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Hair-raising Halloween shoes you can Amazon Prime to your door ASAP

Last-minute Halloween wedding shoppers: do you have your shoes selected yet? If not, these Halloween shoes are going to save you since you can snag them via Amazon Prime in no time flat. Speaking of flat, we've got heels, boots, flats, and booties in prints like skulls, zombies, spider webs, black cats, and even creepy-ass clowns. Oh, and no judgment if you're just buying these shoes to chill in while giving out candy. That's what I'll be doing, at least. You've got to rock vertebrae heels on Halloween!

Let's go shopping!

A summer solstice glamping elopement in the redwoods

Amanda and Josh moved across the country to the Seattle area from the East Coast, and made a point to explore the forests and scenery. They wanted to include nature by having a "glamping" elopement in the redwoods with a long day spent in each other's company before exchanging personal vows. And to make that day as long as possible, they got married on the longest day of the year: the summer solstice!

Everything you'll need for a delectable wedding donut bar

Whether you're serving donuts as your cake alternative, as part of your brunch reception, or maybe as a pre-ceremony donut treat, we know that donuts deserve the attention cake gets. Donuts 4 life! Here's everything we think you'll need to make sure your wedding donut bar is ready to be admired by all. And then devoured!

Full steam ahead for this fabulous taco truck wedding

Let's talk fuchsia hair, geometric-meets-floral decor, a delish taco truck, and serious laughs and smiles the whole time. That's this taco truck wedding. It's all about fun and it totally shows. Don't miss the shoe swap, the Archer cake(!), and the rustic chic venue of our DREAMS. You'll dig this wedding so hard…

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Everything you'll need for a delectable wedding donut bar

Whether you're serving donuts as your cake alternative, as part of your brunch reception, or maybe as a pre-ceremony donut treat, we know that donuts deserve the attention cake gets. Donuts 4 life! Here's everything we think you'll need to make sure your wedding donut bar is ready to be admired by all. And then devoured!

Wave these wedding yay flags in a madcap fashion to drum up ALL the excitement

We've long been fans of waving around wedding celebration flags and mini wedding yay flags at ceremonies. You can DIY them, buy them in bulk, get them customized to your favorite colors and sayings, and wave them to the sky. Bust out your "hell yeahs," "the cake is a lie," or the catchphrase of your choice and get to celebrating! Here are our favorite ways to wave wildly (with loads you can buy for your own wedding)…

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These pop culture wedding veils are pure magic for your geeky hearts

If you're going to rock a veil, why not rock a magical veil? These veils and fascinators are inspired by pop culture fandoms, and we're in awe. If you're looking for pop culture wedding veils or accessories for your Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Disney-themed wedding, you need check these out…

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A summer solstice glamping elopement in the redwoods

Amanda and Josh moved across the country to the Seattle area from the East Coast, and made a point to explore the forests and scenery. They wanted to include nature by having a "glamping" elopement in the redwoods with a long day spent in each other's company before exchanging personal vows. And to make that day as long as possible, they got married on the longest day of the year: the summer solstice!

Full steam ahead for this fabulous taco truck wedding

Let's talk fuchsia hair, geometric-meets-floral decor, a delish taco truck, and serious laughs and smiles the whole time. That's this taco truck wedding. It's all about fun and it totally shows. Don't miss the shoe swap, the Archer cake(!), and the rustic chic venue of our DREAMS. You'll dig this wedding so hard…

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An intimate city hall wedding (with a fascinating romance backstory!)

Dominic, an Englishman, was in Paris studying French. Marjorie, a Frenchwoman, had just finished her art studies and was babysitting two Anglo-French children in the Loire Valley. One November, while Dominic was visiting his aunt, the babysitter came home with his cousins. That babysitter was Marjorie. They met again the following summer while Dominic was spending his holidays there and bonded over a mutual love of rock 'n' roll. Fast forward to their intimate courthouse wedding in San Francisco…

Let's pretend we're sipping vino at this wine country wedding in California

High school sweethearts BriAna and Eric chose a Clos LaChance Winery for their wine country wedding in California. It was a dream with ivy-covered walls, tucked between rolling hills, and overlooking seriously scenic vineyards. Some of the highlights included a Mariachi band, flowers girls hugging and dancing the day away, a flower-covered cake (and SO many stunning flowers in general), parasols, and Serrano pepper salsa favors made from scratch!

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Everything you'll need for a delectable wedding donut bar

Whether you're serving donuts as your cake alternative, as part of your brunch reception, or maybe as a pre-ceremony donut treat, we know that donuts deserve the attention cake gets. Donuts 4 life! Here's everything we think you'll need to make sure your wedding donut bar is ready to be admired by all. And then devoured!

Ask your parent to "support you down the aisle"

Even though having my father escort me down the aisle was one of my favorite memories from my first wedding, the second time I got married, I felt it was important to not make A Big Deal out of the processional. I thought I'd either walk down the aisle alone — an independent woman making her own life choice — or walk down the aisle with my partner, like no biggie.

Either way, no one was "giving me away" this time. That was for sure.

Then two things happened…

A bucket list guestbook to collect ALL the adventurous ideas from your guests

Caitlinn and Luke included a really fun way to collect adventure and travel ideas from their guests: a bucket list guestbook! They provided paper and pens for guests to write down whatever they thought they should add to their bucket list: travel ideas, adventures, date nights, philanthrophic goals, etc. We figured we'd see what kind of bucket list guestbooks we could find out in the wild that you could snag for your own wedding guestbook purposes. Here's what we found…

How to keep wedding planning anxiety from stonewalling your excitement

I have been a daughter, an employee, a friend, but the wife role terrified me. My preconceptions of what the wife role entailed crowded my thoughts. I am a huge romantic, and people dream of meeting the love of their life and living happily ever after. But what if it's not the way you envisioned it? Here are the things that helped me most through my engagement to soothe my wedding planning anxiety and realize this WAS meant to be and where I was supposed to be in my life…

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How to make a kick-ass vegan s'mores station for your wedding

Since we had a butt-ton of vegans at our wedding, we made sure that they could have one awesome wedding s'mores station experience.

What I learned is that vegan s'mores are just as yummy and sometimes even better in some ways. Here's everything you'll need for your s'mores station…

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This bride altered her original wedding gown for her gorgeous vow renewal

My husband, Anindeep, and I came to our tenth wedding anniversary very much different people than we were so long ago, now personally and emotionally more enriched. We decided a vow renewal was necessary to celebrate ourselves in this new chapter in realizing our individual selves and expressing our togetherness more meaningfully to each other.

Photography (duh) and fashion are priorities for me, so with NO attire budget and exponentially growing dressmaking skills, I suddenly found the confidence to alter my own wedding gown.

How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We're getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

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Hair-raising Halloween shoes you can Amazon Prime to your door ASAP

Last-minute Halloween wedding shoppers: do you have your shoes selected yet? If not, these Halloween shoes are going to save you since you can snag them via Amazon Prime in no time flat. Speaking of flat, we've got heels, boots, flats, and booties in prints like skulls, zombies, spider webs, black cats, and even creepy-ass clowns. Oh, and no judgment if you're just buying these shoes to chill in while giving out candy. That's what I'll be doing, at least. You've got to rock vertebrae heels on Halloween!

Let's go shopping!

Win free wedding photography from this "chill, informative & competently non-judgmental" photographer

Though she's based in Portland, Maine, Justine regularly travels all over New England and the US (including Austin, NYC, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, DC, and California) to shoot and weddings. But she loves to travel so much that she actually has a list of dream locations/venues/themes that she'll offer discounts just to be able to shoot!

But that's not all, she's also hosting another contest that could garner you free wedding photographer. Check it out…

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This wedding is super gay! 5 ways to make your wedding gay as hell

It's Pride Month, y'all, and everyone should be giving props to the LGBTQ community and their weddings. Well, not everyone.

Some folks have concerns about the concept of a "gay wedding" because hey: aren't they just weddings? We get that, of course, but we feature some weddings where couples themselves VERY specifically want to embrace their wedding AND its gayness. So if you're into self-identified Very Very Gay Weddings, this roundup of ideas is for yooooou!

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