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These dapper guys had a super chic New York City elopement

John and Randy had the sweet and tiny Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City elopement of our dizziest daydreams. Between their chic-as-hell style, adorable portraits, and the New York skyline, it’s our favorite kind of urban chic awesomeness. Don’t miss the shots in DUMBO, “Top of the Rock,” Grand Central, and Bethesda Fountain in Central Park where they held the ceremony. Oh, and you’ll go nuts for their subtly matching sleek suits.

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Offbeat New York wedding venues from real offbeat weddings

Between Offbeat Bride readers, our archive of real weddings, and our Vendor Guide, we’ve seen a LOT of vendor recommendations. So we decided to start rounding up these nuggets of info sourced directly from our readers for a series of reader recommended vendor list posts. We’re continuing on to another one of our largest markets: venues in New York City and the greater New York area.

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Rustic loveliness on a budget: a potluck wedding with oodles of style

The bride wore a chic pantsuit, the groom wore locs and paisley, and the DIYed rustic burlap details (including a chic as hell fabric flower bouquet!) are killer. This potluck wedding has so much style on so little budget. Oh, and just wait until you hear how the bride walked herself down the aisle. Spoiler alert: she SANG A SONG while she walked. Oh hell yes. Get ready to swoon at this amazing wedding.

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Tiny, hip, simple, and ultra budget-friendly autumn wedding

Want a lesson in how to keep things under a super low budget? Use this wedding as your example. Trader Joe’s flowers, handmade headpieces, and an accommodating photographer: a recipe for budget success! But the real story is the STYLE of this super sweet and tiny wedding in Massachusetts. So gorgeous.

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How can we have chair seating at our park venue when chairs aren’t allowed?

My fiancé and I are having our ceremony in a public garden in New Jersey and have been told that we are not allowed to bring chairs for our guests. We have discussed buying nice picnic blankets and laying them about for our guests to sit on, but I would still like something a little more “chair-like.” How do you create comfortable seating rather than just having guests on their feet the whole time?

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The author of “Mario Kart Love Song” gets hitched

Karen and Sam’s wedding took place at Preservation Park in downtown Oakland, California — and it turns out this park is the perfect backdrop for creative couples who are infatuated with all things CUTE. Everything from the rainbow paper cranes to the happy-faced plushies decorating the reception spot is adorbz.