Travel through Tatooine, Middle Earth, Westeros & more at this pop culture travel-themed wedding (with April Fools pranks!)

Our geekdom runs deep and we're known to throw themed parties, so settling on a single fandom felt forced for an event of this magnitude. Instead, we decided to put a little bit of everything we love together for a truly unique experience. For a while, though, nothing fit together. Plus, we were annoyed by traditions that felt were “expected.” So, we identified what really mattered: bringing the people we love together and staying true to ourselves.

Then something clicked for our theme: inspired by a wall in our home covered in fictional maps. We chose a Pop Culture Travel theme!

Succulents, wishing trees, & a zither at this modern art gallery wedding

Joanne and Shandra's brunch wedding at an art gallery was full of sweet and emotional moments, a ring dog, cultural touches, and adorable brunch bites. Their decor was a perfect match for the art gallery wedding, including a wishing tree, their answer to a guestbook where guests could hang handwritten cards with advice and well-wishes.

There were succulents, a zither(!), and a processional song for each lady (“Love Today” by MIKA for Shandra and the Rocky Theme Song for Joanne). Don't miss the macarons that said "Happy Wedding" on them in three different languages!

Let's journey to this sweet travel-themed queer wine country wedding

We had a travel theme! We both loved to travel before we met and have loved traveling together. The invitations were train tickets (all aboard!) and the table assignments were a country scavenger hunt of the places we’ve been or want to go together (know your geography)! As an officiant myself, I always encourage couples to decide what traditions work for them. One of the great things about a queer wedding is that you have to do that work. There's no traditional order or distinct bride/groom roles, so we got to figure everything out, from who proposed to whom (first) to who danced with whose parents at the reception. It was amazing.

Donuts, pretzels, & cheesy photo fun at this New York City elopement

Cassie and Justin met ten years ago, only a year after Cassie had moved to New York from Toronto. They wanted their wedding to reflect who they were: low key but really fun. They invited their closest friends and parents to their sweet and fun New York City elopement.

Get ready for the NYC elopement of all of our dreams…

Bringing Santa Barbara to Chicago at this vineyard-inspired wedding

Chloe and Hiro created a stellar Santa Barbara winery-inspired wedding right the South Loop at the fab Chicago Illuminating Company.

Think eclectic and lush florals, colorful and rich decor, a delish dessert table,a family-style meal, and 1000 paper cranes danced in the air above the dance floor — a symbol of good luck in the groom’s Japanese culture. Don't miss the hilarious dancing shots and donut truck!