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 little commotion for weddings over 40, please!

ATTN: People over 40 get married too! We’ve been featuring the weddings of folks over 40 since the aughts, from first time weddings to second marriages to blended family weddings and even vow renewals. Since we LOVE seeing love at any age, we asked our over-40 readers to share their recent weddings with us and added it to our round-up of weddings over 40!

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How one neurodivergent couple avoided wedding sensory overload

We decided to split up our wedding into three separate celebrations so that we could soak up all the festivities without sensory overload. As two neurodivergent humans, it was important to feed ourselves with deep nourishment and support on this journey.

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The vows from this Native American / Irish handfasting wedding will make you cry

We wanted to celebrate both of our families — Irish/Scottish on my side, Kiowa on his — so our ceremony was a handfasting wedding, held on Mark’s family’s allotment land. One of the things that tie both our families and cultures together is a love of horses, so including “wedding horses” felt perfect to us.

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This fall wedding in Florida has SO MANY funny wedding decor ideas

The seasons may never change in Florida, but this autumn wedding’s gorgeous fall color palette might make up for it! The bride is also a stand-up comedian and infused the decor with some cheeky humor throughout. Ready to fall in love with this fall wedding in Florida?

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This comedian’s reason for skipping the bouquet and garter toss had us cackling

This bride is a stand-up comedian who explained to her guests why she was skipping the bouquet and garter toss tradition. She got a few side eyes but a whole lot of laughs! Wait till you read what she said…and try not to laugh when she openly discusses oral sex in front of all her guests!

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These grooms rocked floral suit jackets at their wedding (with bonus Bob the Drag Queen!)

Deon and Michael got married at the lovely Ritz Carlton at Bal Harbour in Miami. We will never tire of seeing beautiful people in love! But that’s not all that has our attention — let’s talk about these AMAZING FLORAL SUIT JACKETS