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Meet the Team: Adriana

Another Friday, another new team member to introduce!

Today, we’re pumped to present Adriana, A Bicycle Built for Two‘s new Outreach Editor! In this role, she connects with the ABBFT community to bring you insight into the LBTQ wedding world. Just this week, we featured her work in our latest Brides Revisited interview with Shoshana and Meredith. We can’t wait to read more awesomeness from Adriana (I, for one, am hoping to get ahold of some of these vegetarian recipe haikus…)!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m just a lesbo living in London who enjoys alliteration. I’m a fond lover of cats—really out of the norm for lesbians, I know. In between my love of cats and avoiding London on a Saturday afternoon, I teach the youth of tomorrow.

How did you find A Bicycle Built for Two?

One of the Sundays where you’re curled up on the couch *for a quick 10 minute sesh* and lo and behold, 10 hours later I was scrolling through ABBFT and weeping a tiny bit at how beautiful all these wonderful stories of love were.

What do you love about the site?

That it provides a space for queer women to seek out ideas for weddings, to find stories about love between people, and all the pictures of cake.

What was/is one must-have for your wedding?

Very few people there. Only the people I love. Which are my cats.

What do you do for fun?

Google vegetarian Buzzfeed recipes and write haikus about vegetarian recipes.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I feel really lucky to be able to be part of a team that wants to create such an amazing site for queer women to form a network and community that promotes, honors, and celebrates love in all its wonderful and complex forms.

Thanks to Adriana for sharing her time and her talents with A Bicycle Built for Two! Give her a warm welcome on in the comments.
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Meet the Team: Casey

Another Friday, another new team member to introduce!

We’re celebrating FriYAY by introducing you to Casey, our new Content Editor at A Bicycle Built for Two. You can see some of her awesome work in our Popping the Question: Love Songs post from this week, but be sure to stay tuned for more from this DIY & cat-loving team member!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Casey! I’m a 26 year old living in Boston, originally from California. I work in non-profit fundraising as a development officer, and I use she/her pronouns.

How did you find A Bicycle Built for Two?

I found ABBFT during finals one year in college. I wasn’t out yet and it was incredible and so reassuring to see couples that looked like me falling in love and getting married. It gave me hope.

What do you love about the site?

Everything! I love seeing two people so in love and all the intricate details that go into decorating for everyone’s special days.

Are you married/unmarried/planning a wedding/etc.?

I am in a long term relationship. I think she’s pretty much the best person in the world so I would be into planning a wedding with her someday.
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What was/is one must-have for your wedding?

I really love anything DIY and hope to make as many things by hand for our wedding as possible.

What do you do for fun?

I love anything having to do with cooking or baking. My partner and I always try to go on little mini adventures around New England to explore new places. I also love my cats and love talking about them.

Ah, so you have pets! Tell us more.

My partner and I have three cats. We adopted a kitty off the street about a year and a half ago and she turned out to be halfway through a pregnancy, so when the kittens came we kept two and they make up an odd adorable little family.

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What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

Turkey club hands down forever and ever.

Anything else you’d like to add?

If you like pictures of cats and baked goods, or want to connect, come find me over on Instagram @caseyshizuye!
Thanks to Casey for sharing her time and her talents with A Bicycle Built for Two! Give her a warm welcome on in the comments—and look out for our final “Meet the Team” post this time next week.
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Meet the Team: Erin

Another Friday, another new team member to introduce!

Today we’re excited to introduce Erin, one of our two new managing editors. Along with her partner, Sam (who was featured last week!), Erin has brought her insights and talents to A Bicycle Built for Two, working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure all of your LBTQ+ wedding and engagement beauty shines through each post.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

My name is Erin! I’m a 27 year old from the east coast recently transplanted to California.

How did you find A Bicycle Built for Two?

My partner, Sam, is a huge fan of the blog! Throughout our long distance relationship she shared ABBFT posts with me.

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What do you love about the site?

I really like the photography, and the wedding dress inspiration!

Are you married/unmarried/planning a wedding/etc.?

I’m in a long term relationship, marriage may be on the horizon.

What was/is one must-have for your wedding?

A Free People wedding dress and family.

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What do you do for fun?

Go to the beach, read, peruse Instagram, watch Netflix.

Do you have any pets?

A family cat named Alice and I miss her very much.

What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

Grilled cheese with soup on the side!

Thanks to Erin for sharing her time and her talents with A Bicycle Built for Two! Give her a warm welcome on in the comments—and look out for another “Meet the Team” post this time next week. 

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Meet the Team: Sam

Another Friday, another new team member to introduce!

Today we’re thrilled to present Sam, one of our two new managing editors (the other is Sam’s partner Erin, who you’ll learn more about next week!). Since diving into A Bicycle Built for Two a little over a month ago, Sam’s helped manage new submissions and publish new posts, putting her technology savvy and passion for LBTQ+ love to work in order to bring you plenty of wedding goodness.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Sam, a proud California native & Sign Language Interpreter.

How did you find A Bicycle Built for Two?

I came upon the blog 7-ish years ago after starting a long distance relationship with my partner, Erin.

What do you love about the site?

Seeing the representation of my community, love, & beautiful pictures/stories/wedding inspo!

Are you married/unmarried/planning a wedding/etc.?

Long term relationship with plans to marry in the near future!

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What was/is one must-have for your wedding?

Succulents, up-cycled & DIY decor, 90’s-early 2000’s jams.

What do you do for fun?

Craft, DIY, thrift hunt, go to the beach, read, watch Netflix, research minimalism/tiny living/zero-waste lifestyles.

Do you have any pets?

None yet.

What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

Vegetarian here so… loaded with veggies! I could eat a sandwich everyday, no joke.

Thanks to Sam for sharing her time and her talents with A Bicycle Built for Two! Give her a warm welcome on in the comments—and look out for another “Meet the Team” post this time next week. 

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Meet the Team: Morgan

If you’ve been following along over the summer, you may recall seeing a call for volunteers back in June—and now, we’re thrilled to announce that A Bicycle Built for Two has a brand-new all-star team of wedding-lovers! Over the next few Fridays, we’ll be introducing you to the site’s new contributors, all of whom have already begun working behind the scenes to bring you more, better-than-ever LBTQ+ wedding goodness in the months to come.

First up, we have Morgan, A Bicycle Built for Two‘s inaugural social media editor! Since launching our Instagram last month (are you following us yet?), she’s been hard at work bringing cute couples to your phones and spreading the queer wedding love across the internet! 

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a 29-year-old masculine-of-center lesbian who appreciates great food and red wine. I was born in Massachusetts and did most of my schooling in Northern VA. I recently moved back to the east coast from San Francisco, CA after my 7 year relationship came to an end—so if you need breakup advice or tips on how to be an adult through it all, I’m here for you! Currently, I am taking a few months off to spend quality time with my family and friends, who I saw very minimally during my 5 years in CA.

How did you find A Bicycle Built for Two?

Honestly, I can’t remember. I feel like a friend of mine shared a post on Facebook, and the rest is history. I’ve been following the blog for 5-7 years now!

What do you love about the site?

I love being able to see lesbian and queer love on display. It’s super refreshing and comforting to see people just like me so in love and making such a huge commitment to each other!

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Are you married/unmarried/planning a wedding/etc.?

Single and very unmarried :-). Bonus: I will be officiating my sister’s wedding next October. I’ve been working closely with her and her fiancé on planning and have really enjoyed it!

What was/is one must-have for your wedding?

I WILL have a brick-oven pizza bar as “drunk food” post-wedding or at the after-party and a very non-traditional ceremony and reception.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy being outdoors—going on hikes or adventures. I also enjoy going to movies and concerts! I was raised to love New England sports so my family watches way too much baseball, hockey, and football.

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Do you have any pets?

Not at the the moment. I grew up with two cats though—R.I.P., my loves!

What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?

Super traditional – turkey, bacon, and avocado.

Thanks to Morgan for sharing her social media savvy with A Bicycle Built for Two! Give her a warm welcome on Insta or in the comments—and look out for another “Meet the Team” post this time next week. 

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Link Love: We Have an Instagram!

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

It feels a little like cheating, but this Friday we’re taking advantage of Link Love to celebrate our brand-new A Bicycle Built for Two Instagram! You’ve been asking for at least a year, and thanks to our new staff members (more on this amazing crew coming soon!), we can finally deliver: a shiny new account dedicated to sharing new posts, images from our archives, and all things LBTQ+ wedding.

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Follow us @abicyclebuiltfor2, double-tap those photos, tell your friends, and as always, submit, submit, submit if you’re planning your own queer wedding or engagement! Suggestions for our Insta (or anything else A Bicycle Built for Two)? Contact us—we’d love to hear from you. 

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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Are you the next editor of A Bicycle Built for Two?

Dearest readers,

Due to some new developments that Ashley and I excited to share with you over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’re looking for a few enthusiastic lovers of LBTQ+ weddings to join the A Bicycle Built for Two team!

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What We’re Looking For:

  • an individual with their own computer and internet access, who can devote between 5 and 10 hours a week to ABBFT-related duties
  • a responsible and organized calendar-maker, e-mail-sender, and deadline-meeter, who will help keep us up and running
  • a strong writer who will draft warm and witty posts
  • a creative thinker with ideas about how we can continue to improve the site
  • an individual committed to fostering a radically inclusive, forward-thinking queer community that celebrates trans and non-binary folks, people of color, people with disabilities, and many more
  • a reasonably tech-savvy human, with a basic familiarity with Wordpress, Google Apps, and social media like Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram (and/or the desire to learn!)

What We Can Offer:

  • experience: in this position, you will become a master of managing submissions, creating posts, and helping manage our social media accounts—and if you impress us, we will sing your praises to other editors, future employers, and the world at large.
  • flexibility: we’re excited about tailoring this position to your personal goals/strengths/desires, so if there is something you’re particularly into, let us know!
  • potential for growth: longterm, we’re looking for a super-organized, reliable, and inclusivity-minded individual to take over the blog when we step down from our editorial roles in 2018.
  • the warm and fuzzy feeling of supporting celebrating love and promoting queer visibility!

If you’re interested, drop us a line via the Contact Us page, and we can get a conversation started. No need to include a formal resume or cover letter, but the more you can tell us about your interests and experiences, the better informed we’ll be!

FAQs:

Do I have to have planned a LBTQ+ wedding? Definitely not! For this position, enthusiasm is more important that wedding-related expertise!

Can I quit my day job? Unfortunately, due to our limited resources, this is currently a volunteer-only position.

I just discovered this amazing blog! Can I still apply? Of course you can! Just make sure you’ve familiarized yourself with our mission and style before you send that magic email.

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In related news, we also wanted to take the opportunity to thank our fearless assistant editor Taylor for all the work she’s done for the blog in the last year. We’ll miss her Tumblr prowess, but we were thrilled to learn she’s headed to graduate school in the fall, where she’ll be continuing to work to make the world a better place for our queer community (and everyone else)! Thank you, Taylor!

Photo courtesy of Ashley French Photography

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