Category Archives: Indiana

Engagment: Mackie & Kala

From Mackie: Kala and I met at a burlesque show in Indianapolis. She and I were both dating other people, so we shook hands and went on our way. A few months later we reconnected through Tinder (yes, it’s good for something!) and realized that we had been neighbors for a full YEAR and never knew it! Needless to say, we were inseparable after that.

There is a bridge in my hometown where high schoolers hang signs like “Sarah, will you go to prom with me?” or “Go Vikings!” I never had a sign up there for me. One evening after visiting my parents, we took a walk and I look up: “Mackenzie S., will you marry me?” She got down on one knee and I couldn’t stop smiling.

We live together with a house full of pets and a whole lot of love. We wanted to capture a few moments together before we start planning our June 2, 2018 wedding. I couldn’t be happier.

Photos courtesy of Rogue Images Photography.


Event Credits

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaPhotography: Rogue Images Photography
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Wedding: Anna & Erika

From Brooke, Anna and Erika’s photographerLast year, I had the pleasure of spending the day with two wonderful women, Anna and Erika. Throughout the day, I was reminded of how beautiful the love between two people can really be. It was a great day and awesome wedding to be a part of.

From Anna: As with any good lesbian love story, Erika (the tall one) and I met at a gay bar in Bloomington, Indiana in 2009 while we were both in grad school. She made some terrible puns, and I was hooked. We’ve been inseparable ever since.

We were so excited for this day! We had gotten engaged 2 weeks after marriage equality and were planning our wedding during the Religious Freedom Restoration Act outrage in Indiana. Luckily, we had no issues and worked with some really amazing people to make our big day happen. Our goal was to plan a fun party and hang out with our favorite people. Mission accomplished.

We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful photographer Brooke at The Lucky Willow Photography, Lacey from Blooms & Lace, and the wonderful folks at the Fountain Square Theatre in Indianapolis.

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Event Credits

Florist: Blooms & LaceLocation: Indianapolis, INPhotography: The Lucky Willow PhotographyVenue: Fountain Square Theatre
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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
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Wedding: Jessi & Lizzy

I was driving in the East Village early yesterday morning and the remnants of NYC pride looked a bit as though a very large unicorn puked up glitter and rainbows.

In honor of these festivities I’m sharing Jessi and Lizzy’s rainbow themed lesbian wedding photos because even though I have a bit of an aversion to color schemes that aren’t monochromatic (I am such a bore in that way) I do feel my heart swell with pride when I see all these colors. Who can’t fall in love with a rainbow kabob?

From Double K Photography: Jessi & Lizzy were married in New York City on July 24th 2011. We were able to be present as photographers to capture their intimate wedding reception in April in Lafayette, Indiana! They clearly love each other, and their family & friends adore them too! It was a great way to spend an evening!

Event Credits

Location: Lafayette, INPhotography: Double K Photography, Naomi & Samuel KarthVenue: Thomas Duncan Hall
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Wedding: The Annas

I have a huge affinity for lesbians with tattoos so I have an extra reason to love Anna and Anna’s tongue-in-cheek theatre themed wedding.

From the Annas: Yep, another one of those same-named lesbian couples!  We got married in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, right smack dab in the middle of downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Nope, it’s not legal in Indiana, but we decided to have a giant party anyway! We got to personalize the marquee out front and printed our own Playbills to serve as the wedding programs. In January 2011, we made a short film for the local PRIDE Film Festival (“The Lady Bunch“), so we also designed a movie poster to display in the poster case in front of the theater. We got our good friend Anna (yep, another one) to officiate our wedding, and our little dog Mogwai was our ring bearer.

The parents of Anna S. (in the dress) gave Anna V. (in the suit) silver cufflinks from Anna S.’s grandfather. As you can see by the picture, Anna S.’s mom burst into tears when she saw her in her wedding dress! We asked our wedding party (and our guests, if they wanted) to wear Chucks so everyone could be cool and comfy. We also had a makeshift photo booth with props.

It was an amazing event, and great to be surrounded with so much love, especially in a state that does absolutely nothing to show love for its LGBT citizens.

We also made a short film about our wedding for the 2012 PRIDE Film Fest in Bloomington.

Photographs by Kima Life Photography. The photographer’s name is Beth Droste (she and her partner Anna just had a baby!!).

Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: BLU Boy Chocolate Cafe & Cakery, Kima Life PhotographyVenue: Buskirk-Chumley Theater,
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Check out Casey and Laura’s wedding which took place on a ranch in southern Indiana. My personal comfort zone is classic minimalism and monochromatic color schemes so whenever a couple expresses themselves with color and kitsch I am overly awed. Their decor was simple but creative; the inside of the barn was wrapped with line and clothespins containing  snapshots from their lives and the punch of color was provided by basic placemats. Best of all they gave their guests noisemakers and horns to commemorate their union at the close of the ceremony – what couple wouldn’t want to be glorified with all that noise? You also need to look at their engagement photos which nod to their shared interests (careers as scientists, roller derby and skateboarding). Enjoy!

Shot by Razvan Photography. Well done!
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