Puppy bouquet & the unicorn cake

I hope that some of you who follow along with us on the blog are also following along with us on Facebook and/or Instagram, but if I know anything about social media, it's that different folks use different tools for different things… and different algorithms show different followers different stuff and OH LORD it's all a bit complex. This in mind, I think I'm going to start sharing some of my favorite Insta finds here on the blog, just so we can see them all in one place.

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Two-toned purple hair + this epic dress + dog = giving us life

We were so taken by this two-toned purple hair, lovely lace-topped dress, groom in Chucks, and their plush toy-channeling pooch, that we just couldn't look away. Hashtag engagement shoot goals. Claudia and Mike chose this field in San Dimas, California after Mike proposed on a hot air balloon! Let's take a look at how it went down…


The all-vegan, all-pink, all-hilarity wedding of comedians

"We curated every aesthetic choice based on my own kooky vintage pink glam vision I dreamt up. My first thought was of the movie Steel Magnolias: 'My colors are blush and bashful.' 'Her colors are pank and pank.'" This remarkable, gorgeous wedding is full of pink, vegan treats, tons of comedians (spot 'em, you'll know 'em!), and an adorable flower pooch. There's almost too much to take in here. But you can do it!


This super chic vintage tropical wedding wins our hearts

Looking at this wedding is like being transported into a 1950s-era South Seas movie set. From dapper-as-hell, perfectly cut suits (floral! metallic! bold colors! our hearts!), kitschy tchotchkes from their home, milk glass planters, vintage ceramic figurines, antique cameo brooches, there is so much to take in.

Anthony and Michael-Birch are two artists (musician and embroiderer), and took a surprisingly practical approach to their stylish wedding. They wanted to keep things simple, focusing on putting on a fun celebration but not breaking the bank or getting carried away with old traditions or extraneous decorations.

Don't need a toaster? Register for these kick-ass DOG GIFTS

You guys totally know that your guests are praying that there's something actually fun they can buy you on your registry. All the fun stuff goes so fast. If you wait too long, you'll be left with just towels. I'm pretty sure if you're adding these funny and adorable dog gifts to your registry, they'll be the first ones to get claimed. Let's see what's chic in the arena of dog gifts…