5 alternative wedding ceremony ideas for a unique celebration

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Jeremiah and Rachel

It’s the whole reason why you’re getting married — the special moments that happen when you walk down the aisle to the “I Do’s” is some of the most meaningful of your life. However with all the money, hype and stress that go into a modern wedding day, sometimes the importance of the wedding ceremony can be lost in the planning process.

Well, we’re here to put the wedding ceremony back into the spotlight with these gorgeous alternative wedding ceremony ideas. These ceremony ideas aren’t just visually gorgeous, they’re also the perfect way to bring meaning to a personal ceremony. Read on for more amazing alternative wedding ceremony ideas!

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A romantic and elegant New Year’s Eve wedding by Endless Wave studios

Romantic New Year's Eve bride and groom

We may be moving into summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t swoon over utterly romantic winter weddings from a few months back! In fact, seeing today’s elegant New Year’s Eve wedding is a nice change of pace to the myriad summer wedding inspiration we’ve been seeing — and we’re sure you’ll agree once you take a peek at the big day.

Jordan and John had winter wedding with all the classic touches you’d expect — the bride wore a beautiful beaded lace gown, fur stole and the prettiest crimson lipstick. John was dapper in a classic black tux, and their reception at the Madison Hotel had just the perfect touch of vintage Art-Deco detail. But the real scene-stealer is that New Year’s midnight kiss… you don’t want to miss it! Read on to see more of Jordan and John’s special day, captured by Endless Wave Studios!

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5 unique bridal shower favor ideas for an unforgettable party!

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Love, Oliver and Michele via 100 Layer Cake

I’m in the middle of planning my sister’s bridal shower at the moment and we just started looking at cute and unique bridal shower favor ideas for the guests. While I’m still narrowing down our choices, I thought I’d share with you a whole bunch of adorable and useful options that you can buy or DIY for bridal shower favors or for bridal shower game prizes.

I have one requirement for favors for any parties. They have to be at least vaguely useful. Most of us are in a constant state of trying to de-clutter, so adding useless junk no one will ever use is a big no for me. These are all pretty and useful, no matter your guest’s differing styles.

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City hall wedding dress inspiration for unique brides

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Winnie Au via Refinery29

With the average cost of a wedding climbing steadily to over $30k, it’s no surprise many couples are opting for a less-traditional wedding day. That’s where city hall weddings come in — they provide the perfect stylish but low-key ceremony to a wedding day, while also giving couples the flexibility to celebrate their reception the way they want to. Restaurant reception? Sure. Picnic in a park after the ceremony? Can do! Really, it’s the perfect solution to any couple looking to have more simple, meaningful day while still maintaining a sense of style.

But what to wear? Luckily, a city hall bride can wear anything on her big day. Jumpsuit? Short dress? Long gown? It’s really up to the bride! If you can’t decide what city hall wedding dress style is best for you, don’t despair! Check out our picks for the best looks for a city hall bride…

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