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25 Awesome Pairs of Cufflinks for Geeky and Gamer Grooms

by Azure

Does your groom have a geeky side? It's endearing isn't it? Still, you probably don't want him walking down the aisle in a Darth Vader helmet or Pacman patterned tie. Am I right? The good news is—that whether he loves video games, comics, science, math or coding, there's a tasteful way for him to showcase his geekery on your wedding day. I'm talking cuff links of course! And there are so many adorable options to choose from on Etsy! Ready for the ultimate geektastic groomie...

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Wedding Game On! Pixelated Perfection for Leveling Up Your Gamer I Do’s

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Do you and your dude rock some serious gamer pride? Want to figure out a way to level up your love of consoles and pixels and throw them into your nuptials? Have no fear, I donned my usual superhero cape and scoured the Interwebz for the best ways to score points with pixelated perfection. These super cute cards would be great for table centerpieces or just as random gamer-chic decor scattered throughout your venue. Why not throw in some pixelated posies among your perfect...

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Two Brides in LWDs Tie the Knot in DC

by Faye

Ready for a bright, bold, fun and fearless wedding? I bet that’s exactly what you need right now! Winter is hitting hard with its gray skies and cold nights, but luckily... I stumbled upon this cheerful vintage amusement part wedding shot eKate Photgraphy to help brighten up your day in a big way.   Rosie and Rachel were married at a super cool offbeat venue, the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park (just outside of DC), and their unique wedding was made possible with...

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8 Great Groom’s Cakes for Gamers

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com If your guy loves playing video games 24/7, he’ll love having a gaming-themed groom’s cake on the big day. Treat him with one of these stellar groom’s cakes found on Pinterest, or come up with a unique design idea of your own to match your groom’s unique personal tastes: One. “Pac Man” groom’s cake/cupcakes. Two. “Borderlands” robot claptrap groom's cake. Three. Nintendo groom's cake. Four....

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Funky Wedding Shoes for Sports-Loving Brides

by Azure

Want to give your groom one more reason to fall in love? How about sporting his favorite football, baseball, or basketball team's logo and colors down your white aisle?! I'm not suggesting you wear a purple & gold wedding dress if your guy loves the Lakers, but you could support his team with a rad pair of bridal heels, courtesy of Etsy seller Tattooed Mary. These bold wedding shoes are not for the fashion shy (or brideys who have yet to master the art of walking in heels), but...

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How to Have a Non-Themed Themed Wedding

by Bitchless Bride

Hey brideys! How’s the wedding planning coming along? I’m not sure if you saw my post on Bitchless Bride the other day, but I wrote about six definite party pleasers. And one of the “pleasers” was recessing down the aisle following the ceremony to the Star Wars theme song. You see, the groom really wanted a Star Wars themed wedding, but the bride was going for a more traditional feel, which meant no themes. So, because she knew it was important to him, she incorporated Star...

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Small Ways to Level Up the Geekery of Your Wedding

by The Broke-Ass Bride

While some weddings may go full-blown geekification in theme, a lot of couples would rather keep their hardcore geekery on the subtle side when it comes to their big day.  Want to share your love for Doctor Who and R2D2, but don't want your entire wedding plastered with the T.A.R.D.I.S. and Death Star? Thanks to sites like Etsy, you can let your (tiny) geek flag fly. From card boxes to jewelry, you can show your fangirl side without turning your wedding into Comic Con.  ...

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Brides Going Goth: The Fine Art of Embracing your Darker Side

by Bride Chic

Last week we looked at bridal shopping beyond the salon. Today we're going way beyond that now that it's finally October, the perfect time to check out a few Goth gowns. More brides are braving the dark side the past few years, some even booking October 31st as their wedding day. If you're going Goth, you don't need me to tell you you're probably not going to find your gown in the typical bridal salon. Think about it this way: If you sport bits of Goth in your day to day life why...

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Good, Bad & Ugly Gifts for the Bachelorette

by Azure

I could go on and on about bachelorette parties, and all the wild, stupid, and awesome things I've seen during brides' last flings before the rings. But today, we're talking gifts for the blushing bachelorette... from the best, to the boring, to the wildly inappropriate. So let's jump right in! The Good - Tasteful is the name of the game. So when choosing a gift for the bridey in your life, keep it classy and get personal. Customized t-shirts, tanks, sweats, and lingerie/lounge...

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9 Wild Wedding Facts

by Azure

Do you know the exact meaning behind the phrase 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, (and a silver sixpence in her shoe)'? Each something represents a unique wish for the couple, including... Continuity (Old) Optimism for the future (New) Borrowed happiness (Borrowed) Fidelity (Blue) Wealth or luck (Silver sixpence) Interesting isn't it? You learn something new every day! But there's plenty more where that came from! I'll bet you...

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Sweet Edible Necklaces, Bouquets and More

by Azure

The statement necklace above is sure to put any bride in a sunshiny state of mind. But what's even more magical than the intricate detailing and whimsical design, is that it's completely crafted from sugary sweet candy. Amazing, isn't it? We have Andie's Specialty Sweets to thank for this knockout piece, and as you'll see below, Andie has plenty more sweet tricks up her sleeves! Another fabulous Etsy seller for all things sweet is Vintage Confections. I especially love the fancy...

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10 Unbelievable Wedding Disaster Stories

by Azure

From a groom committing arson (to avoid a walk down the aisle), to a very flashy arrest and a disastrous game of Russian roulette, to say that these ten wedding disasters are unbelievable is a true understatement. But you've got to give Oddee credit for finding such mind-bogglingly bad real wedding disasters from around the world, don't you think? Once you check out the list of ten, share your thoughts in the comment section below! Jaw officially dropped? I know mine is...

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Crazy Things Brides Do: The Feeding Tube Diet

by Azure

When I was forwarded this ABC News exclusive about the controversial K-E Diet being used by brides-to-be... my jaw just about hit the floor. Now I'm as vain as the next girl, but the mere thought of inserting a feeding tube into my nose to shed quick pounds (20 pounds in 10 days) makes my skin crawl. And to pay $1,500 to do it? No thank you. Call me old fashioned, but I subscribe to the only use feeding tubes when absolutely necessary mantra. I don't care how momentous an occasion...

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9 Wacky Wedding Cake Toppers

by Azure

WARNING: These photos of real wedding cake toppers are not meant to offend, but one (ahem...photo 3) may not be safe for work. We already shared our 15 favorite handmade wedding cake toppers, and now it's time to have a some fun! We rounded up nine of the kookiest, craziest, most bizarre, funny, and outside-the-box wedding cake toppers, and can't wait to hear what you think! Which cray cray cake topper is most memorable? Will you choose something a little bit weird to sit atop...

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Inspiration from Beijing Fashion Week

by Bride Chic

Welcome to Beijing Fashion Week, where we can finally see just how creative and innovative the people are who discovered that all time fave fabric of bridal wear, silk. I've been following Beijing Fashion Week since it premiered in 1997 and have always been left inspired. Yes, the majority of fluff on the catwalk is more like something you'd find in an art-to-wear exhibition at MOMA, a bit over the top... but then, isn't most fashion on this level? Overall it's interesting that...

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