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Real Weddings: Western US

Here are some of the most freaky fabulous weddings from the shores of the Best West Coast all the way to the Rocky Mountain states, including Seattle weddings, Portland weddings, California weddings, and more. Submit your wedding for consideration via

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A breathtaking trans wedding with an adorable alternative bouquet toss

Amanda and Matilda’s wedding day took guests to new heights! You won’t be able to look away from this Colorado trans wedding, from the architecturally stunning venue to the brides’ breathtaking dresses and finally, the CUTEST inclusive alternative wedding bouquet toss.

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This glam Halloween wedding had eyeballs in the flowers and a string quartet

Nikki and Dmitri’s Halloween wedding played up a spooky vibe with a touch of vintage and Hollywood glam.

A Halloween wedding with David S. Pumpkins suits

Ready for a spook-tacular love story? Matthew and Karissa had a Halloween wedding held at a casino venue with a unique board game reception. We loved their “kitschy” take on a Halloween wedding. You won’t want to miss adorable David S. Pumpkins suits from Saturday Night Live!

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Devotions & Dragons: a Jewish/Christian interfaith wedding

Our wedding was as eclectic as Jordan and I are ourselves! I am Christian and Jordan is Jewish so, while we only had a Rabbi at the ceremony, she made sure to highlight our interfaith relationship. The general theme of the wedding was the game that brought me and Jordan together nearly 6 years ago: Dungeons & Dragons!

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This deliciously offbeat couple went for wedding churros and popsicles

We wanted to be really intentional about how we approached wedding traditions. We kept what we wanted, and left what we didn’t! For instance: as a masculine woman, Ester wanted to experience some of the groom-ish parts of wedding traditions, like seeing her future wife come down the aisle. Also, since neither of us like cake, we had wedding popsicles and wedding churros instead!

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This costume wedding is full of nerds and joy

We met on the battlefield at a LARP (Live Action Role Play) event. So we knew we were going to do something strange when we got to planning our wedding. Our inspiration was a fantastical nexus of realms – where royalty, rogues, mages, merfolk, extraterrestrial beings gathered to witness the joining of our kingdoms.