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An emo wedding during a Coheed & Cambria cruise

We first met at the Warped Tour — we’re both musicians and huge fans of pop-punk. So of course we decided to have an emo wedding on a music festival cruise put on by the band Coheed & Cambria!

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How to propose to your partner, offbeat style

Getting ready to propose? YAY! Before we pop the bubbly, we’ve put together this guide on how to propose to your partner. Whether you’re considering a double proposal or proposing without a ring, we’ve got the deets on what needs to go down before YOU go down on one knee.

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A winter Las Vegas wedding with a red theme and a Chotronette dress

If you think winter weddings are all about snow and pinecones, wait until you see this winter Las Vegas Wedding, with a red theme and a Chotronette dress!

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What exactly is a double proposal?

Double proposals are taking engagement season by storm! A double proposal, also known as a mutual engagement, is when two partners propose to each other. We’re unpacking the ins and outs of a double proposal, plus whether they’re right for you!

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A fabulous Filipino fairy tale wedding with the most amazing DIY decor

Despite family resistance, these two grooms had a glorious enchanted forest wedding full of fairy-tale touches, phenomenal DIY decor. Wait until you see the centerpieces…

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How to officiate a wedding for a friend

For many of us who are tapped to officiate a wedding for a couple of dear friends, it is our first experience designing a ritual, not to mention one so important. We take to the trusty Internet for answers, but find little. We can’t look to previous generations for wisdom, as most of them were either married by a religious figure by choice or obliged by their parents. To help fill in the gap, here are a few of the practices I’ve picked up along the way or created whole cloth.