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A handmade Victorian picnic wedding in the mountains (with the most gorgeous rain & mist photos!)

We had a small wedding with only 20 guests, but because it was small, we were able to have all guests participate in the all-white/beige Victorian theme. Most everything was handmade and sourced by us including hand-drawn and printed wooden invitations, bridal party gifts, individually selected vintage tea plates and cutlery, crystal coupe glasses, embroidered napkins, and all decorations.

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This groom MADE his bride's surprise wedding dress

Adam, an art teacher and puppeteer, handmade his bride Maria's dress for her as a surprise, an impossible feat for most of us, let alone with such SKILL. We were blown away by the fab sleeves and high-low design. We were able to snag a little more information about it plus a behind-the-scenes look at the process just 15 days before the wedding. Bonus? She didn't even get to see the dress until noon on the day of the wedding. Wut. Let's take a peek at how it all went down…

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9 painted wedding dress masterpieces you have to see to believe

I basically told the gals at RMINE that I wanted a dress that "looked like a unicorn sneezed on it." And they whipped out their paint brushes, and worked into the night, until the store smelled of fresh paint and their floors looked like a unicorn had been slaughtered on them. And they gave me this beauty!

If you're looking for more painted wedding dress inspiration or dresses you can purchase ASAP, keep scrolling…

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This bride altered her original wedding gown for her gorgeous vow renewal

My husband, Anindeep, and I came to our tenth wedding anniversary very much different people than we were so long ago, now personally and emotionally more enriched. We decided a vow renewal was necessary to celebrate ourselves in this new chapter in realizing our individual selves and expressing our togetherness more meaningfully to each other.

Photography (duh) and fashion are priorities for me, so with NO attire budget and exponentially growing dressmaking skills, I suddenly found the confidence to alter my own wedding gown.

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6 tips for inexpensive and totally stunning custom-made wedding dresses

I'm getting my wedding dress custom-made and I'm so glad I went this route. As a US size 16, and after watching my size 14 sister struggle to find places who even had things in her size to try on, and then settling for something at David's Bridal, I knew I was going to get a custom dress. I can't believe more people don't do this. Here are my tips for making the process rock…