Farewell, Wedding Lovers!

It’s been more than three years since Ashley and I began our tenure as Bicyclers-in-Chief—three wonderful years of gorgeous queer love, passionate wedding photographers, dapper style, two-dress weddings, and hand-crafted mason jar centerpieces. Forgive us if we’ve told this story before, but when we first found the blog, we were both undergrads, recently out and trying to find images of ourselves in a world where Googling “lesbian” can be a scary prospect. After somehow stumbling across an engagement shoot during a long night of collegiate procrastination, I sent Ashley the link to the blog, and the rest was history—we went on to become devoted A Bicycle Built for Two readers, and when the opportunity came to volunteer for the blog, we jumped at it.

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All this is to say that we know what the blog means to some of you because it’s meant the same thing to us—visibility, celebration, community, the opening up of futures we could hardly have imagined just a few years ago. When we started working on the blog, same-sex marriage was illegal in 31 U.S. states. Since then, we’ve experienced milestones and setbacks, but through it all, we’ve been nothing but grateful for this generous, diverse, international community. Your pride, joy, and love are the reason this blog exists.

Now, we’re making room for a new generation of wedding-lovers, who will take over blog operations beginning on February 1st. Until then, please bear with us as our recent hiatus stretches a little longer in order to give Morgan, Sam, Erin, and Casey time to prepare for an amazing 2018 full of LBTQ weddings, engagements, and more.

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The last three years have meant so much to us, and we’re thankful to each and every one of you for your support of the blog—whether that means sharing links, contributing your stories, or simply paying us a visit every now and then. Now, Ashley and I are off to plan our own wedding, with frequent trips through the blog archives for inspiration and guidance from those of you who’ve paved the way!

With love,
Maggie & Ashley

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Engagement: Rae & Jenn

From the couple: After a glamping getaway in our California hometown – coupled with a surprise engagement…we later embarked on a country-side escape for our idealic engagement photo session. The North Georgia country-scape provided the perfect backdrop to capture our urban-meets-country flair!

Photos courtesy of Hickory & Cedar Photography.

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Event Credits

Location: Ellijay, GeorgiaPhotography: Hickory & Cedar Photography
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Link Love: Dancing with Her

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

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If you’re already following us on Instagram (you are, aren’t you?!), here’s the next feast for your eyeballs: the Insta account for Australian wedding magazine Dancing with Her, which “celebrates women in love”—obviously the best possible thing to celebrate! The magazine’s site also features information about Volume 1 of the magazine, which includes real wedding stories, articles, and advice.

Scroll down for a delicious appetizer and head over to Instagram for more gorgeous photos where these came from!

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Wedding: Sarah & Kelly

From Sarah: Kelly and I met four and a half years ago, and we were the quintessential “Uhaul” couple. Let’s just say, our first date lasted four days! We feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced the wedding of our dreams, surrounded by our friends and family in the most gorgeous place where I grew up. The entire weekend was perfect; we wanted everything to be low-key and comfortable. We frequently host people in our home and wanted to capture that feeling of hospitality. We were very purposeful in everything we chose to do (and all the wedding “rules” we chose not to follow!). I also grew up Jewish, and tradition is very important to both Kelly and me, so we wrote the entire ceremony together, adapting the customs to make it our own. It means the world to us that we had the opportunity to celebrate our love with such an amazingly supportive community.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Arnold.

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Event Credits

Attire: Bindle & Keep; Lonesome Traveler; Sarah O Jewelry and Brilliant BridalCakes and Dessert: Red Head Baking CompanyFlorist: Ivy Lane FloralLocation: Vail, ColoradoMusic: AViVAOfficiant: Lifelong friend Jessica TillisOther: Video by Ali BibboPhotography: Sarah Arnold; http://www.sarnoldphoto.com/Planner or Event Designer: Sparrow Event PlanningStationery: DIYVenue: Vail Wedding Deck; Donovan Pavilion
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Link Love: The Moth

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

As a big old public radio nerd, I have always been a huge fan of The Moth, but I am happy to report that my love only grew as a result of watching this video about a woman who falls in love with her friend from college.

I won’t tell you what happens at the end, but you might be able to guess… Enjoy! 

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Wedding: Erin & Joy

From Jay, Erin & Joy’s photographer: Erin and Joy are both nurses, and met in Asheville, NC, where they used to live. They were introduced by a colleague and had been together since. They even relocated to Nashville together to continue their careers and life journey! They have two lovely children together, a boy and a girl, both of whom were integral part of their day—as you are about to see. It was a lovely fun-filled wedding at The Red House in Franklin, TN, a rock-and-roll-themed historic house with a modern feel.

Photos courtesy of Jay Farrell Photography.

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Event Credits

Attire: BHLDN by Anthropologie Cakes and Dessert: Nashville SweetsCatering: Pueblo RealFlorist: Bonnie DunavantLocation: Franklin, TNOfficiant: Dr. Charles SidberryPhotography: Jay Farrell PhotographyVenue: The Red House
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Gallery: Australia Says “I Do”

We know we’re a little late to this party, but here are some of our favorite Australian LBTQ+ weddings in celebration of the historic “yes” vote for marriage equality! We are so happy for all our Aussie brides & brooms—and hope this good news provides a boost to all those fighting around the world for justice for queer folks!

Emma & Cara:

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Cassie & Milena:

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