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A whimsical polyamorous wedding joining two families in awesomeness

"We have a polyamorous family. I have been married to Ben for 11 years, Audree has been married to Allan for 11 years, Allan and I are partners, and Ben and Audree are partners. The four of us live together with our children." This wedding joined Katie and Audree together, which then bound them all together in love as one family. Let's give a collective "AW" to this sweet family-focused polyamorous wedding.

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Is my wedding photographer hiding us from her portfolio?

I was married last year. We were happy with our photographer, and pre-booked an upcoming summer time family shoot with her. Now, six months after the wedding, I've realized that she hasn't posted any of our engagement, bridal or wedding photos to her website or social media.

I have noticed that I'm not nearly as thin or stereotypically pretty as many of her other brides and I can't help but be a little offended. Now I'm wondering if I should find a new photographer for our family photos — one who maybe appreciates our personal style a little more?

Recent Wedding Porn

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16 snarky cake toppers that'll make everyone belly laugh

Sure you could top your cake with one of these adorable "better together" cake toppers, but what if the two of you are more the "terrible together" type. Here are some funny cake toppers for the snarky ones, the silly couples, and the unapologetic dorks and party animals.

Warning: some of them are NSFW — or weddings…

Delight in this edgy and totally kawaii wedding shoot in Harajuku, Tokyo

It's time to dive headfirst into the pastel dreamland that is this kawaii wedding inspiration shoot in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. It's got everything from My Little Pony jewelry to glitter makeup to pastel colors galore. You'll feel like you fell into a soft pile of candy floss and will never want to reemerge.

The shoot took place on Takeshita Street in Harajuku where edgy meets urban and it's all awesomeness incarnate. Don't miss the striped suit, the fingerless gloves, and the pastel rhinestones and tulle. Let's peek at the whole cute affair…

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A surprise proposal engagement in Philadelphia

Jill proposed to her partner Duby (in that hat!) a few months prior to their engagement session. But here's the twist: Duby decided to propose back to Jill during their shoot when they arrived at the Race Street Pier in Philly for some more photos. Jill didn't expect to get a ring until the wedding day, so this was a total surprise to her, as you can see! It was quite a surprise proposal.

Recent Real Weddings

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A whimsical polyamorous wedding joining two families in awesomeness

"We have a polyamorous family. I have been married to Ben for 11 years, Audree has been married to Allan for 11 years, Allan and I are partners, and Ben and Audree are partners. The four of us live together with our children." This wedding joined Katie and Audree together, which then bound them all together in love as one family. Let's give a collective "AW" to this sweet family-focused polyamorous wedding.

A fab elopement on Hurricane Ridge (with a sassy deer!)

Christina and Greg got married on their 17th dating anniversary. It was a beautiful September Wednesday afternoon in the Port Angeles area — a lucky draw for Washington fall weather. As a couple who has been through about half of their lives together, they weren’t focused on sweating the little things. Instead, they had a beautiful and intimate elopement on Hurricane Ridge on a cliff in the Olympic National Forest.

Don't miss the actual sixpence in the bride's shoe, the groom's boutonniere sculpted from metal, and the coffee and Top Pot donuts that followed the ceremony…

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A traditional Indian wedding meets modern American in a gorgeous rustic setting

"I am a South Indian who moved to the US six years back, and the groom is American, born and raised here. I am from a state in India called Karnataka. In the wedding, we included rituals and decor native to my place while retaining some American traditions." This couple successfully combined Indian and American cultures to create a pink and gold rustic-meets-elegant wedding in Wisconsin.

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A magical Pacific Northwest fairytale wedding with a little Princess Bride (and a mountain goat!)

A little bit of a Princess Bride theme is a favorite way to party. Just take a peek at their themed cornhole game! The rain may have added some stress, but these ladies were troopers when it came to making the best of it and having a blast. When you say your vows in the company of a curious mountain goat (with dubious intentions!), it's bound to be a killer party. Don't miss their slip-up when they crowdsourced their bouquets from guests! It turned into a really sweet moment.

Recent Advice

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Is my wedding photographer hiding us from her portfolio?

I was married last year. We were happy with our photographer, and pre-booked an upcoming summer time family shoot with her. Now, six months after the wedding, I've realized that she hasn't posted any of our engagement, bridal or wedding photos to her website or social media.

I have noticed that I'm not nearly as thin or stereotypically pretty as many of her other brides and I can't help but be a little offended. Now I'm wondering if I should find a new photographer for our family photos — one who maybe appreciates our personal style a little more?

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12 wedding dance songs NOT about love

My partner's mother was emotionally abusive for most of his life, but now they are trying to make amends, and very much wants to do a special mother-son dance. Problem is, all the other wedding websites recommend cheesy love songs. Any help for dance songs NOT about love?

7 ways to make your wedding bigger than you

When it comes to weddings, it’s usually a whole lot of getting. Getting the cake, getting the attire, getting the flowers, getting gifts. Cue brain overload! But what about giving? With the average wedding cost in the U.S. now up over $35,000, couples are re-thinking their wedding and deciding how to incorporate a cause into the planning and execution.

Weaving charity into weddings isn’t hard and is a great way to share the love. Use these starting blocks to brainstorm how you can fold charity into your big day…

Recent DIY

How to make a kick-ass vegan s'mores station for your wedding

Since we had a butt-ton of vegans at our wedding, we made sure that they could have one awesome wedding s'mores station experience.

What I learned is that vegan s'mores are just as yummy and sometimes even better in some ways. Here's everything you'll need for your s'mores station…

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This bride altered her original wedding gown for her gorgeous vow renewal

My husband, Anindeep, and I came to our tenth wedding anniversary very much different people than we were so long ago, now personally and emotionally more enriched. We decided a vow renewal was necessary to celebrate ourselves in this new chapter in realizing our individual selves and expressing our togetherness more meaningfully to each other.

Photography (duh) and fashion are priorities for me, so with NO attire budget and exponentially growing dressmaking skills, I suddenly found the confidence to alter my own wedding gown.

How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We're getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

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Snazz up your wedding decor with a DIY floral frame backdrop

This quick and easy DIY floral frame backdrop is a reusable rustic wedding decor element that will delight your guests. I love it because it can fit any wedding theme or style. It can be giant, or small and sweet, and you can use whatever frame you already have or find new or secondhand.

Use it as a wedding ceremony backdrop or anywhere in your decor. Ready to see how to make it?

Recent Stuff we love

The most dope stuff under $100 to add to your wedding registry

If you're having a gift registry, you might want that spendy grill, fancy mixer, crystal goblets… all that good registry shit. But you've got those guests who just can't afford to shell out a ton of cash for a gift, right? Definitely make sure you've got a few under $100 registry gifts available to buy just in case. Your less rich guests will sing your praises.

Thankfully, we found some killer and less expensive gifts that you can add to your registry right now. Think millennial pink tea kettles, marble bedspreads, retro radios, gorgeous dining chairs, and a ton more…

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Your ride-or-die fashion haul store now has REALLY affordable wedding dresses!

Y'all know we love a good deal on clothing, and T.J. Maxx is one of those places you can count on for a kick-ass fashion haul for work and life (and of course, wedding guest fashion). Huge news, though: they now carry wedding gear(!) including mother of the bride gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and the biggest win… seriously affordable wedding dresses. We're talking tons under $100.

Recent Wedding 101

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This wedding is super gay! 5 ways to make your wedding gay as hell

It's Pride Month, y'all, and everyone should be giving props to the LGBTQ community and their weddings. Well, not everyone.

Some folks have concerns about the concept of a "gay wedding" because hey: aren't they just weddings? We get that, of course, but we feature some weddings where couples themselves VERY specifically want to embrace their wedding AND its gayness. So if you're into self-identified Very Very Gay Weddings, this roundup of ideas is for yooooou!

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