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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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Morgan & Ryan's travel-themed, vintage suitcases, and VW bus wedding

The first three years of this couple's seven-year relationship were spent on long flights and lots of late night phone calls. From California to Minnesota, their love is well traveled — as was their wedding. Think travel-themed and vintage (50 vintage suitcases, to be specific!), a '69 VW bus photo booth, and lots more DIY and retro touches. But it was the bride's tribute to her groom's father AND her epiphany about being a plus-sized bride that really stuck with us.

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Amanda & Mark's elegant, nature-loving, pagan and Christian wedding

If you're a traditional meets offbeat kinda couple, this wedding might be right up your alley. Sure, they included lots of traditional elements like a white dress, formal attire, and pretty flowers, but just wait until you get a load of the Marauder's Map programs, fire spinning entertainment, and zoo tram getaway car. Don't miss the most amazing Labyrinth meets science groom's cake ever!

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Erin & Samantha's candlelight in the woods wedding

Two brides, two gorgeous white gowns… and two ceremonies (with three sets of vows!). This means we get multiple weddings all in one. Get ready for a forest ceremony in Michigan, a courthouse ceremony in where-it's-legal Canada, and some of the most gorgeous wedding party fashion ever. Oh, and just wait until you see their serendipitous wedding gifts to each other — so cute!

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Chris & Jeremy's lakeside family reunion wedding

If this bride looks a little familiar, it's because she's our rad Assistant Editor of Offbeat Bride! Let's see what this family reunion wedding has in store for us: a beautiful crystalline lakeside venue in Western Nebraska, a chalkboard program and menu, deer just wandering around, and two gorgeous people in lurve. Don't miss the sure-fire way to beat the pre-ceremony nerves, too!

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Chelsea & Jesse's The Big Lebowski-themed wedding

After you see the Folgers cans, the starburst neon signs, the Dudist officiant (dressed as Walter, natch), the paint brush bouquet, The Dude groom, and the green and black homage-to-Maude gown, there's only one thing to say about this Big Lebowski wedding: WE ABIDE. There's even more to see, so click on in and start counting all the references you can find to The Dude and the Achievers. Plus, a bowling alley venue pretty much guarantees good times.

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Greta & Erty's community-made Victorian-styled wedding weekend

You know those weddings where you just end up grinning like a damn fool because everyone just looks glowing with happiness and gratefulness and someone walks by and thinks you're watching something naughty? Yeah, well, this is that kind of wedding. Get ready to look very silly laughing and crying at adorable guitar-playing dads, top hat- (and ice cream-) wearing couples, inflatable horse and pool noodle jousts, giant Jenga, tear-jerking ceremony songs… and I can't even fit it all in here!

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Abigail & Kevin's candlelit gothic wedding in the woods

Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.

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Carlee & Daniel's crafty Firefly chic wedding

A little Firefly, some rustic DIYed touches, and a last-minute gown… this wedding is full of surprises and gorgeous details. Add in the homebrew, the hair-styling save by the officiant, and the community-crafted love, and you've got a wedding to remember. And don't miss the funniest moment — it involves Batman!

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Lauren & Andrew's rock 'n' roll House of Blues wedding

This wedding makes us wanna rock 'n' roll all night and party every day. Think inflatable guitars, personalized guitar picks, black outfit accents, and of course, the House of Blues in Cleveland! Even the cake is all decked in rock style. This one is pure eye candy… eye rock candy? Yep, eye rock candy, baby!