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The adorableness level is over 9000 at this video game wedding

The Pokemon bouquet, the rainbow hair, the pixelated tie, the health and mana drink dispensers… this wedding is what geeky dreams are made of. Pile it all on with sweet DIY details, a fabulous pink gown, and the level-themed table names, and we're bowled over by this pair. Come and see ALL the killer geektastic details at this video game wedding…

Can we book a last-minute wedding photographer for our elopement?

My partner and I want to elope, but he's not one for planning ahead. I love his spontaneity, but it doesn't allow for things like hiring an awesome photographer to capture our day for us. How do we go about finding a last-minute wedding photographer on short notice? Or should we plan for a post-wedding photo shoot instead?

Even wildfires couldn't ruin this redwoods wedding of two filmmakers (with the best "cake cutting" EVER!)

This wedding comes with an unbelievable backstory that involves having to move the entire wedding due to the largest California wildfires ever. But on top of that, there's the fact that this wedding is FILLED with amazingness all over: the most epic wedding invitation video, the funniest "cake cutting" you'll see, a T-Rex entrance, and some of the funniest wedding party photos. You've just got to see this one, folks…

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Granola glam: these raw diamond engagement rings will blow your mind

I went down a rabbit hole which I never want to leave: raw diamond engagement rings! So many rough edges, nature-inspired cuts, and hammered metal. Raw diamonds come in tons of colors, sizes, and textures and I can't get enough. Are you ready to start dropping hints like crazy by sharing you favorite among these nature-inspired and rustic AF rings? Let's go ring shopping, y'all…

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Granola glam: these raw diamond engagement rings will blow your mind

I went down a rabbit hole which I never want to leave: raw diamond engagement rings! So many rough edges, nature-inspired cuts, and hammered metal. Raw diamonds come in tons of colors, sizes, and textures and I can't get enough. Are you ready to start dropping hints like crazy by sharing you favorite among these nature-inspired and rustic AF rings? Let's go ring shopping, y'all…

This is the magic that happens when pro filmmakers direct their wedding invitation video

We've got a KILLER wedding coming tomorrow that will blow your mind (think a T-Rex costume entrance, the funniest "cake cutting" ever, and the fact that it's gorgeous as hell). I couldn't wait to share their pièce de résistance, the cinematic masterpiece that is their wedding invitation video. Full disclosure: these two are actual, real filmmakers who are uber talented, so NO FAIR. But at least we get to enjoy it! Here's what Kirsten and husband Dan had to say about it…

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This at-home engagement session is perfect for Netflix + pets couples (like most of us!)

Jade and Matt have been together for ten years, they live together, and they didn't need the traditional engagement shoot. The stereotypical couple poses just didn't really represent who they are and where they are in life… and we know many Offbeat Bride readers relate! They decided to document a more typical day for them, plus some shots of them exploring of their city, Atlanta — and some fun kitty-themed props. This led to a really intimate and far more real-feeling engagement session…

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The adorableness level is over 9000 at this video game wedding

The Pokemon bouquet, the rainbow hair, the pixelated tie, the health and mana drink dispensers… this wedding is what geeky dreams are made of. Pile it all on with sweet DIY details, a fabulous pink gown, and the level-themed table names, and we're bowled over by this pair. Come and see ALL the killer geektastic details at this video game wedding…

Even wildfires couldn't ruin this redwoods wedding of two filmmakers (with the best "cake cutting" EVER!)

This wedding comes with an unbelievable backstory that involves having to move the entire wedding due to the largest California wildfires ever. But on top of that, there's the fact that this wedding is FILLED with amazingness all over: the most epic wedding invitation video, the funniest "cake cutting" you'll see, a T-Rex entrance, and some of the funniest wedding party photos. You've just got to see this one, folks…

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The groom painted the dress at this abstract art-inspired vow renewal

Magdalena and Preston had an abstract art-inspired vow renewal on a rooftop in the Arts District of downtown LA. The inspiration for all of the wedding design (the dress, floral arrangements, invitation suite, tablescapes, and cake) was based on one of Preston's abstract paintings. Our favorite part? Preston hand-painted Magdalena's tea-length dress, too!

Come see this rainy day turn sunny just in time for their lovely rooftop vow renewal…

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Have a "first donut" at this stunning rustic barn wedding

Lauren and Tyson had one of those weddings where you can't stop scrolling to see what covetable detail you'll want to snag next. There were lawn games, "first donuts," vintage plates, a birch wedding cake, and some of the most lovely rustic chic decor we've seen. You'll die when you see the huge barn door that served as their ceremony arch. To.die.for.

Try and stop yourself from grinning when you see this rustic barn wedding in Florida…

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Welcome foolish mortals to the masquerade wedding that slayed all

Let's join these two handsome men, their crew of groomsmaids, some Haunted Mansion references, a whole bunch of gorgeous Halloween-inspired decor, tarot card table themes, and some AMAZING theater references (including the Carrie musical!). This masquerade wedding hurts us so good. Do not miss the ceremony that featured a love spell!

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Can we book a last-minute wedding photographer for our elopement?

My partner and I want to elope, but he's not one for planning ahead. I love his spontaneity, but it doesn't allow for things like hiring an awesome photographer to capture our day for us. How do we go about finding a last-minute wedding photographer on short notice? Or should we plan for a post-wedding photo shoot instead?

These photo booth props can help shelter dogs after your wedding

I found those plushies that would be super cute for photo booth props. But they're also dog toys! And then I realized… I could purchase a ton of fun-shaped dog toys, perfect for photo booth posing, and then donate them to a dog shelter afterwards!

Here are some dog toys that would make great photo booth props…

Are there any awesome statement bracelets for larger wrists?

"I've been looking for some kind of statement bracelet to wear, but they never fit my large wrists! I would LOVE to find a gender neutral bracelet that shows personality and fits large wrists. Can you help me find some?" Oh hell yes we can! Here are some of our favorite bracelets for larger wrists and plus sizes…

Can we have guests grill their own meat at the reception?

We are going super laid-back, backyard wedding on a Friday evening. Our thought was to have a long grill set up and have each guest pick a pork chop or chicken and grill their own. We will have meat thermometers available. Our thought was that we didn't want people to show up get food, sit with whom they normally socialize, eat, and leave.

Any advice?

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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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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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Snazz up your wedding decor with a DIY floral frame backdrop

This quick and easy DIY floral frame backdrop is a reusable rustic wedding decor element that will delight your guests. I love it because it can fit any wedding theme or style. It can be giant, or small and sweet, and you can use whatever frame you already have or find new or secondhand.

Use it as a wedding ceremony backdrop or anywhere in your decor. Ready to see how to make it?

How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth

We've long loved the idea of having far-flung guests or pets cameo at your reception with cut-outs of their faces. It's pretty easy: a print-out, a craft stick, and some glue. But what if you want a BIG face instead? You might see them at concerts and of course, in photo booths!

Big cardboard head cut-outs are easy enough to make if you've got the time and aren't already overburdened with DIY projects. Here's how to make cardboard face cut-outs…

Googly eye shoes hack keeps all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)

So you want to quirk the crap out of your shoes somehow? Make them stand out and draw the eye? Nothing draws the eye (and tickles the funny bone) quite like googly eyes, right? Let your shoe freak flag fly with a pair of google eye shoes. Here's how to easily DIY your own pair of google eye shoes to keep all eyes on your shoes (and all eyes on your guests!)…

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Granola glam: these raw diamond engagement rings will blow your mind

I went down a rabbit hole which I never want to leave: raw diamond engagement rings! So many rough edges, nature-inspired cuts, and hammered metal. Raw diamonds come in tons of colors, sizes, and textures and I can't get enough. Are you ready to start dropping hints like crazy by sharing you favorite among these nature-inspired and rustic AF rings? Let's go ring shopping, y'all…

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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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