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These masterfully crafted paper flower headpieces are fascinator dreams

There’s some serious beauty happening here, most especially with the incredible paper flower headpieces (and belts! and adornments!) by Papel (Paper).

They’re intricately folded and strategically placed in ways that make us bow down to how amazing they are. Try not to pee yourself when you see…

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Earhya & Robert’s wedding was a a little bit Medieval, a little bit rainbow, and a whole lot fabulous

A convertible blue and white dress, 1000 paper cranes, loads of rainbow details, and a bunch of DRAGONS. Is this wedding made for us or what? Don’t miss the guest book quilt, the bride’s purple hair filled with butterflies, the wine ceremony, the chocolate turtle favors, and the Medieval decor.

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A glittery Cambodian-influenced post-elopement wedding party in Philly

Nei and Mike eloped in Las Vegas and then got weddinged three months later. Since Nei hails from Cambodia they each donned wedding wear from the country as a nod to her family’s origins. Nei actually wore two incredible glittery dresses (one red, and one silver) and two tiaras — talk about bling! The couple and their family created nearly every detail, including the bouquets, red paper cranes (they had 500!), and tree branch centerpieces. The pair finished up the night by diving face-first into their three-tiered red wedding cake, which might be one of the fastest ways to eat wedding cake ever.

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Bridal henna, gold paper cranes, and fortune cookies: a glamorous Indian-Chinese wedding

From bridal henna to stunning golden cranes, Suni and Chris mastered the art of blending their cultures for their Houston wedding earlier this year. With the help of event designer Events By Momo, the two created a dreamy landscape to wed in — including incorporating fluffy white clouds, white bridesmaids dresses, and a hanging seating chart made from paper, twine, and twigs.

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Emma & Brian’s geeky rainy love fest wedding

This wedding is such a testament to budget weddings and their ability to be completely awesome without lots of bells and whistles. But three things they definitely found room for were their three geek-tastic cakes: Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. You’ll also never guess how one of the bride’s brothers found a way to be present without actually being able to attend. Plus, we dare you to find ALL the geeky and bookish references in their epic, communal ceremony reading. So many references!

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Jennie & Daniel’s tropical adventure-themed zoo wedding

Animals, adventure, and retro travel… now that’s a wild wedding setup. With lots of DIY from the crafty bride and some dance floor shenanigans, this zoo wedding was bound to bring out everyone’s animal side. Get ready for animal prints, peacock feathers, animal crackers, and tropical-themed centerpieces.