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Ruby & James' laid-back door games and tea ceremony Chinese wedding

This pair of Chinese Aussies were not ready to take on a whole bunch of Chinese traditions for their wedding, but they did inject a little tradition in the form of some quick door games and an informal tea ceremony. Take a peek at how they combined their bookish, fabric flower-loving, and independent ideals into this sweet lil' wedding. Oh, and wait until you see how the bride protected her dress en route to the venue!

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Caroline & Dave's sunrise beach wedding

This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, the cocktail, and the midi — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple who opted for an early-morning sunrise ceremony, with all of the challenges and gorgeous scenery that entails. You'll definitely want to hear how they handled the venue and vendors for this particular challenge.

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Jess & Pete's glam horror and zombie wedding

We're falling into the so-excited-it's-almost-fall trap hardcore. But that's okay: trap us in your cool embrace and crunchy leaves, fall! Here's a little horror and zombies pre-Halloween preview to whet your appetite for the season. The dessert bar alone is to die for… think anatomical hearts, zombie mousse graves, and a cake with a giant bloody bite out of it. It's ghoulishly delicious!

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Stephanie & James' Snow White meets Americana retro wedding

A float-y princess gown, some retro stylings, a few train-lover photos, and much much adorableness abounds at this Aussie wedding. We also love the carriage ride, the DIY bits an bobs, and of course, the rainbow sprinkle cake! Add in the blended cultural group dance and impromptu "stair-tripping" game, and you're in for an easy-going and rad time for all (even if they had to smoosh 130 people into a ceremony space meant for 50!).

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It's Up to Us is fighting the good fight for same-sex marriage in Australia, and you can too!

The latest survey tells us that 72% of Australians support marriage equality; this is the highest that support has ever been in our country. Unfortunately, this is not a view shared by our government. The feminist me — who is so freaking grateful to the feminists who fought for the rights she now enjoys — has had enough. I have rights because of those who came before me, and it’s up to us to fight for marriage equality for those who are here now, and those who come after us.

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Juliet & Tom's pop-cultured bookish wedding… for science!

Attention fans of Harry Potter, Princess Bride, Discworld, RPGs, shoe games, chemistry, adorableness, and all things sugar and spice: there is something in this wedding for you. Homages to books and pop culture abound in this Aussie wedding with two super cuties who are totally pro at combining their interests into a kick-ass theme.

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Jess & Alex's red and black goth geek wedding

A little goth, a little geek, and a teeny wedding for us to love. Don't miss the awesome certificate of marriage, the very meaningful handfasting cords, the Gallery Serpentine custom corset dress, and the Minuscule-themed cupcakes. Plus, the bride shares some very handy advice if you're planning on rocking a corset. Oh, and you'll love the bride's hilarious way of "proposing." It worked!

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Amy Joy & Christian's cozy blended-family theater wedding

A hint of vintage glam, some German-infused elements, and some sweet family vows make this wedding lovely. But it's all the lessons learned about guest lists and second wedding drama that really hit home for a lot of us. Oh, and the bride's delicious idea to put some cotton candy into the champagne! We can't resist; we're only human!

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Mandy & Nathan's candy woodland wedding

You want fun? You've got fun with this bubbly, candy-filled wedding in Australia. The bride's chic pastel goth look is the icing on this sweet little cake nugget. A white rose ceremony, the perfect first dance for a shy couple, and some all-too-familiar corset drama make this a totally relatable and lovable wedding.