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10 incredible Seattle wedding photos that'll make you instantly happy

You would never know it by looking at all her happy wedding images, but our longtime sponsor Jenny GG Photography was victim to a huge fire last month! Thankfully no one got hurt, and, while of her stuff is gone, Jenny's amazing wedding imagery still remains.

Let's ALL take a page from Jenny's book today, and focus on some of her amazing Seattle wedding photos that'll make us forget that bad things ever happen…

A tattoo artist and his tattooed bride at this Tacoma tattooed wedding

Washington couples might find lots of familiar places to love at this Tacoma tattooed wedding. Greer and Mike met at House of Tattoo in Tacoma — he the artist and she the new shop assistant. They were wed at the Wright Park Conservatory and rocked the rest of the night just down the street at The Hub. There were vegan goodies (including a vegan cake!), rainbow hair, gorgeous foliage, and and of course, lots of great ink.

Has the zombie wedding trend reached "peak zombie"?

A couple weeks ago, I was interviewed by a journalist writing for Yahoo Style about Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and his zombie-themed wedding photos. This is a great excuse to talk about the zombie wedding trend — and whether it's peaked.

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A movies and food truck wedding that fills our flowers and pastel-loving hearts

This is one gorgeously rustic wedding between a filmmaker and photographer who love all things film, food trucks, and pastel colors. With lawn games, touching speeches, and a flowery vintage feel, Mary and Jeremy absolutely captured our hearts with this New Hampshire wedding. The apple orchard venue, Sunset Hill Orchard, was one hell of a backdrop, too. Don't miss the killer cupcake display and gold-toned movie-themed centerpieces, too!

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A smoldering couple celebrates their elopement with a haunting winter shoot

Jilly and Benny had been together for eight years before deciding to elope and rock this pre-elopement photo shoot at a crumbling villa set among a hauntingly beautiful winter backdrop. Jilly, a long-time collector of vintage attire and jewelry, provided the epic fashion, from the lace wedding dress from 1940 to floor-length coats and heels from the 1920s and 30s.

Dark and beautiful details capped off the day with whiskey cocktails, long walks on snowy paths, and candlelight inside the villa. Let's ogle these two gorgeous people and their elopement love…

This wood grain cake is our rustic wedding dream cake

I spied this amazing wood grain cake at the wedding of Jalyn and Andrew at Alderbrook Inn and Resort in Union, WA. They had a rustic forest theme with pine cones, slices of logs, bundled wood place cards, and of course, this cake made to look like wood grain. It as like a fancy camp-out in the woods, all at their fingertips.

Let's have an adventure and take a peek at the cake and other rustic woodsy wedding details…

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A tattoo artist and his tattooed bride at this Tacoma tattooed wedding

Washington couples might find lots of familiar places to love at this Tacoma tattooed wedding. Greer and Mike met at House of Tattoo in Tacoma — he the artist and she the new shop assistant. They were wed at the Wright Park Conservatory and rocked the rest of the night just down the street at The Hub. There were vegan goodies (including a vegan cake!), rainbow hair, gorgeous foliage, and and of course, lots of great ink.

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A movies and food truck wedding that fills our flowers and pastel-loving hearts

This is one gorgeously rustic wedding between a filmmaker and photographer who love all things film, food trucks, and pastel colors. With lawn games, touching speeches, and a flowery vintage feel, Mary and Jeremy absolutely captured our hearts with this New Hampshire wedding. The apple orchard venue, Sunset Hill Orchard, was one hell of a backdrop, too. Don't miss the killer cupcake display and gold-toned movie-themed centerpieces, too!

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This rockabilly-themed wedding is retro fabulous

This pair's kick-ass rockabilly-themed wedding had bold colors, fun style, and an all-around good time. They had a tattoo table with temporary tattoos, a personalized cornhole game, caricaturist, photo booth, popcorn, cupcakes, DIYed ribbon wands, and a guitar guest book. And just wait until you see the bridesmaid's retro floral dresses and persimmon shoes. LOVE!

You'll be blown away by this house boat wedding in the middle of the Utah desert

Doug and Keb had a seriously intriguing Utah desert wedding on a house boat. Water meets deserts meets two hot grooms! Lake Powell, Utah was the backdrop and was a nostalgic pick since there were many fond memories of family trips there. You'll definitely want to see the first look (including a "Damn you look good" line!), the gorgeous desert scenery, and the dapper dudes in killer suits. Our favorite part was when the groom's two children decided to walk their dad down the aisle despite that totally not being the plan!

Vacay goals: This Italy trip doubled as a traveling engagement shoot

Jason and Didi wanted to pair their Italian vacation with a killer engagement shoot with Jason's sister, Sasha (also their photog!) and her husband. The 14-day itinerary covered a few cities including Milan, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, and Amafi Coast. Sigh — hashtag traveling engagement shoot goals.

The group stated in a castle in Tuscany, rode in boats and gondolas in Venice, stayed in Art Deco hotels, ate gelato in Sienna, and toured lovely streets and squares. It was a lush and fabulous way to celebrate Jason and Didi's engagement and we get to see it all! A-wanderlusting we will go…

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The mother list of all mother-daughter dance songs

My dad passed away when I was two and I've been raised by my incredible mom since then. Through all my research, I've yet to find a list of songs for mother-daughter dances. While most of the father-daughter and mother-son songs would work, I'd love to pick your brains to see if you have any recommendations for a less gendered list for mother-daughter dance songs lists.

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Has the zombie wedding trend reached "peak zombie"?

A couple weeks ago, I was interviewed by a journalist writing for Yahoo Style about Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and his zombie-themed wedding photos. This is a great excuse to talk about the zombie wedding trend — and whether it's peaked.

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No spoons left: how I had the best time being very sick at my own wedding

My wedding was the most beautiful day of my life. It really was. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect ceremony. It was magic, it was us, and I wouldn’t trade one moment of it for anything; from the sappy, teary vows to all that went wrong.

What? It was perfect despite it being imperfect? Don’t be quoting fortune cookies — explain. I was sick. Terribly, nightmarish level sick.

This zombie-themed wedding shower is coming for your braaains

Have you ever seen a zombie-themed wedding shower with Alice in Wonderland influences? I'm going to wager not and will quickly remedy that right now. If you're preparing for that inevitable zombie apocalypse, it helps to train your nearest and dearest at every opportunity. So Hope and Ehud's bloody coed wedding shower with bloody clothes, water balloons, and awesomely contrary Alice details does the job perfectly.

Charity in your registry? Do some good with charcoal-efficient stoves for women in Kenya

This year, 2.3 million couples will get married in the United States and will receive $19 billion worth of wedding gifts (that’s a ton of gravy boats). Imagine if each couple added just one more gift to their registries, or in lieu of shower gifts, favors, etc., a gift that would help a family in need. Yep, we're talking charity in your registry! The Adventure Project, a nonprofit that “adds venture” capital to create jobs in developing countries, is now offering a wedding registry campaign to provide charcoal-efficient stoves to women in Kenya.

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The perfect Mason jar gift bags for your wedding

What's better than a Mason jar at a wedding? A Mason jar that doesn't take up any more space than a ziplock bag… because they ARE ziplock bags! Not only are these Mason Jar gift bags adorable, they're handy, and re-usable. Plus, as one reviewer put it, "These were the perfect gift bags for rustic barn wedding."

DIY mocha spoons tutorial for your wedding coffee bar

If you're rocking a killer coffee bar at your wedding, adding these DIY mocha spoons for stirring in delicious chocolate flavor is ultra-fancy. You'll never believe how fast and easy they are to whip up last-minute. A little chocolate, white chocolate, or colored melting candy, some plastic spoons, a smidge of edible glitter or sprinkles… and you're set.

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This funny RSVP card has an answer for every smart-ass on your guest list

I've seen tons of variations on this funny RSVP card around the web, so we thought we'd try out our own version as a free downloadable printable. Whether your guests will be happily accepting or tongue-in-check happily declining… there's an answer for every smart-ass on your guest list. Who knows — maybe it'll inspire the slackers to actually send their card in before you start the RSVP hounding process.

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10 incredible Seattle wedding photos that'll make you instantly happy

You would never know it by looking at all her happy wedding images, but our longtime sponsor Jenny GG Photography was victim to a huge fire last month! Thankfully no one got hurt, and, while of her stuff is gone, Jenny's amazing wedding imagery still remains.

Let's ALL take a page from Jenny's book today, and focus on some of her amazing Seattle wedding photos that'll make us forget that bad things ever happen…

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Wedding wedges you can actually walk in, with lace, ivory, and gold

Last week, one reader suggested wedges and I was all, ooh, it's been a hot minute since I last did a post about wedding wedges. (Did you know we have a whole archive of posts dedicated to wedding wedges? OH YES!) So this week I'm rounding up wedding wedges in shades of gold, ivory, and lace… kinda frilly, a little shiny, and hopefully solid enough through the heel that you can walk in them. I've even got one pair of gold wedge high-tops, because, well, I loves me some high tops.

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