A fantasy-inspired wedding with influences of military travels

Brenna and Alexander had a gorgeous fantasy and Game of Thrones-inspired wedding with extra inspiration from their military travels, especially to China. The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden was the background for their ceremony where Alexander recited a poem he'd wrote especially for Brenna.

You could see the influence of things they love: traveling adventures, Game of Thrones, the color purple, and their two dogs/ring bearers (in bow ties!).

Grab a slice with these lovebirds at their NYC pizza party wedding

New Yorkers Rebecca and Jeff were both looking for a wedding that was low-key, romantic, and fun. This turned into one of our favorite kinds of weddings: an intimate ceremony at City Hall, a pit stop at the bride's mother's home for a champagne toast and cuddle with their dog, and on over to their neighborhood slice joint. They ate pepperoni pie at the legendary Joe's on Bleecker Street, complete with "cake" topper, of course. They finished off the day by carving their names for eternity into the wooden booth with a butter knife (a 100% restaurant-sanctioned activity). This was way more than just a pizza party. You'll want to see it…

Destination couples: one of our fave NY photographers is now offering no travel fees (& big discounts!) in a lot of Europe!

New York and Europe-based wedding photographer Carole Cohen has been on our team for YEARS now. We just keep seeing fabulous offbeat weddings submitted from her super thrilled clients. But I've got even bigger news about our resident bi-continental photographer. Carole is booking weddings in Europe full-time now, which means she's giving big ol' discounts AND no travel fees in these areas: Paris, the French Riviera, London, and Edinburgh. Plus, you can still snag her services in New York (and vicinity) and all over Europe.


This art gala wedding created an exhibition of art by family & friends!

The overall theme was Unity Through Art. I am an artist, and both my husband and I come from a long line of professional artists and grew up immersed in fine art culture. So, we decided to celebrate our wedding in the form of an art exhibit.

We held an art gala wedding that showcased the collective artwork of our closest family and friends and celebrated our local neighborhood of Astoria.


Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.