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Dinos and elephants: Holiday jewelry shopping with Turtle Love

I don't know about you, but I get pretty window shop-y online around this time of the year. It's hard not to start buying pretties for yourself while browsing for gifts. I'll warn you now, that's going to be extra challenging when we start looking at our sponsor Turtle Love for jewelry gifts for the holidays or for your wedding party. We've collected quirky goodness for all types — animals, initials, and of course, the official gift of New Years: the engagement ring! Let's peruse the shiny, glittery goods and get all starry-eyed, shall we?

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Kristine & Doug's 12th Day of Christmas outdoor winter wedding

It's the week of Christmas and we're immersing ourselves in ornament bouquets, holly-covered cake toppers, luxe green capes, and snow-covered weddings in Canada… just like this one! These two may be brave for having an outdoor ceremony in January, but it was the perfect opportunity to pull all the stops with hand-crocheted scarves and hats for the bridesmaids and bundled a capella serenades.

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Celebrate Christmas, help Syria, and win a free photo shoot from Edinburgh's Lauren McGlynn

You've heard me gush about the incredible wedding photography talent that is our sponsor Lauren McGlynn. This time when we catch up with our Edinburgh-based wedding photographer friend, we're going to be doing something different… telling you all about her Christmas advent calendar blogging project that raises money for Syrian refugees. There are also prizes involved, including the chance to win a two hour photo shoot of your choice!

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Bethany & Joe's geeky winter church wedding

It's Christmas in May around here! This pair doubled down on ornaments and jingle bells in the bouquets and boutonnieres, to super cute effect. Add in the bride's mini top hat, the bridesmaids' retro twirly skirts, some geeky necklaces and toasting flutes, and the groom's self-described "poodle hair," and you've got fancy fun all over this joint.

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Cory & Joe's laid-back winter wonderland wedding

This mellow holiday wedding lit the electric menorah and decorated with Christmas trees, featured appearances by a female Elvis impersonator AND a female Santa impersonator, and had a fountain — not of chocolate, but NACHO CHEESE. The ceremony involved compromising on vows, touching readings, and family blessings, and as one small guest put it, some WHOA. Snuggle in for some holiday cheer and peek through this winter wonderland wedding…