Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…

A destination elopement in Europe that's totally planned FOR YOU? It's a real thing…

I know just how often couples hate the process and workload of planning a wedding. Wedding planning can be stressful as hell. It can be expensive, frustrating, and just not that much fun. So when we scout out a really comprehensive, inexpensive, and customizable way to elope overseas, I've got to investigate. Our destination wedding partner extraordinaire, Peach Perfect Weddings, offers just that and then some. I'm talking a personal wedding planner doing all the hard work and logistics to make your adventure getaway wedding or elopement super turnkey and absolutely a blast.

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Try not to grin scrolling these ultra happy wedding photos (and see how yours can look just as good!)

You know when you're scoping out the portfolios of wedding photographers and you run across some that just make you scream, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. That's how I felt when I spied the work of our uber talented offbeat photographer partner, Danette Pascarella Photography.

Her photos were just full of that spark that you just want them to have. Clearly all of her clients are seriously comfortable in front of her camera, which is such a FIND. Let's find out more about this awesome photographer and if she's got any special gifts specifically for readers of Offbeat Bride. Spoiler alert: she does!

An explosion of flowers as your wedding backdrop?! Yes please!

Are you down for a blast of flowers at your ceremony or behind your sweetheart table? Our rad partner, Backdrops in Floral Art, creates custom handmade artificial floral backdrops that add just the right amount of awesome to your ceremony and/or reception. We're talking shaped floral arrangements made to your specifications, in your colors, to match whatever theme you can dream up…