Category Archive

BIPOC

Based on reader feedback that it was “hard to find any weddings of people of color,” we started tagging posts that featured a BIPOC bride and/or groom — and/or means you’ll find tons of interracial couples in here! Increasing visibility for BIPOC folks has been a priority for us since 2008, and note that we always allow folks to self-identify. More about how and why we do this here.

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A winter Las Vegas wedding with a red theme and a Chotronette dress

If you think winter weddings are all about snow and pinecones, wait until you see this winter Las Vegas Wedding, with a red theme and a Chotronette dress!

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A fabulous Filipino fairy tale wedding with the most amazing DIY decor

Despite family resistance, these two grooms had a glorious enchanted forest wedding full of fairy-tale touches, phenomenal DIY decor. Wait until you see the centerpieces…

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This stunning wedding shows why you need a wedding planner

Still wondering why you need a wedding planner? Marion Matrimony Events brought us this incredible wedding with a special surprise inside the groom’s suit, but we were extra amazed by how she coordinated this 200+ guest wedding with an Air Force couple stationed in Japan. It was just a great reminder that Wedding Planners = Genius Creative Problem Solvers and we love them a lot.

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These wedding vow promises will make you weepy (+ring-warming wording!)

Willie and Maya planned a casual cocktail wedding reception with an elegant vibe at a coworking space! We loved their wedding vow promises and ring warming so much and feel like there is lots of inspiration for folks looking to write their own personal wedding vow promises.

DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 19 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A witchy Halloween handfasting next to a cemetery

Our plan was to incorporate our love of the renaissance faire and the witchy aesthetic that we were known for to make a dark fantasy/enchanted forest vibe for our Halloween handfasting.

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This Halloween costume party was also an intimate wedding

This couple had a Halloween costume party as part of their wedding reception. Don’t miss their drop dead gorgeous cake, plus the colorful hair this couple rocked on their wedding day.