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Claire & Bobby’s puppet wedding

Our wedding was subversively quirky. We both went back and forth about certain traditions and our families had some say in that. I was in a big pouffy white dress with a veil for the ceremony and the boys were in tuxes. But there were puppets. Lots of them.

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How to plan a wedding in 2 months

When Jim and I made the decision to get married this May, we knew we weren’t going to have the luxury of a long engagement; Jim had recently received orders for a 400-day mission overseas and we knew we would have to have everything done and in order before he had to report for training in mid-August.

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Rosemary & Christopher’s hippie pagan eco diy celebration of love

The offbeat bride: Rosemary, graduate student Her offbeat partner: Christopher, graduate student Location & date of wedding: June 21, 2008 in a friend’s wild back yard and forest, near Montreal, QC What made our wedding offbeat: We made up our own ceremony to be exactly what we wanted it to be, which meant throwing out […]

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Sarah & Todd’s ultra-casual creative Arkansas wedding

The offbeat bride: Sarah / vintage clothier Her offbeat partner: Todd / Graphic designer Location & date of wedding: Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville, Arkansas. August 11, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: We got married in a little old house by the University of Arkansas campus, where Bill & Hillary Clinton actually got married. […]

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Kate & Matt get weddinged in a backyard

The offbeat bride: Kate, admin lackey (midwife-wanna-be) Her offbeat partner: Matt, wind turbine tech Location & date of wedding: My parents’ backyard in Wadsworth, Ohio. May 10, 2008. What made our wedding offbeat: Well, first of all, we were already married! We met in a chemistry class last fall, got engaged by Thanksgiving, and decided […]

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Jessica and Matthew’s laid-back under-$1000 wedding

We decided to get married after having seen each other in person only five times (over a year and a half) and burning through countless verizon cell-to-cell minutes. We had only two months to plan the wedding, and I (the bride) was living in California while the groom and the wedding was in Connecticut. I arrived in Connecticut four days before the wedding and thankfully had family and friends who handled all the preparations while Matthew and I generally freaked out.