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Wedding arches and Jewish chuppahs are gorgeous ways to make your ceremony stand out. Here are loads of examples and DIY wedding arches to see.

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Emily & Mitchell’s rainy steampunk geodesic dome wedding

Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we’ve got a purple and bronze steamy bonanza with a geodesic dome ceremony, a ketubah/parking problem (what?!), and some adorable vows you don’t want to miss. Just watch out for the spoilsport rain!

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A multicultural destination wedding in the mountains

Katie and Gautam traveled from Washington DC to Twin Peaks, California for a destination wedding in the mountains (AND planned it all sight-unseen!). This pair successfully combined his Indian wedding traditions with her American traditions, including gorgeous saris, a flower crown, a candle-lighting ceremony, a tearful father/daughter dance (just try not to choke up!), and a rockin’ dance party with an iPod DJ!

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Michele & Douglas’ fairy forest handfasting on a farm

This week we’re letting our hair down and getting back to nature in the wild, wild outdoors! Today’s wedding explodes with mossy, fairy goodness, “mushroom” desserts, a killer black corset dream dress, and break-dancing family fun on a farm. Plus, you’ll learn how to better prepare for those tough vow questions.

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Cindy & Sam’s geeky bibliophile wedding

We couldn’t resist mentioning the book arch in this gorgeous wedding in recent Monday Montage, and now Cindy’s giving us the whole bibliography. Folded paper and piles of books abound from aisle decor to bouquets, and from a custom cardbox to their signature arch — but you’re also going to love all the subtle nods to geekery. Book-lovers, get our your library cards and check out all the love!

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Cat & Joe’s Oktoberfest locally-grown harvest wedding

If you like a good brew and a good party, you’ll love this Oktoberfest-inspired wedding with a German feast, good beer, warm fall colors, and a lovely golden hour moment right after the ceremony. Now that fall is on the way in the Northern hemisphere, this will totally get you in the mood. Oh, and just wait until you see the cake…

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Casey & Adam’s local school-themed wedding

The bride works in education, and with library card menus, “brown bag lunch” favors, school lockers, a big yellow school bus, and a yearbook guest book, this wedding was a perfect fit for our Bookish theme week. Plus, they took an unwanted extra wall in their reception area and turned it into a giant chalkboard for amazing chalk art! You will love this school yard-meets-marriage wedding.