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A lemon-love elopement by the water of Lake Champlain in Vermont

A heatwave hit Vermont during the week of July 4, 2018, but that was nothing for Michelle and Jimmy, two Texas natives who eloped in Vermont on July 5th at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT. Michelle wore a lemon covered dress that was summer in a print. She had sent photos of the dress to Basin Harbor Club’s floral design team ahead of time so they could create a summery bouquet to match.

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How to get a wedding photography discount for just being YOU

They say that things that sound too good to be true, usually are. But this is Offbeat Bride, where we do away with "the usual." In the case of our sponsor Justine Johnson, her deals are just as good as they sound… You either have the chance to have a completely free, completely amazing wedding photographer, just for being your completely awesome selves. Just for being you doing "you."

Here's how you can get Justine to shoot your wedding for either free, or deeply discounted…

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Steve & Kimberly's "sports bloggers in love" boat wedding

Rare is the time we get a sports-themed submission written by a Tribesdude! It was extra special since it merited a few legit happy tears during the "last dance" section. Come enjoy the boat venue, sweet H.P. Lovecraft-infused ceremony, whiskey ceremony, and impromptu karaoke session. Oh, and wait until you see what the bouquets were made of!

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An ode to a cookie cutter wedding: why a "wedding factory" works for me

I can't lie; part of me has struggled with the fact that I am not completely being a build-it-yourself "budget bride" like I had anticipated I would be. I'm letting myself splurge on a little luxury — the luxury of not having to fret about every little detail and allowing people who know what they're doing take the reins. Even though there will be plenty of opportunities for personal creativity in the ceremony, garb, décor, and atmosphere… I still feel a little bit like a sell-out. Like I'm having a cookie cutter wedding.