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Renée Marie & Justin's tiny masquerade wedding

This wedding took a sharp turn when an unexpected and tragic loss occurred. But through it all, this pair planned one of the loveliest weddings we've seen, with sunset views, organic and beautiful masks, and an evening candle ceremony. It may have been a bittersweet day, but they made it as sweet as could be.

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Alicia & Brett's quirky gluten-free DIY wedding journey

This pair's wedding had nods to their journey toward each other and then together. Maps and globes, postcards from around the worlds, vintage suitcases and mini luggage made from Altoid tins, pedaling their getaway… the journey metaphor was everywhere. But that's not all. Two words: Wedding Cowbells.

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Allison & Sage's Buddhist gothic gluten-free wedding

With 90 days to plan their wedding, these two pulled off a fusion of Victorian Gothic and Traditional Taiwanese that will blow your mind. Her beyond-gorgeous kimono and his dapper top hat and cane make for fabulous photos, but their thoughtful buffet of eats-for-all-eaters is a real sight to see, even if they did need help figuring out how to cut the cake. PS: the rally music for paper-crane-folding party? Awesome.

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Amber & Matt's irreverent and elegantly gothy wedding

What's black and white and awesome all over? This elegant gothy wedding. With the skyline behind them, these two unified their love of bats, pb&j, and each other in a stunning ceremony. Once their vegan cake masterpiece was cut, the bride licked the cleaver clean — and wait till you see the groom's reaction.

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Eva & Radek's diet-friendly Czech wedding by a cave

Traditional Czech weddings usually take place somewhere indoors, but this couple couldn't imagine a ceremony that was not in the open air. So they chose a gorgeous cave location and matched their DIY decor with mossy centerpieces and green details. They also tackled the challenge of accommodating lots of different diets including gluten-free, lactose-free, and diabetic foods. There was a ceremony near-disaster, but it ended up working out just fine.

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A 1920s Princess Bride surprise wedding

Kathy and Nathan dropped the ultimate surprise on their families and friends with a 1920s-themed birthday party ruse-turned-wedding! Not many people knew, but one in particular had to be in on the surprise. The officiant was dressed in full "Impressive Clergyman" garb and, naturally, began the ceremony with the famous ceremony monologue from The Princess Bride.

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Kate & Nate's dark blue wedding with shoe games

The bride may have worn an awesome dark blue dress that became the color inspiration for everything else, but the most fun to be had in this wedding was the photo booth, hidden gem venue, and the shoe game! They were a little worried about their first dance since they never practiced, but winging it looked like a hell of a good time.

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Liz & Joseph's rainbow flowery garden wedding

The groom's parents own a garden center, so these two jumped at the chance to have a foliage-filled space to host their wedding. With a ROYGBIV backdrop of rainbow murals and a rainbow-clad wedding party (including a wiener dog in a yellow tux), you just can't go wrong.