Karen & Frank's elven fairytale wedding

A little D&D, a little Lord of the Rings, and a whole lot of fairytale flourishes make this wedding a dream for any fantasy lover. We've also got sword arches, a sweet and teary first look, an element ceremony, a choreographed first dance, and a challenging custom-made dress (that was TOTALLY worth it!). Get out your Lembas bread and settle in for this one.


Sandi Jo & John's Neo-Victorian circus sideshow wedding

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but in this case, it came straight from the venue, The Quixotic WorldThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them. What once was a low-key tea party wedding became a raucous, burlesque "Gears and Garters" Victorian circus sideshow wedding! We're talking corsets, hula hoops, clowns, and sideshow acts — all following a sweet handfasting.


Anais & Ira's low-key handmade crafty wedding

One way to bond over the wedding is to get everyone and their mother involved in the tiny details. That's exactly what this couple did, and it made planning a little more sane than it could have been. With paper and knitted flowers, an all-vegan-plus-pork menu, and lots of woodsy and crafty details, you know a lot of heart (and probably sweat) went into this wedding. Oh, and don't forget to pour one out for the missing home-brewed beer that could have been.


Kelley & Michael's beachside Hawai'ian elopement (with ring forging!)

Keeping a secret for a whole year? Not this couple's forte, but they did it! Planning a sweet and scenic Hawai-ian elopement with back-up plans for bad weather? That they can do! They powered through the secrecy and it was all worth it when they stood touching foreheads overlooking a craggy and fabulous beach as a married couple. Oh, and you'll never guess what Tolkien-esque wizardry went into their wedding rings!


Lady Zombie & Ali Fangsmith's romantic subculture bash with fangs, leather, and fur

If the title alone didn't already get you clickin' hardcore to see this wedding, let me fill you in a little bit more: leather corsets (well, leather everywhere, really), a life force exchanging unity ceremony, and tons of romantic gushing and sexy gothic snuggles. Oh, and if you need to excuse yourself after witnessing the extremely hot fanged garter removal, nobody here will blame you. Whew.