Want less time posing and more time celebrating? This Boston-based photographer will be your jam (& has a new podcast!)

If there's one things that's really been a welcome change at weddings over the last decade or so, it's a focus on less stiff posing, more authenticity, and more mindfulness on the day. And that's exactly why we LOVE partnering with offbeat and inclusive vendors like Shaina from Golden Door Photography. We talked a bit with her about her style, why she's all about intention and acceptance, and about her brand new podcast that's premiering this summer! If you're in the Boston area (or beyond), it's time to meet your potential new photographer/bestie…

A chat with offbeat wedding planning, Mama Hen organizing genius, Maven Macaw Events

When you're scoping out the selection of vendors for your offbeat wedding, there's one sign that ensures you're dealing with someone who knows how it goes… when they themselves had an offbeat wedding! That's definitely the case with our girl Beca Oliveira at Maven Macaw Events. So when we wanted to catch up with her to see how her amazing clients were rocking their weddings (with her pro guidance, natch!), we got the tea.

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Black outfits and ring tattoos at this Boston City Hall elopement

Kathleen and Eric scrapped their traditional wedding plan and decided to get married at Boston City Hall on a warm October day, have their favorite artist tattoo their rings, and celebrate with drinks at a bar. And this suited Kat and Eric way better — the ones who love shopping for spooky things in Salem, drinking good beer, and walking through the woods together.