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 Chrystal: After the excitement of the proposal began to subside it was replaced with a lot of new questions: What kind of service should we have? Should we go to a state where same-sex marriage is performed? or perhaps to Canada? We decided that perhaps the best way to show our own irreverence for the current status of marriage equality in Colorado was to just act like any other couple. And so we (Becca) created custom save-the-dates and invitation suites with a “civil disobedience” theme and continued on as though we were no different from any other couple. We settled on the AA barn in Grand Lake, Colorado as the perfect rustic, remote, high-altitude venue we’d always searched for. Becca and I met in the mountains, fell in love in the mountains, and finally, married in the mountains. Then we ate and drank and danced and played outside. And the mountains, along with our friends and family members, will remain forever witnesses of our dedication to love, live, help, grow, heal and learn with together for a lifetime. And someday maybe the rest of the Nation will too.
Gorgeous photography by Maria Alexandra.
Check out their equally beautiful engagement shoot here.
Event CreditsFlorist: Succulent Wedding Bouquets & Accessories Location: Grand Lake, ColoradoPhotography: Maria Alexandra PhotographyVenue: AA Barn Grand Lake Colorado
Event CreditsCatering: Deer Harbor InnLocation: Orcas Island, WashingtonMusic: Carl Burger (acoustic guitar)Officiant: Nora Martin (friend)Photography: Jonathan SteinbergStationery: Designed by Danielle Elins (friend)Venue: Odd Fellows Hall
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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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