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This quirky Austin wedding had tons of color & even more style

Tara and Steven have a quirky sense of personal style and they brought that into their wedding. This meant fun colors everywhere, from their outfits (that veil!) to their pup to their sweet outdoor ceremony. Don't miss the rainbow wedding party, floral "hey you" themed table names, and sparkler exit. You'll be bowled over with cuteness with this one…

Macabre wedding reading: I Want to Die While You Love Me

This wedding reading may be a bit macabre for some, but I've always loved poems that possess a certain darkness and beauty at the same time. This poem is one of my favorites and is a great way to get some "'til death do us part" or slightly goth vibes into your wedding ceremony…

Not your average celebrity rings: imagining the engagement rings of our favorite fictional characters

Let's just have some fun today, imagining the engagement rings of a few of our favorite fictional characters. We're talking about everyone from the all-grown-up versions of Harry Potter characters like Luna Lovegood or Hermione Granger, to Star Wars characters, to movie faves like Lydia Dietz from Beetlejuice to Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride, to comic book bad-asses like Wonder Woman, and Gamora…

Red lips, red cars, & '50s Style at this retro wedding inspiration

This stunning retro wedding inspiration at 28 Event Space in Kansas City was inspired by planning a fab wedding on a more modest budget. Polaroids as favors, sweet and simple retro-inspired decor, a focus on delicious desserts — it can all be done without having a huge budget.

Don't miss the red lips with matching flowers, loving gazes, cocktail-length dress, the fancy vintage car, and all the fairy lights you could want…

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Red lips, red cars, & '50s Style at this retro wedding inspiration

This stunning retro wedding inspiration at 28 Event Space in Kansas City was inspired by planning a fab wedding on a more modest budget. Polaroids as favors, sweet and simple retro-inspired decor, a focus on delicious desserts — it can all be done without having a huge budget.

Don't miss the red lips with matching flowers, loving gazes, cocktail-length dress, the fancy vintage car, and all the fairy lights you could want…

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6 brides, 6 styles: there's no one way to be a bride

Y'all know we've never taken the stance that there's one kind of bride or one way to be a bride. There's enough pressure to fit into a mold (emotionally AND physically!), and so much pressure not to be a certain way (pushy, a "bridezilla," a pushover, whatever). So when we spied this shoot showcasing six real brides rocking their own styles from traditional and whimsical to tattooed to sporting a dapper suit, we were SO in.

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This quirky Austin wedding had tons of color & even more style

Tara and Steven have a quirky sense of personal style and they brought that into their wedding. This meant fun colors everywhere, from their outfits (that veil!) to their pup to their sweet outdoor ceremony. Don't miss the rainbow wedding party, floral "hey you" themed table names, and sparkler exit. You'll be bowled over with cuteness with this one…

Dark & romantic style meets a wedding chapel in the woods

Cheyenne's black ballgown was a showstopper, and together, she and her groom Christopher looked seriously striking against the forest backdrop at their wedding in Seymour, Tennessee. There was an intimate ceremony, darkly chic style, and a canopy of leaves. Here's more from the bride herself on how they met and fell in love…

An Irish castle wedding with Victorian flair & a stunning red dress

Daphne and David rocked a signature elegant meets offbeat style at their Irish castle wedding at Kinnity Castle in County Offaly. We're talking a sleek wine red dress, top hats, dapper coats, a romantic first look, ivy-covered walls, greenery arches, and toasts all night long. Oh, and there was an amazing table quiz with trivia questions about Spice Girls, Shakespeare, Canada, and Ireland.

Don't miss the tree planting ceremony!

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Macabre wedding reading: I Want to Die While You Love Me

This wedding reading may be a bit macabre for some, but I've always loved poems that possess a certain darkness and beauty at the same time. This poem is one of my favorites and is a great way to get some "'til death do us part" or slightly goth vibes into your wedding ceremony…

For our mental health, we had two weddings

As an introvert, I envisioned a private and intimate wedding. My fiance, being the extrovert and community-minded person he is, wanted a big party. Our version of a compromise was simply to do both: We got married twice.

Should I shop for a wedding dress before I'm engaged? Why one bride says no

I've been obsessed with weddings (especially the dresses) since I was 8 years old. I've had wedding magazine subscriptions since then, an extensive wedding board since I made my Pinterest account over 4 years ago, organized folders with pages upon pages of wedding-related stuff. Despite my obsession, I still refused to try on wedding dresses before I was engaged, and you should too. Here's why…

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Eat 'em or take 'em: these s'mores wedding favors are a gooey gift guests will devour

S'mores are a staple of outdoor weddings in any season, but especially in the fall when the weather gets chilly and a bonfire is apropos. You're cooking them up over a bonfire, adding them to your sweets table, and even making them into cakes! But a perfect way to provide a dessert AND a takeaway gift is an easy-to-make s'mores wedding favor.

Here's how to make them super easily with a few staples from Michael's Weddings™…

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Lush florals go ring-shaped with this DIY floral hoop backdrop

I love a good hoop bouquet, but those handy floral hoops can be used for more than just a great alternative bouquet. I've created a series of hoops flowing with greenery and flora that can be used a wedding ceremony backdrop, reception decor, or even a place card holder.

With this DIY floral hoop backdrop, you can add as many floral picks as you like to make it as lush as you can imagine. Artificial flowers let you create a backdrop that can go from wedding to living room permanently. It's the beauty of realistic artificial flowers!

Here are the steps to go from a simple hoop to intricate backdrop in no time…

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Not your average celebrity rings: imagining the engagement rings of our favorite fictional characters

Let's just have some fun today, imagining the engagement rings of a few of our favorite fictional characters. We're talking about everyone from the all-grown-up versions of Harry Potter characters like Luna Lovegood or Hermione Granger, to Star Wars characters, to movie faves like Lydia Dietz from Beetlejuice to Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride, to comic book bad-asses like Wonder Woman, and Gamora…

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I bought my wedding dress on Etsy! Here are my tips for buying a custom dress online

One element of my wedding with which I was fairly obsessed was finding a fun dress. I'm not a white gown kinda gal, so I was on the hunt for something colorful. I decided to test the waters in customizing a dress online. There are lots of stores that do that theses days, but I knew I wanted something from an independent seller who could really personalize the look itself. I'm already an avid Etsy window shopper, so it was all just a matter of narrowing down the search to a reputable designer who made dresses I liked. Easier said than done? Actually, it was pretty easy…

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9 hidden benefits of hiring a day-of coordinator (that I learned at my wedding!)

You're in the thick of wedding planning and it's starting to get hairy. Maybe you've hired an event planner, maybe a day-of coordinator, maybe a friend willing to lend a hand, or maybe you're going hard at it by yourself. If you're in the latter two camps, you may be thinking, "do I need to hire a day-of coordinator?"

Here are a few of the benefits, hidden and otherwise, that I discovered when I hired a day-of coordinator for my wedding…

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5 ways to save the planet (& your wallet!) while wedding planning

Trying to find sustainable solutions for an eco-friendly wedding isn't always easy, especially when you're on a budget and trying not to over-complicate things. But hosting an eco-conscious event doesn't have to be impossible. And making sustainable choices isn't just for tree-huggers.

Here are five Earth-friendly ideas that won't put any additional burden on your wallet or your special day…

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6 tips for making your wedding website useful AND stylish

Are you engaged? YAY! I have a feeling that a lot of you are thinking about wedding hashtags and websites and social media, oh my. Weddings are way more high tech these days and a wedding website is pretty standard fare now. When I got engaged in 2018, I went on a hunt for a really slick wedding website and have a few quick hit tips to share to make your wedding website both ultra useful and seriously captivating.

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