This pair of Chinese Aussies were not ready to take on a whole bunch of Chinese traditions for their wedding, but they did inject a little tradition in the form of some quick door games and an informal tea ceremony. Take a peek at how they combined their bookish, fabric flower-loving, and independent ideals into this sweet lil' wedding. Oh, and wait until you see how the bride protected her dress en route to the venue!
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If you're still reading this and haven't already clicked to see more of the fabulous red dress, dapper white suit, and DRAGON HEADPIECE, there's more to see in this white-knight-marries-a-lovely-dragon wedding. We're talking handmade dragon wings, light-up leather bouquets, Magic: the Gathering rings, Frozen karaoke, and a Mario Kart shell toss. If that doesn't get you, nothing will!
Festooned with leis, Max and Tina got married on an honest-to-goodness Hawaiian mountaintop last summer. Pahana Estate is tucked away in the small village of Huelo on Maui, complete with bamboo forests and sweeping ocean panorama. Cozy, right? The couple's Chinese heritage is evident everywhere, from the table decor, to the cutely tiny wedding cake (adorned with mini bride and groom!), to their stunning reception outfits. Check it out: we got a closeup of the embellishments on Tina's bright red top and skirt — I am really digging the contrast between her elaborate look (the shoes, y'all, THE SHOES) and Max's stark black jacket.
This is the story of a media-obsessed bride becoming wedding media herself. But in this case, the bride totally made peace with her obsession and ended up with a wedding to rival all the ones she idolized. Her red gown, colorful fall decor, and epic venue with a mountain backdrop all make us wish we were right there with them. Just watch out for Zorro and Pancho Villa… there's bound to be a fight there.
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.
We love us some Harry Potter weddings for all the the fun details: owl save the date card, Marauders' Map-inspired directions card, Daily Prophet program, Chocolate Frog favors, homemade ribbon wands, and of course, a huge, Harry Potter-themed sweets table! Just keep the underage wizards from the booze table!
A luscious red dress, a guy-linered groom, an amazing theater venue, and a plan to make everyone mix and mingle that included ornate masks — this spooky Halloween wedding in Salem, Oregon makes our knees quake in fear… I mean lust! Add in some movie and video game-themed music and some costume-clad guests and you're in for a spooky time with a super gorgeous backdrop.
A red carpet, popcorn and soda, and even a film noir short film created by the couple — this is a cinephile's dream wedding. Add in the 1940s-era outfits, Moulin Rouge-inspired gown, and delish food truck nosh, and these two totally know how to party film buff-style.
This pair totally has the right idea: don't over-plan, keep your vows sweet and funny, and focus on all things FUN. At one of our favorite venues, The Quixotic World, they were able to dress up, rock out, and celebrate with loved ones from afar. Oh, and make sure to see how they included audience participation in the ceremony!
For this Swedish couple, 'til death do us part just isn't going to work. They embraced the theme, "Far longer than forever," complete with skeletons to represent everlasting love. With rich red and black details and a gorgeous church backdrop, we'll be in love with this wedding forever, too. Oh, and just wait until you see their matching skeleton shoes!
This pair chose a sleek Las Vegas hotel suite as the venue for their intimate wedding. Some Portal and Mass Effect details, a super sexy burgundy gown, and even a surprise tuxedo shirt were some of the awesome details that made this wedding all their own. Plus, you'll love the bride's favorite moment (spoiler: it's before the wedding!).