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Everything you wanted to know about Pagan weddings, but were afraid to ask

So you've been invited to a Pagan wedding. Modern Paganism is a recreation of the indigenous spiritual traditions of Europe. It has been heavily influenced by modern values and ethics, such as feminism and environmentalism. So please don't fear that you may witness an animal sacrifice at a Pagan ritual; many of us are vegan and are strong supporters of animal rights! But it might help to give you an overview on what to expect…

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You'll wish you also had six wings after you see this Renaissance fantasy wedding

Katherine and Chris chose the perfect environment for their Renaissance fantasy wedding last October: nestled in the trees and ferns of a Florida urban wilderness. Katherine's epic fairy wings (SIX wings — I've never seen anything like them) turn the mystic atmosphere up to 11. Chris' kilt and custom leather shoes add a Celtic flair. The programs are scrolls. And, oh, were you curious about their officiant? Let me introduce you to Elrick the Apothecary, a notary who happens to enjoy roaming around Ren Faires, educating people about herbalism, and officiating weddings in his spare time.

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Stomp your boots and holler for an Irish/Yankee/Texan wedding

Having been in the music business for more than 20 years, Chris and Carrie decided to play beautiful music together forever. They got married in a fantastic Irish/Yankee/Texas mashup of a wedding in Austin. The ceremony included a loving cup and a handfasting, both Irish traditions, and Chris wore a kilt. Carrie even had her dress designed to match her groom's kilt, with a wickedly unexpected peep of black trim.

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Their Celtic, blue-moon wedding marked the 24th anniversary for these two brides

Dee and Deb had already been together for 24 years when they married each other in upstate New York on a literal blue moon. Time flies — this August will mark another two years since their wedding! The couple kept things very simple, purchasing rings, clothing, and a few items for the ceremony online. The ceremony itself looks fascinating, with rituals that involved sharing drinks from a chalice, a handfasting, and jumping the broom. Dee and Deb shared an intricate cake, showcasing phases of the moon, and a toast to cap the intimate occasion.

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Lisa & Will's rainy rainbow festival wedding

Get ready to be envious of the sheer amount of fun in this wedding: a bouncy castle, arcade games, a maypole, the limbo, live music, and a silent disco at the end of the night! This was a three-day weekend of laid-back camping shenanigans. Add in the butterflies and the amazing pagan handfasting and we're all just done-for.