Native to South Caroline, Tammy and Patrice eloped to Washington, marrying each other at Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Photographer Jeanne Phinney credits officiant Elaine Way with organizing a lot of the wedding's details, particularly the unique ceremony. The couple signed a handmade ketubah they had brought with them and, with the help of studio artisans, created a custom piece of blown glass for their unity ritual! I'm loving how focused the artist is while the couple snuggles in the background. Sexy, artsy, romantic.
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This sci-fi and steampunk-loving wedding is so full of DIY projects and amazing sights, you'll be pretty damn dazzled. Add in the amazing Beatles cover band, their "steampunk bling table," and of course, the San Diego Zoo setting, and you're in for animals, costumes, and a good ol' time.
Red lipstick and freckles — I could eat that combo for breakfast. It looks like I'm not the only one appreciating Carrie's wedding style. Her bride Ria is sending some of the most adorable admiring gazes her way. Ria's no slouch on the fashion either, in a stellar vest and checkered shirt. The couple got married on the rooftop of Fort Collins' Lincoln Center, reading their own vows and shooting dazzling smiles all over the place.
Alexis and Chelsea got married just a few months ago in a small ceremony in Illinois. And, no big, they were only decked out from head to toe in absolutely fabulous steampunk finery. Alexis is making it look like she wears a corset, bustle, and high-heeled boots every day, and I only wish I looked as good as Chelsea does in a checkered vest and pinstripe pants. The ceremony took place at a Spanish-style mansion, amid bouquets of Edgar Allan Poe book pages.
The perfect shade of sunset orange is everywhere you look in these photos from Erica and Mel's wedding last summer. It's in the desserts, in the bridesmaids' dresses — even in a vintage Ford truck. Seriously, the colors are so luscious, they make me think of those old, hand-tinted photos. Erica and Mel's style vibe definitely contributes to that old-timey feel. Erica said her custom corset and gown fulfilled the dream of the 1950s-style dress she'd been imagining. The same designer tailored Mel's dapper outfit as well.
Nestled in a barn, a wedding took place with loads of DIY projects, two brides in black and white, bibliophile details, and a feisty, bubble-loving pooch. They self-catered, self-decorated, and put their hearts and souls into this gorgeous venue. And just wait until you read about their realistic-meets-earthy ring ceremony!
Pip and Pink married each other while surrounded by a dozen or so loved ones at Nambiti Game Reserve in their native South Africa. Festooned in leopard print scarves and swaddled in ponchos against the rain, the women enjoyed a tour of the reserve after the ceremony. So yeah, I've got photos for you from Studio Nouveau of a zebra, an elephant, a lion — but dare I say you'll be most excited about the BABY GIRAFFE?
This wedding was a long time in coming for Jace and Michael — they met on their school bus in 1997! And wow: do they look positively elated to be together or what? The couple celebrated their City Hall marriage with bow ties that matched each other's and Doc Martens that matched everyone else's. The iconic shoes are only a fraction of the familial togetherness that radiates in these photos: check out Jace painting a kid's nails, the family picnic after the ceremony (for which the couple showed off their cooking skills), and the most tender-hearted hugs I think I've ever seen.
We do not currently live together, we have three cats between us, only one of us (me) has US citizenship, oh and she doesn't fly… During those many anxious months, we were often asked if we'd get married so that she could immigrate. Every time it came up I had such vehemently negative response. I recognize that at some point I may have to sign papers, because the state has a nasty way of making itself necessary. But I'd prefer not to and I plan to avoid it if at all possible, and here's why…
We love the focus on accessibility and inclusion in this wedding! It's no wonder their community was so willing to come together and make this sweet backyard wedding a reality. With amazing poetry, a night-before intention setting and ring blessing gathering, and killer style (including a wooden bow tie!), this pair wins the internet today.