Heather & Ian's goth with a splash of purple wedding

Purple gown, purple tie, purple button bouquets… the splashes of color in this goth wedding are fabulous. You're also going to love the sneaky science bits — the bride's necklace, the groom's boutonniere — and the seating chart will make you positively bug out! Plus, there's a photo of the newlyweds in a winding staircase that you have to see to believe.


Crystal & Denny's rockabilly red and turquoise wedding

If falling in love is like owning a dog, these two took the leash and ran with it. Their ceremony honored their love for each other and their beloved pets. Their rockabilly sensibilities, with a Hard Rock Cafe backdrop, made for a very musically-inspired event, complete with guestbook guitar and fab playlist. All that, and an amazing red dress — wait til you see what's under it!


Charmaine & Chris' vintage diner and opera house wedding

After first meeting outside of a retro diner, these two had one of their two ceremonies at that same diner. I fell in love with the bride's custom-made lacy, layered dress, three-generation photo, and multi-colored sweater. The men of the wedding party looked mighty spiffy in their bow ties and argyle, too. On top of it all, they were able to stay under a pretty tight budget with two ceremonies and a restaurant reception.


A farm wedding handmade with love

Jennifer and Russ held a gorgeous almost-totally-DIYed wedding at Jennifer's parent's farm in Ocala, FL. After their outdoor ceremony under a giant tree, they had a reception with a bourbon bar, alcoholic cupcakes, and a s'mores pit!


Kristen & Shawn's theater production Hallo-wedding

This masquerade-y, Pagan, theatrical wedding has so much going for it: DIY projects everywhere (including cocktail hats that I want to steal), a serenade from the groom, awesome community help, and a sweet and funny couple to root for. Plus, you have to love how the bride follows her heart and dons her dream dress color.