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You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Let's be real. When it comes to wedding portraits, the process can seem a little methodical at times. We've seen the poses, so why not add some fun, spontaneous moments to your special day? These creative bridesmaid photos should give you a ton of inspiration, featuring over 40 images that range from heartfelt to downright adorable that will make re-visiting your wedding day so much more memorable! —POPSUGAR

If you're looking for a unique engagement ring that still has a romantic and timeless look, you're going to love our new slideshow featuring a trending design — twisted split shanks! From platinum single, intertwined bands to pavé-encrusted twisted shanks, these modern pieces give the traditional classics a sparkly upgrade. —Brides

See more: 7 Wedding Décor Extras That Won't Break the Bank

Shopping for a vintage engagement ring comes with a host of questions that you need to be prepared to answer. Unlike a traditional ring that was manufactured and sold to local jewelers, vintage baubles have a history dating back to decades and even centuries ago, so it's important to know the value, the defining characteristics, and the quality of the diamond. But don't fret! Get caught up on your Ring 101 with these expert shopping tips coming straight from a vintage diamond expert. —OnceWed

Hosting a dinner and at a loss for how to decorate your tablescape? You don't need to be an expert wedding planner to put together a pin-worthy display. These décor tips don't require a big budget either (hello TJ Maxx!) and involve a lot of mixing and matching from resources you already have. One tip that's especially useful? Add personalized touches to your décor like writing out your menu in pretty calligraphy or adding name tags to your guest's take-home treats. These helpful tips are sure to prepare any bride-in-training for the biggest DIY project of her life — her wedding day! —Well + Good

This real wedding goes all out with fun, whimsical details and bright décor including pastel-colored, oversized balloons, a drool-worthy dessert table, and a five-tiered wedding cake. Spring brides, you're in for a treat — get your pinboards ready! —100 Layer Cake

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