6 photos that made us praise hands the photo prowess of Dustin Cantrell

I wanted to share a few of my favorite gorgeous photos from traveling wedding photographer Dustin Cantrell, as I truly think his work speaks volumes about how he's able to capture moments you never see otherwise, emotions you thought you wouldn't be able to relive, and looks of love that will make you weep all over again. It's genius.

A chat with offbeat wedding planning, Mama Hen organizing genius, Maven Macaw Events

When you're scoping out the selection of vendors for your offbeat wedding, there's one sign that ensures you're dealing with someone who knows how it goes… when they themselves had an offbeat wedding! That's definitely the case with our girl Beca Oliveira at Maven Macaw Events. So when we wanted to catch up with her to see how her amazing clients were rocking their weddings (with her pro guidance, natch!), we got the tea.

The trick to colorful, authentic, and totally you wedding photos? THIS Philly wedding photographer

Philly photographer Justin Heyes is one of our favorite wedding photographers with a seriously interesting background. Not only does he capture all kinds of amazing offbeat weddings, write as an industry expert for photography magazines, and generally own the space in creative photography, but he used to work with photography and lighting at QVC — yep, the home shopping channel. It gave him a really diverse array of skills when it comes to making stage lighting more exciting and capturing details. But will it translate to capturing your wedding? Just wait until you see the proof.

5 weddings that prove LA's Rawtography excels at stunning wedding photography and video

If there was ever a photo and video team who keeps us googly-eyed at the weddings they send our way, it's the LA-based superstars of Rawtography. They've captured some truly stunning offbeat weddings including one of the most amazing goth weddings, a natural history event complete with volcano, a wedding at the Houdini Estate, a Muppet extravaganza at Jim Henson Studios, and the incredible seafoam circus wedding of Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver-Van Dyke. Yep, THAT Dick Van Dyke.

Here are some of their favorite weddings (that are now ours', too!)…