San Diego lesbian weddings are always my favorite and Felicity and Alanna’s is no exception. These two brides met as sorority sisters at college in Ohio but moved to San Diego and decided to host their wedding at Felicity’s mother’s home. This feminine backyard wedding shot by Sweet Little Photographs is what childhood wedding fantasies are made of.
And to top it off their wedding ceremony music consisted of two Brandi Carlile songs.
Photographs by Sweet Little Photographs.
Event CreditsAttire: Here Comes The BrideCatering: MIHO Gastro TruckFlorist: Sweet Pea Flower CompanyPhotography: Sweet Little Photographs
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One of my dear friends is planning on being wed soon and is considering Maine as the celebration destination. In her inspiration perusal she came across Lisa & Heather’s lesbian wedding photos shot by Emilie Sommer and she immediately forwarded them on to me.
I am so glad she did.
I don’t think anyone could argue that this is laid back, New England summer wedding perfection. It isn’t stuffy. It involves lawn games and whoopi pies. And it features two beautiful brides. Just to top it off, Heather’s paternal Grandmother officiated the ceremony.
To read a bit more about this couple check out Emilie’s blog.
Event CreditsAttire: Bridal dresses: Bella Bridesmaids at Saja Store, NYCCatering: Stone Cove CateringFlorist: Cottage GardensVenue: The 1812 Farm Bristol, Maine
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Chris and I (Amelia) met in August 2010 on the internet, and in person shortly thereafter. She’s a tattoo artist and I’m a birth doula. We have two dogs and live in an intentional community in Seattle called Homoasis.
We were doing something adorable (apparently) one day when a housemate asked “when are you two going to get married, anyway?” “As soon as it’s legal here!” was my immediate reply. A few weeks later an internet graphic reminded me that we *could* legally marry in my home state of New Hampshire– where I knew I wanted to get married, anyway. After considering a few weeks to see how seriously I wanted to take my off-the-cuff remark and calling my best friend from high school who was getting married the next July at home and asking if she would mind if we got married in the same week, I bought Chris a ring (Art Nouveau style, from the 1940′s). I showed it to her, saying she could have it when she wanted. I knew if I outright proposed the answer would be at best a ‘maybe’; she needs to consider such things. A few weeks later, when she suggested that we go shopping for my ring (a late Victorian-era piece), we realized that we were engaged.
My best friend from college agreed to be our photographer after many disclaimers about having not shot a wedding before. It was to be in my dad’s yard, across the street from the lake I grew up on. We collected baubles in primary colors for months: sparkly napkin rings (which we put in the trees); tin airplanes, toys, whistles, and figurines; tiny bottles and huge plastic rhinestones; and ribbons we wrapped around the apple trees. My parents did most of the on-the-ground organizing what with us living on the opposite coast, but we didn’t have many requirements about what we needed so it was easy to let them take care of it.
We decided to have it on the 4th because I always thought it would be great to have fireworks on an anniversary every year, plus it was close to my friends’ wedding and we could only make the cross-country trip once. Also the glorious irony of being married on Independence Day. Aside from the short ceremony with vows we wrote and a hand-fasting, it was a picnic with the 40 most important people in our lives! We spread quilts on the grass and served BBQ, fruit, and other simple foods. Oh, and then there was a swim/trash-the-dress shoot after the meal with a bunch of the wedding guests who stripped down to their underwear to take a dip.
“trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at the wedding)
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for good likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth)”
Event CreditsLocation: Lake Waukewan, Meredith, NHPhotography: TheThinkTheater: Queer Photography
I’ve been spending so much time ogling homestead blogs that I’m now ready to pack up our city life and trade it for a calmer, greener, more peaceful and casual version in the Northwest. The grass is always greener…
… then I received this darling Washington lesbian wedding and it played right into those dreams.
From Leann: I’m an Eastern Washington state based documentary wedding and portrait photographer. Last month, I was lucky enough to get to photograph Kristy (in blue) and Brianna’s wedding in Spokane, Washington. The wedding was incredible – they had it at their house and in their backyard, and did almost everything themselves or with the help of their many awesome friends. The wedding was laid back, effortless and reflected their personalities as well as their relationship very well. The word to best describe their big day, when I think back to it, would essentially be “real” – their wedding was just so genuine and full of so much love. I had a blast photographing it, and I think other LGBT couples would have as much fun looking through the photos as I did shooting them.
This is just a teaser. If you want to see more from Kristy and Brianna’s big day go to Leann Arthur’s site.
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Mika Maloney at Batch Bake ShopLocation: Spokane, WAMusic: Alex MannPhotography: Leann Arthur Photography
You are going to instantly fall in love with this couple and their rustic, back-ranch lesbian wedding (with a little P. Diddy party thrown in).
From Melinda: We met and knew we were meant for each other. We still cannot believe that after waiting all these years that our Fairy Tale actually came true.We didn’t go without rejection or inappropriate experiences while planning our wedding, but we focused on the pure, sweet Truth that we found our Heartmates!
I ask Alexa to marry me using a painting of two penguins that said “Marry Me? Today and Everyday” (painted by a good friend and local artist, Caitlin Schwerin) and she said YES. Every day is better that Christmas.
Isn’t Love just The Best!
For our wedding we wore hand-made dresses by ReKindLed (comprised of all vintage lace and silk) and the guests came in all white. We melted in the 107 degree weather together then danced the night away under our moon.
It was Perfect!
Event CreditsPhotography: Jenn Martin PhotographyVenue: Just This Ranch
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I am selective about the weddings I share so you know that I love all the images shared on ABBFT but Amy and Jeri’s lesbian wedding held at the Corson Building in Seattle and shot by Michele Waite is hands down the most stunning wedding I have ever seen.
The venue, the organic and rustic decor, the flowers, the two brides and the photographs just blow my mind.
I have always had an affinity for Spanish style architecture and combined with the urban landscape, two gorgeous brides (I love that top!), delectable family style food platters, globe lights, a sweet first dance, friends and family and you have my favorite wedding.
Are you ready to be stunned?
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I have been not-so-patiently waiting to share the wedding of Arley-Rose and Morgan, the talent behind Ladyfingers Letterpress. Their wedding was a collaboration of friends and family that took place on Seven Arrows Farm in Massachusetts. Neon invitations, jeans, singing, tears of joy; how can you not be inspired by their lesbian love story.
From Arley-Rose: We had booked a school bus to haul our guests from the hotel and the wedding and Morgan hopped on! She traveled with our family and friends to the farm while I drove with my mom and sisters in my mom’s car. Traditions? What traditions? We were all about creating new ones that day.
We walked with our families down the aisle in threes, led by our flower girl, Louise (the daughter of our good friends Shawn and Jill), followed by my cousin and ring-bearer Nick and my two sisters, then Morgans two brothers and sister. I walked down with my mom and dad on each arm, and Morgan followed with her two parents.
Hand in hand, Morgan and I floated on some kind of cloud as we stood in front of 130 of our closest and dearest family and friends. Alyn’s words were amazing and we held back tears as we looked into each others eyes and sent secret brain messages to each other “We are so lucky!” I could hear her think! I wonder if she could hear my thinking about the delicious dinner we were about to eat. Hmm. Anyway, Alyn shared her wisdom about creating “a cozy spot” – that middle space of shared sanctuary in a venn diagram of individualism where she urged us to never lose sight of ourselves as independents, but never stray too far from that cozy spot where we become more than individuals. She quoted the United Nations when they declared that “Marriage is a human right” and stirred up our inner activists as she quoted Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount when he said “Marriage is a subversive act against authority.” At some parts of the reception I had forgotten that what we were doing was even illegal in some states, but quotes like that brought me back to the reality – and importance – of what we were doing.
I performed two songs, the first was a cover of “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes and the second song was a song I wrote for Morgan a few years ago called Balloon Heart.
Can’t you practically hear her singing just looking at that picture? Well, if you actually want to hear her sing and for more wedding details, check out their wedding blog
Event CreditsAttire: Morgan's Dress-Nordstrom, Necklace by Agata Michalowska, bow belt-BHLDN, Frye ballet slippers
Arley-Rose-Jcrew Jacket, neon belt & white shirt. Shoes-Cole HaanCakes and Dessert: Pastiche Fine Desserts, Sailboat topper-Alyssa Berg, Chick topper-Jill ColinanCatering: Smoke and PicklesFlorist: Arley's Mother, Anna McConnell with flowers from Lucie Searle's gardenMusic: Friend DJs- mostly Julia ThompsonOfficiant: Alyn CarlsonPhotography: our dearest friends and family, Paul Clancy, Grandma Pat, Liz WoodStationery: Ladyfingers LetterpressVenue: Seven Arrows Herb Farm
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