Surprises abound at this intimate candlelit wedding (planned in weeks!)

Jeff and Don made their marriage official surrounded by their 10 closest friends in a candle-lit living room after 14 years together. They had only decided to get married a few weeks earlier, and every part of the evening was a collaboration of their guests.

Are you ready to see this intimate candlelit wedding? You know you are!

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5 best quotes from the marriage equality decision to use in your ceremony

While we still have so far to go and so many potential obstacles in our path, I wanted to call out some ways to include the recent advances from Obergefell v. Hodges (the SCOTUS marriage equality case in which the Court held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples under the Constitution) into your ceremony. Here are some of my favorite lines to pull into your equality-focused ceremony.

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The Arkenstone of weddings: a barefoot Hobbit-themed wedding

When it comes to Lord of the Rings weddings, this barefoot Hobbit-themed wedding wins all the Arkenstones. Lanterns, elven bridesmaids, a crown headpiece, hobbit groomsmen (and groom!), and even a dwarf! Gandalf the Grey presided over the ceremony and they ate Hobbit hole cake. There's so much Tolkien goodness to see, on top of the already amazing silver dress, purple hair, and epic costumes. This pair won't be throwing their rings into Mount Doom anytime soon.

Taking off the makeup to reveal this gorgeously simple couples' shoot

Andy and Justin won this gorgeously simple couples' shoot from their photographer and we couldn't dig it harder. Despite the fact that Andy (aka one of Cheltenham's premier drag artistes, Pandora La Roux) spends much of his time wearing a wig, a dress, and five inches of makeup, this shoot was simply about love and gorgeous scenery. Sometimes less is more when it comes to showing the lurve. Let's peek in the window at the romantic side of this pair…