Wedding: Cassie & Dana

From Dana: Cassie and I met shortly after I moved to Maine on a blind, lesbian double date while dating other people…presumably a rare occurrence for the Bangor area. After a magical summer in Bar Harbor followed by two years apart for graduate school, we found ourselves back on Mount Desert Island with 200 of our favorite people to tie the knot.

Our wedding weekend was a wonderful disaster. Horrific weather moved our ceremony, messed up quite a few travel itineraries, and forced us to trade in fancy shoes for rain boots. The craziness forced my type-A tendencies to give way to taking in every moment. The amount of love, support, and incredible dance moves that filled our rainy tent was perfection we’ll never forget.

Photographs courtesy of Erica Camille Photography.

Event Credits

Attire: Kleinfeld Bridal/Avanti BridalCakes and Dessert: Celebration Cakes by Janice StroutCatering: Bar Harbor Catering CompanyFlorist: Chickadee Hill FlowersLocation: Southwest Harbor, MaineMusic: Terry FrankOfficiant: Edie MayOther: "Getting Ready" shirt: It's Really the Little ThingsPhotography: Erica Camille PhotographyVenue: Causeway Club
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Engagement: Kylia & Taylor

From Taylor: Kylia and I met while attending Berry College in Rome, Georgia for our undergraduate degrees. We worked in the same molecular biology lab and were both competitive public speakers (nerdy I know). She had such a kind and giving spirit and was wicked smart to boot, needless to say I fell for her almost instantly. One night (with the help of her best friend and roommate) I burst into her dorm and declared my love! I was immediately, but gently, shot down by her telling me that she was straight. To my surprise, she came by the same means to tell me that it was only fair to give us a chance. Thus began our beautiful years together that have led us to Connecticut with her at Yale and me finishing preparations for medical school.
Kylia and I are both avid followers of the blog and she has been begging me to post our engagement shoot for months. I hope that this surprise post will be a much-needed treat!

Photos courtesy of Gloria Adele Photography.

Event Credits

Attire: Charming Charlie'sLocation: Rome, Georgia Photography: Gloria Adele Photography Berry College
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Wedding: Monique & Nicole

My wife asked me to marry her on the New York State Capitol steps moments after gay marriage passed in New York. We then got married at half time at a women’s roller derby game in Albany, NY. We would love to share our story with you. Also,  here is a link to an article about the wedding which shares a lot about us.


Monique & Nicole

Photographs courtesy of Tracey Buyce Photography.

Event Credits

Location: Albany, NYPhotography: Tracey Buyce Photography:
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Birthday Fiesta

Do you remember when both their heads nearly fit in the palm of Angela’s hand?

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Wedding: Aubree & Nicole

There is nothing better than two people in love. Aubree and Nicole celebrated their gorgeous DIY wedding in Maryland. The ladies chose silver and navy decor pieces with touches of vintage burlap. The enthusiasm during their vows and exchange of rings was electrifying, with most guests tearing at their thoughtful spoken words. Post dinner, Aubree and Nicole cut into their wedding pie (hooray for no cake) before sharing in some celebratory cigars and old school dancing. Overall a truly gorgeous and heartfelt wedding and a kick ass party to celebrate the day!

Photos courtesy of Melissa McClain Photography.



Event Credits

Attire: Davids BridalCatering: Dean and Brown CateringLocation: Rockfield Manor, MDMusic: Klock EntertainmentOfficiant: Rev. Karen LovelacePhotography: Melissa McClain PhotographyVenue: Rockfield Manor
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Angela and I are so grateful for your support over the years but I have become so wrapped up in life outside of the blog. Over the weekend I reflected on how far this country has come and how blessed I am to live in a country that allows me to marry and raise children with someone of the same sex. I know this isn’t the case for everyone in every state but even in those state where gay marriage is not yet legal I am confident it will be soon.

Pierce and Gray will be a year old tomorrow. A year! The longest and shortest year of my life. Angela and I are celebrating with a big birthday bash on Saturday and then we are heading to Croatia next week for a much needed vacation without the babies. I hope to post pics of both.

And while I love this blog, the community it has created and the service it is doing for those that want inspiration and normalization  it hasn’t been a priority for me over the past year. But don’t worry – I’m not walking away! Shannon has been doing an amazing job of keeping it up for the last 1.5 years. I am looking for another somebody out there who is willing to help her out and keep posts up on the blog. You would be paid with love and gratitude (I fork over more in web hosting fees than I make on this blog). You can be anywhere in the country but I just ask that you are able to commit to it fairly regularly and for a reasonable duration.

If you are interested please email me at traceyraebeal@ – Tracey

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Wedding: Maria & Tina

A sweet and simple afternoon wedding. Classic and elegant with tiny hints of travel inspired decor. A theme well suited for Maria + Tina as flew all the way from Hong Kong to marry in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Photographs courtesy of Shoebox Photography.


Event Credits

Attire: VeraWangCatering: Seasons RestaurantFlorist: Fleurtation FlowersLocation: Seasons in the Park | Vancouver, BC CanadaOfficiant: Karen EllPhotography: ShoeBox Photography {}Venue: Seasons in the Park
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