Well friends, ’tis that time! I’m signing off to spend time with family and friends for the holidays, finishing up the year with one last link round-up, and a couple weeks of some of our very favorite weddings from the 2014 archives. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers – we love sharing beautiful weddings and ideas with you, and can’t wait to bring even you more inspiration in the New Year. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday, and we’ll see you in 2015! I leave you with a little peek at Christmas in our house…

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How to make a jelly donut cake for Hanukkah.

Have you listened to Serial? I thought it was fascinating! Also appreciated this thought provoking take on it.

This is on my Christmas list in case anyone needs a last minute idea. Wink wink.

Cookbooks are also always a favorite gift to give or receive. Three on my wish list: Smitten Kitchen, Sheet Pan Suppers, and Baked Explorations.

Blondies with salted pistachios and lemon sound unexpected and delicious.

DIY mini snow globe ornament.

Is it possible to extinguish the sun with water?

The Bumblebee Truck has been nominated for a design award!

The divorce surge is over but the myth lives on.

Why truffles live up to the hype.

What winter looks like in Slovenia, via A Cup of Jo.

Seeing this dog running for the first time brought me to tears.

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Finishing up this week’s “Best Of 2014″ series with 15 of our favorite wedding venues from this year’s real wedding features. See all of our previous favorites right HERE.

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Bethel & Magnus’s wedding.
Zero George in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo by Ken Kienow.

 

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Kelly & Carlton’s wedding.
The Plant at Kyle near Austin, Texas. Photo by Kristi Wright.

 

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Jacky & Willi’s wedding.
Marin Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, California. Photo by Anna Louise.

 

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Jessica & Jason’s wedding.
The Barn at Fearrington in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo by Kate Headley.

 

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Katey & Freddy’s wedding.
Preston Court in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom. Photo by Sarah Gawler.

 

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Beka & Matt’s wedding.
Villa Amor in Sayulita, Mexico. Photo by Jillian Mitchell.

 

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Anna & Matt’s wedding.
Bear Flag Farm in Winters, California. Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz.

 

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Alex & Anthony’s wedding.
Shelburne Farm in Lake Champlain, Vermont. Photo by Christina Bernales.

 

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Nicole & Sam’s wedding.
Private ranch in Wilson, Wyoming. Photo by Carrie Patterson.

 

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Hillary & Greg’s wedding.
The Palace Hotel Garden Court in San Francisco, California. Photo by Gertrude & Mabel.

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15 of our favorite details from this year’s real wedding features. See all of our previous favorites right HERE.

 

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Jen & Jesse’s wedding.
Hot air balloon pinata. Photo by Firm Anchor.

 

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Anna & Matt’s wedding.
Lavender fields and ferris wheel. Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz.

 

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Marina & James’s wedding.
Welcome sign embroidery hoops. Photo by Caught the Light.

 

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Katy & Dan’s wedding.
Retro amphibious getaway car. Photo by Ray + Kelly.

 

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Laura & Dex’s wedding.
Golf cart getaway “car” with garland decoration. Photo by Nancy Ray.

 

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Lauren & Jason’s wedding.
Beaded dress detail. Photo by Trent Bailey

 

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Joyce & Stephen’s wedding.
Ceremony chair garlands. Photo by Catherine Mead

 

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Emily & Mike’s wedding.
Mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses. Photo by Laura Nelson.

 

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Landin & Alex’s wedding. Chalkboard drink sign.
Photo by Christina Sargologos.

 

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Rachel & Caleb’s wedding.
Vintage pearl and beaded hair accessory. Photo by Orange Photographie

 

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Ellen & Patrick’s wedding.
Modern rustic seating card display. Photo by Bradley James.

 

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Lauren & Adam’s wedding.
Horse and buggy getaway “car.” Photo by Jeremy Harwell.

 

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Brianne & Jay’s wedding.
Tall calligraphy table number. Photo by Christina McNeill.

 

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Beka & Matt’s wedding.
“Yes!” button favors. Photo by Jillian Mitchell.

 

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Asia & Ben’s wedding.
Tiny yellow Oeuf car. Photo by Meredith Heuer

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15 of our favorite ceremony backdrops from this year’s real wedding features. See all of our previous favorites right HERE.

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Cara & Matt’s wedding.
Blooming dogwood trees at The Branch House. Photo by Marta Locklear.

 

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Katey & Freddy’s wedding.
Rustic garden ceremony at Preston Court. Photo by Sarah Gawler.

 

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Izzie & Ro’s wedding.
Tented ceremony at Temple Guiting Manor and Barns. Photo by David Jenkins.

 

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Sam & Reid’s wedding.
Rainy garden ceremony in North Wales. Photo by Kate Murphy

 

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Ghienel & Jonathan’s wedding.
Rooftop ceremony at Peninsula Chicago. Photo by Husar Photography.

 

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Lauren & Jason’s wedding.
Glowing wedding ceremony at The Green Building. Photo by Trent Bailey.

 

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Laura & Robert’s wedding.
Garden ceremony with printed chuppah at Fox Chair Mountain Farm. Photo by Belathée.

 

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Kristin & Erin’s wedding.
Chapel at Chalk Hill. Photo by Matt Edge.

 

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Ellen & Patrick’s wedding.
Modern wedding ceremony at Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Photo by Bradley James.

 

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Jacky & Willi’s wedding.
Simple ceremony backdrop at Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. Photo by Anna Louise.

 

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Gina & Timothy’s wedding.
Huge green garland ceremony arch at Blackstone Renaissance. Photo by Kina Wicks.

 

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Melissa & Eugene’s wedding.
Rustic autumn wedding in Jackson Hole. Photo by Carrie Patterson.

 

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Rachel & Tim’s wedding.
Ceremony under the redwoods at YMCA Camp Campbell. Photo by Helena and Laurent.

 

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Elaine & Mark’s wedding.
Outdoor ceremony in Glacier National Park. Photo by Jeremiah & Rachel

 

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Jordan & Taylor’s wedding.
Simple ceremony on a private farm. Photo by Mandy Busby.

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10 of our favorite invitations from this year’s real wedding features. See all of our previous favorites right HERE.

 

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Caroline & David’s wedding.
Modern invitation suite with floral envelope liner by Swiss Cottage Design. Photo by Jen Huang.

 

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Melanie & Daniel’s wedding.
Hand-lettered and painted invitation suite by Signora e Mare. Photo by Jessica Lorren.

 

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Emily & Mike’s wedding.
Hand-painted laurel wreath invitation by Kae & Ales. Photo by Laura Nelson.

 

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Jessica & Jason’s wedding.
Calligraphy invitation suite with illustrations by Bella Figura. Photo by Kate Headley.

 

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Ashley & Dan’s wedding.
Blue lace wedding invitation suite by Dauphine Press. Photo by Sylvie Gil.

 

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Lora & Grant’s wedding.
Kraft paper invitation by Minted and DIY seed-packet save-the-date. Photo by Christina McNeill.

 

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Megan & Clinton’s wedding.
Black and white invitation suite by Mr. Boddington’s Studio and calligraphy by Tara Jones. Photo by Meg Smith.

 

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Courtney & Paul’s wedding.
Playful black and white invitation suite by Swiss Cottage Design. Photo by Weddings By Two.

 

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Amanda & Phillip’s wedding.
Invitation with marbled paper envelope liner. Photo by Jen Huang.

 

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Katie & Daniel’s wedding.
Colorful papel picado invitation suite by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence. Photo by InTandem.

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