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Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

I went from a bride who didn’t give a crap about having a florist, to LOSING MY GAWDDAMNED MIND when I saw the edible centerpiece arrangements that California Sister created. We loved them so much we enjoyed them as our wedding table decor AND as dinner the next night.

First check out these amazing edible centerpieces, and then see how we enjoyed them AGAIN with our tummies…

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How to make a kick-ass vegan s’mores station for your wedding

Since we had a butt-ton of vegans at our wedding, we made sure that they could have one awesome wedding s’mores station experience.

What I learned is that vegan s’mores are just as yummy and sometimes even better in some ways. Here’s everything you’ll need for your s’mores station…

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Gold, succulents, and rock ‘n’ roll at Claire & Dave’s geometric wedding

Be prepared to go ape shit over the bride’s floral and succulent headpiece, the handmade gold geometric details all over the place, the rad rock ‘n’ roll Chicago venue, the vegetarian spread, the cake AND pie (as per family tradition), and so much beauty you won’t know what to do with yourself. Go see for yourself!

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Printable food allergy labels for your wedding catering: download in TWO styles

Chances are if you’re offering food at your wedding, you’re already thinking about potential allergy and dietary issues. We all either have our own dietary needs and/or know someone who eats vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or otherwise. How much of a load off would it be for your special diet guests to see these helpful free printable food allergy and dietary labels on the table? No need to guess at what’s in the recipe or eat that protein bar in their bag instead.

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This Harry Potter DIY wedding wins the internet today

I tried to encapsulate the epic magic of this Harry Potter-themed wedding and the only thing that works is O.M.G. The wands as bouquets, the MANY DIYed details (potions, divination, the snitch kiss, the book page bouquet, the handmade signs!), and the cake… you have to see the cake! Anyone will love this wedding, but my Harry Potter fans will find it… to Avada Kedavra for.

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The simple wedding menu to fit almost ALL dietary restrictions

We were looking for a casual menu that wouldn’t break the bank. But we have all the menu issues of the modern ages: Vegans, vegetarians, hard-core meat eaters, comfort food-lovers, tomato allergy, gluten allergy, dairy allergy, nut allergy, and even a garlic allergy. Now, my wedding menu is not fancy, and this isn’t for everyone, but again I’m looking for easy, as all-encompassing as possible, and budget-friendly. Here’s what we’re serving up…