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Two piece wedding dresses for the fun and fashion forward

When the two piece wedding dress is almost as breathtaking as the elopement venue! Samantha and Alex had a private vow exchange one month before their larger wedding. Their intimate adventure and elopement fashion choices inspired us to put together a whole line-up of two piece wedding dresses we love!

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Barefoot wedding? Have a SHOE CHECK!

You know how black-tie affairs have coat checks? Well, a barefoot wedding needs a SHOE CHECK!

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These brides traded their big plans for a barefoot beach micro-wedding

We had a big wedding planned. We had bridesmaids and everything! But during the pandemic… We decided to just take off without telling anyone and get married. We used nature as our decoration and it was more perfect than the big wedding we were planning ever could have been.

This New South Wales wedding was a whimsical DIYed floral celebration

New South Wales surprise wedding with a yellow wedding dress and matching manicure!

Belle and Layne chose to play their cards close to their chest when it came to announcing the wedding. In fact, they didn’t announce it was a wedding until guests arrived at the property! It was entirely an expression of who they are and how they love. The amount of community involvement in putting the day together showed how much they value and rely on the people in their circles. The DIY elements of the day, including Belle’s dress, articulated their creative spirits.

Barefoot sandals for a beach wedding

Barefoot sandals for your beach wedding [updated for 2022!]

Beach weddings are clearly not the place for stilettos, but going totally barefoot might not feel as special as you’d like. In a case like this, I introduce you to barefoot sandals. This particular simple gold chain sandal is available on Etsy.

A barefoot travel-themed camp wedding

A barefoot travel-themed summer camp wedding (with breakfast buffet!)

Caitlinn and Luke were married atop a huge rock in a beautiful, sunny clearing. The day proceeded with happy tears and bare feet. They incorporated their love of travel (especially to Africa) in their decor and theme. Instead of giving away something small as favors, they had glass jars with Beta fish in them next to three different charitable organization’s write-ups. The guests could take a pebble and pick which organization they wished receive a donation in their names.