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In some states, you can get married without an officiant! Check the rules in your region to see if self-uniting wedding is possible for you.

Kendra & Tom’s mountain ranch karaoke self-married wedding

Cheers to this couple who married themselves, sans officiant. You’ve got to see the fabulous details… the couch for the wedding party to lounge, the huge booze goblets, the fabulous entry vehicle, and of course, the guest appearance of a certain memorable “Impressive Clergyman” character. And all that’s before they even get to the first karaoke!

Bailie & Curtis’ tattooed vegans meet grandma’s attic wedding

This couple wanted their wedding to be fun-loving and quirky to match their personalities. Cue the trek into grandma’s attic for awesomely vintage accessories and decor. The groom’s artistic talent definitely worked in their favor too. Add in a vegan Mexican feast and their English Bulldog and you’ve got a backyard wedding with charm.

Jen & Mike’s Harry Potter-esque crafty potluck wedding

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 1 comes out today and since I can’t see the movie until my parent’s come into town in a few days, my Harry needs MUST be filled. And filled they are with Jen and Mike’s Harry Potter themed wedding! There’s Honeyduke’s sweetshop, The Three Broomstick Bar, and tables named after Potter places like The Leaky Cauldron and The Hog’s Head.

Leah & Jordan’s self-uniting, white wedding at Falling Water

Leah & Jordan had a humanist/quaker inspired wedding at Frank Lloyd Wright’s house: Falling Water. This meant they did not have an officiant presiding over their wedding. Additionally, instead of just the bride wearing white, the entire wedding party wore white.

Tracy & Aaron’s small, self-uniting wedding

We wanted to keep things simple and inexpensive, but we still wanted some traditional elements. We prepared the food ourselves, and I made the wedding cake. We cooked steaks and baked potatoes on the park grills, and used antique china plates and saucers we got at a local thrift store.

The day started out very chilly and windy. My in-laws helped us set up, but because of the wind, we weren’t ready to begin when the guests arrived. Not to fear! They were wonderful family friends, and jumped in to help us finish putting things together. (There is a picture of me standing on a picnic table in 4″ heels while our guests help me decorate the wedding arch!) We had rain off an on, and my father-in-law had to hold an umbrella over the grill as my new husband tended it!