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Diana & Dale's horror movies meets zoo wedding

Social anxiety was not going to ruin this couple's day or prevent them from planning a horror movies meets zoo animals bash at the Brookfield Zoo outside of Chicago. Don't miss the couple's amazing custom-made goth-chic gear, rockabilly bridesmaid dresses, fang place cards, and eyeball cupcakes.

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A unity ceremony with glass and 2100 degrees of heat: you're going to want to see this

What if I told you that you can take a unity ceremony to a seriously higher level by crafting up your own custom, totally unique, and handcrafted piece of artwork derived from those ingredients in your unity ceremony that will last forever? Just choose your colored glass crystals, the style of sculpture you want, add 2100 degree molten crystal… and get ready to lose your shit. Let's see how it's done with our sponsor, Unity in Glass.

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How to tell your family that your wedding will be adults-only

I want to send an email to our family members letting them know that the wedding will be adults only. While I still can’t control the way anybody interprets the message, doing it this way at least allows us to control the words that they see/hear. This was really difficult to write, but here's what I've come up with…

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Sara & Mutt's retro handmade dive bar wedding

Vintage-loving couples: this is the wedding for YOU! A $50 fabulous vintage dress, an entire wedding party looking straight out of the '50s, and a VINTAGE CAR PARADE… get your eyeballs on this one, we're serious. Don't miss the surprise gift from the bride's parents, too. It's so appropriate.

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Wedding registries: The gateway to lifestyle creep

Wedding registries. It’s awesome to get presents, but it sucks when you realize that all your presents mean you have to spend more money to upgrade everything else to match. You will find yourself purchasing things so that they can “match” your new items. Even if your stuff up until now was perfectly fine, even if you never thought to replace it.

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This taco shop-turned-curiosity museum wedding will make you say "ooo shiny!"

The first thing that struck me about Virginia and Johnny's California wedding was her dress. That pink, filmy, floaty, poofy confection caught my "ooo shiny!" receptors. And then I noticed Johnny's fabulous beard and his super-suave gray and black suit, which caught some other "ooo shiny!" receptors. And then I got a good look at the wedding venue, and it was all over for me.

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This taco shop-turned-curiosity museum wedding will make you say "ooo shiny!"

The first thing that struck me about Virginia and Johnny's California wedding was her dress. That pink, filmy, floaty, poofy confection caught my "ooo shiny!" receptors. And then I noticed Johnny's fabulous beard and his super-suave gray and black suit, which caught some other "ooo shiny!" receptors. And then I got a good look at the wedding venue, and it was all over for me.

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These two are mejor juntos at their Dia de los Muertos wedding in Philadelphia

After meeting in an online chatroom, video chatting for months, and making a home in New York for years, Manny and Chrissy finally got married in Philadelphia last October. Manny was born in Mexico City, and Chrissy has a passion for the Spanish language, so a Dia de los Muertos theme fit perfectly for their celebration. But this wedding was more than just sugar skulls, intricate bunting, and wedding dogs in mariachi outfits.

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Diana & Dale's horror movies meets zoo wedding

Social anxiety was not going to ruin this couple's day or prevent them from planning a horror movies meets zoo animals bash at the Brookfield Zoo outside of Chicago. Don't miss the couple's amazing custom-made goth-chic gear, rockabilly bridesmaid dresses, fang place cards, and eyeball cupcakes.

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Sara & Mutt's retro handmade dive bar wedding

Vintage-loving couples: this is the wedding for YOU! A $50 fabulous vintage dress, an entire wedding party looking straight out of the '50s, and a VINTAGE CAR PARADE… get your eyeballs on this one, we're serious. Don't miss the surprise gift from the bride's parents, too. It's so appropriate.

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Maria & Bob's snowboarding ski resort wedding

A wedding in New York in the middle of winter? Snowboarding in a tux and a wedding dress?! Meh, you guys know how we roll. Let's check out the ski shot fun, the freezing but totally dedicated wedding party, the wildcards that surrounded all the planning, and this amazing pair of adventurous lovebirds.

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Jo & Spig's goth-ish geeky intimate wedding

Handmade decor, black and white and purple everywhere, a dress the bride already had (!), and some surefire ways to beat your social anxiety at your wedding… you're going to love this gothic geeky wedding in Birmingham. Don't miss the geeky table names, the message in a bottle guest book, and gorgeous gothic bunting.

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How to tell your family that your wedding will be adults-only

I want to send an email to our family members letting them know that the wedding will be adults only. While I still can’t control the way anybody interprets the message, doing it this way at least allows us to control the words that they see/hear. This was really difficult to write, but here's what I've come up with…

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Make your wedding the most tech-powered day ever

In San Francisco, where my husband and I met, almost every couple I know met online. (And actually, most of my good friends are people I met online from Twitter, blogger conferences, MeetUp, Couchsurfing… The list goes on.) So, when we got married, it only made sense to make our wedding the most tech-powered day ever. Let’s see the list shall we?

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6 magical ways to banish negativity from wedding planning

I've been a pretty pessimistic person my entire life, or, as I like to say, a "realist." So when I got engaged it was pretty much business as usual. Somewhere down the line, though, I realized how much energy it took to be negative about the whole thing — to be the dissenting voice in a crowd of YAYOMGZ was flat out exhausting. Yet I couldn't fake the enthusiasm surrounding the circus of wedding planning, so what do I do?

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Mingle with reception guests in order of their age

Every once in awhile we get some super duper simple advice from our couples that make us totally smack our heads. This is one of those nuggets of wisdom. If you want to make sure to get a little time with all of your guests at the reception, mingle in order of age! Target those who are likely to leave earlier (older relatives, parents with young children, or guests with long drives home) and make them your first priority.

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Wedding video real talk: Professional versus home movies

As we walked down the aisle, I had a moment of panic when I noticed multiple cameras on us — not only were our husband-and-wife photographer team standing at the end of the aisle waiting for us, there were two people with video cameras up there, too! Thoughts of wedding crashers who got in under the guise of being the hired videographer crossed my mind… but it turned out that both my wife's dad and my mom had decided to surprise us with a videographer. Here's what I learned from this unique experience of having the home video-style photography AND the professional videography…

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How André the Giant helped guests drive home safely

We're going to feature Emily and Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding later this week, but I couldn't wait to share this impressive way to dissuade over-drinking and encourage safe driving at the reception. They used a little tidbit about the booze tolerance of the late and most amazing André the Giant, which if you've read this book like I have recently, you'd know all about! Let's see how they did it.

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Wedding registries: The gateway to lifestyle creep

Wedding registries. It’s awesome to get presents, but it sucks when you realize that all your presents mean you have to spend more money to upgrade everything else to match. You will find yourself purchasing things so that they can “match” your new items. Even if your stuff up until now was perfectly fine, even if you never thought to replace it.

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How to have an Unplugged Wedding without you or your guests freaking out

I know everyone wants to have their own photo with the couple, but when you multiply the time it takes by 150 guests, it can quickly eat up your whole wedding day.But I also know that the idea of having an unplugged wedding may freak you out a bit. What if the photographer doesn't capture every single guest? What if people don't get it? What if everyone judges your choice? Here are a few tips to assuage your fears of an unplugged wedding…

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I smelled a reader's hair: Lovesick Expo season 2015 kickoff

The first of our eight nationwide Lovesick Expos happened this past Sunday in Brooklyn, and if this show is any indication, this is going to be a great winter. I flew out from Seattle on Friday, and rolled into the Williamsburg Music Hall at 9am on Sunday to find the space already bustling with vendors setting up their booths. By the time the doors opened at 11, things were looking GAHMAZING! Then this happened…

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A unity ceremony with glass and 2100 degrees of heat: you're going to want to see this

What if I told you that you can take a unity ceremony to a seriously higher level by crafting up your own custom, totally unique, and handcrafted piece of artwork derived from those ingredients in your unity ceremony that will last forever? Just choose your colored glass crystals, the style of sculpture you want, add 2100 degree molten crystal… and get ready to lose your shit. Let's see how it's done with our sponsor, Unity in Glass.

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Proposing tips and ring ideas with Brilliant Earth's Artisan Collection

It's January, kiddos, and you know what that means: ENGAGEMENTS GALORE! Either you're recently engaged, planning to be soon, or at least seeing them roll in on Facebook. Either way, a fun time is in store. Here are some of our favorite tips for making your proposal rad as hell, as well as some amazing rings to share from Brilliant Earth, too.

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Modern shoes with a touch of that vintage feel

This is a week to deviate from my usual taste in rainbows and ridiculousness! I'm going to spend a morning doodling trying my hand at vintage-inspired shoes on the more classy end of the spectrum.

I'm going to feature heels, boots, and a few flats. We've got gentle rose colors, and some ivory, and some lovely blues… but of course some brighter colors too because I can't help myself! So, yes: let's get classy for a moment. Join me?

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6 reasons to meet your vendors in person before you book (and meet Melissa Miksch at Lovesick!)

When it comes to choosing vendors for your wedding, to whom you'll pay money, spend lots of time, and depend upon, it's pretty important to have faith in them, amirite? Meeting in person is such a neat way to get to know them, make sure they feel your vibe, and maybe even make a new friend. Let's talk about why meeting your vendors, and specifically our sponsor, Seattle area-based photographer Melissa Miksch, in person beforehand will ease all your vendor-related fears.

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48 flats that are intense on styling, but gentle on your feet

It's like clockwork: I'll do a post about heels, and the first comment will be "…but I can't wear these!" I know, y'all. Believe me, I know. I spent several years in the '90s selling Birkenstocks for a living, so I SUPER DUPER KNOW. That's why today I'm going to focus on flats. Sweet, delicious, comfortable flats that are intensely awesome, but won't hurt your delicate feetsies. And if these 48 pairs aren't enough? Browse our massive flats archive.

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