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Cecil & Paul’s animals, vuvuzelas, and NERF war wedding

You’re probably looking at the title of this wedding and tilting your head a bit. But don’t worry, it all makes sense when you know the theme of this wedding is pure, unadulterated FUN! Animal-themed tables, food truck tacos, and rock-paper-scissors start off the good times, but the giant NERF gun war at the reception kept it all going strong into the night!

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Technicolor Muppet madness at this Austin wedding

Never have I seen so much colorful Muppet hilarity in one wedding. (And we’ve seen some Muppets!). A Muppet cake (with awesome sheet cake alternative), Muppet felt bouquets, doppelganger hand puppets, and an ANIMAL BAND(!!) make Cristina and Trevor’s wedding a total nostalgia-fest. There were even felt Muppet eyes and props for the photo booth. Feast your eyes and get smacked in the face with color!

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A scenic lakeside nautical wedding

Brittany and Judy, both looking as if they walked out of a magazine (including a super fab pantsuit that reminds me of this one), had their wedding at the equally drool-inducing Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas. The views from the ceremony site will blow you away. Christina Carroll Photography captured the day and couldn’t help herself from getting into the joy and epic wattage smiles. Who could blame her? Now go check out the first look, matching bouquets, lakeside views, and nautical details.

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Austin Queer Weddings: “Super fun! Super gay! For your super queer wedding day!”

This year Austin photographer Erica Nix is branching out on her own and in a very special way… with her new photography venture called Austin Queer Weddings. We’re super excited about her new, specialized photography business, the inspiration behind it, and the special discount she’s offering for our wonderful gay and allied readers…

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Jessica & Matt’s spontaneous Austiny elopement

When the wedding they were planning got too overwhelming and stress-inducing, these two opted to let it go in favor of an elopement recreating their first date. In familiar surroundings and killer clothes, their short ceremony and celebration was just right for them, and included sweet details like their cupcakes and vows in front of the beer tap wall. And wait till you see the groom’s first look at his bride!

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Amanda & Ian’s fairy tale Renaissance wedding

An unfortunate accident forced this couple to reexamine their wedding priorities and led them to their perfect Renaissance Faire wedding. Nothing cures broken bone blues like a horse-drawn carriage, a sword-drawn recessional, and a few gallons of mead.