Wedding: Carole & Louise

From Carole & Louise’s photographer: Carole & Louise had a relaxed barn wedding in the UK. The day was set in the rolling countryside. They had a bright colour scheme, with orange details and flowers. Both brides wore white trousers and tops—the typical princess wedding dress wasn’t for them. Very in keeping with the relaxed vibe of the day, focus was on friends, family, and good food.

Photos courtesy of Shane Webber Photography.

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Event Credits

Location: Beeston Manor, Preston, UKMusic: https://www.alexbirtwell.co.ukOther: Creative Cover Hire: http://www.creativecoverhire.co.ukPhotography: Shane Webber Photography
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Engagement: Allison & Tiffany

From the couple’s photographer, Cassandra: For Allison and Tiffany, it was love at first sight. Playful, lighthearted, and endlessly making one another laugh, these lovebirds infuse joy in all who surround them.

Our original plans to visit a Nashville park for Allison and Tiffany’s destination engagement were very much canceled when the skies opened up and it stormed the entire weekend. We moved our session to the gorgeous Gaylord Opryland Resort, which featured architectural details, palms, fountains, and even beautiful New Orleans-style buildings — which all made for the perfect location to celebrate their upcoming “I Do’s.” 

Photos courtesy of Cassandra Zetta.

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Event Credits

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TNPhotography: Cassandra Zetta (www.cassandrazetta.com)
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Link Love: I Feel Love in This Chili’s Tonight

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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It’s finally Friday—and I’ve been waiting all week to share this Link Love because, really, how could we *not* let you know about this amazing couple and their Chili’s engagement shoot? Ashley and I love Chili’s so much that this winter, we celebrated our fifth (dating) anniversary with sizzlin’ fajitas—so it goes without saying that we were enthused by these adorable pictures of writer Krista Doyle (author of the book Does This Bible Belt Make Me Look Gay?) and her fiancee!

For more photos from this chips-and-salsa lovefest, head on over to The Advocate, and read about how Krista tweeted their photos to Chili’s and the chain responded with a special congratulatory gift. Pam Beasley would be proud, don’t you think?

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Look for Link Love every Friday through the end of August—and drop us a line if you have a suggestion for a featured link! 

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Queer Card Guide: Coming Out

I know what you’re thinking: when did this become a blog about stationery? Well, in compiling our last two queer card guides, I came across SO MANY beautiful LBTQ+ cards that I couldn’t resist sharing some more with you. So, while I continue searching for that elusive Ms. & Ms. card, we’ll be offering you the occasional dose of queer cards for all occasions!

Today’s occasion? Coming out. And whether you’re the come-outer or the come-outee, it turns out… there’s a card for that!

Yay, You’re Gay: Congratulations & Good Cheer!

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(From left to right: Veronica Dearly & Angela Chick)

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(Clockwise from top left: ThisIsBiscuit Studio, Letters by Bonnie, An Open Sketchbook, & Brandy Mars Designs)

I Have Something To Tell You…

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(From left to right: I’m Different Press & Gay Pigeonmate

(Inside and outside of “Mate…I’m Not Straight” from Letters by Bonnie)

Solidarity & Support

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(Clockwise from top left: No Coast Paper Company 1 and 2, Mishka Marie, & Megan Roy Design)

Cupcakes & Narwhals

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(From left to right: Creature Comforts & Ecolorty)

Other favorite coming out cards? Ideas for queer card occasions you’d like us to cover? Share in the comments!

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Wedding: Jania & Jessica

From Albert, Jania & Jessica’s photographer: These two ladies were absolutely a blast to work with, not to mention their families and their bridesmaids (who wore suits and ties to defy the norm) were fabulous the whole day! Not to mention the ladies’ love for one another shone throughout the whole day and set the mood and tone for the many years to come! It was an honor to photograph and ensure their memories live on forever!

Photos courtesy of A. Harris Photography.

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Event Credits

Location: Town Manor on the Lake Auburndale, FLPhotography: A. Harris Photography
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Link Love: Love Les

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

This week, we’re excited to share Love Les, a photography and interview site focused on queer stories! Leslie, the site’s founder and namesake, is a self-described lipstick lesbian and LGBTQ+ advocate, committed to uplifting and affirming love in all its forms. She says she’s a “hopeless romantic,” but Leslie’s site is filled with hope—in the form of conversations with queer folks about their coming out stories, relationships, and ways of moving through the world.

Because Leslie is based in Atlanta, her site is a gold mine for stories of Southern queers—but she’s also interviewed folks as far away as New York City. Head on over to Love Les to read stories from A Bicycle Built for Two‘s very own Taylor, military couple Krystal & Brook (pictured here), and “wild and holy woman” Jes Kast, a femme minister with a collection of “different colored heels to match the liturgical calendar.”

We can’t get enough of these stories and images—and we’re so grateful to Leslie for her work on this amazing project!

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Engagement: Allison & Alex

From the lovely Cass, Allison & Alex’s photographer: From the moment I met Allison and Alex, I already adored them. They have a refreshing and captivating type of love—one that makes you feel incredibly lucky to witness. When they’re together, they get lost in each other’s eyes and words, and the world around them dissolves. They’re head-over-heels and absolute soulmates.

Allison and Alex initially bonded at breweries over craft beers, and their love blossomed on long shared hikes. And so, for their sweet summertime engagement, we ventured into the woods as the golden sun poured down upon us, and delighted in a joyful, laughter-filled hike.

Photos courtesy of Cassandra Zetta.

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Event Credits

Location: Cincinnati, OHPhotography: Cassandra Zetta (www.cassandrazetta.com)
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