For our mental health, we had two weddings

As an introvert, I envisioned a private and intimate wedding. My fiance, being the extrovert and community-minded person he is, wanted a big party. Our version of a compromise was simply to do both: We got married twice.

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We're planning two weddings: family-friendly AND kink-friendly

One of things my fiancé and I most cherish about our relationship is that we lead the kind of double-life worthy of one of the superhero comic books he loves so much. Normally, we are responsible, hard-working citizens who live and parent together in a small, quiet town. But after a quick change in a phone booth (aka, when my ex has the kids and we travel), we become adventurers well-versed in kink and non-monogamy who love to find weird bars, get tattoos, and go out dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

So it stands to reason that we have to plan not one but two weddings…

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Mihaela & Mitko's two-part Paris-themed Bulgarian wedding

A Francophile wedding in Bulgaria? Yes indeed. And we're bringing along two dresses (one crocheted, the other Paris-themed!), a macaron cake, and loads of pitkas (Bulgarian bread). It's a total mash-up of Western traditions, Bulgarian traditions, and altogether offbeat Bulgarian awesomeness. Don't miss the bride's valiant attempt at a horo dance, too.