From Leanne Rose: I met Cindy and Allison during College and from the first time I saw them together roaming the hallways, I knew they had an everlasting bond. Their wedding was on a beautiful late Sunday afternoon in a big white tent with a garden in the background. The best way to describe their wedding was written on the ceremony program. ” It means a great deal to us to have each of you here today. Thank you for witnessing our expression of love for each other through the vows that begin our new life together. We feel that our love stems from our capacity to love deeply, enjoy simply, and to think freely. Our special wish is that you will continue to be part of our lives. Without friends, family, and community we have very little.”
From Allison: We met at work, from that first day we became great friends and had an instant connection. That was eight years ago, we have lived inseparable for 5 years now. During our first year of living with each other Cindy asked my mother for my hand, but not for marriage, but for her blessing. We truly are blessed to have each other and family who are just as happy. She is my best friend, my soul mate, and partner that I get to spend my life with.
Photographs by Leanne Rose Photography.
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Wendy MartinCatering: Dan BareissFlorist: Donated by Community GardenLocation: Dryden, NYMusic: Ron LeeOfficiant: Town Supervisor Mary Ann SumnerPhotography: Leanne Rose PhotographyStationery: Designed by brideVenue: Ellis-Martin Garden
From Jennifer: On December 31st, amidst a discussion over whether we should stay home or go out for New Years, I gave in and told Dawn if we were going out I had something she might want to wear. I got down on one knee and asked her to be my wife. She said yes! With her engagement ring shining brightly and permanent smiles affixed to our faces we headed out to welcome in a new year and a new chapter of our lives.
The planning began almost immediately and we decided to theme our wedding around the ring finger anchor tattoos we had done in Provincetown the previous year. Luckily summer 2012 was quite nautical and anchor anything was easy to come by. Our wedding ceremony and reception took place on September 8th, 2012 at a private residence in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We traveled to Provincetown from our home in Denver to legally commit our lives to one another, and it was wonderful. Planning an over 2,000 miles from our venue was a challenge, but with the help of family, friends and amazing vendors we did planned the perfect wedding weekend.
We flew in one day before our wedding and while we saw a judge and obtained permission to marry the next day our families were at our wedding venue meeting for the first time. They hung lights, folded napkins and polished glasses like a well seasoned team. That night our parents threw a welcome party so our families and out-of-town guests could get to know one another while eating, drinking margaritas and dancing.
The next day at 5 in the evening and we lined up our wedding party to walk down the aisle. We were escorted by both our mothers and fathers and preceded by our beautiful flower girl, and niece, Naia, siblings and closest friends. Our officiant had prepared a traditional yet personalized ceremony which included a reading of our favorite poem i carry your heart with me by E.E. Cummings. We were announced legally wed and the party began. Guests sipped cape codders and wine on the deck of our venue while the wedding party took pictures. We all decided it was too windy to take pictures on the beach, so we ran across the street where we spotted a vintage teal GMC truck and a garage painted with an Andy Warhol-esqe portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the doors.
Once inside our brother, Andrew announced us with amazing speech and we danced to our band’s cover of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way that I Am.” We then enjoyed a New England style clam bake dinner with clam chowder, lobsters, steamers, linguicia, and all the fixings- delicious. After that everyone got wild dancing well into the morning. The next day we held a brunch at an oceanfront bar and we all nursed hangovers, laughed over last night’s antics and shared our love. It was the perfect closing to the most amazing weekend of our lives. Our wonderful family made our dream day a reality we had each other.
Photographs by Studio Gregg.
Event CreditsAttire: David's Bridal, H&M, SperryCakes and Dessert: Farland ProvisionCatering: Clambakes EtcFlorist: Designers Touch Floral Creations and Event DecorLocation: Provincetown, MaMusic: Two CoolOfficiant: Claire WattsPhotography: Studio GreggStationery: Wide Eye Designs
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From Rachelle: After debating destination-wedding locations, we decided we wanted to celebrate in the place we met and fell in love, the rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania. We work and live at a boarding school and are both transplants to the area but have an amazing group of friends who helped us pull everything together in three short months on a four thousand dollar budget. While we had moments of feeling overwhelmed by everything we were taking on, including converting a working barn into the reception venue (no small feat), it all proved well worth the effort.
Our ceremony was a mix of laughter and tears. Katie’s best friend acted as our officiant and began the ceremony with a reading from the rap song “21 Questions” by 50 Cent that brought people to tears of laughter. Our friends’ rendition of Vienna Teng’s “City Hall”, a song that we felt was perfect for the occasion, had us tearing up again but this time with joy that we were sharing the day with our closest friends and family. The ceremony was followed by a dance filled reception and a photo booth we set up ourselves.
We loved our simple JCrew bridesmaid’s dresses but had to change into more dance appropriate attire, jeans and button downs, to really enjoy the reception.
At the end of the night, we took an hour to ourselves, closed up the barn, read the guest book, laughed at the photos from the photo booth and danced to one last song. It was the perfect end to an amazing day.
Photos by Dreaming Trees Studios.
Event CreditsLocation: Mercersburg, PAPhotography: Dreaming Tree Studios, Carlisle PA
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From Daron Jackson: Johanna and Amanda began their wedding day with a morning couples’ yoga session on the spot where they would later be married. It was such a peaceful way to start what turned into one of the sweetest, most relaxed weddings I have ever photographed. The ceremony was intimate and lovely – close family and friends surrounding the couple, facing the sea. Afterwards, everyone celebrated with dinner and dancing at the beautiful home of a family friend.
It was such a joyful and meaningful day!
Sounds perfect, right? Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and this special couple, Daron.
Event CreditsCatering: The London ChefLocation: Glencoe Cove - Victoria, BCPhotography: Daron Jackson Photography
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Event CreditsPhotography: Harper Point PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Love This Day EventVenue: Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
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I didn’t think Austin and Kate’s lesbian wedding would be able to top their adorable engagement photos but I was so wrong.
From Austin: Our officiant said this about out wedding, “something beautiful and defiant and authentic is about to happen!” Our wedding took place in Minnesota, despite the fact that MN had a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman (which failed! whew.). Regardless of what was happening politically, we wanted to share our love and commitment and happiness with our friends and families. And we did just that.
I had quite the vision for the day, and I can honestly say our “charming farming” shindig exceeded ALL of my expectations. It was everything I imagined our day to be and more. We had good beer and good food, and a lot of good people having a GREAT time. Our ceremony readings were modified Dr. Seuss passages and the lyrics from a song by Dawes (A little bit of everything). Our first dance was Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Home”. We donned aprons to eat dinner, gave out custom mason jars as a our favor, and had guests sign a map as a guest book. We had donuts instead of cake, and BOTH father-daughter and mother-daughter dances. We loved, we laughed, and I don’t think we’ve ever felt so lucky.
Thought you might like to know that donuts are my favorite food and we had them at our wedding too.
Photos by Kate Sommers.
Event CreditsAttire: Flutter BoutiqueCakes and Dessert: Baker's Wife / Bogart Loves BakeryCatering: ChuckwagonFlorist: Minneapolis Farmer's Market FlowersLocation: Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista, MNMusic: Tony Aarts / BellagallaOfficiant: Kjersti MolinePhotography: Kate SommersPlanner or Event Designer: Kesley Savoie (day of coordinator)Stationery: Bride (Austin did all graphic design/signage)Venue: Gale Woods Farm