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12 natural black wedding hairstyles for the offbeat and on-point

Once you start searching, there are so many rad examples of wild and elegant natural black wedding hairstyles. Seriously, check just this link as an example. Drool-worthy, amiright? I did some hand-picking of my favorites in this third edition of ass-kicking natural black hair. Let’s take a gander at what we’ve got this time. Spoiler alert: it’s brides totally owning their kinks, locs, twist-outs, and curls.

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Glam wedding-friendly styles for undercut hair

The undercut (or half-hawk, made popular by stars like Skrillex, among others) is a style that can be casual and punk, or in this case, glammed up and wedding-friendly. Earlier this week we featured a wedding with just such a style with short, platinum curls that totally fulfilled all our blinged-out, fairy princess wedding dreams all while being totally chic and edgy. You too can have this combination! Feast your eyes on the inspiration.

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Crown yourself queen of spring weddings with this DIY flower crown

Check out this flower child and Mother Earth fabulousness. I am digging some big-ass colorful flowers for a spring wedding crown. How gorgeous would this look with something like this vintage-inspired dress or this bohemian sleeved dress? Read more to learn how to craft your own fancy floral headpiece.

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Create a fashion light show with your own LED voice-activated tie

Sometimes a man (or dapper bride!) just needs a trusty, voice-activated LED tie to feel complete. Oh, you don’t have one of those? Then it’s time to get down and dirty with a little tech-friendly DIY. Your vows could become a synchronized light show, ya’ll!

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Lilac dream dress + bridesmaids in suits

I’m shoving Megan out of the way for a moment here — she’s been ogling dresses by Tova at [vendor-heart link=""]Wedding Dress Fantasy[/vendor-heart] for the past few weeks, and it’s time for me to get my turn here. Ok first: how much how Jes Wolfe’s lilac dress coordinates with her husband’s dark purple velvet jacket? I’m dying.

But wait there’s so much more — wait until you see what the bride had hiding under her skirt, and the suits her bridesmaids wore!

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Are there wedding-friendly industrial barbell earrings? You know it.

Offbeat pierced couples: are you wearing your industrial barbells at the wedding? If I know our Offbeat Bride readers, you’ll be all for it. See this collection of wedding plugs (and the many comments!) for proof. I went on a mission to find wedding-friendly barbells that could match the laciest or raciest wedding wear.