Category Archives: Lesbian Engagement Shoot

Gallery: Loving You Was Red

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a gallery of all things red!

We’re sending thoughts of love and chocolate out to all our readers today (and everyday!) and wishing one and all a very happy Valentine’s Day!

For more LBTQ wedding inspiration, check out our other galleries here.

Wilkins & Monicawilkins & monicaBrittney & KaraBritney & KaraErica & AlexErica & AlexIlina & Kristin:
ilina & kristinLauren & JessieLauren & JessieTara & MeganTara & MeganCecily & Alaynacecily & alaynaRebekah & Shawna: Rebekah & ShawnaLindsay & AngelaLindsey & Kara

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Engagement: Hannah & Nicole

For our first engagement feature of 2017, here’s a beautiful session from a warmer season! Enjoy.

From Nicole: “Excuse me; can you hold that door for me?”

“What’s the magic word?”

“Uh, I love you?”

This was one of the first exchanges Hannah and I had with each other. At the time it seemed like just a smart aleck exchange between two people who had spoken only a few words to each other. In reality, it was a foreshadowing of what was to come.

I was in love with Hannah from the moment I met her. She has an infectious smile and an energy about her that makes you feel completely at ease. When I held the door for her at work we exchanged those words and I have to admit, even though it was a joke, I felt my heart skip a beat. The two of us connected instantly. I know that people say that they fell in love at first sight, but I was a cynic and did not believe in any of that, at least not until I met Hannah. Early on in our dating I found this quote that perfectly sums up our connection, “You were you and I was I; we were two, before our time. I was yours, before I knew; and you have always been mine two.”- Lang Leav. Getting to know Hannah was like becoming reacquainted with a long lost soul whom I had known before.

Given both of our love for the outdoors, our first date was in the Arb in Ann Arbor. What was intended to be a short stroll turned into a 5-hour journey in which we climbed trees, walked barefoot, skipped rocks and philosophized. I truly believe that Hannah and I fell in love walking through the Arb that day, and from there we never looked back. The past year and a half has been full of love, joy, sadness—through losses of loved ones, the birth of a niece, and, of course, our engagement.

Hannah asked me to marry her while we were camping one weekend (one of our favorite things to do). We were on Good Harbor beach right outside of Leelanau for the day. While enjoying being the only ones there, sitting by the water reading on the beach, Hannah nonchalantly said, “So, I talked to your parents a while ago about marrying you. I asked them for permission and they said they were all for it.” I found this interesting because even though we had discussed getting married, I had no idea where this conversation was going. Confused, I said to her, “Awesome! So one day here soon I’ll be expecting that question from you.” When I looked up from my book and over at Hannah she had a beautiful birch tree candle that swiveled open. She then swiveled it open to reveal the words, “Will you marry me?” It was perfect. Little did Hannah know that I had already purchased a ring for her and had planned on asking her to marry me on our next trip up north. So, a few weeks later, while sitting in our hammock watching the sunset over Lake Michigan I gave Hannah her ring and asked her to marry me as well.

On October 7, 2017, we will say I do, which is the most exciting thing ever!

Photos courtesy of Justine Castle.

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Event Credits

Location: St. Clair, MichiganPhotography: Justine Castle: http://www.justinecastle.com/
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2016 in Review: “We Just Don’t Do Things By the Book”

This post is the final installment in our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting next week, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Engagement Shot

Emilee’s marching band proposal involved a personalized song and an assist from the Georgia Tech alumni band! Of course, Chelsea said yes!

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As mature college students, our budget was tight, but our wedding turned out simplistically beautiful. Our church family rallied around us, and friends and a little bit of family from far and wide came to support us and surround us with love on our special day. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter group of people around us and had so much fun dressing up in colors while our bridesmaids wore white. We just don’t do things by the book.”Katie & Sheila

Today’s Wedding Detail 

Today, we’re highlighting two dress + pants weddings that incorporate both traditionally masculine and feminine details: Carrie & Claire‘s flowing white outfits accented with a navy blazer…

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…and Taylor & Taylor‘s lace gown & rad floral bow tie!

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Today’s Kiss

Sarah & Kelly‘s engagement shoot in Denver, Colorado, featured a beautiful park, a stop for beer, and a kiss in front of this colorful mural. 

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2016 in Review: Bow Ties, Maxi Skirts, Jumpsuits, & More!

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Story

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“They were recently engaged, and I convinced them to go on a fall adventure with us, which incidentally turned into an engagement shoot. Not only for their engagement, though—at the end of the shoot, the two of them got down on one knee and proposed to me to be their wedding photographer. I said yes!”—Gretchen, Hannah & Aleah‘s photographer

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Today’s Engagement Shot

Here’s one of our favorite shots from Carmen & Val Philadelphia engagement.

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Today’s Wedding Detail

We can’t get over this AMAZING bridal jumpsuit from Jennifer & Amanda‘s Tampa, Florida wedding.

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Today’s Kiss

Cocktails + bow tie + kiss = perfection for Trineice & Brigid—and for us!

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2016 in Review: When You Just Want S’More Lesbian Weddings

This post is part of our end-of-year round up—to see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! We’re sending warmth and happiness to all our readers this holiday season & wishing you a new year filled with love, hope, and justice.

Today’s Engagement Shot

Caitlin & Laura win the prize for some of our all-time favorite engagement shoot settings: indoors and outdoors, their Atlanta session is as gorgeous as their love.

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Today’s Story 

“Rain was predicted for our wedding day, and we were both so nervous, but when the time came and we had to make a choice to stay under cover and play it safe or take a chance and do things our way, we chose our way. We made it to the vows when the rain started to fall. Even though we had both spent so much time being afraid of the storm, when it hit it was like the pressure of making our wedding perfect just washed away.”—Dani & Melanie

Today’s Wedding Detail

Julie & Laura‘s impeccable Chicago reception featured succulents, chevrons, and s’mores for dessert.

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Today’s Kiss

Danielle & Sandra‘s elopement took full advantage of the incredible Santa Barbara County Courthouse—we love their sweet kiss in this tiled, light-filled alcove. 

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2016 in Review: Bicycles & Beyond!

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Engagement Shot

Amy & Sarah‘s Cleveland engagement session took them from the baseball stadium to this secluded street.

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Today’s Story

“We had unbelievable support from our family and friends who helped us with many DIY projects that added a very warm and personal touch to our setting. My brothers hiked into the woods to find birch logs and together built our archway that we were married under. It was a labour of love.”Mariah & Natacha 

Today’s Wedding Detail

We’ve already spent plenty of time exclaiming over Katie & Hannah‘s tattooed wedding rings, but we also love their not-quite-matching short lace dresses.

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Today’s Kiss

We can’t resist a good bicycle-themed kiss, and Anna & Sarah delivered just that!

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2016 in Review: Canines Galore!

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Engagement Shot

Dog lovers, rejoice! Chelsea & Katie‘s lovely Richmond, Virginia shoot also featured one very sweet-looking puppy.

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Today’s Story

“These two incredible women met the “old-fashioned way,” playing softball.”—Erin, Carol & Anna‘s photographer

Today’s Wedding Detail(s)

Brigid & Cara‘s DC-area wedding was full of awesome details: from Cara’s adorable canine socks to the awesome seating charts designed by graphic designer Brigid:

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Today’s Kiss

This under-the-arbor kiss from Megan & Lauren‘s Texas wedding ceremony is just gorgeous!

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