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These are the ethical wedding rings that are making the world a better place

As someone who's constantly looking for new and awesome indie jewelers, I'm happy to explore the world of our sponsor Metalicious. Metalicious was started by Stephanie Maslow-Blackman, in a tiny corner of her apartment, where she made every ring by hand. Today she works with a small, hand-selected group of artisans in her New York studio — making each ring from recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. And, saving the world at the same time!

14 pairs of Bettie Page shoes for retro wedding realness

The name Bettie Page is of course SUPER evocative of retro glamour and good times, and so Bettie Page shoes definitely can definitely help up your vintage wedding footwear game. Browsing through all their styles, I found TONS of great options for retro weddings, and suuuuuper affordable prices… but of course with super-cheap shoes you run the risk of poor construction. That's just the reality of a pair of $30 shoes… but for those of you prioritizing short-term retro glamour, these shoes are pretty freaking sweet.

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Collect your jaw from the floor after this jewel-toned cocktail reception

Vintage goblets and accessories on the bar cart, a red velvet couch with a gold backdrop, rich, dramatic florals, and a lush rug to create a luxe sitting area — this jewel-toned cocktail reception styled shoot with Jessica and David totally captures the essence of bright colors. David's suit was custom-made for him in Thailand, and the personalized invitation suite was hand-painted by the photographer, who is also an artist (holy talent, Batman!).

Let's ogle the rich colors and puppy cuddles and be inspired, my friends…

A parachuting ceremony exit at this wedding on a cliff in Portugal!

Helena and André's luminous pop-up wedding at the Cliffs of Peniche, Portugal had to swap locations at the last minute due to high winds, but the show must go on. And by show, I mean a FLYING SHOW. The ceremony was surrounded by parachuting high-flyers and the pair joined them in the air after it was done. Talk about a show-stopping ceremony exit. Let's take a look at this hot-as-hell couple and their wind-blown yet fabulous parachuting ceremony.

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Fuck the bud: The secret to how to pin a boutonniere perfectly every time

Unless you went a butt-ton of proms, or been a groomsman in every wedding, you probably have no idea how to properly pin a flower on to yourself or someone else. I would watch from behind my camera and everyone stumbled around, trying to find that ONE person who knew what to do.

But now you will, because I discovered the secret trick to pinning the perfect floral boutonniere every dang time…

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Collect your jaw from the floor after this jewel-toned cocktail reception

Vintage goblets and accessories on the bar cart, a red velvet couch with a gold backdrop, rich, dramatic florals, and a lush rug to create a luxe sitting area — this jewel-toned cocktail reception styled shoot with Jessica and David totally captures the essence of bright colors. David's suit was custom-made for him in Thailand, and the personalized invitation suite was hand-painted by the photographer, who is also an artist (holy talent, Batman!).

Let's ogle the rich colors and puppy cuddles and be inspired, my friends…

This animal mask engagement shoot in Denver brings out our wild side

Stephanie and Justin were inspired to rock a killer animal mask engagement shoot, inspired by the masks of Wintercroft Masks. They ultimately chose a fox and a bear mask, which turned out to be an awesome choice. Justin made the masks out of cereal boxes, tape, and paint and they looked phenomenal.

They and their killer photographer, Green Blossom PhotographyThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them, chose to wander around an art district in Denver where one-of-a-kind murals are everywhere. Try not to be inspired to find your own inner animal at your engagement session, too!

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Labyrinth wedding inspiration: this IS the babe with the power

This month is the 30th (holy shit!) anniversary of one of my all-time favorite movies, Labyrinth. Is anyone seeing the movie in theaters? If not, I'll do you one better. Our friends over at Firefly Path, along with some other amazing vendors, created a most fabulous Labyrinth-themed fashion shoot with their own killer designs. It was too beautiful to ignore and is bound to inspire a fair few fantasy weddings. I must share…

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A parachuting ceremony exit at this wedding on a cliff in Portugal!

Helena and André's luminous pop-up wedding at the Cliffs of Peniche, Portugal had to swap locations at the last minute due to high winds, but the show must go on. And by show, I mean a FLYING SHOW. The ceremony was surrounded by parachuting high-flyers and the pair joined them in the air after it was done. Talk about a show-stopping ceremony exit. Let's take a look at this hot-as-hell couple and their wind-blown yet fabulous parachuting ceremony.

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Don't miss the costumes, Simpsons cufflinks, and bum shots at this creepy Halloween wedding

Can you tell we're already excited about Halloween?! This Elmwood Zoo Halloween wedding with Laura and Chris was a spooky wedding of creeptastic proportions. Guests arrived in costume (with awards at the reception!).

Let's explore all of the creepy details including the Simpsons reference cufflinks, black and white gown, squee-worthy purple bridesmaids dresses, skull centerpieces… until death do us part.

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Get ready for the breathtaking handmade dress of all our dreams

The bride wanted a magical fairy realm of wonder and enchantment for her wedding and she killed it! The handmade iridescent blue gown (that she made herself!) is enough to instill awe in everyone, but it's the whole thing that takes the cake. The blue hair, the top hats, the fantasy details… take me away to the Goblin King! Don't miss how this bride worked with her chronic illness to DIY so much and even do a special dance with her groom.

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Fuck the bud: The secret to how to pin a boutonniere perfectly every time

Unless you went a butt-ton of proms, or been a groomsman in every wedding, you probably have no idea how to properly pin a flower on to yourself or someone else. I would watch from behind my camera and everyone stumbled around, trying to find that ONE person who knew what to do.

But now you will, because I discovered the secret trick to pinning the perfect floral boutonniere every dang time…

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DIY? KIFS (Keep It Fucking Simple): simplifying wedding DIY projects

Moving my stash of wedding craft supplies and projects over to my mother's house today, I had a frightening, important realization: I have too much DIY shit for this wedding. Today, however, I realized that I have too much. I am trying to do too much. In my excitement, I have thrifted too many treasures and planned too many DIY projects for this wedding. Here's how I'm simplifying wedding DIY projects on my list.

Honor your moms with a "Mother's Kiss" at your ceremony

There are lots of ways to show your love and respect to your parents (and parent-like figures in your life) at the ceremony. They can light unity candles, walk you down the aisle, do readings, be given a flower, and of course, be memorialized, if that's the situation. But we love the idea of the "mother's kiss" from Jacqueline and Felipe's country glamour wedding.

They decided to honor their mothers by getting one last kiss as single people before they were married. It was pretty damn sweet. Here's how they did it.

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"Will we need a corsage for your grandmother?" Grief and wedding planning

Those who have lost someone — and that is nearly all of us — can tell you that grief, rather than subsiding, simply assumes the traits of water molecules. Over an amount of time, never predictable, it changes shape from a solid pain to a fluid, familiar ache, an ache which leaves room for joy, for the ability to page through love-worn photo albums, for gratitude at ever having known and loved the person at all.

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Chris Hardwick broke the mold for nerd culture with this Star Wars in-joke

Geeks like myself mourn the loss of geek king Chris Hardwick's singlehood, but we can be appeased by this awesomely nerdy detail from his and wife Lydia Hearst's ceremony that he shared on his social media outlets. Chris' favorite Star Wars droid, R5-D4, totally had a big role in his ceremony. Chris attempted to get Mark Hamill to reprise his role in R5-D4's life, but barring that, it was still rad as hell. Here's how it all went down…

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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Fuck the bud: The secret to how to pin a boutonniere perfectly every time

Unless you went a butt-ton of proms, or been a groomsman in every wedding, you probably have no idea how to properly pin a flower on to yourself or someone else. I would watch from behind my camera and everyone stumbled around, trying to find that ONE person who knew what to do.

But now you will, because I discovered the secret trick to pinning the perfect floral boutonniere every dang time…

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DIY? KIFS (Keep It Fucking Simple): simplifying wedding DIY projects

Moving my stash of wedding craft supplies and projects over to my mother's house today, I had a frightening, important realization: I have too much DIY shit for this wedding. Today, however, I realized that I have too much. I am trying to do too much. In my excitement, I have thrifted too many treasures and planned too many DIY projects for this wedding. Here's how I'm simplifying wedding DIY projects on my list.

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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These are the ethical wedding rings that are making the world a better place

As someone who's constantly looking for new and awesome indie jewelers, I'm happy to explore the world of our sponsor Metalicious. Metalicious was started by Stephanie Maslow-Blackman, in a tiny corner of her apartment, where she made every ring by hand. Today she works with a small, hand-selected group of artisans in her New York studio — making each ring from recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. And, saving the world at the same time!

14 pairs of Bettie Page shoes for retro wedding realness

The name Bettie Page is of course SUPER evocative of retro glamour and good times, and so Bettie Page shoes definitely can definitely help up your vintage wedding footwear game. Browsing through all their styles, I found TONS of great options for retro weddings, and suuuuuper affordable prices… but of course with super-cheap shoes you run the risk of poor construction. That's just the reality of a pair of $30 shoes… but for those of you prioritizing short-term retro glamour, these shoes are pretty freaking sweet.

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The wedding photographer for happy people, naked people, and tattooed unicorns

Here's what our sponsor Allebach Photography he wrote when our website robots asked him to describe himself (for the umpteenth time): "fun stuff. amazing stuff. happy people. naked people. unicorns. tattoos. the gays!"

All of those things are awesome. All of those things describe our readers. And all of those things are what makes this Philadelphia wedding photographer so awesome. Check it out…

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Getting married in sneakers: wedding sneakers for comfortable brides

Let's talk about getting married in sneakers. Of course the most popular sneaks to get married in are Converse — so popular, in fact, that we have an entire 30-page archive dedicated to brides and grooms in their favorite All-Stars. But there are tons of other wedding sneakers to be considered — gold Vans, light-up high-tops, and even several pairs of Unicorn-printed sneakers… because apparently that's a thing! Let's take a peek at some of our favorite, most comfortable-ist wedding sneakers…

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