From Amanda, the happy couple’s photographer: Joni and Jennelle finalized the paperwork on their domestic partnership shortly before Thanksgiving, and we did this fun “thankful” photoshoot to celebrate.
From Joni: I am thankful for the chilly night many many moons ago when Jennelle left a bouquet of milky white flowers on my doorstep!!!! Meeting her was like seeing an old friend after decades apart. I remember we used to go down to the beach and eat paletas and watch the waves roll in, and just talk and talk all day and long into the night. She would come over after I got home late from work and make me tacos and make me laugh… And this girl is so openhearted. She helps friends when they are in need, honors her family, gets the tangles out of my curls, pulls over to help people on the side of the road, opens doors for everyone, donates to causes she believes in, looks super sexy in hats, and makes life 100 times more fun. Jennelle is the one who knows the words to all my songs and I am so, so thankful to get to spend my days with someone so joyful, competent, and loving.
In addition to being a stylishly adorable couple, Joni and Jennelle are the duo behind Mint & Mirth.
Event CreditsLocation: Portland, OregonPhotography: Amanda Long of http://amandaphotographic.com/
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Although it’s not for everyone, there’s just something about putting on a big wedding dress and feeling like a princess. And two princess dresses…
Our story begins before we were even out of elementary school. We aren’t your typical high school sweetheart love story though. Growing up only two years apart through school we weren’t friends but we always knew who each other was. It wasn’t until we were both almost in our 30’s that our paths crossed again. Each of us had our own sweet little girls to raise. Both of us always worrying about making the right choice for our daughters and ourselves.
After a roller coaster of dating off and on for almost a year we both realized that we didn’t feel complete without the other. All of the obstacles that came upon our journey (most of them large) were able to be overcome together, eventually. To clear her head, Stacy would often go to the top of Anderson Butte to get things in perspective. It was hard to not throw in the towel with poor timing. Stacy always knew we were meant to be; Angie took more time to go “all in”. It took ups and downs and lots of flowers sent to Stacy to be able to even get a true chance.
We eventually moved in together and our daughters became full of sisterly arguments and love. Our family has grown so much in one year living together and we couldn’t imagine much more. Once we started talking about forever and the engagements happened, we started planning our wedding on a very small budget using a free photographer and not planning a honeymoon.
After sending out our Save the dates we received an email from the radio station Hot98.9 stating we had been selected in the contest for the Ultimate Dream Wedding valued at $15,000! Now it was up to us, friends & family to get as many votes as possible since the winners were based on which couple had the most votes. After a lot of pleading for votes we had WON! Everything from Catering, Rentals, the DJ, a Limo and much much more. Since we had won we were now able to have a beautiful Wedding, Honeymoon in Mexico and the best photographer two girls could ask for!
Photos by Maria Alexandra Photography in Oregon.
Event CreditsLocation: Central Point Oregon Photography: Maria Alexandra Photography
Emily and Meghan were same-sex married at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro Oregon. I love the robin’s egg blue and the bicycle built for two (of course). And the love! It just radiates from the photos.
Poor Emily was hit by a car a week before the wedding and had a huge brace on one of her legs for the whole night. Hence the “Just Married” wheel chair
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Corinna and Julie tied the knot at the family Christmas tree farm in Salem, Oregon. It was a beautiful and unique same-sex wedding affair! Julie had a custom suit made for herself at Duchess, a custom vintage inspired suit maker. Corinna had a colorful dress with a removable skirt made by Elizabeth Dye at English Depot. I respect and applaud these women for creating an event uniquely reflective of who they are.
Photographs by Evrim Icoz.
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Becca and Megan were married at the Historic Overlook House in Portland (if you aren’t familiar with Portland… it’s rad). The ceremony was full of love and laughter and supportive family members.
Katie & Charlotte’s Portland, OR wedding is full of color and coats and their engagement photos also reflect their bright and cheery personalities. They chose their wedding date (Dec. 4th) because it corresponded with the date of their first date. Sappy but now that I am in love I live for that kind of stuff.
Read their own words here.
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