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Turn your sweet & funny custom wedding vows into artwork

If you're writing your own custom wedding vows, you know how much time and effort they can take. You can totally immortalize your words with some wedding vows artwork to make sure all your hard work is saved forever. I saw a few gorgeous and simple ones that can come all framed and ready from Minted that I wanted to share.

Let's see how you can turn your hard work into art on your walls…

Two brides in Wonderland with flamingoes, rainbows, & amazing street art

Jules and Katie got married in the urban district of Digibeth in Central Birmingham, England, and wanted to feature some of the amazing mural art that lives there. For the theme, it was all rainbows meets Alice in Wonderland with the most adorable little designs of themselves as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. They were included on the cake toppers, biscuits, placecards, and more. It was ADORABLE. J

Don't miss the first dance lit up by hundreds of little torches held by their guests and all of the pink flamingo touches…

How I crafted my perfect-for-me bachelorette party (including games, food, and more games!)

My bachelorette party happened! No matter what type of bachelor/ette you are, there's no reason you have to do anything traditional at your party. Make it your own, make it mad fun, and you'll take singledom by the balls on your way out. Here's how I (and my amazing friends!) crafted a hen night where we all had a blast, including rosé champagne, delicious grub, and lots of games (including our partner in party crime, Cads About Matrimony!)…

Elegance meets dark romance at this Sydney goth chic wedding

Amy and Andrew planned their stunningly elegant goth chic wedding at Villa Capri in Sydney, New South Wales with the most gorgeous black lace gown, candles, red and white details, caramel corn favors, and loveliness everywhere. Amy was never a traditional person — she is covered in tattoos and white was never for her, so she chose elements from dresses she liked and worked with the designer to make her dream, modern black dress. Their wedding was styled by the amazing wedding stylist, Anna Wang, creating a palette full of blacks, reds, and orange-glow candles.

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Turn your sweet & funny custom wedding vows into artwork

If you're writing your own custom wedding vows, you know how much time and effort they can take. You can totally immortalize your words with some wedding vows artwork to make sure all your hard work is saved forever. I saw a few gorgeous and simple ones that can come all framed and ready from Minted that I wanted to share.

Let's see how you can turn your hard work into art on your walls…

Edgy & urban wedding inspiration at The Denver Athletic Club

The Denver Athletic Club and its rooftop deck has been a Colorado staple and served as the gorgeous and eclectic backdrop for this urban wedding inspiration. The ceremony had 180-degree views on the rooftop and the reception rocked all white lounge furniture to give it that Hollywood vibe. Don't miss the stunning gown paired with a killer black leather jacket, the adorable Great Dane, the edgy letterpress invitations, and the fuchsia 'Til Death neon light in the Bistro.

Glitz, ombre, & DETAILS: wedding capes have gotten a serious upgrade

One trend I'm super excited about is a wedding cape. Or capelet. Or royal-as-hell cloak.

Benefits of a wedding cape: won't cover up an elaborate hairstyle, covers your shoulders in a modest setting like a church, gives us major ethereal vibes, and TURNS YOU INTO AN ACTUAL SUPERHERO. Let's see what kind of glam, colorful, and chic wedding capes we found…

Help me, Obi-wan, my only hope is this engagement shoot with Star Wars jerseys and Pokéballs

Ben proposed to Alyssa with a stunning vintage ring nestled inside a Pokeball that said "I choose you!" So it made total sense that these adorable nerdy birds wanted to snag some engagement photos decked out in their nerdy gear — specifically their Star Wars Jerseys.

May the Fourth is only two days away so this adorable couple will surely usher us into the Tatooine spirit. But not back to Jakku! May the force be with them, always.

Love in the stacks: a literary engagement shoot with two cute brides-to-be

This beautiful pair of ladies both work for a big city public library system so a literature-themed engagement session was on the agenda. They added even more meaning to it by finding the perfect book store to match their intentions. Let's hear from bride-to-be Amara on how she and her partner Ginny decided where and how to rock a bookish engagement session (all while juggling a photographer swap and the hurdles of planning a wedding as plus size, queer people!)…

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Two brides in Wonderland with flamingoes, rainbows, & amazing street art

Jules and Katie got married in the urban district of Digibeth in Central Birmingham, England, and wanted to feature some of the amazing mural art that lives there. For the theme, it was all rainbows meets Alice in Wonderland with the most adorable little designs of themselves as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. They were included on the cake toppers, biscuits, placecards, and more. It was ADORABLE. J

Don't miss the first dance lit up by hundreds of little torches held by their guests and all of the pink flamingo touches…

Elegance meets dark romance at this Sydney goth chic wedding

Amy and Andrew planned their stunningly elegant goth chic wedding at Villa Capri in Sydney, New South Wales with the most gorgeous black lace gown, candles, red and white details, caramel corn favors, and loveliness everywhere. Amy was never a traditional person — she is covered in tattoos and white was never for her, so she chose elements from dresses she liked and worked with the designer to make her dream, modern black dress. Their wedding was styled by the amazing wedding stylist, Anna Wang, creating a palette full of blacks, reds, and orange-glow candles.

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A fancy meets laid-back BBQ marriage celebration in Wisconsin

Ann-Marie and Yasmine were married in April of 2016 but wanted to get weddinged in fancy fashion with a laid-back barbecue in the park kind of celebration. There was a crew of friends and family, great smoky BBQ food, and even sock puppet kits as favors!

During their first dance, they Rick-rolled everyone in true vintage style. Let's get the full peek at this same-sex marriage celebration of poly couple Ann-Marie and Yasmine…

A DIYed Maine farmhouse wedding with board games, a fun run, & a week of awesomeness

Liz and Daniel had a super DIYed wedding with all kinds of personal details. Liz made the decor and their rainbow cake herself in addition to the food being a joint effort of the family. Liz herself was stirring the soup just an hour before the ceremony!

The day was intimate with only 30 people attending. They rented an old farm house by the sea in Maine and invited all their guests to stay there with them. Don't miss their board game guest book. Let's see the whole week-long fun fest…

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21 modern poems that make swoon-worthy wedding readings

Finding the right wedding readings for your ceremony can be a bear if you don't know where to look. This is especially so if you're diverting from traditional and/or religious readings and want something more modern, secular, funny, or all of the above. I wanted to see what was cooking in modern poetry to see if there were some new poems that would make amazing wedding readings that we hadn't seen before. Spoiler alert: there were!

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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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Pronouns & assumptions: Gay wedding etiquette rules every guest should follow

Maybe you're a seasoned pro at attending same-sex weddings or maybe they're a new concept for you, and you don't want to be responsible for any awkwardness on someone's wedding day. It's easy to fall prey to a faux pas when it comes to saying the right things. Understand that the basics, love and respect, remain the same for both straight and LGBTQ weddings.

Here are six gay wedding etiquette rules that will make you the couple's favorite…

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How to plan a more ethical wedding (including an edible bouquet!)

When I was preparing for my own wedding I started thinking: how could we do this more ethically? The very nature of a wedding being a one day event, and in many cases an extravaganza of guests and details and expense, means that inevitably there are waste issues, or worries about whether certain things are "worth it." So, how can we do things more ethically? What should we look for in an ethical supplier? How do we do the very best that we can do?

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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™…

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.

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How I crafted my perfect-for-me bachelorette party (including games, food, and more games!)

My bachelorette party happened! No matter what type of bachelor/ette you are, there's no reason you have to do anything traditional at your party. Make it your own, make it mad fun, and you'll take singledom by the balls on your way out. Here's how I (and my amazing friends!) crafted a hen night where we all had a blast, including rosé champagne, delicious grub, and lots of games (including our partner in party crime, Cads About Matrimony!)…

We matched wedding rings with our favorite Game of Thrones characters!

Y'ALL: we are in the last week before the final episode of Game of Thrones… ever. So we decided, to honor the characters we love (or love to hate?) most, we'd match them up with a custom ring made by our one of our favorite jewelry partners, Joseph Jewelry. They can literally create ANY kind of ring you want, in almost any material, with any gemstone, and at your price point. So finding rings to match your favorite fantasy show characters? Um, easy as hell…

Want less time posing and more time celebrating? This Boston-based photographer will be your jam (& has a new podcast!)

If there's one things that's really been a welcome change at weddings over the last decade or so, it's a focus on less stiff posing, more authenticity, and more mindfulness on the day. And that's exactly why we LOVE partnering with offbeat and inclusive vendors like Shaina from Golden Door Photography. We talked a bit with her about her style, why she's all about intention and acceptance, and about her brand new podcast that's premiering this summer! If you're in the Boston area (or beyond), it's time to meet your potential new photographer/bestie…

Our obsession with raw diamonds intensifies with these edgy & chic rings

If there's one type of engagement ring that always gives me the lusties, it's a raw diamond ring. So whenever I end up down the rabbit hole of the shinies and pretties at The Raw Stone, I get all giddy. Let's deep dive into the stunning world of raw diamonds and if we can find on that tickles your fancy…

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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.

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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