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“Til Death Do Us Part” takes on new meaning

The meaning of “Til Death Do Us Part” is a little more intense when the bride is a funeral director and mental health advocate. Wait until you see all the skull wedding details, black wedding dress, and heavy metal touches!

Vibrant, whimsical, & vintage vibes abound at this Blumen Gardens wedding

Vibrant, whimsical, & vintage vibes abound at this Blumen Gardens wedding

Allie and Cloie had their colorful and whimsical nuptials at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois. They were officially declared as the summer’s best-dressed couple which you’ll soon see. Hold on to your tiny, adorable hats… Allie, rocking a hot pink suit topped with a tiny floral fascinator, walked down the aisle with Cloie in her ethereal, vintage-inspired dress. Don’t miss the lush green backdrop and vibrant flowers.

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