Category Archive

over 40

Here’s where we show some love to our folks over 40! These mature couples will show you how love looks fine at any age. Looking for senior weddings? You’ll find them here too, along with a good selection of mama brides, second marriages, and blended families.

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This Alice in Wonderland wedding had pics taken only by friends

“We had no official wedding photographer for our Alice In Wonderland wedding — our guests took our pics and used our hashtag #whiterabbitwedding! So, my apologies if the picture quality isn’t professional… I would love to share our special day anyway.”

Indian Wells Wedding

Check out the cake-matching manicure at this Indian Wells wedding

We held our Indian Wells wedding at the Sands Hotel – it’s so uniquely beautiful, we didn’t need to decorate!

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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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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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Ok, THIS is how you do a backyard Thanksgiving wedding

This gorgeous DIY and vintage Thanksgiving wedding features a metallic pumpkin tablescape to the angel winged flower kids… and the bride wore a prom dress and crocs!

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Colorful queer DIY handfasting & potluck wedding celebration

We had a fall wedding with an outdoor ceremony in Finland. The guests were asked to participate in form of a potluck wedding – I provided the recipes and a friend helped by organizing who brought what.