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Pugs, brooches, and glamour: Catherine & Chris' quirky pug lovin' wedding

Some people may balk at your photos with your beloved pups, but this couple knows exactly how to ignore those silly "rules" — your pugs, your photos, your way! Add in the playing card details, the GIANT red + brooch flowers, super sentimental brooch bouquet, chic as hell groomswoman, and adorably mismatched ceremony seating, and you'll be as much in love as we are.

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Charities, homemade meals, and day-of help: SoKind is a wedding registry of a seriously different flavor

A lot of our readers are attuned much more to not acquiring a bunch of stuff due to being already established, more into recycling and charitable giving, and being generally more, well, offbeat in their gifting views — whatever they may be. SoKind is a registry with options for charitable donations, child care, household help, cooking lessons or homemade dinners, volunteer hours for an organization, carbon offsets, handmade artwork, day-of event help, and even secondhand gifts.

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7 steps to pulling off "The Easy Wedding"

My husband and I got married at a cozy Irish pub in downtown Louisville. The only time I was even stressed out and nervous was the hour or so before the rehearsal on Friday. After that, it was smooth sailing all the way through. Here’s why…

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Author of Walking Dead novels serenades his bride with a harmonica solo at their wedding

Where are my Walking Dead fans?! Jay Bonansinga is one of the authors of The Walking Dead novels, and we got to take a peek at his wedding! He and Jill (a photographer from Chicago) got married in an Art Deco theater in Cincinnati last March. The classy vibe of the old theater fits their wedding like a glove — that rich red in the seating and the lighting, Jill's on-point, red, tea-length dress with black lace, the jazz band for the reception…

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Author of Walking Dead novels serenades his bride with a harmonica solo at their wedding

Where are my Walking Dead fans?! Jay Bonansinga is one of the authors of The Walking Dead novels, and we got to take a peek at his wedding! He and Jill (a photographer from Chicago) got married in an Art Deco theater in Cincinnati last March. The classy vibe of the old theater fits their wedding like a glove — that rich red in the seating and the lighting, Jill's on-point, red, tea-length dress with black lace, the jazz band for the reception…

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19 dresses, favors, and other ideas to help your nautical wedding set sail

Wow. There is so much you can do with a nautical-themed wedding! The locations, the food, the decor, the invitations, and let's just acknowledge the magnitude of style one can achieve here, all right? We've been so blown away by the port-side, ship-side, and ocean-side weddings we've been seeing lately that we knew we had to get them all into one place for you. While we were at it, we threw in a few things to help you achieve your own sea-faring wedding vision.

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A rainy Lake Tahoe wedding with a rescued pit bull

Lisa and Menotti had to scramble to make their outdoor wedding happen near Lake Tahoe last September. Their original venue fell through with less than a week to go before the ceremony! They still managed to say their vows outside despite the threat of rain, saving the fun, rainy photos for later.

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Pugs, brooches, and glamour: Catherine & Chris' quirky pug lovin' wedding

Some people may balk at your photos with your beloved pups, but this couple knows exactly how to ignore those silly "rules" — your pugs, your photos, your way! Add in the playing card details, the GIANT red + brooch flowers, super sentimental brooch bouquet, chic as hell groomswoman, and adorably mismatched ceremony seating, and you'll be as much in love as we are.

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Escape to the seaside at Meaghan & John's Cape Cod wedding

East Coast lovers, you will lay an egg over this amazingly gorgeous wedding that totally capitalizes on the loveliness that is Cape Code. You'll see the seaside, lighthouses, a killer venue, and of course, two cuties in lurve. A lot of love and community effort went into this shindig and boy does it show.

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Jess & Casey's dark, snowy fairytale in the mountains wedding

We don't even know where to start with this gorgeous shindig in the mountains of Colorado. You HAVE to see the dark, elegantly goth fashion (and makeup on the bride and groom), the nature-sourced, video game and movie-themed decor (Skyrim! Game of Thrones! Snow White and the Huntsman!), the snow-capped backdrops, and super awesome guest book idea that we've never seen before.

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7 steps to pulling off "The Easy Wedding"

My husband and I got married at a cozy Irish pub in downtown Louisville. The only time I was even stressed out and nervous was the hour or so before the rehearsal on Friday. After that, it was smooth sailing all the way through. Here’s why…

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Take your "first kiss" photo without the officiant in the background

Y'all remember that spectacular bass drum wedding we featured a few months ago? Obviously the couple was cool, the outfits were sweet, the musical instruments EPIC. But something tiny caught my eye — Danny and Johanna sneaked back to their ceremony site and got a sweet pic of their kiss! You'd never know it wasn't taken during the ceremony if it weren't for the fact that there's no officiant in the background.

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How we worded the invitations for our crowdfunded wedding

We have decided to crowdfund our wedding. It won't pay for everything, but it does mean we can focus on having a good time rather than scrimping and saving on every little thing. The tricky part was wording everything right on the invitations, so we didn't come off as stingy or cheap. I wrote a little poem to explain the crowdfunding. If anyone wants it, they can steal it…

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Shy photographers: dispelling the myth that your wedding photographer should be your BFF

As a photographer, I follow wedding blogs and often find advice recommending couples to hire a photographer that “could be your friend.” This is something that I find incredibly odd, and sometimes not very good advice. This is not to say that if you find someone who is amazing and outgoing that you should not hire them (us photographers come in all shapes and personalities). I’d like to offer a few reasons why you should consider not solely hiring "someone who you could be friends with," and a few secrets that artists might not disclose every day…

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Turn that to-do into WOOHOO: The best wedding advice ever

Surely, with such an easygoing and organized bride, this was bound to be a stress-free process, right? HA. During planning month six out of ten, I broke down crying while talking to my mom about something wedding-related. My mom turned around and gave me the best advice I received during the course of planning my wedding.

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My wedding is changing my relationship with religion

I'm Jewish, but I'm not very observant. My fiancé is agnostic and was raised Christian. Before we got engaged, I didn't think much about the specifics of a ceremony. When we got engaged, I was surprised by how important it became to me to have at least some elements of a Jewish ceremony incorporated into our wedding.

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Wedding hashtag generator. #Go!

Wedding hashtags: they're not just for hipsters. Having your own hashtag is one of the easiest ways to not only collect extra photos from your guests, but also to share your event with people who have to be MIA on your wedding day. So, guys, what awesome wedding hashtags did you think up?

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Everything you wanted to know about Pagan weddings, but were afraid to ask

So you've been invited to a Pagan wedding. Modern Paganism is a recreation of the indigenous spiritual traditions of Europe. It has been heavily influenced by modern values and ethics, such as feminism and environmentalism. So please don't fear that you may witness an animal sacrifice at a Pagan ritual; many of us are vegan and are strong supporters of animal rights! But it might help to give you an overview on what to expect…

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"Who's the 'groom' in your lesbian wedding?" Gender stereotypes and assumptions with gay weddings

"So, who's the guy in your relationship?" This question (or versions of it) is one of the more common questions posed to lesbian couples and the most frustrating. The reverse is true of male couples. While most people have posed this question with absolutely no malice or agenda, people in same-sex relationships (including myself) can get kind of huffy about it. That is not always helpful, so lets talk about that question.

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How I reclaimed my wedding dress after my divorce

After my divorce, I had this dress in my wardrobe that fitted me perfectly but that I couldn't wear, and that I couldn't bring myself to give away. In some ways, I felt like this dress was stopping me from moving on with my life. So I decided to reclaim my wedding dress.

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Charities, homemade meals, and day-of help: SoKind is a wedding registry of a seriously different flavor

A lot of our readers are attuned much more to not acquiring a bunch of stuff due to being already established, more into recycling and charitable giving, and being generally more, well, offbeat in their gifting views — whatever they may be. SoKind is a registry with options for charitable donations, child care, household help, cooking lessons or homemade dinners, volunteer hours for an organization, carbon offsets, handmade artwork, day-of event help, and even secondhand gifts.

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Transcend decades and off-the-rack dresses with Mischelle Jillene's custom gowns

Guess who I met at Lovesick in Los Angeles — Miss Mischelle of Mischelle Jillene Custom Gowns. I'm a born-and-raised Los Angeleno, so I'm always happy to gush over local sponsors! Especially when they are super-talented dress designers, and dress re-designers.

Yes, I said "re-designer" — you're gonna love that. But first, let's talk about the ways Mischelle Jillene can assist you in all your dress needs…

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Vintage-ish t-strap wedding shoes

So you want vintage-ish, but new. You want heels (or maybe flats?). You want some strappiness. And of course, you want some color. Today I'm going to dabble in t-strap heels and flats, which can help you out on all these accounts. Below you'll find a few of my current favorites, including a surprising number of t-strap Oxfords, which always give a bit of a sexy librarian feel to a wedding day…

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3 ways to get your most authentic wedding photos with Richmond's Tiffany Heidenthal

We love seeing your gorgeous, lovingly created decor, but seeing the real moments in the day — the vow goof at the ceremony, the guests admiring the flower grandmas, the reactions to the best man's speech — those are the moments you want to capture authentically. Here are some tips for making sure you're making the most of your pro photographer and capturing those genuine emotions. And I'll introduce Richmond-based Tiffany Heidenthal Photography who OWNS in that department.

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Wedding shoes in wide widths and wonderful colors

Today I'm here to round up some awesome shoes for my wide-footed ladies. These are wedding shoes that come in "WW" widths, but still look sassy and faboooo, dahlinks. We're talking funky, colorful formal-ish shoes in bold shades and widths ranging from W to WW to EEE.

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Real brides give us the low-down on getting their dream Wai-Ching wedding dress

Wai-Ching dresses are so dreamy that I sometimes forget they're FOR REAL, so I was all a-flutter when I saw them in real life, all lined up, in the prettiest raw silk rainbow I've ever seen. These dresses may look like fantasies, but I assure you they're real, they're just as gorgeous in real life, and you can totally hook yourself up with one for your wedding. Let's get a Wai-Ching reality check with real brides, real experiences, and really awesome dresses…

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