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40 reasons wedding palm fronds and monstera plants are our new favorite obsession

When it comes to wedding trends, I am so on board with anything botanical. When succulents got popular, I was totally down. And now we're starting to see wedding palm fronds and monstera plants leak over from home decor trends into weddings and WE ARE IN. Show More Summary

Metallic, marble, and chic style: now THIS is fab modern wedding inspiration

We were blown away by the chic style, classy fashion, and amazing Denver Art Museum venue at the styled elopement of real life couple Gabriel and David. Much of the inspiration came from a painting by Zeng Fanzhi at the museum. They cultivated a colorful and sleekly modern style into which we want to sink. Show More Summary

Wedding handkerchiefs for ugly crying, tears of joy, and hot messes

You know what I never thought about wanting but desperately wished I had during my wedding ceremony... a wedding handkerchief! I could have used it, I could have let my partner use it. And then I could have kept it in my purse afterwards as a constant reminder. Show More Summary

We're bowled over by this creative wedding in Seattle (with a hand-dyed dress!)

Dana and John's space-y and creative wedding had some seriously intricate and beautiful details. There were constellations at every table, a huge and ornate chuppah made of paper, and the highlight of our lives: Dana's hand-dyed wedding dress. Show More Summary

These backyard brides triumphed with killer suits at their house on the shore

Casey and Stephanie's chic wedding was hosted in their backyard at the New Jersey Shore in their custom-made suits (by Bindle & Keep!). It was a triumph of style, epic love, AND adversity, as you'll see. Korean fusion tacos, customized glasses, a homemade Rice Krispies wedding cake, and suits that were the envy of all!

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. Show More Summary

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A historical museum, a teeny bit of Star Wars and Harry Potter, and a fab steak dinner for a small crowd of loved ones... this intimate geeky wedding is simple wedding #goals. The bride's sage advice about picking the right wedding party members is key. Don't miss the reason for the last dance, too. It's REAL and it's awesome.

Are we "desperate" or just ready? The guilt of wanting to get married

Lately I've been feeling guilty. Then I've been feeling guilty about feeling guilty because I should know that I don't need to feel guilty. I've been feeling this way because I happen to be a woman who wants to get married someday. This in itself isn't a new development, but now I actively WANT it. Show More Summary

Smart AF scientific wedding invitations that'll teach you 4 new things (including when the next total solar eclipse will be!)

Nerds of the internet: If you read one science and wedding-related post today, make sure it's this one. These sophisticated scientific wedding invitations from Athena and Aphrodite will not only please your eyeballs, but will actually teach you four FASCINATING things you didn't know about scientific discoveries...

Embroidery, lush bouquets, and a steak cake — this handmade wedding is stitched onto our hearts

With their family heirlooms and eclectic style, this was a seriously gorgeous handmade wedding full of DIY, from embroidered table centerpieces (including an “I know” Star Wars Millennium Falcon!) to homemade preserves made by the groom. Brittney and Roger are feisty, lovable, culinary travelers who love good company and good food. That combination is gold for a wedding.

Transgender weddings: where are all the MTF and transfem brides?

A reader asks our publisher Ariel, "I love your site and I've been looking through all your genderqueer and transgender tagged posts, and it's awesome. I'm writing because I'm not finding much representation of transwomen or people who are non-binary, but present more femininely."...AND ARIEL RESPONDS!

A castle, a snowboarding bride, and a punk rock wedding on the slopes

Madison and Aaron had a winter wedding filled with pink leggings, a snowboarding bride, a rowdy group of howling groomsmen, and loud punk music filling the air. Instead of walking down the aisle, Madison snowboarded through it! After...Show More Summary

Dress designer Alfred Angelo closing down! Are you losing your dress? Here's help…

The big news is that wedding dress behemoth Alfred Angelo is shutting down, taking along with it thousands of dresses already on order by brides. Are you one of them? Are you now dress-less? Don't panic, there are some things you can do to snag a last-minute wedding dress...

Get 50% off your ticket to the best freaking wedding expo in Philadelphia!

The Lovesick Expo has been bringing booze, burlesque, the best wedding talent, and the best engaged folk together under one roof for the past seven years! This August 13, 2017, they'll do it all again, and we have a special code for 50% off tickets!

Get lost in this cosmic love fest hippie wedding

"We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of the lifestyle we live. So the theme was hippie love fest." You'll see fire dancers, a "chill-out yurt," tons of ceremonial details, a delish-looking potluck desserts table, and vegan treats for all. Oh, and don't miss the cheese toastie and oyster food trucks! This hippie wedding is ready to be savored...

An April Fool's Day surprise pizza parlor wedding

Nicole and Ken had their second date at Pi Pizzeria in St. Louis several years ago. When they decided to get married and found out there was a location close to where they live in the DC area, they decided to surprise their close friends...Show More Summary

Paper flowers, garland, and pizza(?): These alternative wedding ceremony backdrops are groovy

Did you see our roundup of macrame wedding backdrops that totally double as home decor? I found a whole slew of alternative wedding ceremony backdrops that give that a run for its money. From balloons to bunting to huge paper flowers...Show More Summary

Step right up for this carnival wedding at a vineyard (with grape stomping!)

Jenny and Victor had a luxe carnival wedding that was seriously dazzling. Think the most detailed and whimsical carnival ever with a wedding as the cherry on top. They described their goal as this: "Whimsical, carefree -- an opportunity...Show More Summary

Here's how you can totally battle wedding planning fatigue

About seven months ago, I leaped back into my online inspiration boards and budget sheets, dusting off the wedding planning corners of my mind that have since laid dormant since.....

These gorgeously geeky engagement rings (hy)rule!

Inspired by nature and science fiction, our sponsor Metal Wendler Designs creates engagement rings and wedding bands that combine a love of nature and fandom that you have to see to believe! From realistic tree bark textures, to fan-inspired wedding and engagement rings, these are one of a kind geeky engagement rings and bands that you won't see ANYWHERE else...

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