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Turtles, starfish, and sailboats: a sun-filled aquarium wedding from New Jersey

Ben and Erin hosted their ceremony and reception at New Jersey’s Atlantic City Aquarium. The pair included a ton of darling details like blue and teal striped pinwheels and planting a tree together for their unity ceremony. They also opted to leave several seats intentionally empty during the ceremony, and marked these spots with a handwritten tribute to family and friends who couldn’t be there to celebrate.

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Julie & Matthew’s retro polka dots and pinwheels wedding

Pink and red with polka dots and pinwheels all over gives this Denver wedding a bit of a retro and a lot of ADORABLE. Add in some LEGO touches, a successful venue swap (due to a major flood!), and loads of DIY, and you’ll be all in. Oh, and you’ll never guess how the bride used Lady Gaga to surprise her dad!

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Brandi & Jonah’s pinwheels and cheesecake state park wedding

The details in this wedding are ultra fun: pinwheels, a crocheted bouquet and boutonnieres, lawn games in the park, a purty ring puppy… not to mention a Mexican buffet and a meaningful cheesecake! Yep, meaningful. You’ll see why. This bride completely battled through a new diagnosis to get through wedding planning, and her love and perseverance shine. Plus, she has some advice for taking on the haters that any of ya’ll can use.

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Teri & Bill’s candy-filled children’s museum wedding

When life hands you flower allergies, turn those allergies into CANDY! To avoid the flora, this pair opted for candy centerpieces and pinwheel bouquets. Add in a little Star Wars fun, a rad children’s museum venue, and this super cute inked-up couple. Don’t forget to check out the secret boob shot in one of the museum’s games!

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Pinwheels, sunshine, and a flash mob dance at this San Diego wedding

Carrie and Alynn created one of those idyllic days where everything seems to glow with love (and a fabulous blue sky day in San Diego never hurts!). From the pinwheel-lined path and bluegrass rendition of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry, the ceremony is one sweet moment after another. They celebrated their respective faiths, Christianity and Buddhism, and included a handfasting with ribbons tied by their mothers.

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Amanda & Eric’s breakfast-for-dinner fun and games wedding

Breakfast-for-dinner is a concept we can totally get behind. Especially when it’s backed up by DC comics Converse, Mad Libs, handmade pinwheels, an awesome poem written by the bride’s brother, …oh, and donuts instead of cake! Just watch out for the little heartbreaker in the suspenders on the dance floor. He’s irresistible.