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Abigail & Kevin's candlelit gothic wedding in the woods

Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.

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What Dungeons and Dragons taught me about wedding budget frustrations

I'm an avid player of all tabletop roleplaying games. But my favorite, the one I keep coming back to, is good ol' Dungeons and Dragons. I have played characters at all levels, from a 1st-level rogue who could get knocked out if a goblin sneezed on her the wrong way to a 27th-level bard who ultimately became the avatar of a god, and everything in between. I've scoured books and websites looking for just the right prestige class, feat, or special ability to make my characters the very best they could be. But what does this have to do with wedding planning? Or budgeting? Turns out, quite a lot…

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Becca & Justin's butterflies and dragons fantasy wedding

Butterflies, dragons, and cloud canopies, oh my! Yep, we said a cloud canopy… that actually lit up like a cloud! That and the bride's amazing monarch butterfly bouquet is only two pieces of the gorgeous puzzle that makes up this wedding. You'll also want to see the leaf guestbook, wedding mascot giveaway, and the fantasy geek soundtrack of your dreams.

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Heather & Johnathan's nerdy summer picnic wedding

These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride's kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we're totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.

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How I made a d20 engagement ring for my secret lesbian D&D proposal

I proposed to my girlfriend after a session of Dungeons and Dragons, with an engagement ring that held not a diamond, but a twenty-sided die. When I hit on the d20 ring, I knew it would be perfect for her… Plus, cheesy as it sounds, I do feel like I rolled a natural 20 when I started dating her.

Because I'm a woman in a relationship with another woman, there are no traditions on who proposes to whom. My girlfriend tends to think of herself as the guy of the relationship, but I'm not all that into traditional gender roles, so I decided to propose anyways. But how?

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Joyful jumping, kilted men, and the starriest night ever

Offbeat Vendor Lakshal PereraThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them caught this almost unreal photo at Warren and Shirley's wedding of the night sky in Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia. He said of the shot, "As a young child, all I dreamed about was being an astronaut. As an adult, all I dream about is being a wedding photographer. Yesterday, both things came together for one brief moment." What a way to start the week.