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9 creative ways to thank your parents for making it to (and through!) your wedding

Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are.

If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents before, after, or at your wedding…

A backyard labor of love wedding (with a dream kilt + red dress combo!)

This backyard labor of love wedding is darkly beautiful with rich reds (in hair, clothes, and decor!), an awesome handmade feast, and a courtyard ceremony full of tears and handwritten vows. You'll love the long red gown and kilt/boots combo(!) on these brides. Don't miss the sweet serenade during the reception!

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40 reasons wedding palm fronds and monstera plants are our new favorite obsession

When it comes to wedding trends, I am so on board with anything botanical. When succulents got popular, I was totally down. And now we're starting to see wedding palm fronds and monstera plants leak over from home decor trends into weddings and WE ARE IN. They're tropical, they're super chic, and they pair really well with white and metallic decor. Plus, they're everywhere so it's easy to craft up a whole theme around them. Let's take a look at about a billion ways to bring in some palms and monstera deliciosas into your wedding decor… Let's put a bird leaf on it!

Metallic, marble, and chic style: now THIS is fab modern wedding inspiration

We were blown away by the chic style, classy fashion, and amazing Denver Art Museum venue at the styled elopement of real life couple Gabriel and David. Much of the inspiration came from a painting by Zeng Fanzhi at the museum. They cultivated a colorful and sleekly modern style into which we want to sink. Think sharp grays and blues and fresh tidbits of saturated citrus color everywhere.

Come for the art, stay for the shoes (on everyone!), the ultra stylish invites, the metallic marble and geometric cake, and the couple #goals. This is some urban modern wedding inspiration we can get behind…

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9 painted wedding dress masterpieces you have to see to believe

I basically told the gals at RMINE that I wanted a dress that "looked like a unicorn sneezed on it." And they whipped out their paint brushes, and worked into the night, until the store smelled of fresh paint and their floors looked like a unicorn had been slaughtered on them. And they gave me this beauty!

If you're looking for more painted wedding dress inspiration or dresses you can purchase ASAP, keep scrolling…

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Paper flowers, garland, and pizza(?): These alternative wedding ceremony backdrops are groovy

Did you see our roundup of macrame wedding backdrops that totally double as home decor? I found a whole slew of alternative wedding ceremony backdrops that give that a run for its money. From balloons to bunting to huge paper flowers and succulents wreaths, there's something in the vein of flora and fauna that will suit your ceremony decor needs.

Use them as ceremony backdrops, as your arch, in your photo booth, behind your sweetheart table… anywhere you like. Ready to peruse your options? Let's go…

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A backyard labor of love wedding (with a dream kilt + red dress combo!)

This backyard labor of love wedding is darkly beautiful with rich reds (in hair, clothes, and decor!), an awesome handmade feast, and a courtyard ceremony full of tears and handwritten vows. You'll love the long red gown and kilt/boots combo(!) on these brides. Don't miss the sweet serenade during the reception!

A colorful Indian wedding with so many outfit changes and decor that will blow your mind

Set against the backdrop of lush green hills in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, Saurabh and Sridevi's colorful wedding was nothing short of a fantastical affair. Both Sri and Sau come from a fashion background and rocked it with their color-coordinated looks, origami, kettles, flowers in glass buckets, and quirky signboard. This was a fun-filled colorful Indian wedding with so many stealable ideas.

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We're bowled over by this creative wedding in Seattle (with a hand-dyed dress!)

Dana and John's space-y and creative wedding had some seriously intricate and beautiful details. There were constellations at every table, a huge and ornate chuppah made of paper, and the highlight of our lives: Dana's hand-dyed wedding dress. We could go on, but hey, we've got the whole story from the bride! Let's take a peek at all the details plus lots of commentary from the couple…

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9 creative ways to thank your parents for making it to (and through!) your wedding

Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are.

If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents before, after, or at your wedding…

Align your wedding with a celestial event (like a Great American Eclipse wedding!)

"We are getting hitched as the moon passes between the sun and Earth during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017."

Celestial events range from common phenomena like full moons to awesome-looking, much less frequent occurrences such as meteor showers and eclipses to awe-inspiring, rare miracles like the planets aligning. If you're planning an eclipse wedding during the Great American Eclipse (or another celestial event), here are some tips to keep in mind…

Can we book a last-minute wedding photographer for our elopement?

My partner and I want to elope, but he's not one for planning ahead. I love his spontaneity, but it doesn't allow for things like hiring an awesome photographer to capture our day for us. How do we go about finding a last-minute wedding photographer on short notice? Or should we plan for a post-wedding photo shoot instead?

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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?

How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth

We've long loved the idea of having far-flung guests or pets cameo at your reception with cut-outs of their faces. It's pretty easy: a print-out, a craft stick, and some glue. But what if you want a BIG face instead? You might see them at concerts and of course, in photo booths!

Big cardboard head cut-outs are easy enough to make if you've got the time and aren't already overburdened with DIY projects. Here's how to make cardboard face cut-outs…

Googly eye shoes hack keeps all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)

So you want to quirk the crap out of your shoes somehow? Make them stand out and draw the eye? Nothing draws the eye (and tickles the funny bone) quite like googly eyes, right? Let your shoe freak flag fly with a pair of google eye shoes. Here's how to easily DIY your own pair of google eye shoes to keep all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)…

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9 creative ways to thank your parents for making it to (and through!) your wedding

Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are.

If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents before, after, or at your wedding…

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Black diamond engagement rings as dark as your soul and hardcore as your love

From stunning black diamond engagement rings to skull-tastic wedding bands, you're going to [black heart emoji] these gorgeous-but-bad-ass alternative engagement rings and wedding bands from Iz&Co.

if you're looking for unique engagement rings that are as dark as your soul and as hardcore as your love Any. Single. One. of these designs would absolutely thrill you and your partner….

Wedding handkerchiefs for ugly crying, tears of joy, and hot messes

You know what I never thought about wanting but desperately wished I had during my wedding ceremony… a wedding handkerchief! I could have used it, I could have let my partner use it. And then I could have kept it in my purse afterwards as a constant reminder. Don't make the same mistake I made. Get your hands on one of these special wedding handkerchiefs for you, your parents, or your weepy bridal party members…

These gorgeously geeky engagement rings (hy)rule!

Inspired by nature and science fiction, our sponsor Metal Wendler Designs creates engagement rings and wedding bands that combine a love of nature and fandom that you have to see to believe!

From realistic tree bark textures, to fan-inspired wedding and engagement rings, these are one of a kind geeky engagement rings and bands that you won't see ANYWHERE else…

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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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