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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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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.

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This TikTok trend is the perfect Halloween bachelorette party idea

What is the thrifted ghost painting trend? It’s the latest thing to hit TikTok, plus it makes for a fun Halloween bachelorette party idea! If you’re brainstorming ideas for an introvert or sensory-friendly bach party, this activity is a casual way to bond and decompress! I tested out the ghost painting trend at a recent event and here’s how it turned out…

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This elegant Halloween wedding had an ofrenda and money dance

In honor of Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month, we asked our Offbeat Wed vendors to submit their favorite weddings with Hispanic/Latin wedding traditions and Dragonfly Events OC flew in on her broomstick with a celebration that checks off everything we love–an elegant Halloween wedding that celebrates the marriers’ culture plus a wardrobe change into a black wedding dress!

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Gothic vibes at this full moon helicopter hangar wedding

The entire aesthetic of our hangar wedding was designed around the black diamond ring (my ‘dream ring’) that Jeff proposed to me with. Before the ceremony we had photographs taken with our children at an abandoned asylum. And we married at a local helicopter hangar under an enormous full moon designed by a local lighting and production company! Guests were asked to dress in black, which complimented the gothic décor and blended people and mood.

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These superhero wedding vows include a unity snack mix ceremony!

Last week we featured a comic book wedding that had it all: Pizza! Spiderman! Rickrolling down the aisle! Now it’s time for the rest of the story – here are their complete superhero wedding vows, full of superheroes, scifi, nerd culture refs, and a unity snack mix ceremony!