A second marriage = a second chance to craft a wedding that's totally you, right? Well this pair combined an outdoorsy winter theme with Bavarian food and style for a magical, wintry, totally cozy wedding. Do not miss the horse-drawn carriage, the red hearts theme (including on the bride's ring finger!), and the nom-worthy food list!
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A countryside handfasting, geeky references all over the place, and sweet homemade touches (like the bride's handmade dress!) — this UK wedding is a dream for geeky lovers of gorgeous scenery. Add in some giant lawn games like Jenga and Connect Four and this turned into a seriously fun fête. Keep a look out for the Blackadder reference in the unity ceremony, too!
This pair wanted to celebrate their faith, their family tartans, and their EPIC Scottish clifftop scenery. They had handmade tush cushions for sitting on the rocks, kilts and tails, and a really good way to mingle AND thank you guests after the ceremony. Plus, you'll love the way they handled some objections to their wedding planning choices.
We are loving this intimate waterfront ceremony that includes readings from the moms, a loving moment of silence for a lost brother, and a little floofy pooch ring bearer who served as reading inspiration. On top of that, this pair decided to go total Gatsby with a 1920s-themed reception! A placid lake meets a rockin' party and we wouldn't want it any other way. Just wait until you see the peacock tights and art deco cake!
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!
We know ya'll love some paper flowers, and this crafty barn wedding totally fits the bill for DIY fun. But it's the ceremony that gets us sniffling. It's got a super cute start, a meaningful unity ceremony, and a big, joyful hug at the end. We saved the best for last, though: groomsman getting naked on the dance floor. It's a must-see.
Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can't even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let's not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!
This Southern bride, her Southern family, and her Southern groom can tell you that we're not all the cowboy boot-wearing girls depicted on TV and not all of our weddings look like a scene from Steel Magnolias. And in this wedding, it looks like FUN! Board games (including Mystery Date!), a Low Country Boil, a grown-up flower girl, and a pretty sweet processional make this a whole other ball game.
This pair of rockabillies wanted to go all-out with retro style: record place settings, cake centerpieces with tattoo designs, pin-up and greaser stations (for timely coifs!), and a killer band. You have to see what the groom did at the reception to surprise the bride. Let's just say it involves Elvis. Oh, and I think the groom's "cake" will appeal to some of you.
Carrie and Alynn created one of those idyllic days where everything seems to glow with love (and a fabulous blue sky day in San Diego never hurts!). From the pinwheel-lined path and bluegrass rendition of "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perry, the ceremony is one sweet moment after another. They celebrated their respective faiths, Christianity and Buddhism, and included a handfasting with ribbons tied by their mothers.
The bride was into craftts and music and the groom was a gamer geek — what else was there to do but combine it all into one awesome day? The only problem was a small budget. It's a good thing these two know how to throw a self-catered bash with cold munchies and a giant sweets table. Oh, and the bride's mom being talented enough to make a fab wedding dress sure didn't hurt, either.