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You'll need to fan yourself from the pink suit & striped dress at this romantic brunch wedding

We just wanted a small, relaxed, morning brunch wedding where people could go about their day afterwards and not where people got wasted and stayed until 1am — that is my nightmare wedding. It's great for some, but the opposite of what I envisioned. Thankfully it all came together and it was over by 2:30pm, leaving people to enjoy the rest of their day. Instead of a dance floor, people milled around talking and eating and enjoying custom drinks. It was great!

An elegant Hallowedding on Friday the 13th with a love potion ceremony & a flower ghoul

We had a Halloween theme and got married on Friday the 13th. We walked down a black and white striped aisle runner where our very close friend Jonny married us, and instead of a unity candle or sand ceremony we did a cocktail ceremony pouring red and blue booze from potion bottles over dry ice in a skull glass that we called a love potion. My friend Mike was our flower ghoul!

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Turtles! Brunch! Dogs in ties! This rainbow lesbian wedding is all about furever love

Since Caitlin proposed to Kris with the tortoises at the Southwick Zoo, we included the turtles in all our little details including a custom logo designed by Caitlin/paper straws with turtle cutouts (save the sea turtles!), handknit turtle coffee sleeve favors which doubled as a seating chart by Caitlin’s grandmother Marcia, and even more turtle decorations.

Since it was a lesbian wedding, we of course had to include rainbows!

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A Jurassic Park wedding with a real park vehicle and dino attack

We had a Jurassic Park theme complete with dancing dinosaurs and a Jurassic Park Explorer. We wanted to put an elegant classy twist on something very quirky. We had a donut wall Billy made to look like the park gates at Jurassic park, adorned with Krispy Kremes, and a selection of cupcakes and kringle. During the reception, our officiant came in dressed as a t-rex and cut a rug!

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Think boudoir shoots aren't right for you? Then you've never seen radically inclusive boudoir

One thing that attracted me to the Offbeat Empire way back in the day was its focus on representation: through couples of color, those all along the gender spectrum, all types of LGBTQ+ couples and polyamorous relationships, all body sizes, all ages, and more. So when I saw that Hella Positive Pinup was one of our new partners, I gave an out-loud "fuck yes" while looking at the photos.

I'm pretty sure you're going to feel exactly the same way…