Some of the most drop-dead gorgeous wedding portraits EVER (and you can make yours just as fab)

We've been ogling stunning photos by our New Jersey-based longtime photography partner Dennis Pike for years now and STILL never ever ever can get over how amazing they are. No seriously: when we first stated working with him, all of us were heart eyes emoji-ing his photos and he still never stops surprising us with his use of light, shadows, and composition.

Peeking at his portrait portfolio is like falling into the looking glass in a love wonderland. The best part of working with Dennis is that he's been owning offbeat weddings for his entire career. Some of his very favorite weddings came from readers like you and it's a match made in heaven every time.

A little Disney & a lot of creative details at this Disney-inspired New Jersey wedding

Arielle and Bryan are both established actors who have major creative streaks and a love for Disney. Arielle actually crafted her own dress and made her flower arrangement and reception decor, including the amazing Disney-themed display that will blow your mind. Best part? They held the ceremony in the same church in which Arielle's parents were married! So sweet.

The reception had a casual vibe with no announcements, coloring pages for children (Disney-themed, natch!), a song written and sung by Arielle's brother(!), and tons of dancing. You'll want to see the final lift at the end…


An intimate queer lady seaside meets enchanted library wedding

Basically, we set out to A) make our vows to one another legally official, and B) have a really, really fun party for all of our favorite people. Along the way, we came up with an "enchanted library" theme for the reception, to reflect our love of writing and reading.