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Sunflower wedding with doggie friends

What could be happier than a bright yellow sunflower wedding? “If we were going to do a wedding it was going to be us,” say Rue and James. Their red and yellow celebration of love at Omar Arts and Events in Omaha combined their favorite things into a spectacular romantic event that was just the way they wanted it to be.

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Perfect lavender dress feels at this garden wedding in Nebraska

Walking into Lucille’s Old Market is like walking into a 1910 movie set. The crown molding, grand staircase, and general splendor made for a gorgeous backdrop to Veronica and Jonathan’s garden wedding in Nebraska.

Plus, Veronica’s purple chiffon gown is making my life. Spoiler: it’s available at ModCloth! Let’s ogle these two cuties at their stylish-as-hell wedding…

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A REAL rainbow totally blessed this same sex engagement shoot

Are you kidding me with this serendipity? William and Rob were taking engagement photos around downtown Omaha when they ran across this gorgeous fountain with sunlight hitting it just right. SO right that it cast a practically perfect in every way REAL rainbow. Come on, this is adorable. I’m going double rainbow wild over here. Okay, maybe not that wild (that was pretty flippin’ wild, if you remember), but it is pretty rad.

We’ve got rainbow heart eyes for these two and their real rainbow engagement. Let’s see if you do, too…

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Chris & Jeremy’s lakeside family reunion wedding

If this bride looks a little familiar, it’s because she’s our rad Assistant Editor of Offbeat Bride! Let’s see what this family reunion wedding has in store for us: a beautiful crystalline lakeside venue in Western Nebraska, a chalkboard program and menu, deer just wandering around, and two gorgeous people in lurve. Don’t miss the sure-fire way to beat the pre-ceremony nerves, too!

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Chelsea & Jesse’s The Big Lebowski-themed wedding

After you see the Folgers cans, the starburst neon signs, the Dudist officiant (dressed as Walter, natch), the paint brush bouquet, The Dude groom, and the green and black homage-to-Maude gown, there’s only one thing to say about this Big Lebowski wedding: WE ABIDE. There’s even more to see, so click on in and start counting all the references you can find to The Dude and the Achievers. Plus, a bowling alley venue pretty much guarantees good times.

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An Omaha wedding with an art gallery backdrop

Back in August, [vendor-heart link=""]Jaylee Photography[/vendor-heart] offered a free wedding to Offbeat Bride readers, and Naomi and Erin were the winners! The Washington-based photographers flew out to Nebraska to attend the church ceremony and art gallery reception.