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Two brides, a scrapbook proposal, & their sun-drenched nautical Maine wedding

Emily and Kim instantly bonded over photos of their adorable all black dogs and decided to make it official in a beautiful, nautical-style wedding in York, Maine. We're talking navy blue and mint green details, buoys, a gorgeous venue with an oceanside view, and a stunning ombre blue cake.

Get your sea legs for this beautiful two-bride wedding in Maine…

The goth headpiece of our dark and stormy day dreams

We'll soon be sharing Brittany and Taylor's goth history nerd wedding featuring an amazing Cthulhu cake, nerd burlesque, and some epic goth fashion. The latter of which is our current interest that we couldn't wait to preview. Brittany's ship headpiece was made by Kopf Traeume, who also makes FABULOUS headpieces with horns, feathers, bird cages, and tons of flora. The rest of the wedding is going to knock your socks off, but we'll get to that later. For now, you get a sneaky peeky of this goth headpiece of our dark wonderland dreams.

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MadLibs with offbeat wedding shoes: Let's imagine what weddings go with these shoes…

Every week I round up a few of my favorite shoes, focused on some sort of theme — smaller feet! Rustic chic! Halloween weddings! Sparkles! Etc! This week I'm going to try something a little different.

I'm just going to grab some shoe styles and then imagine what type of Offbeat Bride wedding might go with them. I'll use descriptors from our enormous tag archive… it's sort of like Offbeat Bride MadLibs, but with shoes!

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Siren's song: 10 mermaid wedding accessories

Victoria's Secret can keep their angels, because this post is for the folks who have their eye on a different kind of fantastical creature. We're all familiar with Disney's The Little Mermaid , yet not every bride wants to be like Ariel (unless you mean our publisher, in which case everyone wants to be like Ariel). Thus for the brides and grooms on a mission to add a hint of mermaid sophistication to their wedding without drowning in clichés, here are six aquatic accessories that don't scream Disney.