Sammye & Ashton's Southern eclectic waterfront elopement

During hectic wedding planning, sometimes it's nice to just rest your eyes on a simple, meaningful, no-frills ceremony like this one. These two didn't want to go over-the-top, but rather focus on sweet vows, their nearest and dearest, and their cherubic baby. Let's gaze at their tiny waterfront elopement.


Karen & Michelle's "love, joy, and happiness" blue celebration of love

Blue details, a blue dress, a blue vest, and touches of red… this multi-hued wedding is something fabulous to look at, but also something that may get your tear ducts going. This pair shines in every shot. Their April wedding may not have been a legal ceremony, but a little miracle happened and well, you'll just have to see how it all went down after that.


Emily & Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding

PEZ dispenser and Simpsons centerpieces, a baseball card guestbook, a huge styrofoam Yoda, and badminton birdie decor… have we boggled your mind enough yet? Oh, well then you may want to sit down for the groom's outfit reveal. Think Randy "Macho Man" Savage at his wedding. It's epic, but don't miss the bride's badminton racquet bouquet, Murder, She Wrote unplugged ceremony sign, and rubber ducky place cards.


Valentina & Daniel's trilingual Italy and Belgium celebration of love and pasta

Let's take a journey over to both Italy and Belgium for a two-part ceremony with three languages, two countries, and one sweet couple who bucked many Italian traditions. You won't find a long dress, a long religious ceremony, or any Jordan almonds around these parts. Don't miss the epic scenery, the neat way they utilized the many languages, and the hilarious '80s-meets-Dirty Dancing surprise tribute.


Janet & Joe's colorful tie-dye and dancing wedding

These two are children of the sixties, and what better way to celebrate the decade and their love of color than by having a TIE-DYE WEDDING? It's like a rainbow exploded and left everyone super happy and covered in color. They tossed tie-dyed bears, had a choreographed dance to their song (well, almost!), and tons of tie-dyed decor. Put on your shades for this one — it's wild!


It's a New York elopement complete with carousel for these two brides

Leana and Ally hail from Florida, but they chose to elope to New York City for their wedding last July. They said their vows in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a jaw-dropping view of the NYC skyline. After teary kisses (sigh, my favorite), Leana and Ally trotted all over the city with photographer Sascha Reinking in tow. Chelsea Market, the Highline, the Meatpacking District… and what New York elopement is complete without a photo or two in Grand Central?

But, while every photo of these two loving New York City is fun and gorgeous, I absolutely love that they took a few minutes to chill on a carousel. Fucking magical.


Pastel lace and Billie Holiday for a couple of classy Denver brides

Michelle and Angela did the coordinating-but-not-matching thing at their wedding in Denver last August. A lace cocktail dress for one, a lace skirt with button-up and a frickin' slick jacket for the other. Hints of tattoos peek here and there from both. I'm personally loving the dual Marilyn-Monroe pose with both brides fighting against the wind! CYUTE. But Michelle and Angela weren't the only ones on their style game that day — their officiant rocked a clerical collar and stole with jeans, boots, and a sleeveless shirt perfect for showing off tattoos.


Emily & Raphael's handmade, community-centered Texas Hill Country picnic

A gazebo, a bier garten, a pizza and cake buffet, and the Texas Hill Country backdrop — this springtime wedding has my heart palpitating with glee. Loads of DIY projects went into this wedding and all the love and care totally shows. Plus, this couple's community totally came together to get it all ready. Don't miss their special kind of reception dance to "Teach Your Children Well," too!


Caroline & Dave's sunrise beach wedding

This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, the cocktail, and the midi — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple who opted for an early-morning sunrise ceremony, with all of the challenges and gorgeous scenery that entails. You'll definitely want to hear how they handled the venue and vendors for this particular challenge.