Dawn & Benjamin's off-the-grid forest handfasting

This pair both studied sustainability at a gorgeous venue on Cortes Island, BC, so it only made sense to bring their loved ones there to celebrate their marriage. And those same guests pulled together to provide tons of help in preparing for this camp-out wedding in the forest. But the best part of all is the bride's HAND-PAINTED dress! You have to see it.


A museum courtyard wedding surrounded by art

Annie and Ben had spent time as a long-distance relationship before settling together in San Francisco. After that, they decided to get married at the gorgeous Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Annie is a designer and pulled in all of her skills to create the top of her dress, her veil, and most of the decor.


JR & Mike's spontaneous steampunk wedding

Lovers of steampunk, handmade dresses, and crazy DIYed weddings: unite! This wedding is for you. Everything about this party was crafted by the couple and their friends, even when unexpected changes forced them to move venues. Wait until you see the fire spinners, an amazing "bouquet," and the groom's chain mail.


Kjirsten& Bruce's medieval pagan handfasting vow renewal

I had the biggest, goofiest grin on my face while reading about this wedding. Seeing the love at a young couple's wedding is one thing, but seeing the same big, soppy, lovey-dovey love after 20 years at a vow renewal just rocks. Kids, dogs, handmade medieval garb, and a wicked maypole brings it all together.


Crystal & Mika's rooftop dance-fest DIY wedding

DIY cocktail-style food, drinks, and reception made this colorful rooftop celebration personalized and kick-ass. All of their crew got busy making dresses, jewelry, and mix CDs, too. And they busted out three signature cocktails worth gawking at. Check out these lovely ladies getting hitched under the sun.