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Keri & Jess' Avengers: Assemble wedding

Avengers: assemble for this slightly geeky and slightly traditional wedding of two gorgeous ladies who have a long history of trying to figure out which Avenger they would be. Spoiler: one of them is totally Captain America. Take a peek at the "wife & wife" cake, the handcrafted cake knife and many many flowers, and a sweet little story of one bride and her mother.

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Sammye & Ashton's Southern eclectic waterfront elopement

During hectic wedding planning, sometimes it's nice to just rest your eyes on a simple, meaningful, no-frills ceremony like this one. These two didn't want to go over-the-top, but rather focus on sweet vows, their nearest and dearest, and their cherubic baby. Let's gaze at their tiny waterfront elopement.

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Planning a wedding while dealing with the emotions of being a domestic abuse survivor

I have gone from being a young bride, to a survivor of domestic abuse, a divorcée, a fiancée, and now I find myself planning a wedding again. A wedding is supposed to be a happy experience. For me, this doesn't seem to be the case. With my looming nuptials I can't help but feel emotionally and physically drained. I remind myself every day that "he isn't my first husband."

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Gabriela & Jeff's laid-back colorful vegan fiesta

Get this Mexican-influenced wedding in Portland: lotería matchbooks, mini piñatas ("wandering asses!"), custom papel picado, colorful decor everywhere, a caffeinated six-year-old, and a couple obviously super duper in love. Don't miss their ultra-sweet, handwritten vows, too.

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Ember & Andrew's Mario Bros. meets Star Wars game store wedding

A Star Wars Sand Trooper, Mario mushrooms, and some retro styles all in the couple's favorite game store — this is one geeky fabulous wedding. Wait until you get a load of the homemade Kransekake, their first dance story, and the bride's lacey vintage-styled dress. Oh, and you'll get a kick out of what the groom did with their Mario cake!

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Karen & Michelle's "love, joy, and happiness" blue celebration of love

Blue details, a blue dress, a blue vest, and touches of red… this multi-hued wedding is something fabulous to look at, but also something that may get your tear ducts going. This pair shines in every shot. Their April wedding may not have been a legal ceremony, but a little miracle happened and well, you'll just have to see how it all went down after that.

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Emily & Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding

PEZ dispenser and Simpsons centerpieces, a baseball card guestbook, a huge styrofoam Yoda, and badminton birdie decor… have we boggled your mind enough yet? Oh, well then you may want to sit down for the groom's outfit reveal. Think Randy "Macho Man" Savage at his wedding. It's epic, but don't miss the bride's badminton racquet bouquet, Murder, She Wrote unplugged ceremony sign, and rubber ducky place cards.

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Wedding video real talk: Professional versus home movies

As we walked down the aisle, I had a moment of panic when I noticed multiple cameras on us — not only were our husband-and-wife photographer team standing at the end of the aisle waiting for us, there were two people with video cameras up there, too! Thoughts of wedding crashers who got in under the guise of being the hired videographer crossed my mind… but it turned out that both my wife's dad and my mom had decided to surprise us with a videographer. Here's what I learned from this unique experience of having the home video-style photography AND the professional videography…