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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.

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Our nerdy post-elopement party with a D20 dice kissing game

We had already had our elopement last year, so we wanted this post-elopement party to be a simple but nerdy event to celebrate with some of our friends and family.

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This stunning wedding shows why you need a wedding planner

Still wondering why you need a wedding planner? Marion Matrimony Events brought us this incredible wedding with a special surprise inside the groom’s suit, but we were extra amazed by how she coordinated this 200+ guest wedding with an Air Force couple stationed in Japan. It was just a great reminder that Wedding Planners = Genius Creative Problem Solvers and we love them a lot.

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Can you believe this eco-friendly wedding was planned in four months?

With the superhero powers of Emily Berg Weddings, Johanna and Brian planned a eco-friendly superhero themed celebration…In four months! Every vendor was thoughtfully chosen and shared the couple’s values for a sustainable wedding day. And wait till you find out what the bride’s dress is made of!