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70 Unusual Wedding Innovations

Inspired by the Recent Emma Burton Engagement

— January 25, 2011 — Lifestyle
The recent news of the Emma Burton engagement to Jade Jones is the latest in a long line of recent high-profile nuptials, but this collection of unusual wedding innovations is evidence that who is getting married is not necessarily the most interesting thing about marriage these days.

From sci-fi inspired outfits to webcam weddings, the ceremonies in this cluster of trends stand out from the crowd by exploring wacky and amusing new ways to tie the knot in style.
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Shotgun Wedding Planners
Shotgun Wedding Planners
Sugukon Navi Anticipates the Rising Number of Pregnancies in Japan
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Green Marriage Fundraising
Green Marriage Fundraising
Pete & Andrea Fund Their Eco-Friendly Wedding by Recycling Aluminum Can
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67
Post-Marital Marathons
Post-Marital Marathons
The 'Honeymoon Testers' Rate Worldwide Honeymoon Destinations
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66
Wedding Party Swimsuits
Wedding Party Swimsuits
Hockey Star & TV Personality Wedding Makes a Fashion Statement
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65
Webcam Weddings
Webcam Weddings
Iceland's Volcanic Ash Cloud Leads to a Skype Wedding
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Shark Tank Weddings
Shark Tank Weddings
A New York Couple Says "I Do" Surrounded by Sea Life
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63
Robot Reverends
Robot Reverends
The 'I-Fairy' Robot Marries Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata
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62
Bungee Jumping Marriages
Bungee Jumping Marriages
Jeroen and Sandra Kippers Get Married in the Sky
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61
Intergalactic Weddings
Intergalactic Weddings
The R2-D2 & Bonnie Burton Wedding is a Geeky Nuptial Ceremony
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60
Car-Centric Wedding Traditions
Car-Centric Wedding Traditions
Volkswagen 'Something Blue' Commercial Twists Old Bridal Adages
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59
4-Wheeled Marriage Venues
4-Wheeled Marriage Venues
Best Man Mobile Wedding Chappel is Designed for Marriages on the Go
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58
Sci-Fi Movie Matrimony
Sci-Fi Movie Matrimony
Avatar Weddings in China Attract Group Nuptials
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57
Literal Wedding Favors
Literal Wedding Favors
Happy Couple Decide to Give Out Actual Favors to Wedding Guests
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DIY Wedding Receptions
DIY Wedding Receptions
Julia Davis and Andy McLeod Ensure an Eco-Friendly Wedding Day
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Military Bridal Frocks
Military Bridal Frocks
‘Stars of the Southern Sky' for Marie Claire South Africa May 2
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Proposal Name Plates
Proposal Name Plates
The Ring Box Wedding Place Card is an Adorable Way to Kick Off Dinner
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Empire Fighting Nuptial Confections
Empire Fighting Nuptial Confections
The Toppled AT-AT Wedding Cake Ensures the Force is with You
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Viral Video Nuptials
Viral Video Nuptials
Couple Gets Hitched in a Flash Mob Wedding
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51
Bedroom Bridal Garters
Bedroom Bridal Garters
Florrie Mitton's Garters are Guaranteed to Make Grooms Drool
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50
Paid Pre-Planned Proposals
Paid Pre-Planned Proposals
THB Exclusive Will Help Your Marriage Get Started on the Right Foot
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49
Medieval Weddings
Medieval Weddings
Katie and Scott Say 'I Do' with a Renaissance Flair
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48
Lego Caketoppers
Lego Caketoppers
The Nerd Wedding of Lauren and Nick Makes Geeks Everywhere Drool
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47
Alien Tea Party Weddings
Alien Tea Party Weddings
Aimee and Trey Say 'I do' in a Very Unconventional Manner
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46
Comic Book Wedding Invites
Comic Book Wedding Invites
Carmen and Troy Announce Their Nuptial, Comic-Style
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Morbid Ring Boxes
Morbid Ring Boxes
The Wedding Ring Coffin Makes Jewelry Caskets for Divorced Couples
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44
Thumb Drive Wedding Bands
Thumb Drive Wedding Bands
The USB Wedding Ring Represents 'A Lifetime of Memories'
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Beach-Ready Bridal Gowns
Beach-Ready Bridal Gowns
Make Your Tropical Destination Wedding a Dream with the Chapel Dress
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Bubble Wrap Wedding Dresses
Bubble Wrap Wedding Dresses
Rachael Robinson's 100 Percent Recycled Dress Cures Cold Feet
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Nerdy Nuptial Accessories
Nerdy Nuptial Accessories
The LEGO Wedding Ring Comes Complete With a Bride and Groom
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40
Outdoor Wedding Washrooms
Outdoor Wedding Washrooms
The 'Atlanta Watercloset' Will Civilize your Garden Ceremony
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Leopard Print Wedding Dresses
Leopard Print Wedding Dresses
The Patricia Schmid Harper's Bazaar Japan August 2010 Spread
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Bicycling Bridal Beauties
Bicycling Bridal Beauties
The 'Ines & His Solex' Shoot Features a Blushing Bride & a Blue Bike
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37
Llama Themed Weddings
Llama Themed Weddings
Laura and Simon's Llama Nuptial Shows Up the Camel Themed Wedding
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36
Storytelling Marriage Invites
Storytelling Marriage Invites
Giles and Angie Create Awesome Illustrated Nuptial Invitations
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35
Sapphic Fairytale Weddings
Sapphic Fairytale Weddings
Meghann and Shasta Channel 'Beauty and the Beast' for Their Nuptials
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34
Melting Wedding Dresses
Melting Wedding Dresses
Researchers Create an Eco-Friendly, Water-Soluble Dress
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33
Sultry Wedding Slips
Sultry Wedding Slips
The Vogue Novias Fall Winter 2010 Spread is Playfully Risque
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32
Streamlined Matrimony Frocks
Streamlined Matrimony Frocks
The J. Crew Fall 2010 Wedding Collection is Party Ready
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Undead Remarriage Ceremonies
Undead Remarriage Ceremonies
Vitalich and Jirka's Zombie-Style Wedding is Their Third Marriage
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30
Forest Weddings
Forest Weddings
These Big Sur Coastal Wedding Photos Are Nature-Loving
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Underwater Wedding Portraits
Underwater Wedding Portraits
Donald Norris Takes Happy Couples on Photographic Adventures
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£5 Billion Royal Weddings
£5 Billion Royal Weddings
Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding Will Cost the Economy
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27
Social Media Wedding Bands
Social Media Wedding Bands
These Tweet Rings Immortalize Your Favorite Twitter Quotes
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26
DIY Engagement Rings
DIY Engagement Rings
These Pipe Cleaner Flower Rings are a Cute Way to Say "I Do"
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Conflict-Free Diamond Rings
Conflict-Free Diamond Rings
Say "I Do" with Brilliant Earth Wedding Bands
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24
Sci-Fi Wedding Headdresses
Sci-Fi Wedding Headdresses
This Dramatic Wedding Showcases a Couple's Flair for Style
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Holiday-Themed Queer Weddings
Holiday-Themed Queer Weddings
Pinkee and Pony Seal the Deal in a Cemetery
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Double Dress Weddings
Double Dress Weddings
One Same-Sex Couple Breaks Stereotypes by Both Wearing White Gowns
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Geektastic Nuptial Desserts
Geektastic Nuptial Desserts
Say ‘I Do' With the Webcomic 'XKCD' Wedding Cake
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Suicidal Wedding Invitations
Suicidal Wedding Invitations
Chris Trivizas Creates Killer Nuptial Knots to Celebrate Matrimony
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Vivid Wedding Preparations
Vivid Wedding Preparations
Vogue India November 2010 is Colorful as it is Beautiful
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Bouquet Bedhead Buns
Bouquet Bedhead Buns
Douglas Hannant Bridal Spring 2011 Collection is Fragrant
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Dark Insectified Wedding Gowns
Dark Insectified Wedding Gowns
Stand Out With Oscar de la Renta's Bridal Spring 2011 Line
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Hot Wedding Night Skivvies
Hot Wedding Night Skivvies
Agent Provocateur's Bridal Line Will Make That Magical Night Memorable
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Faux Film Wedding Invitations
Faux Film Wedding Invitations
This Ambient Studios Invite is a Photographer's Dream Come True
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Rollin' Wheelchair Brides
Rollin' Wheelchair Brides
Andy and Jeff Say 'I do' to Accessible Weddings
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Bathroom Bridal Wear
Bathroom Bridal Wear
Women Make Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses for Contest
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Diapers for Brides
Diapers for Brides
Overcoming the Cumbersome Wedding Dress Bathroom Barrier
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Gamer Wedding Decor
Gamer Wedding Decor
The Super Mario Bros. Centerpieces Bring Out Your Inner Geek
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Rock 'n' Roll Wedding Gifts
Rock 'n' Roll Wedding Gifts
Little Things Favors Creates Awesome Music-Themed Presents
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Victorian Wedding Wear
Victorian Wedding Wear
Harper's Bazaar Romania May 2010 has Cornelia Tat Classically Dressed
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Chopped Wedding Gowns
Chopped Wedding Gowns
The Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2011 Line is Daring
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Gothic Floral Wedding Gowns
Gothic Floral Wedding Gowns
The Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2011 Line is Edgy
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Geeky Wedding Favors
Geeky Wedding Favors
Letting Nerds Be Nerds, One Wedding Favor at a Time
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Cocktail Wedding Dresses
Cocktail Wedding Dresses
The Lanvin Bridal Spring/Summer 2010 Collection is Party-Ready
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Overweight Cake Toppers
Overweight Cake Toppers
The Slim Fast Bulging Brides Campaign is Comical
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Finger Piercings
Finger Piercings
An Uber Permanent and Modern Way to Wear a Wedding Ring
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Pocket Wedding Dresses
Pocket Wedding Dresses
Gowns With Room for Hands, Lipstick, Phones
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Nude Nuptials
Nude Nuptials
Naked Wedding Photos Prompt Chinese Photographers to Request a Ban
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