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We love all sorts of wedding cake alternatives — donuts, candy buffets, and of course… PIE!

No shortage of loveliness at this Orcas Island, WA wedding

No shortage of loveliness at this Orcas Island wedding in Washington

Laura and Ben had a really incredible Orcas Island wedding in Washington that’s going to give you green eyes for pretty things. Like what, you say? Try felled redwood decor, succulent studded centerpieces, homemade steampunk-inspired pies, a “Smokey Porter” homebrew, and air plants (even in Laura’s hair!).

Apple pie Purse for Pi Day!

Pi Day wedding goals: A super realistic apple pie purse

Gird your loins: it’s PI DAY! Yep, it’s March 14 or 3.14. The day we arbitrarily celebrate all things PIE and weddings that fall on that very special mathematical day right before the Ides of March. I stumbled upon this amazingly realistic apple pie purse when hunting for killer wedding day purses and had to feature it today.

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Pies, pizza, and pink hair: Hannah & David’s nature center wedding

Pink hair, loads of pies (both dessert AND pizza!), a funny ceremony snafu, a pre-emptive ring ceremony, and animal centerpieces — have we hooked you in yet? This sweet and economical wedding hits all our buttons. Don’t miss the rustic log details, handmade sugar peony cake, and the gorgeous bubble send-off.

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Laura & Steve’s Chicago meets Iowa Pi Day wedding

This wedding gets us right in the feels with their pies for Pi Day (and a ring reference!), Chicago-meets-Iowa details, and an awesomely accommodating band. Just wait until you see what advice this pregnant bride has for other pregnant brides. It’s a rustic-meets-city wedding to please all palates.

unity sandwich alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Stacie & Nate know how to throw a stress-free wedding (including a unity sandwich!)

When we talk about a stress-free wedding, this is what we are talking about: streamlined vendors, already rad venue space, and a laid-back mindset. Come see what this couple did to make this happen, all while making everything look RAD. Don’t miss the massive amounts of pies with adorable salt and pepper shaker toppers. Oh, and we have the return of… the unity sandwich!

recipe favors alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Check out these mini recipe book wedding favors

Laura and Garrett’s yummy pie table was a collaborative baking effort between Laura’s mom, sister, aunt, and good friend, Katie. But our favorite part is that their favors were little handmade books containing the recipes for all of the pies! Eat, love, then BAKE!