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Fall into the rabbit hole with Darling Marcelle's stunning wedding headpieces

I spend WAY too much time down the headpiece/flower crown/birdcage veil rabbit hole than any non-engaged person should, so I don't know how you guys get anything done. This is especially true since Darling Marcelle exists to keep us knee-deep in fabulous wedding headpiece dreams. Think colorful florals mixed with a black birdcage, feather-topped fingertip veils, vintage-inspired flower crowns, and gold-dinosaur-topped fascinators. All of your wedding headpiece dreams are about to come true.

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13 wedding shoe clips to turn your cheap Payless shoes into fancy-fance footwear

For those of us working with tight budgets (or just those of us who aren't into blowing our wedding budgets on our footwear), shoe clips can be the perfect solution. You know that super basic pair of flats you got at PayLess? Or those pleather heels you got last year at Target? Slap some fancy shoe clips on that babies and behold: your fancy-fance dream wedding shoes. For this post, I curated a collection of my favorite wedding shoe clips from Etsy, but of course you can find these things all over the place including, including Amazon.

Of course, because I'm me… I arranged these in rainbow order, including a pair of rainbow shoe clips at the end YAY!

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A snowy and sexy Valentine's Day engagement shoot

We're in a total lovey-dovey Valentine's Day mood and this styled engagement shoot from Karen Menyhart Weddings hit the sweet spot in our romantic hearts. From roaring fires in gorgeous venues to snowy streets and sweet kisses, this is one sexy shoot. Let it inspire your own V-day engagement shoot ideas, or just bask in the hotness like we are.

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Exchange shoes instead of rings

"Best commitment-ceremony-that-wasn't-really-a-ceremony ever!": A commitment ceremony where this one couple exchanged shoes instead of rings.

Recent Wedding Porn

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A snowy and sexy Valentine's Day engagement shoot

We're in a total lovey-dovey Valentine's Day mood and this styled engagement shoot from Karen Menyhart Weddings hit the sweet spot in our romantic hearts. From roaring fires in gorgeous venues to snowy streets and sweet kisses, this is one sexy shoot. Let it inspire your own V-day engagement shoot ideas, or just bask in the hotness like we are.

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A sexy and dark Valentine's Day look with inspiration from The Crow

This dark Valentine's Day shoot is glamorously cool with moody reds, greys, and rich purples as the color palette and The Crow as aesthetic inspiration. We love us some pastels, but sometimes you just want to savor the dark side. Add in a '20s-inspired dress, a few red hearts, a bunch of lush florals, and a wicked helipad venue,
Ventanas in Atlanta, and you've got our new favorite dark Valentine's Day look.

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25 of our favorite mismatched bridesmaids

One thing we know: matching wedding party fashion is SO not required anymore. I'd say about half of the weddings we receive as submissions stray from the matchy-matchy tradition in favor of mismatched wedding parties. They range from mildly varied fashion to wildly different looks, and we love them all. Let's travel down memory lane to revisit some of our very favorite mismatched wedding parties

Recent Real Weddings

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A Vegas destination elopement on a rooftop at twilight

Kendra and Spencer had a rooftop wedding at twilight in Downtown Vegas with neon light backdrop. So glamorous, so shiny! This Vegas destination elopement featured the bride's black and white gown, the groom's chic black suit, florals from Flora Pop (and their tear drop trailer!), and the Vegas sunset. Let's peek at how it all went down, including their first shared donut as a married couple.

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This stunning and elegant goth wedding in a cave will charm all black hearts

Can you even get over how gorgeous this goth couple is? With a custom-made black wedding dress and veil, amazing thrones, a coffin ring box, bleeding candles, a HUGE and amazingly goth cake, and of course, a CAVE RECEPTION… we're sure this wedding will get your heart racing. Don't miss the Tim Burton-esque invitations, the lush red and black bouquet, and the hilariously charming sand ceremony gone rogue.

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You HAVE to see the giant Stargate, light-up dress, and Minecraft cake at this video game-themed wedding

A light-up dress. A blinking tie clip. Centerpieces filled with D20 dice. Chicken and waffles on the menu. Kaylee’s parasol. A Minecraft cake so epic the guests didn’t realize it was cake. Mario and Luigi as ringbearers. Guests in costumes. A grand entrance through a giant Stargate. This geeky video game-themed wedding is an explosion of nerdy goodness.

Recent Advice

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Exchange shoes instead of rings

"Best commitment-ceremony-that-wasn't-really-a-ceremony ever!": A commitment ceremony where this one couple exchanged shoes instead of rings.

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5 tips for working with a wedding photographer who doesn’t "get" you

As a photographer I can speak from experience that there are going to be clients who we click with like old friends, and clients that take us awhile to get to know. However, that's definitely not an excuse for making it obvious that some clients have become your BFFs and others still remain strangers. These are a few tips to help you work with a photographer who doesn't get you…

Recent Features

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News flash: Being a woman doesn't mean I know how to plan weddings

While I am a cisgender woman, I do not always adhere to the expectations of my gender (like many women). While I've come to terms with it in most parts of my life, there is something about the wedding process that shoves it in your face again and again and again…

While many vendors have been kind with my ignorance once I flat-out own it, there seems to be a constant, persistent expectation that I should have more of this wedding thing figured out, or that my double-X chromosome has given me fluency in this secret wedding language.

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Bats instead of butterflies in your stomach? Let's talk about pre-wedding anxiety attacks

My anxiety attacks me where it will hurt the most — it makes me question my relationship, and now it added crushing doubt about whether I truly wanted to marry the man lying next to me. The very existence of those thoughts crumbled whatever defense I had left, because in that state of mind it feels like every thought that enters my head must, by its very existence, be true, no matter how much I love and want to be with him. Great state of mind for a newly engaged person.

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It's not just about the bride: The Wedding Industry puts pressure on bridesmaids too!

Somehow the lines of friendship and being a bridesmaid have been blurred by the wedding industry. "Requiring" bridesmaids to throw over-the-top bachelorette parties, or instructing brides that all of their bridesmaids must have matching monogramed robes as gifts, are ways to get people to open their checkbooks just a little more. Wedding websites, magazines and Pinterest are filled with lists and suggestions that can make one feel like, if they aren't throwing a lavish bridal shower, they aren't doing it right.

Recent DIY

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Practical guestbook is practical: Have guests sign a wine cork board

If you're like me (cough, cough, lazy as fuck), turn saved corks into a wine cork board to use as your guestbook! Save enough corks for each of your guests to sign, set them out at your wedding, and ta-da! Create your wine cork board later, and there you have a super practical guestbook ready for use in your newly wedded home!

Recent Stuff we love

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Fall into the rabbit hole with Darling Marcelle's stunning wedding headpieces

I spend WAY too much time down the headpiece/flower crown/birdcage veil rabbit hole than any non-engaged person should, so I don't know how you guys get anything done. This is especially true since Darling Marcelle exists to keep us knee-deep in fabulous wedding headpiece dreams. Think colorful florals mixed with a black birdcage, feather-topped fingertip veils, vintage-inspired flower crowns, and gold-dinosaur-topped fascinators. All of your wedding headpiece dreams are about to come true.

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13 wedding shoe clips to turn your cheap Payless shoes into fancy-fance footwear

For those of us working with tight budgets (or just those of us who aren't into blowing our wedding budgets on our footwear), shoe clips can be the perfect solution. You know that super basic pair of flats you got at PayLess? Or those pleather heels you got last year at Target? Slap some fancy shoe clips on that babies and behold: your fancy-fance dream wedding shoes. For this post, I curated a collection of my favorite wedding shoe clips from Etsy, but of course you can find these things all over the place including, including Amazon.

Of course, because I'm me… I arranged these in rainbow order, including a pair of rainbow shoe clips at the end YAY!

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5 ways you never thought to rock marquis diamonds in your engagement ring

Ah, the marquise diamond. It's awesome, it's unique, and it's often hard to think of creative ways to set it. True story: my best friend inherited her grandmother's marquise diamond engagement ring when she got engaged, it was pretty but the setting wasn't offbeat enough for her taste. Oh how she wishes our sponsor Joseph Jewelry had been around with their fantastical marquise ring settings.

I bet you'll see at least three ways you've never thought to rock a marquise diamond…

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J. Von Stratton wedding dresses, inspired by glamorous drag queens and burlesque performers

For those who've been following my adventures on the Lovesick Expo tour this winter, you've probably been like "WTF is up with all those sequined dresses?!" Well, I will tell you what's up with them: J. Von Stratton is up with them, that's what.

Now I'm stoked to announced that J. Von Stratton has a line of wedding dresses, perfectly combining the show queen aesthetics (sequins! mermaid sillouettes! heart-shaped cut-outs!) with wedding-ready realness…

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