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No shortage of loveliness at this Orcas Island wedding in Washington

Laura and Ben had a really incredible Orcas Island wedding in Washington that's going to give you green eyes for pretty things. Like what, you say? Try felled redwood decor, succulent studded centerpieces, homemade steampunk-inspired pies, a "Smokey Porter" homebrew, and air plants (even in Laura's hair!).

How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We're getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

This steampunk cake is all dressed up with somewhere to go

There are belt buckles and a ruffled skirt lining one tier, a pearl and cameo choker on the next, a racy and lacy top tier, and of course, a jaunty top hat with a veil on the very top of this steampunk cake. I even spy a big bow in the back! Are you kidding me with all this charm? It's making me want to wear a cake.

Shall we see more views, including of the pair cutting into this bad boy? On to the steamy cake!

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Skip the veil in favor of these MERMAID CROWNS

Whether you're channeling Darryl Hannah from Splash (gender-bent remake incoming!), or going goth chic with an Ursula vibe, these wedding mermaid crowns with crystals, seashells, semi-precious stones, and even wood, are the final touch your seaworthy wedding ensemble needs.

Let's peruse the many versions of this whimsical headpiece style: bohemian, goth, simple, and seriously elaborate. There's something for any landlubber up in here…