Wedding: Alisha and Kai

From Alisha and Kai’s photographer: Alisha and Kai are warm, laid-back but also glamorous! They celebrated in San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema where they ate fried chicken, hugged all their loved ones A LOT, and listened to some of the best Father of the Bride speeches we’ve ever heard.

Also, Alisha’s twin sister was on this blog about two years ago when she got married!

Event Credits

Catering: Foreign CinemaLocation: Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CAPhotography: Jerry Yoon Photographers
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Engagement: LeAnn and Kylee

From Kylee: On our one year anniversary of saying “I love you” I had planned a surprised proposal for LeAnn. Everything was caught on video and camera thanks to our amazing friends Rachael and Sara. All of our family and friends were outside waiting to surprise and celebrate with us. It was a beautiful day and we are so excited to spend our forever with each other.

Event Credits

Location: Indianapolis,INPhotography: Rachael Baumgartner https://www.behance.net/gallery/19186613/Say-YES-KL-engagement
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Wedding: Jess & Kayla

From Jess: Kayla and I met in graduate school. I noticed her right away, and I knew there was something special about her. After almost two full semesters of me sneaking glances at her over my laptop and her offering me rides home after class (10 miles out of her way), we finally went out on a date. After an evening of dancing and talking until 4am, we spent the summer doing nearly everything together. I knew right away that I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. One evening over coffee downtown, I told Kayla that she should just be with me, because she would never have to date anyone else. It was a little bold, but I had to say it. I just…knew. She laughed coyly, but I think she knew I was right! A few weeks later while we were sitting on a ledge in the harbor overlooking Lake Superior and the ore docks in my hometown of Marquette, Michigan, Kayla asked me out.

Three years later, we got married on Lake Superior in Marquette. Kayla and I both wanted a simple, casual wedding with just a few immediate family members and our closest friends. We decided to rent a beach house so we could get married right on the water and spent the rest of the time honeymooning on the beach. After some searching, we lucked out and found the perfect place. Our plan was to fill the beach with adirondack chairs, lanterns, and candles and let everyone relax and enjoy the lake.

The ceremony was simple and beautiful. A friend of my mom’s married us and two of our close friends did readings. After the ceremony, everyone, ate, drank, and relaxed in the sand. The evening was made complete with a bonfire, a few fireworks, and even an impromptu dip in Lake Superior. I don’t think I stopped smiling all night. Words cannot describe how amazing it was to share our love and commitment to each other with so many of the people who have consistently loved and supported us. I can honestly say it was the best day of my life.

Photos courtesy of The Bigger Picture Photography.

Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: Gophers Cafe and BakeryCatering: Coco'sLocation: Marquette, MIPhotography: The Bigger Picture Photography
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Engagement: Katie & Tressa

From Katie and Tressa’s photographer: Katie and Tressa flew all the way to northern Minnesota from a small town in Texas. With the prospect of a September wedding on their radar, they knew that they wanted to get married in a beautiful place (Minnesota: check), close to family (again, Minnesota: check), and in a state that recognized same-sex marriage (again, check!). When they reached out to us, we were absolutely ecstatic to drive north and meet them for some location scouting … and to meet the entire family! Katie and Tressa’s love for one another is so evident, and they’re two of the most caring souls we’ve ever met. We’re honored to have captured their engagement photos and even more honored to be involved in their wedding.

Event Credits

Location: Detroit Lakes, MinnesotaPhotography: The Wildernesses http://thewildernesses.com/
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Wedding: Danielle & Holly

Danielle & Holly’s breezy beachside wedding makes you feel lush with Montauk summer. Dese’Rae Stage and Felicidad Garcia of We Are for Each Other captured the day, which began with a getting ready party at their industrial chic suite at Montauk Beach House and ended in a hip, waterfront affair at Navy Beach Restaurant. This wedding was bursting with love from friends and family for this couple. Really, every detail in this wedding was a moment for pause: from their ethereal, gauzy dresses, to the inscribed cake forks (Bride & Bride!) and the seashell table markers. At dinner, service, dishes and hysterical speeches were served up hot in a modern nautical space with community tables and wide windows facing the shore. After the sun set behind dark waves, guests ran out, dug their feet in the sand and danced with sparklers, drawing shapes of light in the dark. Magic!


Event Credits

Attire: Calypso St. BarthCatering: Navy Beach RestaurantFlorist: Amagansett Flowers by BethLocation: Montauk, NYMusic: Greg DonaPhotography: We Are For Each Other (www.weareforeachother.com)Venue: Navy Beach Restaurant
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Engagement: Ariana & Becca

From Becca: Ari and I met our senior year of undergrad in Boston, in the very last semester, in a feminist theory class. We moved to Philadelphia last August, and will be getting married at an arboretum close to our home this coming June. Vegan food + bare feet + radical klezmer music + loud singing + Jewish ritual + all the family. We were very hesitant about engagment pictures, but are so glad they exist! Carina is an amazing photographer who put up with our nerves and took these incredible shots. And she shared a pint with us after the shoot!

Event Credits

Location: Philadelphia, PAPhotography: Carina Romano of Love Me Do PhotographyVenue: In Riva in East Falls, Philadelphia
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Wedding: Michelle & Giulia

From Michelle: Giulia and I (curly hair) have been together for 7 years, almost to the day of our wedding. We wanted our wedding to be perfectly us- a little bit of G, a little bit of me and a whole lot of both of us which means there would be A LOT of laughter! With the exception of the 100 degree weather, the day couldn’t have been better. It was FILLED with an abundant amount of love, laughter, friends and family not to mention amazing food and drinks (including a surprise hot dog cart at the end of the evening). We are truly are lucky to have such an amazing group of supporters.

We had a number of personal touches throughout the day… my brother, Marc wasn’t just in our wedding but also designed our invites. The table runners were designed by us- oak (from where I’m from) surrounded by redwood (from where Giulia’s from) and were put together by us and my dad. The vases were collected by many of our friends and family in an event we called The Great Vase Chase… we collected over 200 vases! Our sister-in-law made our cake topper…the list goes on and on!

Our wedding day was exactly what we had pictured in our minds for so long… a day we’ll never forget and one we loved from start to finish. It kind of makes us giggle all over again looking at our pictures! ENJOY!

Photos courtesy of Ryan Greenleaf.

Event Credits

Catering: A Fresh Approach, Chico, CAFlorist: Crystal Rose Florist, Folsom, CALocation: Winters, CAPhotography: Ryan Greenleaf, Sacramento, CA
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