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20 black wedding dresses show you what macabre elegance looks like

White dresses are awesome. So are blue ones. And red. And green. But today, my friends, it's all about our Offbeat Brides who've rocked those smokin' hot black dresses. It's a shade that's totally appropriate year-round, but you know that a bride decked out in black makes for an extra sexy look this time of year. I've picked out 20 from our paaaaages-long archives (dude. No lie. Pages) just for you.

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This bride got married in the shirt she wore on her first date with her husband

I just really, really wanted you guys to see this outfit. When Jenny married Jake in Georgia last April, she paired a simple button-down shirt with a voluminous, white, ballgown skirt. And doesn't she look incredible? But, but, BUT — *dances with glee* — this is the shirt Jenny wore on her first date with Jake! IIIIIIIIIII KNOW. She topped it all off with a pearl necklace, a large bracelet, and some cute ankle boots. Well done, Jenny. Judging by the last couple photos here, you know you rocked this look.

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So many buckles: Rob's amazing red gothic fairytale groom gear

We'll hopefully be profiling the full wedding soon, but I have to stop first to give some snaps to Rob here and his impeccable gothic-tinged suit, complete with one of the most beautiful red jackets I've seen in a long time. Oh, and the buckled red vest? Amazing. The detailing, you guys… THE DETAILING. And the accessories! And his bride, Liz. Just wait…

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Just letting the world see this awesome green tea-length wedding dress

What is it about red hair and green dresses that is just so delicious? When I saw Clare's emerald-green, tea-length wedding dress, I wanted to know aaaalll the details. She and Ian got married in Tunbridge Wells last February, and Clare rocked an ensemble custom made by Chrissie Nicholson-Wild from Curve Couture. She topped off the look with some family heirloom jewelry, a bolero from a Facebook group, and custom-made, sparkly high heels.

Where are my British brides at? Y'all might want to take a close look.