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Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.

Be swept away by this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding

Jordynn and Cole's wedding day was nestled in the beautiful hills of Kentucky, in a backyard which belongs to the bride's family. Vintage windows framed a cleared out portion of the woods, while chairs and church pews lined the rows leading up to a handmade cross altar. Family photos could be seen nailed to the trunks of trees, wildflowers were strategically hidden throughout the area, and the aisle consisted of rugs varying in size, shape, and color. It was truly a magical setting.

Let's peek at this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding…

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Vintage science-themed wedding and elopement inspiration in this genderfluid shoot

Just wait until you see the dopamine-driven vision that came to fruition at this eclectic wedding inspiration in Seattle. Two breathtaking vintage-inspired dresses, opulent jewelry that will have you panting, lush flowers by that look plucked from a dreamy field, and organic nature-meets-science decor.

(Also, these photos are an awesome celebration of how partnerships come in lots of different sizes, shapes, and structures. You'll see…)

Colorful, stunning, and totally non-boring maternity wedding gowns (yep, they exist!)

If you're a pregnant bride looking for a maternity wedding gown, you maaaay just be really tired of looking at boxy, white, and boring dresses right about now. Googling for dresses brings up some heinous options, I know. But fear not! I have done the due diligence to find the most colorful, most ethereal, most bohemian, and most glam maternity wedding dresses to style that baby bump on your wedding day. There's literally ZERO reason not to look banging as a pregnant bride.

Let's get to shopping for your own stunning dress…

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This fire dancing couple had a fab fiery wedding full of style & humor

Tops hats, crowns, fire dancing, a SPECTACULAR bouquet, lanterns, swords, and even clown noses… are you all in on this fab fiery wedding yet? The florals were out of this world and added the most exquisite color to the base theme of black and white stripes. The couple requested that the guests wear hats to the event, adding a whole level of style and flare. Are you ready for this gorgeous and fiery wedding?

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Vintage science-themed wedding and elopement inspiration in this genderfluid shoot

Just wait until you see the dopamine-driven vision that came to fruition at this eclectic wedding inspiration in Seattle. Two breathtaking vintage-inspired dresses, opulent jewelry that will have you panting, lush flowers by that look plucked from a dreamy field, and organic nature-meets-science decor.

(Also, these photos are an awesome celebration of how partnerships come in lots of different sizes, shapes, and structures. You'll see…)

Colorful, stunning, and totally non-boring maternity wedding gowns (yep, they exist!)

If you're a pregnant bride looking for a maternity wedding gown, you maaaay just be really tired of looking at boxy, white, and boring dresses right about now. Googling for dresses brings up some heinous options, I know. But fear not! I have done the due diligence to find the most colorful, most ethereal, most bohemian, and most glam maternity wedding dresses to style that baby bump on your wedding day. There's literally ZERO reason not to look banging as a pregnant bride.

Let's get to shopping for your own stunning dress…

A day in the life of an offbeat wedding (from a photographer's perspective!)

We wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a real offbeat wedding, with a timeline and everything, to see what actually goes down at an offbeat wedding. For most of us without tons of experience planning weddings, seeing the whole thing from this angle is HUGELY useful.

We partnered up with one of our super favorite photographers, Heather Schofner, to highlight one of her many epic offbeat weddings. Who better to share the details of an offbeat wedding than someone who has seen and conquered it all?

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Tame your grabby hands while we share this show-stopping wedding fashion inspiration

I wanted to end the year with a bang and pull together some of the BEST wedding fashion inspiration we could find from some of our best and most stylish vendors. They decided to blow our ever-loving minds with stunning dresses, dapper AF suits, handmade crowns, masks, custom suits, hand-painted shoes, dresses made from vintage tablecloths, and even dinosaur purses.

I've got some serious grabby hands going on for these dresses, suits, and accessories. It's time to feast your eyes on this smorgasbord of fashion…

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A rustic Northern California wedding with Southern flair (and a spectacular gray dress!)

With two very nontraditional people, we decided to highlight aspects of our specific tastes and lives. All the bridesmaids had floral dresses of their own choosing, and the groomsmen all had floral ties of their choosing (and one female groomsmen picked her own floral dress as well). Vegan, gluten-free Southern cuisine was served along with local Northern California wines and beers.

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Be swept away by this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding

Jordynn and Cole's wedding day was nestled in the beautiful hills of Kentucky, in a backyard which belongs to the bride's family. Vintage windows framed a cleared out portion of the woods, while chairs and church pews lined the rows leading up to a handmade cross altar. Family photos could be seen nailed to the trunks of trees, wildflowers were strategically hidden throughout the area, and the aisle consisted of rugs varying in size, shape, and color. It was truly a magical setting.

Let's peek at this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding…

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This fire dancing couple had a fab fiery wedding full of style & humor

Tops hats, crowns, fire dancing, a SPECTACULAR bouquet, lanterns, swords, and even clown noses… are you all in on this fab fiery wedding yet? The florals were out of this world and added the most exquisite color to the base theme of black and white stripes. The couple requested that the guests wear hats to the event, adding a whole level of style and flare. Are you ready for this gorgeous and fiery wedding?

A day in the life of an offbeat wedding (from a photographer's perspective!)

We wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a real offbeat wedding, with a timeline and everything, to see what actually goes down at an offbeat wedding. For most of us without tons of experience planning weddings, seeing the whole thing from this angle is HUGELY useful.

We partnered up with one of our super favorite photographers, Heather Schofner, to highlight one of her many epic offbeat weddings. Who better to share the details of an offbeat wedding than someone who has seen and conquered it all?

Have tea at this vintage-inspired wedding with the "dress-cued" vintage dress of our dreams

When a vintage fashion blogger, Frances, married her sweet husband, Doug, we couldn't stop ogling their fashion, tender looks, and amazing venue. They're both choir singers and had a Catholic ceremony followed by a relaxed brunch reception at the historic Community House of Hamilton, MA, which included tea and games.

Prepare yourself to witness the $50 vintage dress Frances was able to "dress-cue" into this current amazingness. Those sleeves, that collar, her hairstyle! And Doug's tie matches it all perfectly. We have so much love for this vintage-inspired wedding in Massachusetts.

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7 things to keep in mind when booking entertainment for your wedding

If you'll be needing entertainment to enhance the atmosphere of your wedding, it can be a challenge. Nothing can bring together both sides of the aisle together like some killer music (whether for dancing all night or background for your tabletop gaming).

Here are some tips for booking entertainment to keep your wedding guests chill and having a blast.

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Badass winter wedding woollies that won't kill your style vibe

We've featured some lovely winter wedding woollies for cold wedding days, but there were a lot of white, pinks, and overall prettiness that just isn't for everyone. What if you're less snow queen and more snow VALKYRIE?! There are a whole lot of options for a darker, more badass look while you're tromping through the snow or chill.

From sleek black shawls to fantasy capes to long leather gloves, these aren't your average winter wedding accessories…

Check out this gender-neutral "love for everyone" alternative bouquet toss

Julia and Ben had a wedding in Berkeley with a taco buffet, sangria, homemade beer, and rainbow bridesmaids. But one detail we (and the bride!) hardcore loved was her "love for everyone" alternative bouquet toss. It was inclusive, full of sentiment and gratitude for everyone, and just a rad way to celebrate the guests without weirding anyone out with categories or gender or single/married people. Want to hear about it? Here's what Julia told us about it…

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3 reasons to book a mini-moon after the wedding

"Mini-moon" is millennial-shorthand for a quick trip taken immediately following the wedding, putting off a longer, more far-flung honeymoon for a later date. While it may start off as a plan B for couples who run out of time or money planning their wedding day, there are plenty of reasons to recommend the mini-moon in its own right. Based on my own recent experience, the mini-moon is an once-in-a-lifetime bit of magic not to be missed. Here's why…

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A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

If you know about writer and novelist Neil Gaiman, you already know that he's a super cool human whose talent for the written word knows no bounds. His friends have tapped him to write something poignant for their weddings. We've seen the results of that endeavor and it's MAGICAL. Gaiman added a newly written wedding reading to his personal site recently that we loved and we couldn't resist using it as an excuse to round up our faves.

Here are some of our favorite Neil Gaiman wedding readings, including his NEW ONE! Spoiler: it's about how he totally doesn't know anything about love (but he actually totally does)…

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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Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.

A day in the life of an offbeat wedding (from a photographer's perspective!)

We wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a real offbeat wedding, with a timeline and everything, to see what actually goes down at an offbeat wedding. For most of us without tons of experience planning weddings, seeing the whole thing from this angle is HUGELY useful.

We partnered up with one of our super favorite photographers, Heather Schofner, to highlight one of her many epic offbeat weddings. Who better to share the details of an offbeat wedding than someone who has seen and conquered it all?

Praise hands for the mad skills of this Washington DC photographer (and snag a discount!)

Devon's been our girl for SO long now that her stellar work is peppered throughout our site practically everywhere. From snazzy shoes shots to photography as art roundups, you'll find examples of her work and how much she adores working with offbeat couples all over.

Y'all want some proof that our sponsor and Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC photographer Devon Rowland will rock not only your portraits, but the whole story of your wedding day?

Dark Garden Corsetry: not all dark, and not just corsets!

Despite their name, San Francisco's legendary Dark Garden Corsetry isn't dark at all — it's a gorgeous light-filled space — and it's NOT just about corsets. They've got bras and dresses and accessories and and and SO MUCH EYE CANDY.

Since I already have a Dark Garden corset, on my most recent visit I decided to poke into their NON-corsetry products, and dear lawd…

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The most non-basic engagement rings you won't find at the mall

We're here today to talk about rings you'll NEVER see at the mall or your chain jewelry store. These are the most non-basic rings y'all will ever see. From custom-cut gemstones to diamonds surrounded by black ceramic (WUT) to sandblasted gold, these are some of the most unique, most intriguing, and most gorgeous rings we've ever seen.

Let's get to the bling!

Recent Wedding 101

7 things to keep in mind when booking entertainment for your wedding

If you'll be needing entertainment to enhance the atmosphere of your wedding, it can be a challenge. Nothing can bring together both sides of the aisle together like some killer music (whether for dancing all night or background for your tabletop gaming).

Here are some tips for booking entertainment to keep your wedding guests chill and having a blast.

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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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