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Heidi & Erdem’s vintage-inspired Turkish-American wedding (with a belly dancing sword balancer!)

Don’t miss this Turkish-American delight of a wedding: a belly dancer, sword balancing, Turkish delights, “La Vie en Rose” (and tons of other Francophile details!), Turkish evil eye wedding favors, old Hollywood glamour, DIYed invites, and hip scarves that got everyone’s hips shaking on the dance floor. Oh, and don’t miss how the groom’s father speech melted everyone’s heart!

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Laura & Jason’s tattooed and belly-dancing historical wedding

When the bride and her sister make eight hardcore Victorian-inspired outfits for the wedding, you know this is serious-business history love. Add in the Victorian dancing, regimental band, and amazing belly dance and drum performance, and you’ve got a recipe for an outstanding wedding celebrating a gorgeous family home and era. Wait until you hear what the bride did with her antique ring!

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A delightfully macabre Victorian gothic wedding

Molly and James’ wedding at The Gatehouse of Lionsgate Events Center in Lafayette, Colorado is a gothic Victorian feast for the eyes. We’re talking belly dancers, tarot card readers, hula hoopers, and a royal blue gown designed by a Cirque du Soleil costume designer. The macabre theme continued with death tag wedding place cards, black-painted trees, a creep-tastic candy buffet, and a blue and white spider web cake.

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Sandi Jo & John’s Neo-Victorian circus sideshow wedding

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but in this case, it came straight from the venue, [vendor-heart link=""]The Quixotic World[/vendor-heart]. What once was a low-key tea party wedding became a raucous, burlesque “Gears and Garters” Victorian circus sideshow wedding! We’re talking corsets, hula hoops, clowns, and sideshow acts — all following a sweet handfasting.

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Cristina & Adrian’s colorful, lesbian, vegan night of fun

These two put the hot pink in pinky swear, and I mean HOT. The crafty duo included lots of personal details — duct tape bouquets, vegan noms, bright ties, toys, a puppy, and science! All to celebrate a steamy romance surrounded by family and friends… with a sweet surprise translation of a favorite love song. Aww, now they’ve put the aw in hawt, too!

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Jenne & Alex’s Viking belly dancing backyard wedding

After a wedding (or two) under their belt, it was time to make this one their own: Vikings, a fiery red dress, belly dancing performers (who dragged everyone up to dance!), and a processional song written by the groom. Join us (and Geoff Peterson) in reading about this backyard shindig.