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Vinyl, brass bands, & epic food made this music lovers' Sonoma wedding rock

Vinyl, brass bands, & epic food made this music lovers’ Sonoma wedding rock

Rebecca and Oren are super music lovers, so when they were planning their Sonoma wedding, adding musical elements was a no-brainer. Here’s more from the bride on how it all came to be…

This Bay Area photographer creates photo magic with fine art skills & moment-making wizardry

This Bay Area photographer creates photo magic with fine art skills & moment-making wizardry

I see a lot of amazing wedding photography that tugs at my heartstrings and makes me belly laugh from great shots. But once in a great while we get to see a portfolio of wedding moments captured by someone who really knows visual art and makes it obvious that they take great care in capturing a wedding day with that eye for detail and magic. That’s what I felt when I saw what Ella Sophia was creating for her couples…

Bay Area couples: win FREE wedding photography from one of our most favorite photographers

Bay Area couples: win FREE wedding photography from one of our most favorite photographers

It’s easy to talk about how the Bay Area’s Funny Bunny Photography will ROCK your wedding day and bring out the best in everything, but we’ve got even more in store. You’ve got a chance to get a totally free wedding photography package (with eight hours of coverage and digital files!), a $1000 gift certificate towards a photography package, or a free engagement session. It’s easy to enter and no pressure to use it if you win. Go enter now!

Dark Garden Corsetry: not all dark, and not just corsets!

Despite their name, San Francisco’s legendary Dark Garden Corsetry isn’t dark at all — it’s a gorgeous light-filled space — and it’s NOT just about corsets. They’ve got bras and dresses and accessories and and and SO MUCH EYE CANDY.

Since I already have a Dark Garden corset, on my most recent visit I decided to poke into their NON-corsetry products, and dear lawd…

The Redwood Wedding: All men must dine

The Redwood Wedding: All men must dine

This is what happens when a former Offbeat Bride editor marries a foodie and Game of Thrones nerd.

Welcome foolish mortals to the masquerade wedding that slayed all

Welcome foolish mortals to the masquerade wedding that slayed all

Let’s join these two handsome men, their crew of groomsmaids, some Haunted Mansion references, a whole bunch of gorgeous Halloween-inspired decor, tarot card table themes, and some AMAZING theater references (including the Carrie musical!). This masquerade wedding hurts us so good. Do not miss the ceremony that featured a love spell!