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The Redwood Wedding: All men must dine

We met at a Game of Thrones viewing party and podcast, and we really bonded over our love (read: obsession) with food. So when it came time to plan our wedding at Mike's ancestral — Redwood House — we combined the things that brought us together: Game of Thrones and food. Thus, "The Redwood Wedding: All Men Must Dine" was born. And man, was it awesome!

Masked romance: a quirky masquerade-themed engagement story in the rain

I'm no Cinderella. As a child, I was one with the sword saving the prince-in-distress. But somehow I was the one, 20 years later, with a fairy godmother, the gown of my dreams, and a magical masquerade ball. Just after midnight, instead of the dream melting away, my very own button-nosed Prince Charming poured out his heart, asked for my hand, and sealed it with a kiss and a sparkling sapphire.

Eight-year-old Lydia, eat your heart out. Here's how my real life fairy tale engagement story played out…

This colorful laid-back wedding had a potluck pickle bar & a flamenco dance

Just wait until you hear how this couple crowdsourced a whole bunch of pickled goodness for their very own pickle bar at their wedding in Minnesota. We're talking green tomato, watermelon slices, asparagus, okra, beet, and burdock root pickles, among others! Come for the pickles, but STAY for the amazing flamenco dance later at the reception.