Ask your parent to "support you down the aisle"

Even though having my father escort me down the aisle was one of my favorite memories from my first wedding, the second time I got married, I felt it was important to not make A Big Deal out of the processional. I thought I'd either walk down the aisle alone — an independent woman making her own life choice — or walk down the aisle with my partner, like no biggie.

Either way, no one was "giving me away" this time. That was for sure.

Then two things happened…

An intimate city hall wedding (with a fascinating romance backstory!)

Dominic, an Englishman, was in Paris studying French. Marjorie, a Frenchwoman, had just finished her art studies and was babysitting two Anglo-French children in the Loire Valley. One November, while Dominic was visiting his aunt, the babysitter came home with his cousins. That babysitter was Marjorie. They met again the following summer while Dominic was spending his holidays there and bonded over a mutual love of rock 'n' roll. Fast forward to their intimate courthouse wedding in San Francisco…

Wave these wedding yay flags in a madcap fashion to drum up ALL the excitement

We've long been fans of waving around wedding celebration flags and mini wedding yay flags at ceremonies. You can DIY them, buy them in bulk, get them customized to your favorite colors and sayings, and wave them to the sky. Bust out your "hell yeahs," "the cake is a lie," or the catchphrase of your choice and get to celebrating! Here are our favorite ways to wave wildly (with loads you can buy for your own wedding)…

Let's pretend we're sipping vino at this wine country wedding in California

High school sweethearts BriAna and Eric chose a Clos LaChance Winery for their wine country wedding in California. It was a dream with ivy-covered walls, tucked between rolling hills, and overlooking seriously scenic vineyards. Some of the highlights included a Mariachi band, flowers girls hugging and dancing the day away, a flower-covered cake (and SO many stunning flowers in general), parasols, and Serrano pepper salsa favors made from scratch!