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Sponsor Spotlight

Every once in a while, we take a break from real wedding and engagement shoots to thank our sponsors, whose support has made it possible for A Bicycle Built for Two to exist these 5+ years! Their lovely ads are always featured in our sidebar, but today we want to put them front and center. We are so grateful for their support!

Our Sponsors

Bario Neal


If you’re looking for an incredibly unique, ethically sourced, handcrafted engagement ring, then Bario Neal should be your first stop. They’re committed to environmentally responsible creations, and they’re long-time supporters of marriage equality—even if you’re not in the market for a ring, they also have some other amazing pieces, so take this opportunity to peruse their site!

M. Davidson-Schapiro Photography

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Michelle works in Boston & beyond, taking gorgeous photos of weddings, engagements, and other events (plus some very cute babies!). Michelle did an interview with us last year, when she filled us in on her own wedding & some of her favorite things about being a photographer; she was also recently featured on the awesome Autostraddle column Follow Your Arrow! If you’re looking for a photographer in the New England area, make sure to check out her site!

Wild Bloom Photography


Catherine is based in both Minneapolis & Brooklyn, bringing her “unfussy” aesthetic to weddings, engagements, and more. Lat year, we featured her beautiful photos from Heidi & Kelly’s fall wedding in upstate New York, and in the past, we’ve posted several other weddings from CatherineHead on over to her website and, for more pretty pictures, you can follow her on Instagram too!

Get Involved

If you’re a wedding vendor who’s interested in joining this all-star line-up, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love to send you an info sheet and talk to you about ways we can help spread the word about your business.

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Take Our Reader Survey

In the spirit of springtime, we are thinking big thoughts about how A Bicycle Built for Two can grow and change in the coming year—and we’d love to hear what you think!

Click on the link below to participate in our reader survey. It shouldn’t take long, and your input will help us to make the blog better than ever.


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Join the Wedding Party!

Update: Thanks to all of you who’ve written to us! We’ve heard from a number of people already, so if you’re interested in this position, please get in touch by 5 PM EST Tuesday, May 3rd. 

Dearest readers,

We’ve got big plans here at A Bicycle Built for Two, and we’re looking for one (or more!) lovely people to join our all-star team! If you are an organized and reasonably tech-savvy individual who is passionate about sharing the love of diverse LBTQ folks with the world wide web, then we would love to talk to you.

More specifically, we are seeking an editor to help prepare posts, keep our social media looking fabulous, and bring new ideas to the blog. This is a volunteer position—unfortunately, we can’t afford to pay you for your work, but we can offer you a cut of any profits, endless love, some top-notch resume experience, and perhaps even an invitation to our future wedding!


This position will entail:

  • Organizing submissions of engagement and wedding stories & photos to prepare approximately 3 posts per week
  • Maintaining frequent updates to our Tumblr, Pinterest, and Facebook pages
  • Overseeing the ABBFT email account and helping us respond to emails in a timely fashion
  • Reaching out to photographers or other vendors (via social media and/or through email) to solicit new submissions 
  • Assisting with special projects (making galleries, sponsored posts, etc.!)


  • Great written communication and organization skills
  • A passion for sharing stories of LBTQ love (you don’t have to be married and/or planning a wedding to be involved!) 
  • Innovative ideas for the future of ABBFT
  • Ability to use or learn WordPress & Google Apps (we can teach you the basics, but a working knowledge helps!)

Time Investment: about 5 hours per week

If this sounds like it might be up your alley, we’d love to hear from you—just send us a brief message about yourself and your experience, telling us why you’d be a good fit for A Bicycle Built for Two!

Photo courtesy of Lisa Shaw.

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Old Favorites & New Submissions!

Now that A Bicycle Built for Two has been Tumbling for just over a year, we thought we’d take a quick look back at our top five most popular posts. Check out these lovely couples—and remember, if you haven’t visited us on Tumblr and Pinterest, there’s most LBTQ wedding joy just around the digital corner!

Jamie & Jesse

Honestly, we’re not surprised this gorgeous Chicago wedding is beloved by our social media followers. We can’t get enough of these beautiful images either!


Lo & Kate

And then there’s this amazing Mexican beach wedding, with a couple whose suit and dress games could not be more on point. (Kate’s unique lace dress made this Buzzfeed gallery!)


Amanda & Brianna

This incredible New York engagement shoot features another stunning couple, some killer polka dots, and amazing natural light.


Liz & Nadine

Liz and Nadine’s backyard Denver wedding was a gorgeous, flower-filled celebration of their love.


Angela & Quyen

And here’s an incredibly sweet Cincinnati engagement from one of our favorite photographers.



We love admiring some of these old favorites, but we’re also actively looking for new submissions. Photographers, engaged, and newly married folks—we’d love to see your stories and pictures and share them with the world!

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Brides Revisited: Tracey & Angela

When we asked A Bicycle Built for Two’s founder Tracey to help us kick off our new Brides Revisited series, she said that our timing was “perfect.” Tracey and Ang’s five-year anniversary is coming up, and Tracey says “time has flown—but it also feels like a lifetime (or two).”

Check out their perfectly nautical wedding here, enjoy these pictures of their tiny, adorable babies, and read about their planning process in our archives!


Here’s a quick timeline of their relationship:

January 2009: Met
February 2010: Engaged
February/April 2011: Married (legal/wedding)
April 2012: Began trying to conceive
December 2012: Got pregnant with twins
January 2013: Moved from NYC to San Diego
July 2013: Gave birth to boy/girl twins

What is your favorite thing about being married?

Going through all of life’s joys and sorrows (and everything in between) with my very best friend.

What do you like best about your wife?

How dedicated she is to our family. She is the best mother and an excellent wife. Angela is funny and fun and we really have a good time together.


What do you fight about?

We fight when we are worn out: tired, overworked; emotionally drained, physically drained, etc. Angela is a stay-at-home mom to our two-year-old twins and that is a huge job. I work full time and have the strain of having to financially provide for our entire family—also a huge job. When I come home from work (promptly at 5:45), I take over with the kids and Angela makes dinner. I feel like I never get a break, but she feels like she does everything! I’ve heard that partners who both feel like they do 70% of all the work in a relationship usually are pretty even in sharing the responsibilities. We definitely each feel like we are doing 70% of everything!

I miss the time in our relationship when we were focused on what we could do for the other person. Now we are stretched so thin that any little time we selfishly take for ourselves. Right now in our household you rarely hear “what can I do to help?” and instead it is “can you please do this for me?” This is something that we are working on.

Describe a typical day in 5 words or less.

Endless chaos.


What is one thing you and your partner do to relax?

We have always loved to travel and we make sure we take a kid-less vacation each year. When the twins were born we went to Croatia without them. Amazing. Last year we went to Antigua, and this year we are taking 8 nights away in the Caribbean. We also take a nap during the weekend when the kids are napping—chores can wait. With kids it’s those little things.

What is the best wedding gift you received?

My wife. Hands down.

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What moment from your wedding still stands out the most in your mind?

I don’t really have a specific moment that stands out above the rest. It’s funny—five years later, I don’t often think about our wedding day. I glance at photos on occasion and have absolutely wonderful memories. I wouldn’t change much if we were to do it over. Overall, when reflecting on our wedding, I remember overwhelming love and lots of laughter.

What advice would you give to people who have just gotten married?

If you are planning on having children, take as much time as you can to enjoy married life without kids. Our children are the best things that have ever happened to us, but our focus has entirely shifted from each other to our children. I am so glad we had time in our married life where we just basked in our love for each other. I love remembering that time. But I also wouldn’t trade where we are now for anything.

Also, don’t put yourself in situations where you might be tempted to do something foolish. It’s easy to make good decisions if there isn’t any other option. It’s much harder to make a good decision when temptation (whatever that is) is right in front of you.  Angela and I both do things on our own, with our own friends, and we trust each other implicitly, but you won’t find me drunk at a bar without her.

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A few more thoughts:

Relationships are hard and marriages are especially hard. But putting in the work is so worth it. You might disagree with me on this, but I think it is important that same sex-couples take extra caution when deciding to get married. Although we know that marriage equality is a constitutional right, many still think of it as a privilege that “they” have bestowed on us. I want us to show the nation that the right decision was made. I beg you not to rush into marriage and to stay committed. We are trailblazers; we are examples. I want our children to be proud of who we are and where they come from. I don’t want the world to have any reason to want to regress.

Brides Revisited is a new series in which we check back in with the couples who’ve appeared on our site in the past. If you and your one true person are interested in being featured, we’d love to hear from you—whether you call yourselves brides, brooms, spouses, or something else entirely!

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Announcing the “Brides Revisited” Series!


A few weeks ago, we alluded to a new feature here at A Bicycle Built for Two and today, we’d like to introduce you to our new Brides Revisited Series! (Yes, that’s right. Put two English majors at the helm of this blog, and we can’t resist a good British literature pun!)

You know that part in every episode of House Hunters where the hosts return a few months later to see how everyone’s adjusting to their new home? That is exactly what we’re going for– minus the awkward faux gatherings and plus some of the amazing couples who’ve been featured on this blog!

If you and your spouse have submitted photos from your wedding or engagement (or both!), we’d love to hear from you. How’s marriage treating you? What do we have to look forward to after all the rainbow cupcakes are gone?

Hint, hint: if your anniversary is coming up, this might be a fun little surprise from one wife to another. We’d be happy to coordinate with you on dates!

Get in touch to tell us you’re interested, and we’ll get back to you with some fun questions to answer! We’re hoping to start the series sometime before Valentine’s Day with an extra-special guest.

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Zetta.

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Happy, Merry, Bright!

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Happy holidays from A Bicycle Built for Two! 2015 has been an incredible year for LBTQ weddings, and we can’t wait for more adorable engagements, DIY unions, bow ties, two-dress weddings, dapper brides, and much much more in 2016. Our New Year’s resolutions include featuring even more women of color and trans+ folks (submit, submit, submit!), finally re-launching our Instagram, and maybe (maybe?) taking a ride on a real bicycle built for two!

We’ll be taking a break for the next week or so to enjoy some time away with our families, far away from the computer—in the meantime, we hope your days are well-caffeinated and full of love!

If you’re missing us, don’t forget to saunter on over to our Pinterest page, like our Facebook page, check out our Tumblr, or explore the archives (did you know there’s a little pull down menu in the right-hand sidebar that allows you to jump to any past month?). We’ve got enough wedding and engagement inspiration to keep you busy until we come back in 2016.

Photo courtesy of Capture Photography.

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