Our Perfectly Nautical Lesbian Wedding

Our wedding was an intimate affair aboard the Yacht America in San Diego. We had about 70 guests who came from all over the nation to celebrate our marriage. Our beautiful sisters were our bridesmaids, we had one dear friend officiate and others act as photographers. The only details and decor we added to the amazing sailboat was a welcome table decked out with burlap and white linens, vintage suitcases overflowing with navy pashminas (straight from the streets of NYC) with hand-sewn labels, and sterling silver vessels borrowed from my parents filled with flowers. we also brought in some pillows for the built in bench, a huge wicker trunk filled with blankets so guests could cozy up and stay warm once the sun went down, printed napkins with our logo, and handmade nautical flags for the cake and tray passed food. Highlights of the evening included the incredible weather, the fantastic band and the delicious food. Obviously the actual ceremony, the toasts, the guests, etc. took the cake in the highlight department but that is a post for another time. Love. The Beals.

Photographs by Jenn Gallivan, Ray Doncev, Hart & Sol and Alexis Garrett (thank you ladies!)
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  1. Shirl Noor
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful. You can feel the love. Congrats.

  2. Kristin
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! love everything. the embroidered Converse though – AWESOME idea! and your bouquet was amazing!! your dress! you both look so beautiful and dashing. congratulations!!

  3. Uncle Paul
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    beautiful pictures!

  4. Two Chicks Nest
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Amazingly amazing! I love everything!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  5. Nicole
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Such a wonderful day! You truly were radiating happiness and beauty! Amazing pictures too!

  6. Lisa
    Posted Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Perfection! And I just looked at sparkly shoes like those yesterday. I want! Congrats!

  7. Anna
    Posted Wed, May 11, 2011 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Everything was so perfectly thought out.

  8. ~L
    Posted Wed, May 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    OMG! We are doing the same thing with our shoes! We, along with our entire party (7 total) are all wearing Chucks. Ours will be dark purple and we are getting them personalized with our wedding day too 😀 I loved your photos! Everything looked amazing and you and your wife look positively radiant! Congrats to you both!

  9. Becky
    Posted Wed, May 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh–gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous. Everything in those pictures is beautiful. And you both look so happy! Congratulations!

  10. Alaina
    Posted Wed, May 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    yay! i love the burnt orange details, a really nice touch. congrats again 🙂

  11. ms. awesome/tabitha
    Posted Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Giant congratulations! Every last detail (and especially you two) is gorgeous! And the light in those pictures- gah! LOVES!

  12. dulce_11210
    Posted Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Tracey and Angela,

    You make a beautiful couple and Tracey you look so innocent in your wedding dress. All the best to you both.

    Franchesca (intern)

  13. Simple Silhouettes
    Posted Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Tracey! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures with us!

  14. Nessa
    Posted Fri, May 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Your ceremony photos are GORGEOUS! I love your dress, and absolutely adore your beloved's hair! 🙂

  15. zeph
    Posted Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Your wedding was so beautiful! Your pictures above fit the mood perfectly. What a wonderful evening for two wonderful people. You are both amazing!

    All my love on years of fun and happiness to come!

  16. Allison Beal
    Posted Sat, May 21, 2011 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    I can't believe how much I am IN LOVE with the first photo of you two!!! Still in awe of your wedding…so perfect:)

  17. Maria Halkiadakis
    Posted Mon, May 23, 2011 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    Congradulations! Nice wedding! I hore yourlife will be sweet as honey.

  18. christina
    Posted Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    love love love love love
    everything about it!
    belated congrats
    and did you see i gave you a shout out on esb?
    {women in suits!}

  19. Posted Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Holy cow! I love this. I love the custom chucks. I love the anchor monogram and I love the warm feeling in all these photos! This made my morning 🙂

  20. Posted Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Can’t go wrong with love and the ocean! 🙂

  21. Posted Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Love Love Love you’re wedding and the nautical theme! It’s perfection!! 🙂

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  23. Irena
    Posted Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    You two had so perfect wedding <3

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