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6 brides, 6 styles: there's no one way to be a bride

6 brides, 6 styles: there’s no one way to be a bride

Y’all know we’ve never taken the stance that there’s one kind of bride or one way to be a bride. There’s enough pressure to fit into a mold (emotionally AND physically!), and so much pressure not to be a certain way (pushy, a “bridezilla,” a pushover, whatever). So when we spied this shoot showcasing six real brides rocking their own styles from traditional and whimsical to tattooed to sporting a dapper suit, we were SO in.

A chat with Chicago photographer Emma Mullins (& why I chose her to capture my own wedding!)

A chat with Chicago photographer Emma Mullins (& why I chose her to capture my own wedding!)

Some of y’all may know that I recently got married in Chicago! We got our photos and video from our amazing photographer, Emma Mullins Photography, and I decided to ask her a few questions…

A whimsical & intimate pop culture wedding in Chicago? As you wish

A whimsical & intimate pop culture wedding in Chicago? As you wish

Offbeat Bride’s Executive Editor got married! Catherine and her husband Steven share a ton of geeky and pop culture interests so it made sense to infuse fun references, soundtrack themes, and fandom homages into their whimsical, pop culture-themed wedding in Chicago. It was held at a West Loop venue with a feast, an ice cream cart, a Hogwarts Great Hall photo booth, and dancing awkwardly into the night.

Don’t miss the bride’s custom dyed ombre unicorn dress!

A chic & macabre Halloween wedding at the International Museum of Surgical Science

A chic & macabre Halloween wedding at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Sayjal and Steve got married at the gorgeous, fascinating, and sometimes macabre venue in Chicago that I LOVE: The International Museum of Surgical Science. So their Chicago Halloween wedding took on a whole new level of intrigue in this space.

Their guests brought the house down with spectacular costumes while Sayjal and Steve rocked vintage gothic looks. Don’t miss the bride’s

9 hidden benefits of hiring a day-of coordinator (that I learned at my wedding!)

You’re in the thick of wedding planning and it’s starting to get hairy. Maybe you’ve hired an event planner, maybe a day-of coordinator, maybe a friend willing to lend a hand, or maybe you’re going hard at it by yourself. If you’re in the latter two camps, you may be thinking, “do I need to hire a day-of coordinator?”

Here are a few of the benefits, hidden and otherwise, that I discovered when I hired a day-of coordinator for my wedding…

Unposed, super creative, & totally inclusive: here's why this Chicago wedding photographer is a dream team

Unposed, super creative, & totally inclusive: here’s why this Chicago wedding photographer is a dream team

When we first met Roni and David, the tattooed husband and wife team at Roni Rose Photography, we were ENTHRALLED. Their style, their creative expression, the unposed and unstuffy compositions, and their commitment to embracing offbeat aesthetics was clearly such a match for our readers. We went all ga-ga over their portfolio and knew it was time to connect them with you all.