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A vintage autumn fairytale wedding (with a bit of parkour!)

The main theme was surrounding the fairytale idea. We got married in a castle, so even though I'm not super into princesses or fairy tales, it all just fit together. I also wanted it to feel like a real fall wedding, since fall is my favorite season. It was a little tough since the only season you really notice in Texas is summer! We centered our color palette around autumn tones so that people would just walk in and know that this was a fall-themed wedding.

The groom rocked the DIYed art details at this historic schoolhouse wedding

Travis and Gerianna met through their mutual love of Disneyland which you know means that their aesthetic will be on point. They enjoy dancing, going to Dapper Day, and are artsy as hell. Plus, the clincher: Travis planned EVERYTHING! He's a graphic designer so he created their invitations, the newspaper with the day's details, stained the crates, painted mini recreations of works of art for each table, hand-lettered all the signs. It was a creative undertaking!

Venue search DONE: industrial meets rustic at this chic New Jersey wedding venue

The venue search can easily be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. You don't want to be stuck with a venue that isn't you at all and you know you want one that can become a part of your whole wedding aesthetic. So when we found this chic New Jersey wedding venue, it was love at first sight and we knew that it was ideal for any and all offbeat couples in the Northeast U.S.

Our hearts warmed upon seeing this homegrown backyard woodland wedding

We wanted a forest-themed wedding because of our shared love of nature and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in which we live. We also wanted to focus on our friends, family, and community. We sought out vendors we knew, the caterer used produce from the farm where Adrienne volunteers. The favors (goat's milk soap) and the flowers both came from vendors at our farmer's market.

All the modern boho touches you love baked into this pink + red wedding shoot

So many venues are embracing that super clean, white aesthetic that allows all of your colorful choices to totally stand out. That's definitely what's going on at this modern loft wedding inspiration. There are boho touches, the ever popular (with good reason!) macrame, touches of red and pink (both of their hair — amazing!), and floral details that made us all swoon. Don't miss the floral-covered hoop bouquet, the tiny desserts with a red theme, and the adorable sweetheart table with lucite table numbers!

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All the modern boho touches you love baked into this pink + red wedding shoot

So many venues are embracing that super clean, white aesthetic that allows all of your colorful choices to totally stand out. That's definitely what's going on at this modern loft wedding inspiration. There are boho touches, the ever popular (with good reason!) macrame, touches of red and pink (both of their hair — amazing!), and floral details that made us all swoon. Don't miss the floral-covered hoop bouquet, the tiny desserts with a red theme, and the adorable sweetheart table with lucite table numbers!

Fall colors, leaves, plaids, & woollies: all the fall wedding accessories you want

It's August and you know what that means… back to school? Sure. Football. Yep. FALL WEDDINGS? Now you're talking. Give me all your pumpkins, your spooky themes, and your fall foliage. To get you started with those last-minute (or 2019) fall wedding accessories, here are some humble offerings.

Explore all your favorite burnt oranges, olive greens, warm woollies, tartan bow ties, dried flowers, and fall colored flower crowns. Let's get cozy and dreaming about fall, y'all…

Be blown away by the stunning hot pink dress at this greenhouse elopement shoot

Karen had a gorgeous hot pink silk slip dress she had found at a thrift store which led to the whole aesthetic of this greenhouse elopement inspiration. The setting was light and airy with a backdrop of beautiful flokati, faux sheepskin, and taper candles.

Be inspired by the color palette, awesome fashion choices, and of course, THAT BOUQUET!

10 ways to freeze your wedding day in time forever (and in your home!)

If you want to nab yourself something meaningful to remember your wedding date, quell those post-wedding blues, or need a gift for someone newly married (or celebrating an anniversary!), this is the roundup for you. I've spied a whole bunch of funny, sentimental, and truly stunning pieces of art to gift (or better, keep for yourself!). From celestial star maps to embroidery to custom illustrations, something here might just be your cup of tea.

Bonus: you'll never forget your anniversary date when it's right there on the wall! Let's get to the gifting…

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Ladies of the Lake: Nimue marries Morgan Le Fay in this Arthurian wedding shoot

We've definitely seen grooms with swords cutting cakes at weddings (note: do NOT put the sword back in the scabbard with cake on it. You'll thank yourself later). But we hadn't noticed quite as many women with swords (though we have seen a couple!).

The team who crafted this inspiration shoot drew upon the myth of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, but with a twist: the Lady marries Morgan Le Fay!

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A vintage autumn fairytale wedding (with a bit of parkour!)

The main theme was surrounding the fairytale idea. We got married in a castle, so even though I'm not super into princesses or fairy tales, it all just fit together. I also wanted it to feel like a real fall wedding, since fall is my favorite season. It was a little tough since the only season you really notice in Texas is summer! We centered our color palette around autumn tones so that people would just walk in and know that this was a fall-themed wedding.

The groom rocked the DIYed art details at this historic schoolhouse wedding

Travis and Gerianna met through their mutual love of Disneyland which you know means that their aesthetic will be on point. They enjoy dancing, going to Dapper Day, and are artsy as hell. Plus, the clincher: Travis planned EVERYTHING! He's a graphic designer so he created their invitations, the newspaper with the day's details, stained the crates, painted mini recreations of works of art for each table, hand-lettered all the signs. It was a creative undertaking!

Our hearts warmed upon seeing this homegrown backyard woodland wedding

We wanted a forest-themed wedding because of our shared love of nature and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in which we live. We also wanted to focus on our friends, family, and community. We sought out vendors we knew, the caterer used produce from the farm where Adrienne volunteers. The favors (goat's milk soap) and the flowers both came from vendors at our farmer's market.

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This stunning Snoqualmie Falls elopement was a long wait from two continents away

Clare and Sirchauncey waited thirteen months to finally find themselves getting married in a gorgeous setting in Snoqualmie, WA. Their Snoqualmie Falls elopement happened only after months and months of planning with Clare living in Australia and Sirchauncey living in the States. They had waited for the Visa to make it official and finally it did. And it was breathtaking.

It was worth the wait and now we get to see it…

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Down the rabbit hole at this 1920s vintage-inspired Alice In Wonderland wedding

Our theme followed the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole. It was a whimsical vintage-inspired Alice tea party. We had it set at the Rose Court Garden at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The reception captured the quirkiness of the Mad Hatter's tea party. The party ended when some 1920s-themed tap dancers crashed the party and lead our guests into a Charleston dancing competition.

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The Red Wedding: What to do when Mother Nature comes uninvited to your wedding

It’s the day before your wedding. There’s a sudden sinking feeling in your stomach, and it’s not just nerves. The Red Eagle has landed. Suddenly, everything physically hurts, you might possibly murder your intended, and you want to invade the nearest chocolate shop. Yep, it's your period coming uninvited to your wedding. Here's what to pack, how to plan for, and how to deal with your period at the wedding…

Can my friend get ordained to officiant our same-sex wedding?

"My girlfriend and I are getting married in November 2018. We want our friend to get ordained so that he may marry us. What are the steps for same-sex couples getting married?"

There are two considerations for online ordination when having a friend officiate your same-sex wedding: that the online ordination website allows same-sex ceremonies and that online ordination is considered legal in your state/city/county. Let's look at both issues…

Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive if you're the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. Now we're sharing a chart that will help you compare hotel blocks if you're planning to provide that option to your guests. Hotel blocks allow you to block out some rooms and room rates to help guests grab a good deal on a hotel room.

Avoiding wedding fights: how to plan your wedding planning

Your engagement should be a joyful time. You have a lifetime ahead of you with the person you love. What could be better than to celebrate that love surrounded by friends and family? And yet, somehow things go awry. Conflicts flare. And the time that should be so happy — the build-up to your wedding — is fraught with possibilities for strife.

The good news is you can avoid most of the problems by planning your wedding planning. That's right. Plan how you're going to plan.

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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…

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…

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Venue search DONE: industrial meets rustic at this chic New Jersey wedding venue

The venue search can easily be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. You don't want to be stuck with a venue that isn't you at all and you know you want one that can become a part of your whole wedding aesthetic. So when we found this chic New Jersey wedding venue, it was love at first sight and we knew that it was ideal for any and all offbeat couples in the Northeast U.S.

Ring shopping 101: what are some fancy, non-round diamonds for your engagement ring?

If you're into a ring with a lovely center stone, then you may be inundated with round ones. Am I right? It's time you were introduced to some alternate, fancy-shaped diamonds. We've gotten the scoop from the amazing ring artisans over at Brilliant Earth to highlight some of their favorite shapes for diamonds like pear, emerald cut, marquise, and oval.

Getting married or eloping in Savannah? Here's how to get the most personalized, funny, and touching wedding ceremony ever

Are you having a Savannah wedding (or eloping there)? It's a gorgeous destination wedding city and there's no reason to compromise when it comes to finding the MOST RAD wedding officiant in town. If you've felt that you just couldn't find an officiant who will work with you and your desires to create a totally authentic and totally you ceremony, then you need to meet Tracy from Savannah Custom Weddings & Elopements.

Recent Wedding 101

Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive if you're the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. Now we're sharing a chart that will help you compare hotel blocks if you're planning to provide that option to your guests. Hotel blocks allow you to block out some rooms and room rates to help guests grab a good deal on a hotel room.

Avoiding wedding fights: how to plan your wedding planning

Your engagement should be a joyful time. You have a lifetime ahead of you with the person you love. What could be better than to celebrate that love surrounded by friends and family? And yet, somehow things go awry. Conflicts flare. And the time that should be so happy — the build-up to your wedding — is fraught with possibilities for strife.

The good news is you can avoid most of the problems by planning your wedding planning. That's right. Plan how you're going to plan.

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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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