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Real Weddings: Northeast US

From New England to New York and Rhode Island to Long Island, couples in the Northeast have their own distinct brand of offbeat. A little urban, and little upstate, and a bit of an edge — we love you East Coast offbeat couples! Submit your wedding for consideration via

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A celestial wedding with an astrology-based seating chart

Behold Alli and Raine’s celestial wedding! Stars, space, and astrology are symbolic to them and they made sure to include all of these in their wedding décor. The reception room had balloons, streamers, and table décor reflecting the theme. The seating chart was astrology based, and each table had a different sign… so if you were a Scorpio, you sat at the Scorpio table!

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This outdoor winter elopement will make you reconsider your summer wedding

We’ve all heard of couples eloping to a tropical island… but how about an outdoor winter elopement to a frozen lake? Chia Yen and Kuo-Chieh welcomed the adventure (proposed by our friends at Broadly Entertaining) – despite never having seen snow before! Let’s see this wintery wonderland through their eyes.

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When your wedding theme is JENNIFER COOLIDGE

Christopher and Joshua had a gloriously colorful wedding in the heart of New York City. Wait until you see how a subtle Jennifer Coolidge theme showed up throughout the day (we’re going to be talking forever about that cake), and how Jennifer herself blessed their union!

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The teal velvet suit at this queer winter garden wedding is seriously fire

Winter weddings are WAY underrated, in our opinion, and this queer winter garden wedding is all the proof we need. By choosing a plant nursery as their venue, Erin and Annie were able to achieve a natural, outdoorsy vibe many people might think isn’t possible for a wintertime ceremony, but these photos from Events by Merida prove them all wrong!

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A night wedding with an ombré dress and constellation jacket

Michele is a schoolteacher, so a Summer wedding was a must… and she also wanted to have a night wedding, in order to properly showcase the lanterns she’d themed the wedding around. Her husband Rob got in on the theme with a custom jacket, featuring a design based on the night sky at the time of their first date in 2019!

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Groom rocks a black dress at this glamorous backyard wedding that’s actually a LOVE CELEBRATION!

Jax and Alex’s had a fun-filled DIY backyard wedding (or as they call it, a LOVE CELEBRATION)! This glamorous backyard love party proves that weddings are ultimately about celebrating with the people you love in a way that’s truthful to your values. For those of y’all who love an outfit change, Alex has one that involves a sequined black dress and it is STUNNING.