Authentic candids & intimate moments: this California wedding photographer is a rare talent (with a special offer for you!)

When we met Kate of Katherine Elyse Photography, it was love at first meeting. Her imagery was immaculate, but her spirit was what really drew us in. She's a pro at capturing offbeat and authentic weddings and we felt instantly that we had to let our readers in on her expertise and drive. She's shot over 200 weddings over ten years and still loves every minute of it, too.

Let's learn a bit more about this California-based wedding photographer who manages to translate stories of love into visual imagery that wows us…

If you want stunning throwback wedding style, you MUST see this line of vintage wedding dresses

We have been loving short and cocktail-length wedding dress styles since our site launched. They channel the 1940s to 1960s in all kinds of amazing, vintage ways. And fabulous dress designers, House of Mooshki, are PROS at channeling those vintage vibes. From delicate lacy sleeves and full cocktail skirts to color underlays and beautiful embroidery, they are able to capture a moment in time that will up the ante on your whole wedding look. Learn more about their upcoming U.S. trunk shows!

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Not your father's wedding ring: amazing one-of-a-kind wedding bands

Once upon a time, folks who wanted a wedding band were often stuck with the same old thing: plain bands in the usual metals. Now, we're all about simplicity, but sometimes you want something that really stands out and represents you. And when you're buying online from artisans who can custom create anything you want? This is NOT your father's wedding ring anymore…

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Your bridesmaids will do a happy dance in this bridal party collection in all sizes (with pockets & sleeves!)

Y'all know we love the custom fit, all sizes collections of our faves, Cocomelody. They're KNOWN for their affordable prices, inclusive sizing, custom options, gorgeous details, and lots of offbeat and classic options. They've got a new bridal collection for 2020 with some of the loveliest bridesmaids dresses in gorgeous colors, with cool fabrics like velvet, twisted silk, tulle, and a ton have sleeves and pockets. I know!

Let's take a peek at a few options from the collection…