Whitney & Sara – A Romantic Boudoir Shoot (NSFW)

From Tara: Whitney & Sara are both beautiful in their own ways, and when you put them together they are stunning!!! Boudoir is typically known for as being something sexy to give to your partner as a wedding gift, but why not have it be a couple’s experience? These two got lost in each other and allowed me to photograph what was already there! It was a new, and beautiful experience for me and I can’t wait to do it again!!!!

Photos by Tara Beth Photography.

You’re welcome…

Event Credits

Location: Philadelphia, PAPhotography: Tara Beth Photography
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Wedding Video: Sara & Melanie

Sara & Melanie have sent us this link to their lovely wedding video.  We posted their amazing wedding pictures a while back, but it’s really wonderful to hear how their families participated as well.  Mazel tov, again, ladies.  -S

(video courtesy of Aaron Horton Productions)

Event Credits

Location: The Golf Club at Newcastle, Newcastle WAPhotography: http://www.aaronhortonproductions.com/
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Wedding: Layla & Liz

From Layla: Liz and I met online in 2011. We went for coffee and then she promptly put me in the friend zone. It took me a couple of months to get her to go on an actual date with me, but then she couldn’t resist my charm. We got engaged on New Years Day 2013 but didn’t have any plans for an actual wedding. We both wanted our ceremony to coincide with our legal marriage and since we live in Oklahoma, we didn’t see that happening anytime in the near future. When DOMA was overturned we had some motivation to start planning.


Liz’s family has a vacation home in Galena, IL which is just across the Mississippi river from Iowa. Illinois didn’t have marriage equality yet, so Iowa was the perfect option for us. We both wanted a small wedding and we kept the planning to a minimum so as not to get too overwhelmed. We wanted the day to be about us and our commitment to each other.


We got married in a park with a backdrop view of the river. We had about forty of our closest friends and family members there to support us. Liz’s uncle performed the ceremony. Each of our sisters recited a poem for us and we wrote our own vows. We took some beautiful pictures and then we returned to Galena for a reception in Liz’s family’s beautiful home.


The day was perfect and because we kept things simple we were able to focus on each other and celebrating with our guests. One unexpected surprise was that everyone we interacted with, from the courthouse staff in Dubuque to our venders and even strangers in the park was that everyone was so kind and supportive of us. I changed my name and was worried about getting it changed in Oklahoma. The Dubuque employees recommended that I get it changed at the social security office in Dubuque instead and even that was shockingly a pleasant experience.

Photographs by Luminous Life.

Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: Sweetheart BakeryCatering: Life's a FeastLocation: Dubuque, IA and Galena, ILOfficiant: Ed O'DonnellPhotography: Luminous Life Venue: Galena Parkview Rentals
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Wedding: Heather & Debbie

Debbie and Heather found each other at a local coffee shop and spent that evening luring each other with their eyes until finding the confidence to say hello.

After a 2 year courtship, Debbie proposed to Heather at that same coffee shop by hiding the ring in Heather’s cup of Chai. Heather happily accepted Debbie’s proposal, and they began planning their wedding. Debbie gave Heather a sole request; the night must include raspberry pie.

What was most important to the couple was to leave as small of a carbon footprint as possible. All the invitations were printed on Elephant Poo Poo Paper and packaged into recycled paper bag envelopes. All the décor was used or up-cycled objects, found at local second hand stores and the take home gifts were pieces of rock candy hung over the bar in a chandelier. Even the food and alcohol was limited to local farms, breweries, and wineries and Heather’s gown was custom made of organic cotton.

Heather and Debbie strove for a rustic and romantic mood that created an intimate environment that radiated love. The two key elements to making their event a success was dessert and dancing and so they made the music a focal point (incorporating dancing in the ceremony and reception) and had waves of desserts all night long.

Photographs by Chelse Thompson.

Event Credits

Attire: Janay A. Handmade (http://janay-a.com)Cakes and Dessert: Rabbit Room Catering: Rabbit RoomLocation: The Rabbit Room at the Lower Mill in Honeoye Falls, NYMusic: DJ Brian BartlettOfficiant: Rev. Nanci DeLeoPhotography: Chelse Thompson
Posted in Attire, Classic, Lesbian Real Wedding, Minimalist, New York, Pants + Dress, Real Wedding Inspiration, Region, Rustic, Style, United States, Vintage | 5 Comments

Wedding: Sasha & Amanda

From Sasha: After being together for 16 years, we met when we were 19 and 20. We’ve been through a lot together, including moving cross country twice and the loss of our mothers. Last year, we finally decided it was time to get married. We wanted to do it on our 15th anniversary, but the timing wasn’t right. So, we went with our 16th anniversary instead. Same-sex marriage was not yet legal in Michigan so we had to decide where to go. After much deliberation we finally chose Seattle. It was a small ceremony, and our closest family came out to join us. We chose a very loose Day of the Dead theme(dos novias) based on the invitation we picked out, and continued that theme for our wedding cake and favors. Amanda and I wanted it to be perfect for us and our family that came so far to see us get married.  The food was great, and it was great to be around our family that we don’t see enough. The fact that they all came from so far to show their support of our love and union was amazing. All in all it was a beautiful day, and I am so very happy to be married to the woman of my dreams.

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Wedding: Celia & Myrna

From Steph Grant, Celia & Myrna’s photographer: Hi! I am a LGBT wedding photographer. This wedding made me completely sappy. At the beginning of this month I took a last minute flight to California to photograph an absolutely stunning Los Angeles rooftop lesbian wedding. A storm was rolling in as the sun was setting, champagne glasses were clinking as the violin played in the background. It made for a perfect evening.

 

Event Credits

Location: Rooftop of LA Athletic ClubPhotography: Steph Grant PhotographyVenue: LA Athletic Club
Posted in California, California, Credits, Dress + Dress, Glamorous, Glamorous, Lesbian Real Wedding, Lesbian Wedding, photographer, Photography, Real Wedding Inspiration, Region, Style, Two Dress Wedding, United States, Urban, Urban, Venue | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Around the Web

So much loveliness on the web. Here are a few that I couldn’t resist sharing. -Tracey

This gorge wedding from local favorite Rad + In Love.

Check out the rest from Rad + In Love here.

 

And this one on Style Me Pretty:

 

These queer engagement photos.

 

And I love this popsicle & Tegan and Sara filled lesbian wedding. I am always a sucker for barns.

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