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.

6 handcrafted engagement rings that are truly works of art

You know we spend way too much time delving into the oceans of engagement ring bling at Brilliant Earth. There's just so much to see and to inspire your own ring selections. In a recent trip down the ring rabbit hole, I spied a fair few engagement rings that stood out among others as true works of art. In particular, their vintage collection has been hand-curated for exceptional quality and originality. They know that jewelry design isn't just artistry, but also architecture and engineering played out on minute scale.

On the hunt for an industry-busting & inclusive photographer and coordinator? We've got the ultimate…

Sometimes when you partner up with a wedding vendor who so totally embodies everything we hold dear about weddings and especially about our own readers, we have to introduce you. This was very much the case with Seattle/Tacoma-based photography-meets-coordination company Fuck Yeah, Weddings. Owner Kendall has endless enthusiasm for offbeat weddings of all flavors, but also provides both photography AND coordination for a super streamlined process of capturing and planning your wedding.

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Are these alternatives to earth-mined diamonds ethical & budget-friendly? Let's find out…

We may tout a lot of colored gemstones around these parts, but we know a lot of you are totally down for that classic diamond look. And these days, you really don't have to feel guilty about snagging a real diamond from ring designers who source ethical and conflict-free diamonds. But there are other options you might want to know about which are created without any impact to the earth AND are more budget-friendly. We reached out to our custom-ring wizard partners at Joseph Jewelry to get the scoop on diamond alternatives such as lab created diamonds and moissanite engagement rings.