Alternative veils for nontraditional brides

As a woman with chronic illness, I currently have patches of hair missing, and I am uncertain whether or not they will fully grow back in before my wedding. So I began trying to think more outside the box for my veil…

Pumpkins & Prosecco at this laid-back Samhain wedding

Karen and Liam got married in Ireland fall of 2019. They had a blended family ceremony, with their 13-year-old son singing and Karen breastfeeding her 10-month-old while getting ready. Karen also rocked her bald look, and when listing her wedding vendors, she noted, "Hair: N/A!"

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Beauty from pain: A cancer survivor's non-wig ways to rock being a bald bride

“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”

My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer's presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here's my story…

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Kiona & Jennifer's magickal barefoot solstice wedding in the desert

This pair has a strong connection to the desert, so a barefoot desert ceremony was a must. Add in lots of handmade, vegetarian, and eco-friendly touches, and you've got a truly gorgeous and personal wedding (that somehow totally avoided the scorching Arizona summer heat). And don't miss the awesome, impromptu "rad bromance" dance duet!