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Maria & Bob's snowboarding ski resort wedding

A wedding in New York in the middle of winter? Snowboarding in a tux and a wedding dress?! Meh, you guys know how we roll. Let's check out the ski shot fun, the freezing but totally dedicated wedding party, the wildcards that surrounded all the planning, and this amazing pair of adventurous lovebirds.

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How to have an Unplugged Wedding without you or your guests freaking out

I know everyone wants to have their own photo with the couple, but when you multiply the time it takes by 150 guests, it can quickly eat up your whole wedding day.But I also know that the idea of having an unplugged wedding may freak you out a bit. What if the photographer doesn't capture every single guest? What if people don't get it? What if everyone judges your choice? Here are a few tips to assuage your fears of an unplugged wedding…

Recent Wedding Porn

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These two are mejor juntos at their Dia de los Muertos wedding in Philadelphia

After meeting in an online chatroom, video chatting for months, and making a home in New York for years, Manny and Chrissy finally got married in Philadelphia last October. Manny was born in Mexico City, and Chrissy has a passion for the Spanish language, so a Dia de los Muertos theme fit perfectly for their celebration. But this wedding was more than just sugar skulls, intricate bunting, and wedding dogs in mariachi outfits.

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Maria & Bob's snowboarding ski resort wedding

A wedding in New York in the middle of winter? Snowboarding in a tux and a wedding dress?! Meh, you guys know how we roll. Let's check out the ski shot fun, the freezing but totally dedicated wedding party, the wildcards that surrounded all the planning, and this amazing pair of adventurous lovebirds.

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Jo & Spig's goth-ish geeky intimate wedding

Handmade decor, black and white and purple everywhere, a dress the bride already had (!), and some surefire ways to beat your social anxiety at your wedding… you're going to love this gothic geeky wedding in Birmingham. Don't miss the geeky table names, the message in a bottle guest book, and gorgeous gothic bunting.

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Sophie & James' geeky pastel Welsh wedding

Pastel flowers of all types abound in this wedding: knitted flowers, paper flowers, fabric flowers, oh my! This pastel wonderland extended into the bridesmaid's dresses, the video game decor, and even the centerpieces. Take a peek at this Welsh wedding full of geek-tastic whimsy.

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Lacey & Jason's feminist Jewish mountain feast and dance party

If you're in the mood to be dazzled by smiles and tender moments, this wedding is the balm for your soul. The whole ceremony is a montage of moments that could be scripted, but we totally guess that they weren't! These two are just that adorable. Come see the choreographed dance, wedding party entourage, and amazing scenery.

Recent Advice

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Make your wedding the most tech-powered day ever

In San Francisco, where my husband and I met, almost every couple I know met online. (And actually, most of my good friends are people I met online from Twitter, blogger conferences, MeetUp, Couchsurfing… The list goes on.) So, when we got married, it only made sense to make our wedding the most tech-powered day ever. Let’s see the list shall we?

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6 magical ways to banish negativity from wedding planning

I've been a pretty pessimistic person my entire life, or, as I like to say, a "realist." So when I got engaged it was pretty much business as usual. Somewhere down the line, though, I realized how much energy it took to be negative about the whole thing — to be the dissenting voice in a crowd of YAYOMGZ was flat out exhausting. Yet I couldn't fake the enthusiasm surrounding the circus of wedding planning, so what do I do?

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Mingle with reception guests in order of their age

Every once in awhile we get some super duper simple advice from our couples that make us totally smack our heads. This is one of those nuggets of wisdom. If you want to make sure to get a little time with all of your guests at the reception, mingle in order of age! Target those who are likely to leave earlier (older relatives, parents with young children, or guests with long drives home) and make them your first priority.

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Wedding video real talk: Professional versus home movies

As we walked down the aisle, I had a moment of panic when I noticed multiple cameras on us — not only were our husband-and-wife photographer team standing at the end of the aisle waiting for us, there were two people with video cameras up there, too! Thoughts of wedding crashers who got in under the guise of being the hired videographer crossed my mind… but it turned out that both my wife's dad and my mom had decided to surprise us with a videographer. Here's what I learned from this unique experience of having the home video-style photography AND the professional videography…

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How André the Giant helped guests drive home safely

We're going to feature Emily and Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding later this week, but I couldn't wait to share this impressive way to dissuade over-drinking and encourage safe driving at the reception. They used a little tidbit about the booze tolerance of the late and most amazing André the Giant, which if you've read this book like I have recently, you'd know all about! Let's see how they did it.

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Choose your wedding party carefully, and 6 more pieces of wedding advice I needed

I read every advice blog there was. I knew what should be in my emergency kit, and I was completely on top of all to-do lists. I had thought about all the things brides forget about. Despite how excited I was (and am) about my marriage, despite how awesome our loved ones are, and despite how much I love projects — I HATED planning our wedding. I believe my experience would have been a bit different if I had read this advice first…

Recent Features

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How to have an Unplugged Wedding without you or your guests freaking out

I know everyone wants to have their own photo with the couple, but when you multiply the time it takes by 150 guests, it can quickly eat up your whole wedding day.But I also know that the idea of having an unplugged wedding may freak you out a bit. What if the photographer doesn't capture every single guest? What if people don't get it? What if everyone judges your choice? Here are a few tips to assuage your fears of an unplugged wedding…

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I smelled a reader's hair: Lovesick Expo season 2015 kickoff

The first of our eight nationwide Lovesick Expos happened this past Sunday in Brooklyn, and if this show is any indication, this is going to be a great winter. I flew out from Seattle on Friday, and rolled into the Williamsburg Music Hall at 9am on Sunday to find the space already bustling with vendors setting up their booths. By the time the doors opened at 11, things were looking GAHMAZING! Then this happened…

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2015's hottest wedding trend: fighting back against "Pinterest-perfection"

Once a week or so, I'll get an interview request from a journalist — and inevitably one of the questions they want to ask is "What are your trend predictions for next year?" I usually hedge these questions with a positive spin like, "Hopefully, a reduction in fear-based marketing" or "Less body-shaming directed at brides under the guise of beauty," but this year I have a bigger prediction:

That couples are going to start pushing back against the idea of "Pinterest-perfect" weddings.

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Proposing tips and ring ideas with Brilliant Earth's Artisan Collection

It's January, kiddos, and you know what that means: ENGAGEMENTS GALORE! Either you're recently engaged, planning to be soon, or at least seeing them roll in on Facebook. Either way, a fun time is in store. Here are some of our favorite tips for making your proposal rad as hell, as well as some amazing rings to share from Brilliant Earth, too.

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Modern shoes with a touch of that vintage feel

This is a week to deviate from my usual taste in rainbows and ridiculousness! I'm going to spend a morning doodling trying my hand at vintage-inspired shoes on the more classy end of the spectrum.

I'm going to feature heels, boots, and a few flats. We've got gentle rose colors, and some ivory, and some lovely blues… but of course some brighter colors too because I can't help myself! So, yes: let's get classy for a moment. Join me?

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6 reasons to meet your vendors in person before you book (and meet Melissa Miksch at Lovesick!)

When it comes to choosing vendors for your wedding, to whom you'll pay money, spend lots of time, and depend upon, it's pretty important to have faith in them, amirite? Meeting in person is such a neat way to get to know them, make sure they feel your vibe, and maybe even make a new friend. Let's talk about why meeting your vendors, and specifically our sponsor, Seattle area-based photographer Melissa Miksch, in person beforehand will ease all your vendor-related fears.

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48 flats that are intense on styling, but gentle on your feet

It's like clockwork: I'll do a post about heels, and the first comment will be "…but I can't wear these!" I know, y'all. Believe me, I know. I spent several years in the '90s selling Birkenstocks for a living, so I SUPER DUPER KNOW. That's why today I'm going to focus on flats. Sweet, delicious, comfortable flats that are intensely awesome, but won't hurt your delicate feetsies. And if these 48 pairs aren't enough? Browse our massive flats archive.

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