10 ways wedding string lights can make photo magic

Outdoor wedding that needs lighting? Cafe lights. Indoor wedding that needs some glow? String lights. Ceremony backdrop that needs style? Hanging vertical lights. Photo booth that needs flattering lighting? ALL OF THE ABOVE. Wedding string lights are nothing new, this we know, but when you're going for simple style without a ton of fuss, string lights and cafe lights can make the decor.

Here are some of my favorite times wedding string lights made photo magic…

WALL-E, "love is love," & moonstones: the best photos, rings, and goodies we saw this month

This month brought us some gorgeous moments: fall leaves to die for, moonstone rings, silly engagement photos, tossing plushies instead of bouquets, and even a new expansion pack for one of our favorite hilarious wedding games. Here are some of the best photos we saw in the past month from the amazing vendors in our Offbeat Vendor Guide.

From stunning portraits to flashy bling to lush decor, here are a few of the stand-outs…

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Angling for the most stunning geometric engagement rings we could find

We posted a delicious geometric engagement ring set over on Instagram the other day and could not stop talking about it. It cast a spell on us all and I couldn't stop myself from deep diving into looking up more like it. From hexagonal diamonds to kite-shaped gemstones to intricate and bold angular settings, there's a ring here that will stop your heart.

From Bauhaus-inspired to Art Deco to the Mines of Moria, these geometric-inspired rings are angling to be on your finger…

Funky instruments & muted flowers at this dark and eclectic inspiration shoot at an old Brooklyn theater

I love how this inspiration shoot combines the traditional with the ultra eclectic, which seems to really reflect what's happening in offbeat weddings right now. We're all about embracing traditions we feel resonate and tossing out what doesn't. The best part of this shoot for me was the venue: a dusty old theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, called the Jalopy Theater. Think tons of funky instruments, dark and shadowy corners, and a wedding vibes that totally matches.

3 ways to save mad cash with affordable wedding invitations for budget savvy weddings

We're seeking out ways to save cash on your wedding invites since y'all don't have unlimited money, amirite? I hit up one of my faves, Minted, to see what they had in the way of cost-saving options and affordable wedding invitations. Thankfully, budget savvy weddings can be a thing with a couple of new styles of invitations that save money for both you AND your guests (think postcard stamps instead of regular ones and way less bulk).