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Cushy cuteness: Comfy wedding shoes for those who need foot TLC

Not all of us can hobble around in sky-high stilettos and inexpensive but back-breaking shoes. Some of us have tootsie issues, chronic illness, orthotics, and generally just want to be able to walk for a lot of hours in cozier shoes. That's where these comfortable wedding shoes come in. We've collected a whole bunch of cushy-but-cute wedding shoes that will last you a good long while running around on your wedding day.

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Beauty from pain: A cancer survivor's non-wig ways to rock being a bald bride

“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”

My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer's presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here's my story…

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A rainbow of sweet and dreamy pastel wedding dresses

We rounded up a crap-ton of adorably pastel pink dresses a while back and wanted to give some real love to the rest of the rainbow. All pastels are good pastels, amirite? We've got dusty blues, sweet seafoams, flowery lavenders, buttery yellows, and delicate floral prints. Embrace your inner '80s prom queen and rock one of these pastel wedding dresses, won't you? Poofy sleeves optional.

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Red hills and panda cookies at this desert wedding in the Valley of Fire

Marty and Isabel hail from Darwin, Australia and wanted an outdoor reception in the deserts of Las Vegas. They chose the stunning red hills backdrop of the Valley of Fire. The ceremony had some acoustic guitar and a really lovely floral backdrop that matched Isabel's bouquet. They followed it up with custom cat and panda cookies (as well as a cake!). Then it was off to Vegas proper for some partying.

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From Hogwarts to NYC: a Brooklyn Harry Potter wedding

When it comes to a bad-ass Brooklyn bar wedding, it only makes sense to make it Harry Potter-themed! Wait, what? Yep, this pair not only had a Brooklyn Harry Potter wedding, but they made it WORK. Pink hair, chocolate frogs, Honeydukes lollipops, Bertie Botts every flavor beans, A Daily Prophet program, wands for all guests, handmade potion bottle vases, a bouquet made out of Harry Potter books and charms, golden snitch cake pops, and more. Whether you love urban chic weddings or just magic, this one is for you…

Surprises abound at this intimate candlelit wedding (planned in weeks!)

Jeff and Don made their marriage official surrounded by their 10 closest friends in a candle-lit living room after 14 years together. They had only decided to get married a few weeks earlier, and every part of the evening was a collaboration of their guests.

Are you ready to see this intimate candlelit wedding? You know you are!

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6 tips for inexpensive and totally stunning custom-made wedding dresses

I'm getting my wedding dress custom-made and I'm so glad I went this route. As a US size 16, and after watching my size 14 sister struggle to find places who even had things in her size to try on, and then settling for something at David's Bridal, I knew I was going to get a custom dress. I can't believe more people don't do this. Here are my tips for making the process rock…

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Beauty from pain: A cancer survivor's non-wig ways to rock being a bald bride

“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”

My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer's presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here's my story…

No cake? No prob! Pull a "Lady and the Tramp" for your alternative cake cutting photos

If you're opting for a non-cake alternative for your wedding dessert, you might be thinking, "but how will we do a cake-cutting photo?!" Fear not, there are awesome options. Pull a Lady and the Tramp-style move (you know, sharing the spaghetti?) and eat from both ends of a donut, like Sadie and Devin did at their adorable brewery wedding. Alternately, duo-bite into a cupcake, a slice of pizza, a big ol' hot dog… whatever your nosh of choice may be.

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Beauty from pain: A cancer survivor's non-wig ways to rock being a bald bride

“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”

My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer's presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here's my story…

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Here are two reasons why Doctor Who's Amy Pond is pro at writing ceremony readings

Fellow Whovians: you know you love Amy and Rory, right? Hashtag goals. And you know their love lasted for quite literally almost two millennia. These kids knew love. Amy was especially good at articulating that love. I've got not one, but two quotes from Doctor Who from which you can pull a remarkable Amy Pond wedding reading. Ready to get a hanky reliving these moments? Geronimo!

Spectacular men's engagement rings for all your proposing needs

We recently received two requests for advice on men's engagement rings and I couldn't resist doing a little reconnaissance (and window shopping!) for some masculine rings that will totally make your dude say yes to the proposal.

Here are some masculine-friendly men's engagement rings with which to propose to your partner (some with an LGBTQ-slant!). Some can function as a set with another band and some work double-duty as a wedding band.

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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!)…

Whether gift or decor, these DIY embroidered vintage photos are AWESOME

I once found an old photo album at a thrift store and I remember feeling captivated looking through the photos of those strangers' lives. The last photo I saw was a wedding photo. Since then I've had a fascination with vintage photos as well as incorporating something of myself creatively, like weaving myself into the scene in a way. So I tried embroidering right onto a copy of the photo!

I could see these DIY embroidered vintage photos as a beautiful gift for an engaged couple, a creative way to display your own family wedding photos, or as lovely wedding decor and centerpieces.

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Cushy cuteness: Comfy wedding shoes for those who need foot TLC

Not all of us can hobble around in sky-high stilettos and inexpensive but back-breaking shoes. Some of us have tootsie issues, chronic illness, orthotics, and generally just want to be able to walk for a lot of hours in cozier shoes. That's where these comfortable wedding shoes come in. We've collected a whole bunch of cushy-but-cute wedding shoes that will last you a good long while running around on your wedding day.

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