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Puerto Rico wedding in a rainforest with love and a 5-piece Latin band

Puerto Rico was the first trip we took together, and travel is a big part of our relationship – so it has always held a special place in our hearts. We didn’t have a wedding party so much as a party wedding: a welcome party at a beach bar, a post-wedding food truck party, and then an island trip on a catamaran a few days later! Really we just wanted our friends and family to come travel with us for a week.

This naturalist island wedding had a nude first look

This amazing naturist island wedding had a nude first look

Darshan and Alex had a naturist island wedding that took our breath away. Cortes Island has long been a part of their life, with its pristine lakes, lagoons, forests, and seaside cottages. The pair met at a nude swimming hole about 13 years ago and chose to have their first look at the very same spot.

Caribbean pirate wedding on Halloween

Ships ahoy at a Caribbean pirate wedding on Halloween

Erin and Stephen had a Caribbean pirate wedding on Limetree Beach that we can’t get enough of. What’s a pirate wedding without some multicolored mermaid hair anyway, right? Plus, it was on Halloween and we’re rolling around like happy dogs knee-deep in spooky-themed weddings right now. Their guest dressed as pirates and the officiant even used pirate-speak. Are you ready for this pirate Halloween wedding? Everyone say “YAAAARRR!”

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A swing dance wedding on an island (with a Bitcoin unity ceremony!)

A purple mane, a swing dance theme, and lots of little elements of this pair like Futurama, Scrabble, Burning Man, and bunnies. Get ready for moonlit boat rides, a bonfire, and of course, a swing dance-themed first dance complete with hula hoops. But the most intriguing part was their Bitcoin Blockchain unity ceremony. Now that’s a first for us!

welcome bottles alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Drink and be married with these reusable wedding welcome bottles

Welcome bags are often gift bags filled with treats, a schedule of events, and more treats. But the “bag” part of welcome bags bothered me. It just gets thrown out! So we put ourselves in our guests’ shoes and thought about the goals behind this slice of wedding etiquette. How do we remove wastefulness, make it useful, and make it celebration-worthy? Our answer: Reusable water bottles filled with Make-Your-Own-Margarita supplies!

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Unusual, beautiful, nautical-themed wedding invitations with scientific roots

Concertina Press creates nautically-inspired wedding invitations and stationery, using antique scientific illustrations of cool sea creatures like jellyfish, octopus, squid, sea snails, and even (my personal faves!) sharks. Whether you’re having an elaborate Cape Cod yacht club wedding, an intimate beachside ceremony, or a quirky wedding at an aquarium, Concertina Press has just the invitation design for you. Let’s dive in…