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Real Weddings: Southern US

There are some who say the South will rise again — and it’s true, if you’re talking about Southern nontraditional weddings! From Atlanta to Texas and North Carolina to Florida, we love our Southern offbeat couples. Submit your wedding for consideration via

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Enter this sci-fi wedding with an elegant black wedding dress

Are you ready to enter this Twilight Zone wedding? Charlene and Brandon’s sci-fi wedding in Miami might literally take you into another universe! This elegant black and white wedding might just be outshined by the bride’s two epic custom-made black wedding dresses. Royal would be an absolute understatement to describe these black wedding dresses. Ready to dive into the twilight zone and see this incredible sci-fi wedding?

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A nerdy Star Wars wedding but make it kink-friendly

This openly kinky couple had so many cool pop culture references at their nerdy wedding! When you find out how they met (and where), you’ll know it was just meant to be. Wait till you see their cakes! And you won’t believe what one of them was used for. If you’re curious to know how an interfaith, kinky, nerdy wedding turns out then you gotta get in here for the sweet heartfelt scenes and the geeky touches.

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An unexpected venue for a southern gothic gay wedding

Offbeat couple Brian and Josh gave us nothing but class and elegance on their big day… oh, and an epic outfit change! And just WAIT till you find out the venue where they were married.

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This transgender lesbian wedding had a PB&J unity sandwich

We were high school sweethearts! I asked Cassandra on our first date because I wanted her to take me to prom, but I planned to split up when she left for college in the fall. We’ve been glued together for eight years now.

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This bar crawl wedding shoot might be the booziest wedding photos ever

Shots were taken at Courtney and Matt’s bar crawl wedding shoot… and we’re not just talking about the photos. Courtney was in a wheelchair on their wedding day, so she wanted to get some photos in her wedding dress once she was healed and able to stand. But Courtney and Matt did way more than stand for this shoot… they decided to get dressed up in their wedding attire, invite their friends, and hit the streets of their hometown, stopping at some of their favorite bars along the way.

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A Southern Gothic wedding with black nails and neck tattoos

While searching for a venue, Christine and David fell in love with The Estate at River Run – an opulent mansion sitting high on a bluff overlooking the James River, just outside of Richmond, Virginia. They knew it could handle the moody, lush winter wedding they hoped for!