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Follow along at this Brooklyn wedding which takes place at each relationship milestone location

Want to hear the BEST love story to take place in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY? Nadira and Dave both moved to the neighborhood before they ever met, got to know each other at a local bar, fell in love, got matching tattoos for their engagement, and got married, all just steps from the apartment they now share together. Each part of their wedding day was held at a place that was a part of their journey, from where they met, to where they went on their first date, to where they got their matching tattoos.

This is one to savor as you follow the journey…

What's new & chic in alternative wedding veils?

Are you in the market for something a little different in a wedding veil? Sure you could snag a cool wedding hat, an elaborate headpiece, or a sleek and stylish crown, but sometimes you want the grandeur of a VEIL. A birdcage, a flowing cathedral, a flowery crown with tulle… but with a twist!

I found some gorgeous doozies with colors, vintage elements, dip dyes, embroidery, stars, custom words(!), and just tons of rad and unexpected details. Here are some of my favorite alternative wedding veils…

Are there accessible wedding invitations for sight-impaired guests?

While there are lots of invitations designers who either already produce accessible wedding invitations or can easily customize them for you, my first thought actually went to a video invitation! If you, or someone you know or can hire, can whip up a video invitation that speaks the information (at least the major highlights of date, time, location, etc.), that might be a secondary way to make sure your partner's grandmother can watch and re-watch to get the info on to her calendar. But I digress. Here are a few vendors who can craft up beautiful, large print, and accessible invites for your inclusive wedding…

An explosion of flowers as your wedding backdrop?! Yes please!

Are you down for a blast of flowers at your ceremony or behind your sweetheart table? Our rad partner, Backdrops in Floral Art, creates custom handmade artificial floral backdrops that add just the right amount of awesome to your ceremony and/or reception. We're talking shaped floral arrangements made to your specifications, in your colors, to match whatever theme you can dream up…

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What's new & chic in alternative wedding veils?

Are you in the market for something a little different in a wedding veil? Sure you could snag a cool wedding hat, an elaborate headpiece, or a sleek and stylish crown, but sometimes you want the grandeur of a VEIL. A birdcage, a flowing cathedral, a flowery crown with tulle… but with a twist!

I found some gorgeous doozies with colors, vintage elements, dip dyes, embroidery, stars, custom words(!), and just tons of rad and unexpected details. Here are some of my favorite alternative wedding veils…

An explosion of flowers as your wedding backdrop?! Yes please!

Are you down for a blast of flowers at your ceremony or behind your sweetheart table? Our rad partner, Backdrops in Floral Art, creates custom handmade artificial floral backdrops that add just the right amount of awesome to your ceremony and/or reception. We're talking shaped floral arrangements made to your specifications, in your colors, to match whatever theme you can dream up…

Bright idea: bad-ass meets angelic with these LED crystal tiaras

I'm already enamored of crystal tiaras in general. You can see some of my faves here. BUT BUT BUT: y'all, they also come as LED crystal crowns! Yes, you can totally walk down the aisle in a glowing rainbow of crystal making you look like some kind of lit-up unicorn queen goddess. Or maybe you're into slightly more understated and demure, glowing white crystals? No matter what style of glow-up you're going to rock, there's a tiara calling your name.

This edgy Neon Demon wedding inspiration is a fashion WIN

When I saw this edgy, Neon Demon wedding inspiration shoot, I couldn't stop digging on the purple undercut, the glittery gold and black dresses, and the ahhhh-mazing venue that is The Camby in Phoenix. I just knew that someone was going to be inspired to find themselves taking equally killer photos in these hallways.

Don't miss the '80s-inspired aesthetic and midcentury modern details…

Cacti, skulls, & rainbows: what's hot in offbeat bouquets and flowers

Looking for inspiration to take your bouquet or wedding flower game up to eleven? We tapped the talents of our offbeat wedding vendors to see what new trends were popping up in wedding flowers. We found some fabulously offbeat bouquets and flowers that played with colors, textures, and all kinds of details.

From ombre rainbows and underwater scenes to baby cacti and comic book paper flowers, there was a TON to see. Here are a few of my favorite unique wedding flowers and bouquets…

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Follow along at this Brooklyn wedding which takes place at each relationship milestone location

Want to hear the BEST love story to take place in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY? Nadira and Dave both moved to the neighborhood before they ever met, got to know each other at a local bar, fell in love, got matching tattoos for their engagement, and got married, all just steps from the apartment they now share together. Each part of their wedding day was held at a place that was a part of their journey, from where they met, to where they went on their first date, to where they got their matching tattoos.

This is one to savor as you follow the journey…

NYC illustrators create a colorful farm wedding in North Carolina

Daniel and Zoe live in NYC, but their wedding took place in Daniel's home state, in Monroe, North Carolina. The couple enjoys both illustration and Brooklyn life, so you'll see bits of both throughout the details of their colorful farm wedding. From the Simpsons details to the donut table to the colorful flower and herb centerpieces, everything was a nod to Daniel and Zoe's homage to color, style, and serious emotion.

Get your hankies out for the ceremony, folks!

This rad pop-up wedding had glitter, sequins, and huge rainbow mural LOVE

We wanted something small that fit us, but could also include our children and family. We didn't want to just run off to the courthouse. We wanted it to be simple and stress-free. We bounced ideas of locations back and forth. Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. suggested the "LOVE" mural at Blagden Alley. We were in DC for New Years so we checked it out and fell in love with it.

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Are there accessible wedding invitations for sight-impaired guests?

While there are lots of invitations designers who either already produce accessible wedding invitations or can easily customize them for you, my first thought actually went to a video invitation! If you, or someone you know or can hire, can whip up a video invitation that speaks the information (at least the major highlights of date, time, location, etc.), that might be a secondary way to make sure your partner's grandmother can watch and re-watch to get the info on to her calendar. But I digress. Here are a few vendors who can craft up beautiful, large print, and accessible invites for your inclusive wedding…

Combine a photo booth with a favor and you'll have this "photo wall" wedding idea

So you want to collect guest photos, maybe display them somehow at the wedding, and provide a way for guests to take them home as a favor? Any or all of these can be accomplished with this little trick from reader Kassie. She snagged a portable photo printer with wifi which will allowed her guests to snag photos with their phones, print them on the fly, and add them to the glorious display on a big photo wall. I love this idea because you'll get loads of photos, tons of selfies of people in their best finery, and save cash on a photo booth.

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I bought a colored wedding dress and now everyone's mad! What should I do?

I come from a family of strict traditionalists when it comes to everything, especially weddings. I recently bought a peach wedding dress with no sleeves and expressed I wanted light blue hair and Converse to go with it. As you can imagine, things didn't go over well. When I try to stand up for my wedding choices, I'm shamed for it.

Please help!

Should we invite our high-drama family to our at-home elopement?

So here's my dilemma: if we invite my parents to our ceremony, they'll gripe and stress us both out with their negativity. There are times when my fiance wants to invite his sister and her family (husband and two kids), but if you invite them, you have to invite my parents, too. It could all be avoided if our celebration was just with the two of us. However, since we're eloping in our backyard, they'll definitely be angry about not being invited when they see the photos. How do we handle this?

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In case of dementor attack, you'll need this Harry Potter wedding favor

If you're a Potterphile, you know that chocolate bars have their own powers of soothing you after a dementor attack. So at a wedding with Harry Potter details (where a dementor could prey, naturally!), why not offer up some DIY Harry Potter wedding favors that will do the job nicely. Plus, it only takes some inexpensive chocolate bars, some printer paper, and a printable chocolate bar wrapper.

DIY this super easy ping pong ball light garland

DIY weddings are more popular than ever since DIY projects can save you beaucoup bucks in the process. So if you need some seriously pretty mood lighting for your DIY decor, this easy ping pong ball light garland is your go-to DIY wedding project. Plus, they function as garland/bunting for a ceremony backdrop of for stringing along the ceiling in your venue.

They're cheap, easy to make, and they look gorgeous lighting the rest of your decor (and photo ops!). The ping pong balls give off a warm, soft glow, perfect for setting the mood.

Here's how to make these killer lights…

How to DIY coloring pages from a photo for your wedding reception

We've been throwing around the idea of this wedding coloring sheet for years but never had a great tutorial for how to make one yourself, which you absolutely can do. Yep, you don't have to outsource this project to someone else if you have access to a program like Photoshop, GIMP, or Pixlr. I'm going to be demonstrating it with Photoshop, but the steps are mostly translatable between each program.

Here's how to do it…

Give your guests vintage valentine favors at your Valentine's Day wedding (free printables!)

When it comes to free printables, there's little more prolific as vintage Valentines (which I love!). Give all of the guests at your Valentine's Day wedding a little slice of nostalgia that they can keep forever in scrapbooks and memory boxes. Plus, these are free printables so they'll only cost you the price of the paper! What a steal.

Here are some of my favorite vintage valentine favors to save, print, and gift to your guests…

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An explosion of flowers as your wedding backdrop?! Yes please!

Are you down for a blast of flowers at your ceremony or behind your sweetheart table? Our rad partner, Backdrops in Floral Art, creates custom handmade artificial floral backdrops that add just the right amount of awesome to your ceremony and/or reception. We're talking shaped floral arrangements made to your specifications, in your colors, to match whatever theme you can dream up…

Jason Voorhies would kill for these 13(!) Friday the 13th wedding ideas

It's Friday the 13th today, y'all, and I hope you're staying safe and luck is on your side. But I have a feeling if you're planning a Friday the 13th or horror-themed wedding, this WILL be your lucky day. I've found 13(!) killer Friday the 13th wedding ideas that will keep your guests on their toes.

From mask cupcake toppers to creepy photo booth props to blood spatter shoes to fashion that slays, these are the 13 blood-soaked ideas for your creeptastic wedding…

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Fierce & feisty Iron Fist wedding shoes in heels, flats, and sandals

We featured a bit of fashion porn earlier this week that introduced us to this pair of stunning holographic heels from Iron Fist and I KNEW it was time to do a full roundup of Iron Fist wedding shoes.

I found some new Iron Fist lovelies in rainbow prints, skellies, unicorns, pastels, Care Bears(!), seashells, and sequined hearts. It's a bevy of shoe beauties going on here. Let's find your new wild and woolly wedding shoes…

5 bangin' places to add sparklers & glitz to your wedding day (with a discount from Sparklers.us!)

ike photo booths and signature cocktails, wedding sparklers have become one of those instant classics which guests never fail to LOVE. Give folks a sparkler and they're instantly cheering and waving and getting into the spirit of the moment. It's like the visual equivalent of putting on Thriller. You know people will dig it.

The question is: where do you get wedding sparklers at a killer deal? Right here, my friends. We've got a glittery, sparkly, all-things-popping partner in Sparklers.us and they've got a DEAL especially for our readers…

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I bought a colored wedding dress and now everyone's mad! What should I do?

I come from a family of strict traditionalists when it comes to everything, especially weddings. I recently bought a peach wedding dress with no sleeves and expressed I wanted light blue hair and Converse to go with it. As you can imagine, things didn't go over well. When I try to stand up for my wedding choices, I'm shamed for it.

Please help!

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Wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and beyond

I'm compiling this list of wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in case you want to avoid holidays where family and friends might have conflicting events, holidays where vendors might be especially busy and/or expensive (think Valentine's Day for florists), or religious holidays where places might be closed or guests might have other plans.

Does this mean you CAN'T book your wedding for one of these days? Hell no!

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Wedding venue search tips from the wedding ninjas: wedding planners

Newly engaged folks: have you started your wedding venue search yet? Are you ready to pull your hair out or just the beginnings of a breakdown? Either you're in a town with so few offbeat options or you're in a big city with WAY too many options and no way to narrow it all down or find the perfect weird and wonderful venue for you between all the banquet halls. I decided to reach out to some of our favorite wedding coordinators to see what sage venue search wisdom they could impart on us to make the arduous search easier.

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Your cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation

When it comes to invitation wording, we've got you covered. But what if you just need a cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation? What do you HAVE to include and what's just a nice-to-have? Here's a recap of all the information you'll want on there, what bonus information helps, and what you can totally offshore to a wedding website. Let's get to cheatsheeting!

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How to create your bridal shop moment with your online bought dress

It's way easier to buy online than it ever has been before. This online shopping convenience comes with a tiny cost, though: you don't have that bridal store moment where you let your crew see you in the dress/outfit and ooh and ahh. The remedy? Create that shit yourself!

Here are my tips to create your bridal shop moment with your online purchased dress…

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