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How we decided which wedding traditions to uphold or scrap

Sorting through wedding traditions is a Sisyphean task. American wedding traditions are a conglomeration of hundreds of different cultures, not to mention the endless traditions from our individual backgrounds. Traditions, especially ones associated with major life events, connect us with our past, reinforce our cultural values, and hold our communities together. We want to make sure we include elements of both of our families' cultures, but how do we figure out what to include and what not to include? Here's how…

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An aerial silk chuppah and two stunning gowns at this sweet beach wedding

Lindsey and Whitney's beach wedding featured a fab DIY chuppah, two gorgeous gowns, and a little meaning to the wedding date. Whitney is an aerial yoga instructor and practitioner, and the cloth of the chuppah was one of Whitney's aerial silks, which reminded them look to the sky and fly. Let's see how much loveliness we can find in this sweet beach wedding…

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Find the "one napkin ring" at this Middle Earth garden wedding

From yarmulkes with gold Gandalfs and flower crowns for everyone to guests were seated among flowers and ferns at different locations in Middle Earth, among folk from the realms of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and man, this was a Middle Earth garden wedding to remember. Let's explore the lawn games and Lord of the Rings decor at this magical wedding.

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Be swept away by this vintage woodland wedding

The gorgeous venue, a 1865 as a stage coach stop, set the stage for this vintage woodland wedding. The vintage details, the gorgeous dress and shawl, the paper moon photo booth… this is one wedding on which you can feast your eyes. You'll LOVE how they all handled a blast of rain at the reception!