Geekiness, diversity, & authenticity: why offbeat couples are my happy place

So it was ten years ago that I was planning my own offbeat lite wedding and my husband-then-fiance had a panic attack at a dance lesson to help us figure out what to do for first dance. I Googled “alternatives to first dance” and found Offbeat Bride.

I felt heard. I felt understood. I felt like I found a community that would support me and my spouse…

A New York City hall wedding with chic roaring '20s Chinatown reception

Rachel and Tim started their day with some portraits that celebrated the city they love, New York City, with a panoramic view on top of The James Hotel. Then it was off to New York City Hall for the ceremony in their chic and retro-inspired outfits. That alone is eye candy galore, but it gets even better!

For their reception the next day, it was all about Gatsby bliss for 75 guests at Jing Fong in Chinatown. Think flapper dresses, peacock headpieces, a knockout cake, and delicious dim sum.

Don't miss the fashion at this colorful queer Caribbean-vibes wedding

On their ninth anniversary, Neish and Tish tied the knot exactly as they wanted to: in a low-key queer-love celebration, full of color and easy-going Caribbean vibes. Hailing from Jamaica and Trinidad, the couple knew their wedding garb had to have a pop of color. The bride's red wedding dress played off the groom's red bowtie and pocket square, and in a reversal of tradition, it was the groom who wore head-to-toe white.

This NY to Mexico globetrotting photographer is ready to capture all of the moments you never saw coming

When I think of a killer set of wedding photos, I sometimes don't even want to see "WEDDING" all over it. I want to see amazing candids of old friends, tiny moments of ring bearers going rogue, tears in the groom's eyes as he waits at the ceremony, and above all, an AMAZING story told in images. When I think of getting that amazing story? I think of Celia at The Lovely Lens. Here's why Celia is ALL about the moments and not the stuffiness…