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Soft, moody, & romantic: gray wedding dresses are our JAM

We've been seeing gray wedding dresses trickle in for quite a while now so we know it's on the horizon as ultra perfect for upcoming fall and winter weddings. You can layer gray under white tulle, embroider it with beads, add black for a dark and moody touch… it's just one of our favorite colors du jour.

Chime in with your favorite, or even better, if YOU'LL be rocking' a gray dress yourself!

Clashes of steel at this choose-your-own-adventure warrior wedding complete with a quest

As James and I met in martial arts, and one of our favorite things to do is go to Renaissance festivals, we decided to put a good third of our budget to awesome custom armor sets. We special-ordered swords. I made my own scabbard. We commissioned one of my favorite artists for custom illustration made into our tapestry.

We did our own simple decorations and set up. The ONE RULE for all attendees was that they had to come in some sort of costume (yes, even the officiant). The theme? "Choose your own adventure." We were not disappointed, and had an amazing time.

Live out all your corseted fantasies with a wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

As a lifelong Ren Fest nut myself, I can't stop ogling weddings that feature armor, weapons (peace-tied, natch!), dragons, corsets, and a whole royal court at the ready. It's so immersive and whimsical and I get giddy just imagining what new Medieval and Renaissance-inspired weddings will come our way out of Scarborough. The best part? YOUR WEDDING CAN BE THERE, TOO!

Here's what you can expect by booking an all-inclusive (and ultimate TBT!) wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival…

A fantasy-inspired wedding with influences of military travels

Brenna and Alexander had a gorgeous fantasy and Game of Thrones-inspired wedding with extra inspiration from their military travels, especially to China. The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden was the background for their ceremony where Alexander recited a poem he'd wrote especially for Brenna.

You could see the influence of things they love: traveling adventures, Game of Thrones, the color purple, and their two dogs/ring bearers (in bow ties!).