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You'll fall for this multicultural midweek wedding with dinosaurs and pom-poms

Annie and Jose had a multicultural midweek wedding under towering redwood trees. They gorgeously combined their two cultures (Jose is from Spain and Annie is from Japan) with ceremonies and details from each. They also used their communities to make the wedding a labor of love with DIY flower arrangements, makeup and hairstyles, and lots of decor elements. Don't miss their guest book art project and golden dinosaurs, too!

How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth

We've long loved the idea of having far-flung guests or pets cameo at your reception with cut-outs of their faces. It's pretty easy: a print-out, a craft stick, and some glue. But what if you want a BIG face instead? You might see them at concerts and of course, in photo booths!

Big cardboard head cut-outs are easy enough to make if you've got the time and aren't already overburdened with DIY projects. Here's how to make cardboard face cut-outs…

Wedding registry ideas for the cooking-challenged: The must-have kitchen items

We recently had long-term house sitters who found our kitchen very much lacking in basic amenities. So I asked them what our kitchen needed. They turned around and said… basically, everything.

If you are also cooking-challenged, and want to use your newly married lives as an excuse to start learning how to use your kitchen, here are the things that a newbie should register for…

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We're heart eyes over this fetching San Francisco wedding in Golden Gate Park

The morning of Jake and Mandi's San Francisco wedding, everyone got ready at the Harbor Court Hotel, a waterfront hotel in the Embarcadero area of San Francisco. After their first look, the wedding party hopped on a classic San Francisco trolley to go to their ceremony in Golden Gate Park.

Don't miss the super sweet baby's breath flower crown, the paper-meets-real flower bouquet (with family pictures attached!), the family heirloom watch worn by Mandi from Jake's family, and some subtle Harry Potter detail magic.

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Homebodies unite: some of our favorite at home weddings EVER

Simone and Andrew's at home wedding was practically a how-to in at-home awesomeness. They made total use of foliage, extra seating, fairy lights, and a portable dance floor (oh, and a flower grandma!) to make their home seem like wedding venue magic. You can do it, too! It may not be the right choice for everyone, but at home weddings can be just as glorious as any other kind and we've got the proof.

Let's walk down memory lane to see some of our very favorite weddings at home…

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Be our guest at this Beauty and the Beast wedding inspiration

Jess and Hugh have traveled the world as a pair, and have a Beast-sized connection to Disney as they have a company that offers Princess Parties for kids. They use their talents as musicians to bring Disney Princesses to life. So this Beauty and the Beast wedding inspiration was so perfect for them AND perfect since the live action remake it coming out this week.

Be our guest and take a peek… perhaps there's something there that wasn't there before.

Recent Real Weddings

You'll fall for this multicultural midweek wedding with dinosaurs and pom-poms

Annie and Jose had a multicultural midweek wedding under towering redwood trees. They gorgeously combined their two cultures (Jose is from Spain and Annie is from Japan) with ceremonies and details from each. They also used their communities to make the wedding a labor of love with DIY flower arrangements, makeup and hairstyles, and lots of decor elements. Don't miss their guest book art project and golden dinosaurs, too!

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We're heart eyes over this fetching San Francisco wedding in Golden Gate Park

The morning of Jake and Mandi's San Francisco wedding, everyone got ready at the Harbor Court Hotel, a waterfront hotel in the Embarcadero area of San Francisco. After their first look, the wedding party hopped on a classic San Francisco trolley to go to their ceremony in Golden Gate Park.

Don't miss the super sweet baby's breath flower crown, the paper-meets-real flower bouquet (with family pictures attached!), the family heirloom watch worn by Mandi from Jake's family, and some subtle Harry Potter detail magic.

Recent Advice

No wedsite needed: an Instagram wedding website is au courant

My fiance came up with the concept to make an Instagram wedding website. It was the first big project that we did collaboratively as an engaged couple and it was a really fun (and at times frustrating) venture. Our wedding Instagram has a main page that the details of how we met and pictures of us from our engagement shoot. There are also several other pages that have the details of the wedding, including but not limited to; attire, accommodations, parking, etc. Let's see it!

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A poly-friendly and non-possessive ceremony script (with three rings!)

If you are looking to shed some of the possessive wording that usually comes with standard marriage ceremonies, this poly-friendly and non-possessive ceremony script will give you some great inspiration. It's non-gendered, non-monogamy-friendly, totally usable by LGBTQ couples and cishet couples alike, and sweet as hell. Plus, see how three rings came into play (and the Iron Ring symbolism for Canadian engineers!)

"Mouths wandering each to each": A seriously passionate wedding reading

Upon first glance at this wedding reading, it seems lovely and sweet. But give it a second and it starts to sounds like some real live passion is being felt here. It's a supremely passionate wedding reading with just a tinge of "oh hell yeah, THIS is what I'm talking about." Logic and rationality is all well and good, but this has some physicality and emotional heft to it. If you need a heady thrill in your wedding readings, this short and sweet one by Christopher Brennan is the one.

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Are your parents helping pay for your wedding? Have them read this.

The only rule is to talk openly and honestly about expectations clearly before accepting any money — is the money a loan? A gift? If it's a gift, does it come with stipulations or expectations? Talking about money is uncomfortable and awkward for everyone, but it's critically important for parents who might be contributing to weddings to be VERY clear about what their expectations are… and to watch out for predatory marketing that targets parents…

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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…

Recent DIY

How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth

We've long loved the idea of having far-flung guests or pets cameo at your reception with cut-outs of their faces. It's pretty easy: a print-out, a craft stick, and some glue. But what if you want a BIG face instead? You might see them at concerts and of course, in photo booths!

Big cardboard head cut-outs are easy enough to make if you've got the time and aren't already overburdened with DIY projects. Here's how to make cardboard face cut-outs…

Googly eye shoes hack keeps all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)

So you want to quirk the crap out of your shoes somehow? Make them stand out and draw the eye? Nothing draws the eye (and tickles the funny bone) quite like googly eyes, right? Let your shoe freak flag fly with a pair of google eye shoes. Here's how to easily DIY your own pair of google eye shoes to keep all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)…

Whether gift or decor, these DIY embroidered vintage photos are AWESOME

I once found an old photo album at a thrift store and I remember feeling captivated looking through the photos of those strangers' lives. The last photo I saw was a wedding photo. Since then I've had a fascination with vintage photos as well as incorporating something of myself creatively, like weaving myself into the scene in a way. So I tried embroidering right onto a copy of the photo!

I could see these DIY embroidered vintage photos as a beautiful gift for an engaged couple, a creative way to display your own family wedding photos, or as lovely wedding decor and centerpieces.

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.

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Wedding registry ideas for the cooking-challenged: The must-have kitchen items

We recently had long-term house sitters who found our kitchen very much lacking in basic amenities. So I asked them what our kitchen needed. They turned around and said… basically, everything.

If you are also cooking-challenged, and want to use your newly married lives as an excuse to start learning how to use your kitchen, here are the things that a newbie should register for…

Dark Mark of love: these subtle skull engagement rings will be the death of me

Sometimes a big diamond solitaire is all one needs to feel complete when it comes to an engagement ring. But sometimes your tastes run slightly darker, a little more goth-inspired, with just a hint of noir. These skull engagement rings will bring the death to your "death do us part" without going overboard or comical. They're just a lovely bit of the Dark Mark wrapped up in all that frilly romance. Are you in? Let's head to the dark side…

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