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A stealthy Pagan wedding reading

The question of how to tailor our ceremony to be “authentically us” yet not alienate some of the very Christian guests and family was definitely a point of discussion when we were planning our Pagan wedding ceremony. We ended up using a rather long quote from The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk to both cast our […]

Spring wedding inspiration, but make it 70s-themed

It’s a spring wedding with 70s vibes. We love the homage to the 70s-inspired neutral color palette with pops of springtime color throughout. Don’t miss the vintage lace wedding dress, burnt orange suit, plus an on theme outfit change into a floral wedding gown.

We love the green wedding dress at this alternative atheist wedding

This green wedding dress and bridal cape combination utterly enchants at Cat and Tyler’s alternative atheist wedding. Cat and Tyler made an effort to work with local businesses for their atheist wedding, with a focus on women-owned, BIPOC, and queer-owned wedding vendors.

Surprise wedding ideas, venues, and ceremony script wording!

Are surprise weddings a thing? OH YES INDEED THEY ARE! We’ve featured a whole bunch of surprise weddings and today we’re going to round up some of our favorite inspiration for you… from the excuse for the surprise wedding, to a few venue ideas, to even some wording for your surprise wedding ceremony script…

“Same-sex” is not an inclusive label: 5 reasons we should stop using it

There was a time when the term “same-sex” was revolutionary. D+ Meg of River and Root Photography are sharing their top 5 reasons why wedding vendors should avoid the term “same-sex” without explicit permission from the couple.

This classy bar wedding proves nontraditional wedding venues are the best

Cassie and Chris had a classy wedding at a cocktail bar! We love how they leaned into this nontraditional wedding venue. Their theme was black tie, but they had minimal decor since the bar was already oozing with style.