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Karen & Michelle's "love, joy, and happiness" blue celebration of love

Blue details, a blue dress, a blue vest, and touches of red… this multi-hued wedding is something fabulous to look at, but also something that may get your tear ducts going. This pair shines in every shot. Their April wedding may not have been a legal ceremony, but a little miracle happened and well, you'll just have to see how it all went down after that.

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Chris & Jeremy's lakeside family reunion wedding

If this bride looks a little familiar, it's because she's our rad Assistant Editor of Offbeat Bride! Let's see what this family reunion wedding has in store for us: a beautiful crystalline lakeside venue in Western Nebraska, a chalkboard program and menu, deer just wandering around, and two gorgeous people in lurve. Don't miss the sure-fire way to beat the pre-ceremony nerves, too!

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It's a New York elopement complete with carousel for these two brides

Leana and Ally hail from Florida, but they chose to elope to New York City for their wedding last July. They said their vows in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a jaw-dropping view of the NYC skyline. After teary kisses (sigh, my favorite), Leana and Ally trotted all over the city with photographer Sascha Reinking in tow. Chelsea Market, the Highline, the Meatpacking District… and what New York elopement is complete without a photo or two in Grand Central?

But, while every photo of these two loving New York City is fun and gorgeous, I absolutely love that they took a few minutes to chill on a carousel. Fucking magical.

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Wendy & Colin's bookish school house wedding

This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, and the cocktail — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple of voracious readers getting bookishly wed in an adorable two-room school-house complete with book page flowers, "yay" flags, and a really sweet tribute to the grandparents.

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Melissa & Daniel's hometown nerd-lite shindig

A few dice favors, some zergling pie toppers, and a chic warehouse-y venue — there is some seriously awesome nerd glam going on here. Don't miss the delicate greenery details in all of the decor (all DIYed!), the massive amount of teeny tiny pies, and the photo booth photos which are totally heading for blackmail land.

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Harmony & Judah's '60s mod math and science wedding

The groom's polka-dotted shirt, the science-themed temporary tattoos, the giant chalkboard wall full of Feynman Lectures, the astronaut ice cream favors, the bride's retro dress — these are a few of my favorite things. Ground control to Major Tom: commencing countdown, engines on. Liftoff and see this science and 1960s mod wonderland of a wedding!

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Marilee & Lizz aka "Sasquatch and gnome" get hitched in a nature park

This "tall and small" couple are giving us feel-good goosebumps today. We've got a gnome and Sasquatch cake, etched wood decor, a scenic park venue, and a pup in a bow tie. Just wait until you read what they did for the first time in front of their family. It's tear-jerking. But our favorite part is the funniest moment. Hint: it contains Boy Scouts and a very special merit badge…

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The goth glam sizzles at this Washington barn wedding

Cannot believe that Nicole and Darin got married in May because this is spooky fall glam at its best. The couple got married at the Pickering Barn last year, bringing the goth style with panache. There's so much dark glamour to love here: Nicole's black dress, her fingerless lace gloves, that amazing short haircut. I also might have included rather a lot of portraits of Darin because I cannot get over his sizzlingly somber makeup. Have a photo of a groom applying his own eyeliner before his wedding. Go on, have two.

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A restored Volkswagen brings two New York brides to tears

There are lots of bits to love at Mandi and Tara's summery New York wedding. I mean, there's the George Weir Barn, whose interior I'd like for my house, please. And there's the achingly beautiful and simple ceremony site in a field. Let's breathe wistful sighs together over Tara's short hair. Let's blame the dust in our eyes as Mandi chokes up a little during the ceremony and Tara wipes away her tears. Don't forget to notice the adorable sweetheart table with Mrs and Mrs signs during the reception. You might also like to notice the clever LGBT twist on the seat-yourself sign for the ceremony.