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Top 100 Weddings Trends in 2013

From Light-Up Engagement Rings to Upcycled Bridal Headpieces

— January 3, 2014 — Lifestyle
The year 2013 was the year of the wedding meme. Like never before, brides and grooms started bizarre web phenomenon that caught on like wildfire including cat-throwing (instead of bouquet-throwing) and even photoshopped dinosaurs into their wedding pictures.

Another micro-trend seen this year was highly personalized wedding touches. While personalization has been a part of the wedding scene for quite some time, the access to niche merchants via marketplaces like Etsy has seen the rise of products such as cartoon-inspired engagement rings, zombie wedding cakes and electric wedding invites.

To learn about some of the most pertinent high level trends surrounding the wedding industry, take a look at Trend Hunter's Wedding Trend Report, which includes implications for your business and over 100 examples to seek inspiration from.
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Activity
Freshness
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Slow Motion Wedding Videos
Slow Motion Wedding Videos
A Slow Motion Wedding Video is a Great Way to Immortalize Your Day
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98
Creative Wedding Proposals
Creative Wedding Proposals
Jamie Munro Shows Her Top Five Picks for Romantic Proposals
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97
Life-Size Wedding Dress Desserts
Life-Size Wedding Dress Desserts
The Bridal Gown Wedding Cake Would Show Up Any Bride
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96
Chromatic Nuptial Portraits
Chromatic Nuptial Portraits
These Unconventional Red and Blue Wedding Portraits are Full of Color
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95
Alternative Engagement Rings
Alternative Engagement Rings
Shelby Walsh Shows Off Unorthodox Wedding Rings to Win Your Loved One
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94
Sushi-Themed Wedding Cakes
Sushi-Themed Wedding Cakes
This Japanese Sushi Cake Was Used During an Important Ceremony
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93
Gamified Wedding Annoucements
Gamified Wedding Annoucements
This Couple Announced Their Geek Wedding with a Playable Video Game
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92
Illusory Weight-Lifting Rings
Illusory Weight-Lifting Rings
A Tiny Man Appears to Be Holding Up This Bent Metal Ring
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91
Intergalactic Droid Dresses
Intergalactic Droid Dresses
Star Wars Bridesmaid Dresses Are Perfect for Interstellar Unions
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90
Nerdy Proposal Infographics
Nerdy Proposal Infographics
This Chart Shows How to Make the Perfect Proposal
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89
Fashionable Flower Girl Editorials
Fashionable Flower Girl Editorials
The Citizen K International Age Tendre Images Are Matrimonial
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88
Unwilling Groom Cake Toppers
Unwilling Groom Cake Toppers
These Reluctant Groom Wedding Cake Accessories Poke Fun at Couples
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87
Personalized Nuptial Portrait Stamps
Personalized Nuptial Portrait Stamps
Create Memorable Stationary with Custom Wedding Stamps
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86
Globe-Trotting Wedding Photography
Globe-Trotting Wedding Photography
Jeff Salvage Captures His Wife in Places like France and Egypt
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85
Old Age Romance Portraits
Old Age Romance Portraits
These Charming Photographs from Marina Rosso Document an Aged Couple
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84
Plumbing-Themed Weddings
Plumbing-Themed Weddings
This Unconventional Couple Chose a Unique Wedding Theme
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83
Upcycled Food Clip Gowns
Upcycled Food Clip Gowns
This Aussie Bride Created Her Quirky Wedding Gown from 10,000 Bread Clips
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82
Food Truck Wedding Receptions
Food Truck Wedding Receptions
Photography Brooke Holm Captured a Rustic Matrimonial Ceremony
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81
Question-Provoking Cake Decorations
Question-Provoking Cake Decorations
This Funny Cake Topper Questions the Couple's Marriage
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80
Handwritten Sentimental Coasters
Handwritten Sentimental Coasters
The 'Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken' Wedding Coasters are Lovable
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79
Movie Poster Engagement Pictures
Movie Poster Engagement Pictures
This Couple Recreated Movie Posters for Their Engagement
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78
Animal Skull Wedding Cakes
Animal Skull Wedding Cakes
This Death by Chocolate Cake is Deliciously Gruesome
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77
Handcrafted Watercolour Guestbooks
Handcrafted Watercolour Guestbooks
Fingerprint Guestbooks by sSquared are Stunningly Unique
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76
Upcycled Bridal Headpieces
Upcycled Bridal Headpieces
Parant Parant's Couture Bridal Headpieces Reuse Fabric Stylishly
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75
Eco-Friendly Confetti
Eco-Friendly Confetti
The Throw & Grow Confetti Turns into Flowers
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74
Dissolvable Wedding Gowns
Dissolvable Wedding Gowns
This Quirky Wedding Dress Dissolves in Water for a Quick Marital Escape
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73
Physics-Defying Vases
Physics-Defying Vases
These Vases from Oodesign Make Flowers Look Like They are Floating
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72
Exceptioanlly Economic Wedding Guides
Exceptioanlly Economic Wedding Guides
The Miss Moss Thoughts on a Wedding Post is Budget
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71
Galactic Puzzle Wedding Invitations
Galactic Puzzle Wedding Invitations
Homer Liwag Designed Star Wars Invitations for His Wedding
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70
Dual-Personality Desserts
Dual-Personality Desserts
The Batman-Inspired Wedding Cake Satisfies Both Bride and Groom
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69
Ornate Princess Bridal Gowns
Ornate Princess Bridal Gowns
Brides to Be Can't Go Wrong with the Vera Wang Bridal Collection
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68
Whimsical Wedding Footwear
Whimsical Wedding Footwear
The Brian Atwood Bridal Collection is Romantically Soft and Subtle
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67
Personalized Typographic Love Maps
Personalized Typographic Love Maps
This Personalized Map Heart Makes the Perfect Wedding Gift
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66
Upcycled Bottle Bridal Gowns
Upcycled Bottle Bridal Gowns
The Recycled Wedding Dress by Rebecca Bowman is Sensational
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65
Geeky Superhero-Inspired Proposals
Geeky Superhero-Inspired Proposals
Couple Ties the Knot with Homemade Iron Man Arc Reactor
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64
DIY Fortune Cookie Proposals
DIY Fortune Cookie Proposals
Pop the Question With This Cute Idea That Will Leave Her Speechless
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63
Fantasy Wedding Invitations
Fantasy Wedding Invitations
The Game of Thrones Wedding Invitations Showcase the Popular Series
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62
Intangible Affection Jewelry
Intangible Affection Jewelry
The Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng Reinterprets Promised Devotion
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61
Framed Wedding Dresses
Framed Wedding Dresses
Real Housewife Adrienne Maloof Immortalizes Gown by Displaying It at Home
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60
Cat-Throwing Bridal Memes
Cat-Throwing Bridal Memes
The Cat Throwing Brides Meme Turns Single Ladies into Cat Ladies
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59
Reminder-Inscripted Wedding Rings
Reminder-Inscripted Wedding Rings
This Engraved Ring Does Not Want to Leave Your Finger
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58
Whimsical Lake Wedding Editorials
Whimsical Lake Wedding Editorials
The Pony Anarchy Issue 10 Photoshoot Stars Enchanting Janine H.
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57
Surfer Bride Photoshoots
Surfer Bride Photoshoots
The Vogue Japan 2013 Wedding Issue Stars a Playful Marloes Horst
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56
Ethereally Lacy Dresses
Ethereally Lacy Dresses
The Lover White Magick 02 Collection Feature Wedding Gown Alternatives
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55
Donut-Made Wedding Cakes
Donut-Made Wedding Cakes
A Bridal Show in Nassau Displays a Dunkin' Donuts Wedding Cake
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54
Zombie Wedding Cakes
Zombie Wedding Cakes
This Couple Topped Their Wedding Dessert with a Gory Zombie Battle
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53
Perfect Wedding Planning Guides
Perfect Wedding Planning Guides
This Chart Outlines How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Ceremony
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52
Darkly Romantic Bridal Ads
Darkly Romantic Bridal Ads
The Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 Campaign Stars Model Codie Young
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51
Gruesomely Beheaded Wedding Cakes
Gruesomely Beheaded Wedding Cakes
This Blood-Splattered Cake May Be Weirdest Wedding Cake Ever
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50
Cynical Wedding Gowns
Cynical Wedding Gowns
Student Demi Barnes Fashions Dress Made Out of Divorce Papers
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49
DIY Neon Confetti
DIY Neon Confetti
The Oh Happy Day DIY Confetti is Perfect for Weddings and Parties
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48
Caged Bridal Couture
Caged Bridal Couture
The Andraya Farrag Graduate Collection is Avant-Garde
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47
Floating Origami Feasts
Floating Origami Feasts
Piqui Niqui Creates Ethereal Wedding Banquet Decor with Paper
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46
Intergalactic Robot Rings
Intergalactic Robot Rings
This R2D2-Inspired Ring Will Sweep Her Off Her Geeky Feet
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45
Exotic Wedding Editorials
Exotic Wedding Editorials
The Vogue India November 2013 Photoshoot Stars Betrothed Signe Vilstrup
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44
Horror Movie Engagement Photos
Horror Movie Engagement Photos
This Friday the 13th-Themed Engagement Shoot Shows a Short Romance
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43
Elegantly Retro Wedding Editorials
Elegantly Retro Wedding Editorials
The Document Journal S/S 2013 Collection Has Vintage Touches
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42
Ultra-Custom Wedding Bands
Ultra-Custom Wedding Bands
BMF Jewelry Specializes in Making Rings That Are Custom Designed
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41
Rustically Romantic Bridal Photoshoots
Rustically Romantic Bridal Photoshoots
Hannah by 35mm Fashion Photography is Easy and Breezy
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40
Nerdy Controller Wedding Bands
Nerdy Controller Wedding Bands
This Xbox 360-Inspired Ring Showcases the Iconic Gaming Device
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39
Geeky Superhero Boutonnieres
Geeky Superhero Boutonnieres
These Adorable Boutonnieres Showcase Your Love for Comic Book Heros
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38
Crocheted Wedding Bouquets
Crocheted Wedding Bouquets
This Whimsical Floral Arrangement is Perfect for Arts and Crafts Lovers
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37
Glamorous Wedding Gown Ads
Glamorous Wedding Gown Ads
The Steven Khalil SS14 Bridal Campaign is Classic and Unconventional
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36
Floral-Inspired Bridal Gown Lookbooks
Floral-Inspired Bridal Gown Lookbooks
The Alena Goretskaya 2014 Collection is Utterly Romantic
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35
Subdued Monochromatic Photoshoots
Subdued Monochromatic Photoshoots
The T Style Art of Perfection Editorial is Sullen Throughout
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34
Paper Plumage Garments
Paper Plumage Garments
The Paper Wedding Dress by Dana Jasinkevica and Dita Enikova is Elaborate
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33
Bejeweled Bridal Fashion
Bejeweled Bridal Fashion
The Grazia Bride November 2013 Editorial Stars Nidhi Sunil & Radhika Nair
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32
Wearable Wedding Invitations
Wearable Wedding Invitations
The 'Blinkers of Love' Artistic Wedding Invitations Look Like Glasses
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31
Parasol Bridal Accessories
Parasol Bridal Accessories
Reem Acra Bridal Shows Quirky Veils for Spring 2014
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30
Wild Bridal Photoshoots
Wild Bridal Photoshoots
Madam Figaro by Sergey Korolkov Stars Model Svetlana Andrienko
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29
Softly Simple Wedding Dresses
Softly Simple Wedding Dresses
The Vera Wang Bridal AW13 Catalog Showcases Bolder Bridesmaid Gowns
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28
Underwater Wedding Photography
Underwater Wedding Photography
Michael Harris Creates Stunning Images of a Weightless Bride
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27
Movie-Inspired Engagement Photos
Movie-Inspired Engagement Photos
Jeff Grubb and His Fiance Indulge Their Blockbuster Film Fantasy
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26
Sun-Kissed Wedding Couture
Sun-Kissed Wedding Couture
Designer Shady ZeinEldine Creates Gorgeous Gold Bridal Dresses
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25
Alternative Designer Wedding Dresses
Alternative Designer Wedding Dresses
The Viktor & Rolf Bridal Collection is Subtly Experimental
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24
DIY Electric Wedding Invitations
DIY Electric Wedding Invitations
Add a Touch of Light to Any Invite With These Simple Instructions
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23
Bohemian Wedding Gowns
Bohemian Wedding Gowns
The Mara Hoffman Bridal Fall 2013 Collection is Perfect for the Beach
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22
Fantasy Novel-Themed Weddings
Fantasy Novel-Themed Weddings
This Adorable Couple Ties the Knot in Perfect Princess Bride Wedding
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21
Dinosaur Massacre Wedding Photography
Dinosaur Massacre Wedding Photography
Quinn Miller Adds a Little Jurassic Park Flair to his Photos
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20
Harajuku-Themed Wedding Portraits
Harajuku-Themed Wedding Portraits
These Unusual Wedding Photos are Inspired by Harajuku Fashion
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19
Light-Up Engagement Rings
Light-Up Engagement Rings
These DIY Rings Glow When Your Special Someone is Near
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18
Architecture-Inspired Wedding Dresses
Architecture-Inspired Wedding Dresses
The Vera Wang Spring 2014 Collection is Regally Modern
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17
Action-Packed Nuptial Photos
Action-Packed Nuptial Photos
Serge Spices Up Special Commitments with Unique Wedding Photos
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16
Elegantly Detailed Lace Dresses
Elegantly Detailed Lace Dresses
The Laure De Sagazan 2013 Collection Shows Ethereal Apparel
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15
Geeky Nuptial Bands
Geeky Nuptial Bands
VaLaJewelry's Geek Wedding Rings Woo the Nerdiest Fingers in the Land
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14
Matching Engagement Photos
Matching Engagement Photos
San Francisco Couple Create Alternative Engagement Portraits
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13
Glitzy DIY Garter Belts
Glitzy DIY Garter Belts
This Bridal Accessory by 'All The Good Girls go to Heaven' is Stunning
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12
Cutesy Lovable Couple Cushions
Cutesy Lovable Couple Cushions
This 'His and Her' Couple Pillow Set is a Great Wedding Gift Idea
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11
Beachy Baked Goods
Beachy Baked Goods
These Seashore Wedding Cakes are Sandy and Sweet
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10
Anime-Inspired Engagement Bands
Anime-Inspired Engagement Bands
Get on One Knee with Pokemon Jewelry
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9
Magical Modest Wedding Gowns
Magical Modest Wedding Gowns
The Temperley London Titania 2013 Collection is Whimsical and Classy
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8
Sci-Fi Weddings
Sci-Fi Weddings
Star Wars-Themed Wedding Costumes are Perfect for Dedicated Nerd Couples
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7
Eccentric Floral Headbands
Eccentric Floral Headbands
The Fumbilina Bespoke Floral Headbands are Fun and Whimsical
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6
Sound Wave Wedding Rings
Sound Wave Wedding Rings
The ‘I Do’ Personal Wedding Bands are Tokens of True Love
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5
Sci-Fi Engagement Photos
Sci-Fi Engagement Photos
This Couple Staged a 'Doctor Who' Wedding Shoot
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4
Cartoon-Inspired Engagement Rings
Cartoon-Inspired Engagement Rings
The Adventure Time Engagement Ring Takes the Form of Jake
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3
3D Paper House Invitations
3D Paper House Invitations
This Adorable DIY Paper Invitation is Loaded with Surprises
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2
DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland
This ‘a pair and a spare’ Decor Will Look Splendid for Any Occasion
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1
Ebony Engagement Rings
Ebony Engagement Rings
Make a Bold and Dramatic Statement with Black Gold Rings
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