This one goes out to all of our outer-borough pals who recently got engaged, and have since been distressed by the plethora of boring, standard wedding resources. (You mean you don't want pastel almonds, a chocolate fondue fountain and a DJ from your cousin Debbie's church? Whatever, y'all.) If you're more artisinal pickles and DIY invitations, less David's Bridal and baby's breath, you need the fine folks behind Brooklyn Betrothed.

Brooklyn Betrothed happened when founder Sam Zuniss had her own wedding to plan, and pounded the pavement in search of vendors who shared her aesthetic and philosophical approach to the big day (personal, wise, profoundly customized). Soon enough, she ended up with everything from a make-up artist to a photographer and a floral designer whom she loved so much, she turned them into friends. Once there were eight of them, they started a business.

If you're ready to tie the knot, the team at Brooklyn Betrothed has one piece of advice, and they're happy to help you adhere to it: just do you. Ignore the wedding industry and build a ceremony or party that reflects the things that are important to you and your partner. Period.

We dig you, Brooklyn Betrothed, for being low on nonsense and high on romance, all at the same time. Will you marry us?