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Browse our real New Jersey weddings for wedding venue ideas and more. Oh and be sure to check out our listing of New Jersey’s best wedding vendors who are all offbeat-friendly.

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Surprisingly inexpensive NYC wedding venues: TEA HOUSES!

Like most New York brides, I’ve been wondering how can I have an inexpensive wedding in NYC? I’ve been combing through the big commercial wedding websites for ideas of affordable wedding venues, and I found next to nothing that would fit my budget. Then I found tea houses as an inexpensive NYC wedding venue option!

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Geek out over this nerdy fandom wedding

How many fandoms can you count in this nerdy wedding theme? From Doctor Who to Star Trek, this couple knows how to get their nerd on (spoiler: barrels of homemade mead are involved).

Lightsabers and Westeros meet at this eclectic warehouse wedding

Westeros meets lightsabers at this eclectic warehouse wedding

A warehouse venue, life-size skeletons, Stormtroopers, a freight elevator entrance filled with smoke — we are starry-eyed with the brilliance of Bridget and Anthony’s eclectic warehouse wedding at The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey. As the guests stepped off the freight elevator, they were greeted with a Game of Thrones-inspired champagne wall. They actually […]

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Murals, shots, & a wicked venue at this Jersey City wedding

Margaret and Eric’s Jersey City wedding was ultra laid-back, super fun, and set in a vividly colorful and hip venue, South House. There were games, shots, epic dances, a rustic (and huge!) naked cake, and some of the most gorgeous mural shots ever.

The trick to getting authentically YOU wedding photos? This stellar NY/NJ-based photographer

The trick to getting authentically YOU wedding photos? This stellar NY/NJ-based photographer

I love it when a photographer makes me feel like I’m worthy of photographing no matter what I look like, if I’m awkward as hell, or if I deviate from the norms that dictate what we think is “right” or “pretty,” or “traditional.” That’s why the ethos of one of our most rad partners, New York and New Jersey-based Adena at Studio A Images, resonates so much with us. Obviously we do our best to make sure all of our vendors are top notch AND totally inclusive, but sometimes they just fit so comfortably into our mindset that I’ve just go to introduce you.

Industrial chic vibes at this vintage-inspired two-groom wedding inspiration

Industrial chic vibes at this vintage-inspired two-groom wedding inspiration

Manhattan-based couple George and Matt were the stars of this vintage-inspired two-groom wedding inspiration. It was all Art Decor glamour of the Gatsby era brought into modern times. You’ll definitely want to see the champagne tower of antique glasses, glittering macarons, and magnificent six-tiered wedding cake (nearly as tall as the grooms!), frosted and gilded in icing reminiscent of Erté, with beads cascading down the sides.