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A goth history nerd wedding with Cthulhu, Beetlejuice, and a headpiece to die for

Prepare yourself for something so rad, you’ll piss yourself. Think a Cthulhu cake, a gorgeous purple and black gown, an unbelievable ship-inspired headpiece, nerd burlesque with Anne Boleyn and Lydia from Beetlejuice, and a shell bouquet of purple, black, and gold. You’ll be watching this mouth agape, we assure you.

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A swing dance wedding on an island (with a Bitcoin unity ceremony!)

A purple mane, a swing dance theme, and lots of little elements of this pair like Futurama, Scrabble, Burning Man, and bunnies. Get ready for moonlit boat rides, a bonfire, and of course, a swing dance-themed first dance complete with hula hoops. But the most intriguing part was their Bitcoin Blockchain unity ceremony. Now that’s a first for us!

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Christie & Jesse thrill everyone with their surprise Star Trek wedding

A surprise wedding is one thing. A surprise wedding with a Star Trek and LEGO theme is another. But a surprise Star Trek wedding planned entirely by the maid of honor?! Now that’s a whole other level of new for us. But when you see the photos, we think you’ll agree that it turned out fabulously. Just wait until you see the first look, the Tim Horton’s donuts, the Star Trek cake, and the awesome dancing.

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Shana & Sean’s Jewish meets Trinidad wedding with Carnival headdresses and a huge reception surprise

Jewish traditions meet Trinidadian traditions at this fabulous wedding in Toronto. We’re talking Carnival headdresses, salsa dancing flash mob-style, a gorgeous chuppah, a chair dance, the Hora, and even a caricaturist at the reception. Don’t miss the bride’s adorable short dress with sleeves, lantern “bouquets” turned centerpieces, and the piece de resistance: their amazing multiple choice quiz announcement at the reception.

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Spy the fashion, Pakistani food, and mini grand piano at Vrinda & Michael’s giggly elopement

We heart elopements, especially when everything seems to just come together serendipitously, like the cake shop next door to the massage place you’re at. This sweet and tiny elopement has everything you’d want: fabulous fashion and jewels, delicious Pakistani food, and even a mini grand piano that came from a convo only a week into their dating!

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Erin & Mark’s retro, book-inspired, freethinking wedding

Book-lovers, Toronto-lovers, and gorgeous-wedding-lovers: follow me to your wedding bliss. Book page rose centerpieces, book cover programs and table numbers, library card place cards, and so many more bibliophile deliciousness abound. But the bride’s way of dealing with her grief around planning may just bring a tear to your eye.