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Maria & Bob's snowboarding ski resort wedding

A wedding in New York in the middle of winter? Snowboarding in a tux and a wedding dress?! Meh, you guys know how we roll. Let's check out the ski shot fun, the freezing but totally dedicated wedding party, the wildcards that surrounded all the planning, and this amazing pair of adventurous lovebirds.

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Stacy & Bart's romantic theatre spectacular wedding

Rich jewel tones, a lush theater setting, popcorn favors/programs, and champagne everywhere — this fanciful wedding is making us jones for a New Year's party! Add in the classic car, amazing reception setup, and midday getaway to one of the couple's favorite places, and you've got FUN.

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How to make your photographer feel like a friend-tographer

I'm Angie Gaul, I am an avid Offbeat Bride reader, and have been since I started planning my own wedding way back in 2007. I keep coming back because I love the community here, along with the other Offbeat Wives who still read after their weddings. I love weddings, obviously, and I love learning about people's cultures and subcultures, and I really love the respectful tone and intelligent level of commentary and discussion that Ariel, Megan, and the rest of the team work so hard to maintain.

I read the same articles you do, so I know that Offbeat Bride readers are really debating going back and forth between having a friend take their photos and a vendor. I so get this. That's why I try to offer the best of both worlds…

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Emily & Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding

PEZ dispenser and Simpsons centerpieces, a baseball card guestbook, a huge styrofoam Yoda, and badminton birdie decor… have we boggled your mind enough yet? Oh, well then you may want to sit down for the groom's outfit reveal. Think Randy "Macho Man" Savage at his wedding. It's epic, but don't miss the bride's badminton racquet bouquet, Murder, She Wrote unplugged ceremony sign, and rubber ducky place cards.

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Grab your childhood teddy bear for this surprise-filled, Korean-influenced, New York wedding

It's almost as if Jumi and Jimbo competed to see who could spring the most awesome, love-filled surprises on each other during their three-day wedding weekend last July. It started with Jumi flying both of Jimbo's sisters across the country using her own airline miles. They wouldn't have been able to make it otherwise! Awwww — score for Jumi's first super-cool surprise!

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Ansley & Derrick's love-packed dance party wedding

Spray-painted animal and wine bottle centerpieces, paper flowers and baby's breath, cupcakes, and everything gold — this wedding makes budget looks gilded. Plus, you'll be getting sappy looking at this sweet pair make goo-goo eyes at each other in almost every shot… well, except those where they're busting a move on the dance floor.

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Spidey senses tingle at a bookstore wedding in Soho

Books and superheroes? Belinda and Raul included both when they got married at Housing Works Bookstore last June. The bookstore in Soho, New York was the perfect backdrop for the couple's kickass style. Belinda was swoon-worthy in a tea-length dress, birdcage veil, and film-star-red lipstick. And if Raul would have only rocked his blue tuxedo and skinny tie, that would have been enough, but check out the hidden superpower underneath — he and his groomsmen sported superhero shirts under their duds! Photographer Carole Cohen They ♥ OBB; we ♥ them mentioned that the fellows showed off the shirts during the reception — after a few drinks.