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The most wonderful & weirdest shoes I saw on Etsy this week

Some weeks are so full of WTF that I decide I can't do a shoe post about a specific shoe type… I just want to do a post that's ALL weird shoes ALL THE TIME. The loudest, most brazen, outrageous wonderfully weird footwear ever. That's this week. That's this post. That's what I'm doing today. Put on your shades and come this way.

Essential food truck wedding tips for maximum traveling food fun

Food trucks have so many perks: style for days, great food options, budget-friendly vendors, and ease of having everything in one place. But weather, long lines, and of course, the logistics of the schedule can make a food truck wedding challenging. But when tacos, burgers, ice cream, artisanal coffee, and gourmet street food are the prizes, it's well worth the challenge. Let's talk about food truck wedding tips for securing the dinner hour time and some general tips for making it awesome.

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You will FALL for this autumn wedding with a Nordic ceremony, ax-throwing, and camping

Jessie and Adam's fall wedding had lots of traditions and symbolism in the Nordic ceremony. The pair and their wedding party carried logs with rune symbols which were burned ceremonially. Burning incense and herbs were sprinkled around the perimeter ceremony site. Adam even hand-built the GORGEOUS ceremony arch structure which had carved Nordic dragons. The night ended with celebrating, ax-throwing, and camping, and we can't get enough. Just wait until you see the bride's surprise colored dress underlay, the pumpkin details, and the sheet music and burlap non-floral bouquet.

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Bridesmaid robes that make getting ready the best part of the day

Are you as in love with those floral-robed getting ready shots as we are? There's so much usefulness, adorableness, and rad gifty-ness in one package. Getting ready shots take on a whole new look. There are tons of floral print, too, which is always welcome around here. Plus, it's a seriously reusable wedding party gift. Here are a few of our favorite bridesmaid robes and robe sets to clad your wedding party in matchy-matchy goodness.

We're bowing down to the majesty of this gold leaf crown

Becca and Sean's woodland wedding in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains had a magical setting in Nestldown. One feature in which we fell in love was Becca's lovely look including this gold leaf crown from Etsy seller Delos Artist. Are we down to bring back the wedding crown in the form of magical gold leaves? Oh hell yes. Let's bask in the magical splendor of Becca's look…

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We NEED to see someone get married in one of these wild suits

Grooms and dapper brides take note: these patterned, geeky, and short suits are making our lives. We're so jonesing to see someone rock one of these suits at a wedding. Wild suit brand OppoSuits has an array of patterned suits, short summer suits, and ultra colorful suits to match anyone willing to stray from that basic black suit. And by stray, we mean really stray. But hey, it's your one chance to look as rad as you like… do it! Let's peek (and pun!) at some of their seriously awesome, seriously weird, and just plain kick-ass suits.

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6 industrial chic wedding ideas that are turning our cranks

We are digging this whole industrial chic wedding trend. We already knew we loved rustic weddings and steampunk weddings, but industrical chic weddings brings some serious legit grit to a wedding theme. And when you're being indudated with glitter and pastels and sweetness and light, sometimes you need a little edge, amirite?

Let's explore the world of industrial chic weddings in the form of killer venues, underground Mad Max-style weddings, reclaimed wedding decor, and perfectly "ugly" outdoor spaces.

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You will FALL for this autumn wedding with a Nordic ceremony, ax-throwing, and camping

Jessie and Adam's fall wedding had lots of traditions and symbolism in the Nordic ceremony. The pair and their wedding party carried logs with rune symbols which were burned ceremonially. Burning incense and herbs were sprinkled around the perimeter ceremony site. Adam even hand-built the GORGEOUS ceremony arch structure which had carved Nordic dragons. The night ended with celebrating, ax-throwing, and camping, and we can't get enough. Just wait until you see the bride's surprise colored dress underlay, the pumpkin details, and the sheet music and burlap non-floral bouquet.

A Tropical meets Bollywood gay wedding on a yacht that will make your day

This tropical meets Bollywood wedding had two hot guys in love, Swarovski-bedazzled traditional groomswear, two puppy ring bearers, all on a huge and fabulous yacht. This destination wedding to South Florida had some of the sweetest moments we've seen with a lovely mother/son dance and some perfect song choices. Don't miss the custom cake topper that had Swarovski crystals and their two cute pooches.

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Spot all the famous book couples at this literature-themed Welsh wedding

From Molly and Arthur Weasley to Lizzy and Darcy, these two gorgeous ladies paid homage to their favorite couples from books at their literature-themed Welsh wedding. From ceilidh dancing to curry to some pitch-perfect readings, there is so much to love about this wedding. Just wait until you see their fantastic book-themed cake, too!

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Cat shoes and tattoos: a queer D.C. elopement

This is one gorgeous, intimate, and plain awesome Washington D.C. elopement between two ladies. The only way they let their families know about the marriage was through an April Fool's Day Facebook status change… that ended up being real. Don't miss the tearful vows, the amazing D.C. War Memorial ceremony venue, and the post-ceremony tattoos. And just wait until you see what one of the bride's did to her shoes to honor some missing wedding party members!

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Essential food truck wedding tips for maximum traveling food fun

Food trucks have so many perks: style for days, great food options, budget-friendly vendors, and ease of having everything in one place. But weather, long lines, and of course, the logistics of the schedule can make a food truck wedding challenging. But when tacos, burgers, ice cream, artisanal coffee, and gourmet street food are the prizes, it's well worth the challenge. Let's talk about food truck wedding tips for securing the dinner hour time and some general tips for making it awesome.

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What new photographers NEED to know about photography pricing

The sky isn't falling and the photography industry doesn't need another "price justification" blog post to share with clients. Yes, owning a photography business is tough. Owning any business is tough. Especially "fun" businesses. I still have hard days, weeks, and months. There is more competition than ever, yes. There are also lots of photographers who have successful businesses… based on solid business principles. Mike Allebach is here to keep it real with new photographers about their photography pricing.

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Essential unplugged wedding tips from real couples who went device-free

Have you been down with the unplugged wedding concept yet? If you've ever wanted to avoid a thousand iPhones hovering in front of your highly paid pro photographer, you've likely considered it. The biggest reason, in our eyes, of asking guests to be nice and turn off the device is to make sure they're actually present. It's super easy to get tugged into tagging photos or liking others while you're trying to convey your love and commitment. We decided to follow up with some readers who chose to go unplugged to see how it all went. They shared unplugged wedding tips including some logistics, some successes, and one or two tiny regrets.

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Skeptic turned bride: The 5 feminist wedding choices I made

Like many feminists, I have always regarded the institution of marriage with some skepticism. While at one point in my life I thought I would never get married, I changed my mind when I met my husband, Chuck. Being with him made me feel like I wanted to experience everything life had to offer, including marriage and whatever that entailed. I wanted to celebrate our love and our life together with the people we care about the most and honor our commitment to each other.

But marriage will always be a tradition borne out of the patriarchy. So there I was on our wedding day, a feminist dressed in ivory, clutching my father's arm while he walked me down the aisle.

How baseball games can help you plan a wedding

Just putting it out there that season tickets to baseball games might be the best way to wedding plan — hours of doing nothing but sitting, talking, drinking, snacking, and cheering on your local sports team together, peppered with wedding brain storming. Here are all the things we came up with while watching baseball…

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We NEED to see someone get married in one of these wild suits

Grooms and dapper brides take note: these patterned, geeky, and short suits are making our lives. We're so jonesing to see someone rock one of these suits at a wedding. Wild suit brand OppoSuits has an array of patterned suits, short summer suits, and ultra colorful suits to match anyone willing to stray from that basic black suit. And by stray, we mean really stray. But hey, it's your one chance to look as rad as you like… do it! Let's peek (and pun!) at some of their seriously awesome, seriously weird, and just plain kick-ass suits.

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What happens when a wedding blogger gets engaged?

Big fucking news, y'all: I'm fucking engaged! So what happens when a wedding blogger gets engaged? Let's find out together with Wedding Planning Wednesdays. We thought, however, that y'all might like to get down on the wedding planning with me! So every(-ish) Wednesday I'll be posting about what I'm thinking about, bumping up against, and searching for this week. That way, those of you on the same path can commiserate and brainstorm with me, and those of you who have been there/done that can drop some knowledge.

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Essential unplugged wedding tips from real couples who went device-free

Have you been down with the unplugged wedding concept yet? If you've ever wanted to avoid a thousand iPhones hovering in front of your highly paid pro photographer, you've likely considered it. The biggest reason, in our eyes, of asking guests to be nice and turn off the device is to make sure they're actually present. It's super easy to get tugged into tagging photos or liking others while you're trying to convey your love and commitment. We decided to follow up with some readers who chose to go unplugged to see how it all went. They shared unplugged wedding tips including some logistics, some successes, and one or two tiny regrets.

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The most wonderful & weirdest shoes I saw on Etsy this week

Some weeks are so full of WTF that I decide I can't do a shoe post about a specific shoe type… I just want to do a post that's ALL weird shoes ALL THE TIME. The loudest, most brazen, outrageous wonderfully weird footwear ever. That's this week. That's this post. That's what I'm doing today. Put on your shades and come this way.

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Bridesmaid robes that make getting ready the best part of the day

Are you as in love with those floral-robed getting ready shots as we are? There's so much usefulness, adorableness, and rad gifty-ness in one package. Getting ready shots take on a whole new look. There are tons of floral print, too, which is always welcome around here. Plus, it's a seriously reusable wedding party gift. Here are a few of our favorite bridesmaid robes and robe sets to clad your wedding party in matchy-matchy goodness.

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10 magic images that show what weddings look like when you combine portrait and documentary photography

Wanna see how amazing wedding photography can be when you combine portrait and documentary photography? Photography Liza, from San Fransisco-based Juniper Spring Photography, has an incredible style of romantic, light-filled portraits combined with photojournalism skills. Be prepared to be stunned by these pics, and then be prepared to take advantage of a special wedding photography discount…

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