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"Why do you feature non-black couples with dreadlocks?" The answer is complex…

"I'm honestly a little surprised to see you feature non-black people sporting dreadlocks for their wedding day. I won't go into why this is racist, but let there be no question that it's racist no matter the intent. I just wanted to express how jarring it was to see on such a progressive site." Here's our take on dreadlocks and cultural appropriation…

This intimate beach wedding in Seattle gives a whole new meaning to do-it-yourself

Self-catered, at-home, handmade dress, homemade food? Yep, this is one wedding that knows how to DIY. Rachel and Ari were set on having a very small and intimate beach ceremony in Seattle with only close friends and family (less than 20 total!). They used a local park's beach and their own apartment rooftop to save on venue costs and make everything personal. Plus, the beach provided perfect views of the mountains, the water, and the city. The best part? Rachel made and hand-dyed her own blue dress out of silk!

YODA SODA: This couple destroyed the Death Star at their Star Wars vow renewal!

Kerstin and Christian had a gorgeous vow renewal elopement-style in a railway underpass to reaffirm their marriage. For their actual wedding, the couple had to make many compromises, but this time it was all about them. Enter lightsabers, destroying the Death Star during the ceremony, and a toast with Yoda Soda.

Yep, it's a Star Wars vow renewal in Germany that tickles all our nerdy dreams of an industrial-style wedding. You've got to see it…

Recent Wedding Porn

This steampunk cake is all dressed up with somewhere to go

There are belt buckles and a ruffled skirt lining one tier, a pearl and cameo choker on the next, a racy and lacy top tier, and of course, a jaunty top hat with a veil on the very top of this steampunk cake. I even spy a big bow in the back! Are you kidding me with all this charm? It's making me want to wear a cake.

Shall we see more views, including of the pair cutting into this bad boy? On to the steamy cake!

Sell the shit out of your wedding with a wedding sales flyer save-the-date

"HUGE SAVINGS of the date!" This sales flyer originally featured at Colleen and David ultra colorful wedding slayed us. Free booze! Free entertainment! SAVE SAVE SAVE the date! Are you loving this hilarious sales flyer save-the-date? So kitschy, so awesome, and it was sure to have given many chuckles to their guests.

Plus, they promised some killer free tote bags (we can't resist!) and they delivered, as you'll see below. It was tres funny.

Recent Real Weddings

This intimate beach wedding in Seattle gives a whole new meaning to do-it-yourself

Self-catered, at-home, handmade dress, homemade food? Yep, this is one wedding that knows how to DIY. Rachel and Ari were set on having a very small and intimate beach ceremony in Seattle with only close friends and family (less than 20 total!). They used a local park's beach and their own apartment rooftop to save on venue costs and make everything personal. Plus, the beach provided perfect views of the mountains, the water, and the city. The best part? Rachel made and hand-dyed her own blue dress out of silk!

YODA SODA: This couple destroyed the Death Star at their Star Wars vow renewal!

Kerstin and Christian had a gorgeous vow renewal elopement-style in a railway underpass to reaffirm their marriage. For their actual wedding, the couple had to make many compromises, but this time it was all about them. Enter lightsabers, destroying the Death Star during the ceremony, and a toast with Yoda Soda.

Yep, it's a Star Wars vow renewal in Germany that tickles all our nerdy dreams of an industrial-style wedding. You've got to see it…

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Feast your eyes on this gorgeous desert boho wedding

This pair had their desert boho wedding at The Historic 5th Street School, the school that the groom's grandfather attended during The Great Depression. Don't miss the wooden silhouette of Red Rock ceremony backdrop, the hand-sculpted cake toppers, Filipino meets Irish traditions, gorgeous party space, anime references, "President" and "VP" Flower girls, and really solid advice from the bride. This is a must-see.

Street art, tattoos, and lots of bling at this Roosevelt Row wedding inspiration in Phoenix

The Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix, Arizona was the backdrop to this street art meets tattoos Roosevelt Row wedding inspiration shoot. It's a bit of a creative haunt for street artists and this gave us a killer view to admire with all the glam up front.

Carrie and her husband didn't get a chance to snag any great photography at their own wedding, so they used this shoot to really take advantage of some gorgeously-styled portraits.

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An Ojai mountain ranch international wedding that slays with style

The bride is half Peruvian/Dutch and the groom is Indonesian/Dutch, and they've lived on three continents. Despite having only around 50 or so guests at the wedding, it was a multicultural motley crew of people traveling from all over the world to meet up in the sun-kissed Black Walnut Farm in the mountains of Ojai, California. They wanted to combine the food of Europe and South America with the wines of California. You'll want to seeeee!

Recent Advice

Which states have gender neutral marriage certificates?

I'm non-binary, and she's binary trans. Neither of us have done anything to medically or therapeutically transition and probably won't be any time soon. We were both born and currently live in Tennessee, so even if we did medically transition, I'm pretty sure we're out of luck when it comes to changing our birth certificates. It would be ideal to have a marriage license that uses gender neutral terms like "partner" or "spouse."

Are there any states which have gender neutral marriage certificate language?

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Self-funded wedding budget: one couple's lessons learned

We got married October 2016, and we paid for 90% of the wedding. We have a few self-funded wedding budget tips and examples for making it work when you're on your own budget. The biggest thing I found for saving is networking and negotiating.

Most importantly for us was picking our "thing" — the one thing you want to splurge on/don't want to have a wedding without.

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Honoring a wedding you're not invited to: advice for an estranged mother

My daughter has estranged me and excluded me from her wedding.

A few good friends are keeping me company that day and I would like to plan an authentic small ritual to honour and celebrate my daughter and her fiance's love and union. Nothing religious, but something spiritual. Can you offer suggestions?

Recent Features

"Why do you feature non-black couples with dreadlocks?" The answer is complex…

"I'm honestly a little surprised to see you feature non-black people sporting dreadlocks for their wedding day. I won't go into why this is racist, but let there be no question that it's racist no matter the intent. I just wanted to express how jarring it was to see on such a progressive site." Here's our take on dreadlocks and cultural appropriation…

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My crop top wedding dress will not be timeless… and that's totally okay

During my current brief stint in the apocalyptic landscape that is the contemporary wedding industry, an insidious pressure has latched itself onto my consciousness. The pressure to be Timeless, Classic, and Elegant. But on many months of tortured reflection about being my Most Beautiful Self, here is the terrifying secret I've come to discover. And it all comes back to my crop top wedding dress…

Why a murder mystery rehearsal dinner is a KILLER idea for a wedding party

We got this idea from one of the most epic Halloween weddings we've featured, Sharon and Kevin's three-themed gothic wedding. We definitely got caught up in one of their ideas: a murder mystery rehearsal dinner! The best part of getting people into a themed party like this is that it's going to give guests a reason to talk to one another and let their guards down. Apparently they even kept up the characters after the party! Let's hear from Sharon on how it went down…

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Best engagement rings for punching Nazis in the face

You know what I think would make America great again? Make it a time where it's okay for Captain America to punch Hitler in the face. Where we stand up to Facism and hatred and take action. In this vein, we decided to find the biggest, prettiest bling-y rings with which to punch a Nazi in the face.

Recent DIY

How to make a DIY bouquet display (or how I learned to not hide my hard work in a closet)

Now that you're married, you can start on the next chapter of your life: dealing with all of the stuff left over from your wedding! If you're anything like I am, you probably have some important items from your wedding you might not want to stick in a shoe box in the back of the closet quite yet. For me, it was my fantasy sword bouquet. Here's how I made a DIY bouquet display to keep it in view forever.

Snazz up your reception tables with these DIY menu candles

If you're not that chill with DIY, this ultra easy DIY menu candles project could be the one task you feel comfortable undertaking in your DIY wedding efforts. It takes about 20 minutes total and is pretty inexpensive, even if you need a ton of them. Here's what you'll need to create these DIY menu candles for your reception tables…

Happy trails with this trail mix favor bag printable

Remember this s'mores favor bag printable we featured a while back? I've got another free printable, this time for a trail mix bar, if you're going that route. This trail mix favor bag printable is so rad for letting guests scoop their own peanuts, raisins, M&Ms, granola, and whatever other trail mix ingredients you like. Let's see how to print your own trail mix favor bags…

Recent Stuff we love

5 reasons to have a most wondrous wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Waxahachie, Texas' Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Which is basically, the ultimate destination wedding — all the way to the 16th Century! (Okay, really it's just 30 minutes south of Downtown Dallas.)

Yup, Scarborough offers all-inclusive weddings and receptions during their festival in April and May of each year! Let's talk about the five reasons you should have a Renaissance Festival wedding…

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