertise to write some pretty boss posts for us.
without a doubt, the most popular shoe of all time ever and ever is T.U.K.'s peacock pump. It's aff-$44-able and cute, and while I don't see quite as many peacock features at weddings as I used to, small peacock details are still making weddings everywhere more beautiful… and these shoes are a great nod.
But what of T.U.K.'s other shoes?
These UK gamers certainly know how to put effort into their decor — you might lose your shit over their amazing papercraft centerpieces based on game developers. But it's the little touches that made us grin: the Calvin & Hobbes vows, the kitty collar moment, the serenade-turned-glass crash moment(!), and of course, the big love for their friends and family. This is a geektastic-meets-metal winner, you guys.
Come out of the woodwork, bonfire lovers! I've got a dozen bonfire-y weddings for you to ogle. After their weddings, our Offbeat Brides have cozied up to anything from tiny lil firepits to roaring infernos. They've played croquet nearby, shown off their hooping skills, and drank tastefully from kegs. One even had a fire dancer light the blaze for the evening.
Not enough? Want more? Fine. Go roam around our bonfire archives. Take a s'more with you.
We wanted to let everyone know about our partnership ceremony date, but couldn't be bothered with the time and expense to send paper Save the Dates. So we have made a Vine and Facebooked and emailed it to everyone. Here's the result…
Pretzels, a German cup ceremony, and astronauts — what do these things have in common? If you said this locally-focused and low-impact wedding in a super eclectic venue, you were right. Plus, you'll also get some ultra valuable advice about pre-marital counseling. And don't forget to spy the burlesque dance at the reception!
When I was planning my wedding, cost was a big factor. While I wanted to enjoy the day and have it represent my partner and me, I didn't want to do it at a premium cost. So I SCOURED the internet to find ways to slash my budget. The problem was that some of these "20 Ideas to Cut Your Budget" just weren't feasible. Here is where I think the biggest difficulties in planning a budget wedding lie: that it's really hard to find affirmation in choosing the "cheaper" way. So here are my tips for planning a guilt-free "budget" wedding…
A gazebo, a bier garten, a pizza and cake buffet, and the Texas Hill Country backdrop — this springtime wedding has my heart palpitating with glee. Loads of DIY projects went into this wedding and all the love and care totally shows. Plus, this couple's community totally came together to get it all ready. Don't miss their special kind of reception dance to "Teach Your Children Well," too!