Geekiness, diversity, & authenticity: why offbeat couples are my happy place

So it was ten years ago that I was planning my own offbeat lite wedding and my husband-then-fiance had a panic attack at a dance lesson to help us figure out what to do for first dance. I Googled “alternatives to first dance” and found Offbeat Bride.

I felt heard. I felt understood. I felt like I found a community that would support me and my spouse…

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You'll need to fan yourself from the pink suit & striped dress at this romantic brunch wedding

We just wanted a small, relaxed, morning brunch wedding where people could go about their day afterwards and not where people got wasted and stayed until 1am — that is my nightmare wedding. It's great for some, but the opposite of what I envisioned. Thankfully it all came together and it was over by 2:30pm, leaving people to enjoy the rest of their day. Instead of a dance floor, people milled around talking and eating and enjoying custom drinks. It was great!

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Our wedding dresses were on fire, but that wasn't the most dangerous part

I just had my wedding two weeks ago. It was a pretty standard, boring wedding thing, except for one dangerous thing. Both my wife and I are fire performers and decided to burn our dresses for an amazing shot. Together we worked on and got an amazing photo that could have resulted in major injury or death and still could if done again. Come to find out, it was a dangerous photo, but not because of the fire…