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This wedding vow renewal ceremony is radiating queer joy

We know that 25 years of marriage is a big deal for any couple, but for Amber and Rachel, it’s a true testament to growing together. When they got married 25 years ago, Amber and Rachel were celebrated as a cis-het couple. Since then, they’ve both come into their queerness, including Amber coming out as trans. They wanted to mark this huge milestone of 25 years with a queer wedding vow renewal ceremony, as their authentic selves, surrounded by their community.

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We’re in love with the crochet wedding dress at this DIY backyard wedding

This is how you do a DIY backyard wedding! Alex and I were together seven years, madly in love and always knew we’d get married. We kept waiting… for the right place, the right time in our lives, and mostly to have enough money. Eventually we gave up: let’s just do it. In his relative’s giant backyard, with 125 guests, and all homemade decorations.

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The vows from this nerdy Star Wars wedding are Oscar-worthy

Where are the Oscars for wedding vows? Kat and Michael’s kinky and nerdy Star Wars wedding was filled with pop culture references, but their vows were totally original to them! We love that they’re writing their own love story – a Hollywood-worthy one, too! Try not to cry at these heartfelt and tender personalized wedding vows.

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Offbeat Wed in The Guardian: Gen Z says weddings should be cheaper. Here’s how to make that happen

The Guardian asked Suki to write an article about the rise of low-key weddings amongst Gen Z. This new trend is emerging as the average wedding cost in the U.S. balloons between 30-40k. With a growing search for “simple weddings” and “nontraditional ceremonies,” that means Suki got to talk about her two favorite things: nontraditional wedding ceremonies and saving money! Don’t miss the examples from real weddings that nailed the low-key wedding assignment.

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Enter this sci-fi wedding with an elegant black wedding dress

Are you ready to enter this Twilight Zone wedding? Charlene and Brandon’s sci-fi wedding in Miami might literally take you into another universe! This elegant black and white wedding might just be outshined by the bride’s two epic custom-made black wedding dresses. Royal would be an absolute understatement to describe these black wedding dresses. Ready to dive into the twilight zone and see this incredible sci-fi wedding?

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A nerdy Star Wars wedding but make it kink-friendly

This openly kinky couple had so many cool pop culture references at their nerdy wedding! When you find out how they met (and where), you’ll know it was just meant to be. Wait till you see their cakes! And you won’t believe what one of them was used for. If you’re curious to know how an interfaith, kinky, nerdy wedding turns out then you gotta get in here for the sweet heartfelt scenes and the geeky touches.