We are nerding out over these custom toasting flutes, glasses, and geektastic gifts

We got super lucky and stumbled upon Glass Cannons via this wedding we featured. I basically went googly-eyed when I spied the etched glasses paying homage to their favorite fandoms (read: Magic the Gathering!).

They've got toasting flutes, shot glasses, and quirky drinkware galore. And if you have an idea in mind for glasses that mach your wedding theme, they'll absolutely do a custom set for you…

Lush florals go ring-shaped with this DIY floral hoop backdrop

I love a good hoop bouquet, but those handy floral hoops can be used for more than just a great alternative bouquet. I've created a series of hoops flowing with greenery and flora that can be used a wedding ceremony backdrop, reception decor, or even a place card holder.

With this DIY floral hoop backdrop, you can add as many floral picks as you like to make it as lush as you can imagine. Artificial flowers let you create a backdrop that can go from wedding to living room permanently. It's the beauty of realistic artificial flowers!

Here are the steps to go from a simple hoop to intricate backdrop in no time…

This talented Philly photographer will be your offbeat wedding cheerleader (for the wedding AND for boudoir!)

When we met Serena and started to scope out her website, my favorite page was her About page. The moment I started scrolling, I could totally see what an adorable, SCA-nerd, Alice in Wonderland wedding-having, super hard working photographer she is. And when it comes to an offbeat wedding, it PAYS to have a photographer who absolutely gets you. Philadelphia-based wedding and boudoir photographer Serena Star is totally that…

Keeping the dance floor hopping AND hearing your favorite lesser-known songs? It's possible with this Bay area DJ

Finding a DJ who gets your style and knows how to craft an epic playlist is actually a lot harder than it sounds. We've been chatting with our DJ partner, Bay Area-based DJ Greg Gioia, about how he manages to seamlessly blend danceable and familiar hits with his clients' favorite independent and offbeat music. His strategy virtually guarantees that you'll please everyone on your guest list, which is no small feat…

Want to swoon over your wedding photos? This Seattle-based wedding photographer is your match (especially for small weddings!)

Seattle-area couples: we have met your wedding photographer match. As soon as we connected with Seattle-based wedding photographer Krista Welch, we were totally drawn in to her super friendly demeanor, infectious charm, and of course, her STELLAR portfolio. She's got chops, y'all.

Let's meet Krista, see what she's all about, and why she'll deliver guh-mazing photos of your wedding day…