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Marta & Dan’s antique country western wedding

Growing up in auctions, flea markets, and antique-dealing fathers definitely left it’s mark on these repurposing and recycling kids. Like they say, “old trumps new every time!” So an old-fashioned, rural retro wedding was totally in order. Just watch out for the awesome unity ceremony… it’s a little dangerous, but definitely exciting.

Rowan & Peter’s permaculture Beltane handfasting in the woods

A Beltane wedding in the forest surrounded by intricate and lovely craft projects turned spiritual wedding decor — this is magical, indeed. The community collaborated on the whole thing with potluck food, a “cupcake brigade,” decoupaged lace lights, a love altar, and handmade accessories. Oh, and don’t forget that the bride made her own Victorian-inspired dress!

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How I made my own green Victorian-inspired wedding dress

The journey of my dress began in a fabric shop where I discovered a luscious, sage green velvet embroidered with leafy vines and flower buds. I left the shop and went home, but couldn’t stop thinking about that cloth. The next day I went back to look again and bought 8.5 yards of the fabric, everything the store had on hand. After enlisting the help of my friend, this is how I made my own Victorian-inspired wedding dress!

Morgan & Jon’s multi-location trifecta wedding

Four locations, four weddings, and four times the reason to see what the hell it’s all about! And that includes a hand-spray-painted dress, a surprise wedding tattoo, and a really awesome “water ceremony.” You must see what ceremony flub made all the guests raise their hands in the air and wave ’em like they just don’t care.

Kelsey & Meghan’s classic happy-sappy wedding

These two ladies decided early on that priorities were key and they wouldn’t be going into debt from the wedding. And they were able to pull together a lovely ceremony and dancefest reception (with s’mores!). You might also never guess that the bride’s two dresses and all the dresses in the wedding party were handmade, too!