Have you guys see Once Wed? It's an amazing wedding spot! I officially want to remarry my husband.
The founder, Emily, started the site as free listing service for wedding dresses.
and then......... it grew.
It's now one of the best online spots to find artful, "unconventional" real weddings. Unconventional weddings, you say? Well then I just wonder about the names linked to them, don't you guys?
Creative Director Joy (a current name crush of mine) Thigpen is doing quite a beautiful job there, as well. She is also a mom to two children, named River and Oswin! How fantastic!
In addition to those great used wedding dresses that you may buy or sell, there is also a boutique featuring some lovely new gowns, and fantastic ideas for your wedding, many of them DIY. You'll also find a vendor guide, and see lots and lots of uber amazing REAL weddings.... with real names attached.
There's almost no type of name-fabulousness that I love seeing more than a pair of great names linked together as a couple! There are pages and pages of the most beautiful weddings over on Once Wed. I'm going to list some of the images and names that really caught my eye. There are some truly unique names in this bunch, just as unique and well matched as the couples and their weddings. And this is just the tiniest fraction of the real-wedding goodness that is there to be gobbled up by beauty-hungry eyeballs:
Tim and Kesh
Ros and Blake
Ed and Ginny (as in Edward and Virginia? Oh my god. love)
Elin and Christofer
Gabriel and Fanny (are you kidding me? fantastic)
Vianney and Elodie
Kendall and Manny (I went to camp with a Kendall)
Antonio and Silvia (now that's a name match made in yummersville)
Max and Margaux (wow and wow)
Chelsea and Forrest (that a guy named Forrest would be so perfectly dressed to suit his name. ahh.)
Yota and Joseph
Joo and Jacob
Clover and Trae
Nills and Hannele
Ellen and Simon
Victoria and Fritz
Sooki and Johan (that's a name pair that's made to last)
Yuli and Keith
Kenn and Sarai
Midori and Adam (Oh! Midori! someone in real life using this beautiful, amazing name!)
Roanne and Johnny (Johnny and Ro? perf. and this dress with that hair bow!)
Courtney and Taavo
These are truly some of the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen, by a ton of really talented photographers. For each couple featured here, there are dozens more photos of their weddings, and many, many more couples with dozens of their own wedding photos over on Once Wed. You can learn more about each and every photographer and couple there, as well.
What about these names? And what a clever name for this business! Any favorites?
(all photos courtesy Once Wed)