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Shannon & Billy's casual red and blue backyard wedding

With lots of red and blue, a sweet backyard ceremony, and a naked cake covered in knitted flowers, this wedding could not be dampened even by torrents of rain. Fairy-lit tents saved the day and allowed everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy the chic catered buffet. And watch for the bride "making a run for it" at the ceremony!

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Mari-Anne & Larry's big fat pagan handfasting

An enchanted forest theme, costumes, homemade mead, and a handfasting… we're in the mood for some fantastical forest-y love! Add in a giant inflatable D20, some DIY, and a few choice vow alterations, and you've got all kinds of fun twists. Plus, you'll love who walked the bride down the aisle!

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Amber & Marshall's faerie-infused Renaissance wedding

Turkey legs, jousts, games, wench-y corsets, and a golden rose ceremony: sounds like a Renaissance festival wedding for the ages. And then add in the blessing from the king and queen, the adorable mini-chapel, and the tree-climbing uncle-with-a-camera, and you've got a wedding that'll melt any garb-wearing Renny around.

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Meghan & Kristian's local-loving paper flowers wedding

Paper flowers, local friendors, and a love for their hometown make this wedding hit home. Plus, this bride took two vintage dresses and made her own dove grey dream dress with 70 years of history. And we will all learn at least one thing from this wedding: keep the dance floor splits to a minimum or face the crotch consequences!

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Lauren & Ben's casual double-vowed Lord of the Rings wedding

A campground wedding with picnic fare, games, and geeky details? Sign us up! We've got Lord of the Rings touches, Rubik's Cube cake toppers, an awesome way to handle a ring warming. Plus, you'll never guess how they made their first look even MORE intimate and memorable. It may have been a sweltering June day, but these two are cool as cucumbers.

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Katina & Nefi's intimate DIY state park wedding

Things to love about this gorgeous forest-y wedding: comic book paper flowers, the bride's amazing vintage dress, their geeky location signs, lots of DIY projects, and their mutual deep love of FOOD (and each other!). Plus, they are both chic as hell. Wait until you hear the bride's sneaky trick on the groom. Hint: it involves cake.

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Mandy & Douglas' forest masquerade handmade wedding

This bride's DIY skills are MAD! She made so many of the outfits including her own black and white striped, purple reception gown (which fit amazingly well into their masquerade-themed reception!). Don't miss the paper flower decor, the forest-y venue, the sexiest boots, and the tiniest aisle-walker ever!

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Christopher & Kevin's Batman vs. Mr. Freeze heroes and villains wedding

BAM! POW! ZAP! This adorable pair of geek boys wanted to represent Batman, but they like him for different reasons: the heroism and the villains. So they embraced the clash and celebrated with a HEROES vs. VILLAINS cocktail bash! With a huge wedding party representing both sides, an epic Mr. Freeze cake, custom Batman Chucks, amazing illustrations and paintings as decor, old timey sound effects ceremony signs, and a secret officiant reveal, this is a do-not-miss superhero-mad wedding.

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Becky & Pat's destination brewery wedding in Milwaukee

These two live in Boston, but decided to celebrate where they met: Milwaukee, Wisconsin! What better way to celebrate a brewery town than by having your wedding at a restored tasting room? Add in some colorful flowers and bridesmaid dresses, yummy fajitas and pie (oh, and some FAB custom-made invitations), and you've got this destination wedding full of beer-loving guests. Just watch out for slippery dance floors — this bride knows how that can go.

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Lauren & Joshua's rainy potluck wedding

This pair trekked north to New Hampshire to celebrate with far-flung family, but also to spend their wedding dollars on a state and vendors that support marriage equality. Plus, it's just damn pretty there! And when a rainy ceremony or guest list drama comes creeping in, this bride knows how to handle it: channel the bad-ass honey badger.

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Ruth & Andrew's spiritually eclectic museum wedding

This bride got a little perspective and went from "Super Special Shocking Spectacular" to real-life, community-driven, awesome wedding. With a shmancy museum backdrop, a handfasting, and a ring warming (with a time-saving twist), meaning and tears were not hard to come by. And give me a few non-matchy matchy bridesmaids' dresses with pockets any day.