This mega-skilled photography team gives you "how did we look that good?" level wedding photography all over the U.S.

If there's ever been a wedding photography team who connects with our readers, it's Atlanta-based Gemini and The Bear. The husband and wife team of Ryan and Jenevieve come with a substantial amount of experience in both photography AND wedding planning and production, so they're the moooost prepared to handle anything that comes their way — your wedding included! Let's meet the creative pair and see why they'll make your love story come to life in ways you've never imagined it could…

Rainbows & gender unicorns: how LGBTQ couples are changing wedding ring rules

When it comes to buying rings for weddings, LGBTQ couples are throwing out the traditions that bind them to form their own paths in ringdom. Whether you propose to each other, have matching bands, eschew rings altogether in favor of another kind of jewelry, the options for rings that represent your identity are quite literally endless. I spoke with one of our favorite custom ring creators, Joseph Jewelry, to see what trends and ideas they've been seeing in wedding jewelry that allows for more expression of who you love, what your gender is, and how you want to communicate that to world.

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How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

As some of you may know, I'm currently engaged and we're juuuuust at the point where we both have to start committing to wedding bands. In our searches, I just kept coming back to one of our partners, Revolution Jewelry, since their selection is SO huge. My partner really didn't know that there were options other than a plain metal band, so when he saw what was actually out there… it was game on.

Winter is coming, and so are REN FEST WEDDINGS at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Fellow nerds, history buffs, and RPGers: it's that time of year again that you and I both wait for with baited breath. Renaissance Fest season is coming! One of our favorite magical, whimsical, and Medieval-themed venues exists to rock your 16th century-themed wedding world. Let's see what your fantasy, Renaissance, Game of Thrones, or fairy tale wedding could be if you have it at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas. Oh, and we've got the biggest discount we've ever featured, totally fit for royalty, just for readers, so stay tuned…

The trick to getting authentically YOU wedding photos? This stellar NY/NJ-based photographer

I love it when a photographer makes me feel like I'm worthy of photographing no matter what I look like, if I'm awkward as hell, or if I deviate from the norms that dictate what we think is "right" or "pretty," or "traditional." That's why the ethos of one of our most rad partners, New York and New Jersey-based Adena at Studio A Images, resonates so much with us. Obviously we do our best to make sure all of our vendors are top notch AND totally inclusive, but sometimes they just fit so comfortably into our mindset that I've just go to introduce you.