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…

We scoured the galaxy for one of the most nerd-friendly photographers and WE FOUND HER

It's been a minute since we caught up with one of our favorite offbeat and geeky wedding-loving photographers, Sharma Shari. Like me (and probably like you!), Sharma is a geek through and through and will absolutely wig out when you share your own geeky wedding ideas with her. She also has a soft spot for offbeat and creative weddings in general, be they geeky or otherwise. So if you don't already know this wizard of wedding photography, it's time you met her…

6 photos that made us praise hands the photo prowess of Dustin Cantrell

I wanted to share a few of my favorite gorgeous photos from traveling wedding photographer Dustin Cantrell, as I truly think his work speaks volumes about how he's able to capture moments you never see otherwise, emotions you thought you wouldn't be able to relive, and looks of love that will make you weep all over again. It's genius.

The trick to colorful, authentic, and totally you wedding photos? THIS Philly wedding photographer

Philly photographer Justin Heyes is one of our favorite wedding photographers with a seriously interesting background. Not only does he capture all kinds of amazing offbeat weddings, write as an industry expert for photography magazines, and generally own the space in creative photography, but he used to work with photography and lighting at QVC — yep, the home shopping channel. It gave him a really diverse array of skills when it comes to making stage lighting more exciting and capturing details. But will it translate to capturing your wedding? Just wait until you see the proof.