Harry Potter houses, hot sauce, & treehouse venues: the most fun wedding ideas we saw this month

This month brought us some super goosebumps-giving moments like those Harry Potter socks, gorgeous gray hair, perfectly mismatched bridesmaids, wedding cartwheels, and even a treehouse venue. Here are some of the best photos we saw in the past month from the amazing vendors in our Offbeat Vendor Guide.

From acrobatic and monochromatic engagement shots to mohawks and a lush wedding video, here are a few of the stand-outs…

We are loving this edgy coastal engagement shoot with lots of ink

Tanna and Michael's edgy coastal engagement shoot was at sunrise(!) at Catherine Hill Bay, north of Sydney, Australia. An abandoned rusting pier and graffiti art was the first backdrop to capture the essence of these two inked up hotties.

And then it became pure, moody romance with the sun peeking out between clouds along the rocky shore.

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Love has NO color

My color has always defined me for as long as I can remember. I am a very dark, black woman. If you’re aware of what’s been happening to my people and women (since the beginning of time) who look like me, you may know exactly what this means. I’M A VERY DARK, BLACK WOMAN — enough said. Being me comes with a lot of judgement and I’ve had my fair share of ridicule.

Cue years of self-doubt, years of undoing the very horrible thoughts you created in your head because you actually started to believe the things that were being spewed at you for years on end. Fast forward to my mid-twenties and cue the love of my life…

How our engagement photos dispelled my self image fears

Hey, I'm a wedding blogger who is engaged! You'd think I'd be ready for this, but naaaaah. See, like you and you and you over there, oh and that guy right there… I'm NOT super confident. So I decided that an engagement shoot might be just the ticket to help cure me of my center of attention apprehension. Here's how it worked out…