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wedding dogs

So you want to have a wedding dog! We’ve got tons of cute ideas for having your dog in your wedding ceremony, plus lots of real wedding inspiration featuring adorable wedding pugs, pitbulls, and more.

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A pink wedding dress and men’s updos gave this wedding reception some stand-out style

Chloe and Moose know that it’s never too late to celebrate love. They legally tied the knot in 2021 but decided to hold a reception in late 2022 to celebrate their marriage with friends and family. Before the reception, they had gorgeous photos taken (captured by Dutcher Photography) surrounded by wildflowers in a spot already special to them – the same place they took their “Yay, we’re married!” photos earlier that year. We can’t decide what we love more about this wedding… the pink wedding dress or the men’s updos (yes, you read that right).

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The teal velvet suit at this queer winter garden wedding is seriously fire

Winter weddings are WAY underrated, in our opinion, and this queer winter garden wedding is all the proof we need. By choosing a plant nursery as their venue, Erin and Annie were able to achieve a natural, outdoorsy vibe many people might think isn’t possible for a wintertime ceremony, but these photos from Events by Merida prove them all wrong!

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A night wedding with an ombré dress and constellation jacket

Michele is a schoolteacher, so a Summer wedding was a must… and she also wanted to have a night wedding, in order to properly showcase the lanterns she’d themed the wedding around. Her husband Rob got in on the theme with a custom jacket, featuring a design based on the night sky at the time of their first date in 2019!

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This couple went back to school for their celestial sci-fi wedding

Natalie and Ryan first met in film class at the University of Colorado – so it only makes sense that 15 years later, this alumni couple would return to seal the deal! Back in school, they had bonded over a shared love of Star Wars and all things film. So for the big day, they wanted a sci-fi wedding with starry ties, alien worlds, and Star Wars-themed cornhole!

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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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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.