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This rad pop-up wedding had glitter, sequins, and huge rainbow mural LOVE

We wanted something small that fit us, but could also include our children and family. We didn't want to just run off to the courthouse. We wanted it to be simple and stress-free. We bounced ideas of locations back and forth. Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. suggested the "LOVE" mural at Blagden Alley. We were in DC for New Years so we checked it out and fell in love with it.

Cacti, skulls, & rainbows: what's hot in offbeat bouquets and flowers

Looking for inspiration to take your bouquet or wedding flower game up to eleven? We tapped the talents of our offbeat wedding vendors to see what new trends were popping up in wedding flowers. We found some fabulously offbeat bouquets and flowers that played with colors, textures, and all kinds of details.

From ombre rainbows and underwater scenes to baby cacti and comic book paper flowers, there was a TON to see. Here are a few of my favorite unique wedding flowers and bouquets…

Travel back to the future after seeing this bitchin' 1980s-themed wedding

Ashley and Wendy had a 1980s-themed wedding to end all retro weddings. We're talking cassette tape centerpieces, boom boxes, hair band photos (with lyrics!), retro-fabulous '80s wear, and major dance floor shenanigans. If we could channel the soundtrack to this wedding, I think we'd be rocking out HARD. These ladies love the eighties and we love them.

Are you ready to take a Delorean back in time to 1985 where clearly this wedding took place?

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I bought a colored wedding dress and now everyone's mad! What should I do?

I come from a family of strict traditionalists when it comes to everything, especially weddings. I recently bought a peach wedding dress with no sleeves and expressed I wanted light blue hair and Converse to go with it. As you can imagine, things didn't go over well. When I try to stand up for my wedding choices, I'm shamed for it.

Please help!

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Cacti, skulls, & rainbows: what's hot in offbeat bouquets and flowers

Looking for inspiration to take your bouquet or wedding flower game up to eleven? We tapped the talents of our offbeat wedding vendors to see what new trends were popping up in wedding flowers. We found some fabulously offbeat bouquets and flowers that played with colors, textures, and all kinds of details.

From ombre rainbows and underwater scenes to baby cacti and comic book paper flowers, there was a TON to see. Here are a few of my favorite unique wedding flowers and bouquets…

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This Denver wedding inspiration channels holiday vibes, a gorgeous clock tower, and 420-friendly favors

The concept of this lovely Denver wedding inspiration was a little 420 mixed in with loads of greenery, tons of glass detail, and a super pared down color palette (lots of green and white with just a bit of purple). It's elegant, clean, and channels a sleek winter wedding. There's cannabis included in the bride's hair and florals as well as a bud-bar, which is getting popular in states where it's legal, like there in Colorado.

Don't miss the epic clock tower shots, the chic glass apothecary jars (put candy, treats, favors in there as you like!), and the bedazzled silvery cake…

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The detail on these embroidered wedding dresses will have you pawing your screen

When it comes to wedding dresses, I'm ALL about the color. And the detailing. And the embroidery. And the wow factor. So what better way to spend some time than window shopping for some of the dreamiest, most colorful, whimsical, and bohemian embroidered wedding dresses? And you get to do the same right now. There are more than 28 ultra detailed dresses that will have you lusting.

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When outdoorsy isn't you: at-home engagement photos with books, vinyl, and natural black hair

When you think of engagement shoots, you might automatically think of backdrops like local parks, forests, and murals. But what if you're more of a Netflix-watching, cuddling on the couch type? That's why I LOVED these casual, loving, and intimate at-home engagement photos of Jordan and David.

Their passions are books, vinyl records, and their awesomely coiffed natural hair. So what better way to celebrate THEM than by having a session at home? Here's how it came about and why it's so adorably bright and airy…

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This rad pop-up wedding had glitter, sequins, and huge rainbow mural LOVE

We wanted something small that fit us, but could also include our children and family. We didn't want to just run off to the courthouse. We wanted it to be simple and stress-free. We bounced ideas of locations back and forth. Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. suggested the "LOVE" mural at Blagden Alley. We were in DC for New Years so we checked it out and fell in love with it.

Travel back to the future after seeing this bitchin' 1980s-themed wedding

Ashley and Wendy had a 1980s-themed wedding to end all retro weddings. We're talking cassette tape centerpieces, boom boxes, hair band photos (with lyrics!), retro-fabulous '80s wear, and major dance floor shenanigans. If we could channel the soundtrack to this wedding, I think we'd be rocking out HARD. These ladies love the eighties and we love them.

Are you ready to take a Delorean back in time to 1985 where clearly this wedding took place?

Serious wedding romance in the woods at this wedding in Greece

Dimosthenis and Elli are both super creative people who wanted their wedding in Greece to have colorful flowers and copper and wooden details everywhere. It was seriously gorgeous with gold and copper details, the sweetest little ring dog, and a crop top wedding dress we're LOVING.

This elopement had a Halloween AND a unicorn theme

Rosemary and Marco were shooting for an intimate, romantic, relaxed wedding with tons of fun. Rosemary rcoked a black gown paired with orange and white florals since the wedding was on Halloween! She added a pearl spider brooch climbing up her gown for maximium spooky chicness.

Don't miss the unicorn heads, biodegradable confetti, and GORGEOUS golden hour photos…

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An elegantly goth Friday the 13th wedding with hints of Tim Burton

Our wedding was a blend of a whole lot of fall, Halloween, goth, Tim Burton-like elements that all worked together in a surprisingly elegant way. We incorporated as much of our ancestral history as we could. We had photos of our passed relatives at both the ceremony and our reception. I wore the bracelet of Daniel's grandmother, I slipped her wedding ring onto my handkerchief, and I read my vows from a bound volume of the poetry written by Daniel's grandfather. It was important to us to share our roots with each other and our families and friends as we became one.

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I bought a colored wedding dress and now everyone's mad! What should I do?

I come from a family of strict traditionalists when it comes to everything, especially weddings. I recently bought a peach wedding dress with no sleeves and expressed I wanted light blue hair and Converse to go with it. As you can imagine, things didn't go over well. When I try to stand up for my wedding choices, I'm shamed for it.

Please help!

Should we invite our high-drama family to our at-home elopement?

So here's my dilemma: if we invite my parents to our ceremony, they'll gripe and stress us both out with their negativity. There are times when my fiance wants to invite his sister and her family (husband and two kids), but if you invite them, you have to invite my parents, too. It could all be avoided if our celebration was just with the two of us. However, since we're eloping in our backyard, they'll definitely be angry about not being invited when they see the photos. How do we handle this?

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6 easy ways to show appreciation for your wedding photographer (that will make them swoon!)

Being a wedding photographer is AMAZING. I mean, we get to capture one of the most important, meaningful days in your lives, creating timeless photographs for you. But with that comes a lot of work and responsibility. Of course, we love it when you pay your invoices on time, and tips are never expected, but always appreciated. But there are some really easy, totally free things you can do that really make our hearts happy.

Here are some simple things you can do to show some wedding photographer appreciation…

Wedding bubbles are back, baby! 5 ways to bubble-ize your wedding

We've seen tea lights, sparklers and donut walls, but the latest throwback trend is a firm childhood favorite — bubbles! But how can you use bubbles to create a perfect touch, rather than just a cheesy nostalgic wave to your youth?

From confetti alternatives to your first dance, here are five ways to use bubbles on your wedding day…

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In case of dementor attack, you'll need this Harry Potter wedding favor

If you're a Potterphile, you know that chocolate bars have their own powers of soothing you after a dementor attack. So at a wedding with Harry Potter details (where a dementor could prey, naturally!), why not offer up some DIY Harry Potter wedding favors that will do the job nicely. Plus, it only takes some inexpensive chocolate bars, some printer paper, and a printable chocolate bar wrapper.

DIY this super easy ping pong ball light garland

DIY weddings are more popular than ever since DIY projects can save you beaucoup bucks in the process. So if you need some seriously pretty mood lighting for your DIY decor, this easy ping pong ball light garland is your go-to DIY wedding project. Plus, they function as garland/bunting for a ceremony backdrop of for stringing along the ceiling in your venue.

They're cheap, easy to make, and they look gorgeous lighting the rest of your decor (and photo ops!). The ping pong balls give off a warm, soft glow, perfect for setting the mood.

Here's how to make these killer lights…

How to DIY coloring pages from a photo for your wedding reception

We've been throwing around the idea of this wedding coloring sheet for years but never had a great tutorial for how to make one yourself, which you absolutely can do. Yep, you don't have to outsource this project to someone else if you have access to a program like Photoshop, GIMP, or Pixlr. I'm going to be demonstrating it with Photoshop, but the steps are mostly translatable between each program.

Here's how to do it…

Give your guests vintage valentine favors at your Valentine's Day wedding (free printables!)

When it comes to free printables, there's little more prolific as vintage Valentines (which I love!). Give all of the guests at your Valentine's Day wedding a little slice of nostalgia that they can keep forever in scrapbooks and memory boxes. Plus, these are free printables so they'll only cost you the price of the paper! What a steal.

Here are some of my favorite vintage valentine favors to save, print, and gift to your guests…

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Jason Voorhies would kill for these 13(!) Friday the 13th wedding ideas

It's Friday the 13th today, y'all, and I hope you're staying safe and luck is on your side. But I have a feeling if you're planning a Friday the 13th or horror-themed wedding, this WILL be your lucky day. I've found 13(!) killer Friday the 13th wedding ideas that will keep your guests on their toes.

From mask cupcake toppers to creepy photo booth props to blood spatter shoes to fashion that slays, these are the 13 blood-soaked ideas for your creeptastic wedding…

Fierce & feisty Iron Fist wedding shoes in heels, flats, and sandals

We featured a bit of fashion porn earlier this week that introduced us to this pair of stunning holographic heels from Iron Fist and I KNEW it was time to do a full roundup of Iron Fist wedding shoes.

I found some new Iron Fist lovelies in rainbow prints, skellies, unicorns, pastels, Care Bears(!), seashells, and sequined hearts. It's a bevy of shoe beauties going on here. Let's find your new wild and woolly wedding shoes…

5 bangin' places to add sparklers & glitz to your wedding day (with a discount from Sparklers.us!)

ike photo booths and signature cocktails, wedding sparklers have become one of those instant classics which guests never fail to LOVE. Give folks a sparkler and they're instantly cheering and waving and getting into the spirit of the moment. It's like the visual equivalent of putting on Thriller. You know people will dig it.

The question is: where do you get wedding sparklers at a killer deal? Right here, my friends. We've got a glittery, sparkly, all-things-popping partner in Sparklers.us and they've got a DEAL especially for our readers…

There's a nerdy engagement ring style here to tickle EVERYONE's Spidey senses

We've already schemed with our partners at Joseph Jewelry in the past about fandom-inspired rings and they've taken it up another notch to bring us these ideas for nerdy engagement ring styles. If you've got a nerd style that you want infused into a custom engagement ring (Star Wars! Disney! LotR! Music! Harry Potter!), bring some ideas to Joseph Jewelry and they will create it for you — made to order, to your specifications (seriously!), and beyond all your geektastic dreams.

That golden snitch ring? Done. A Labyrinth owl wing ring? Owned. Jack Skellington? Ring of Barahir? Cthulhu? Yep yep and yep…

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I bought a colored wedding dress and now everyone's mad! What should I do?

I come from a family of strict traditionalists when it comes to everything, especially weddings. I recently bought a peach wedding dress with no sleeves and expressed I wanted light blue hair and Converse to go with it. As you can imagine, things didn't go over well. When I try to stand up for my wedding choices, I'm shamed for it.

Please help!

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Wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and beyond

I'm compiling this list of wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in case you want to avoid holidays where family and friends might have conflicting events, holidays where vendors might be especially busy and/or expensive (think Valentine's Day for florists), or religious holidays where places might be closed or guests might have other plans.

Does this mean you CAN'T book your wedding for one of these days? Hell no!

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Wedding venue search tips from the wedding ninjas: wedding planners

Newly engaged folks: have you started your wedding venue search yet? Are you ready to pull your hair out or just the beginnings of a breakdown? Either you're in a town with so few offbeat options or you're in a big city with WAY too many options and no way to narrow it all down or find the perfect weird and wonderful venue for you between all the banquet halls. I decided to reach out to some of our favorite wedding coordinators to see what sage venue search wisdom they could impart on us to make the arduous search easier.

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Your cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation

When it comes to invitation wording, we've got you covered. But what if you just need a cheatsheet for what to include on wedding invitation? What do you HAVE to include and what's just a nice-to-have? Here's a recap of all the information you'll want on there, what bonus information helps, and what you can totally offshore to a wedding website. Let's get to cheatsheeting!

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How to create your bridal shop moment with your online bought dress

It's way easier to buy online than it ever has been before. This online shopping convenience comes with a tiny cost, though: you don't have that bridal store moment where you let your crew see you in the dress/outfit and ooh and ahh. The remedy? Create that shit yourself!

Here are my tips to create your bridal shop moment with your online purchased dress…

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