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
From Monica: I met Brooke when I was her cosmetology instructor in beauty school when we lived in Milwaukee WI. I immediately knew I was in trouble, as I fell in love.
We got engaged quickly and after a year we moved to Los Angeles. We finally set a date for our wedding a year and a half after moving to LA and started planning the most incredible experience of our lives. Not only was the wedding nothing less than perfect, the planning of our big day was amazing too. We decided that the wedding was to be very DIY and completely personal so our guests could share in our love but see and enjoy a wedding so very different than they had experienced. We wanted specialty touches and people to leave remembering our day!
The style we envisioned was very feminine and romantic. The day felt like this… Great Gatsby and Midsummers Night Dream crossed with a vintage yet modern feel. Soft lighting from candles, hundreds of crystals hanging in birch trees, mason jars, paper lanterns, feathers, and pale pink flowers. We released Chinese Lanterns into the sky after dark and danced our first dance with sparklers surrounding us. For our guests we had a warm fire, karaoke, a full dessert table with vintage candies-to-go, signature drinks including Popsicle Champagne Floats, Pink Grapefruit Margaritas and Upside Down Pineapple Wedding Cake.
When I look back on that day, it was the best day of my life. It was an unforgettable day with our families and friends. But even better than that was getting to have Brooke become my wife. I wish I could do it all again!
Photographs by E Finlan Photography and Bridget Paul Photography
Event CreditsAttire: Accessories by Etsy Designers and Shoes by Jeffery CampbellCatering: DaviansFlorist: Jaimer's FloralLocation: Milwaukee WIMusic: Jess of Star EntertainmentOfficiant: Shayna LancourPhotography: E Finlan Photography and Bridget Paul PhotographyStationery: EstyVenue: Haven Hill, Roxanne Lancour
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Do you remember Dea? Well, she and Morgan recently tied the knot in a to-die-for DIY, lesbian wedding. I followed the crafting on their blog but I had no idea that it was going to turn out this good.
Photographs by Joleen Thiessen.
Event CreditsPhotography: Joleen ThiessenVenue: Piedmont Park, Atlanta
Drass and Carly’s wedding photos are less about their queer wedding and much more about their love (as it should be!). I find it adorable that they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Photos by Viv McGregor Photography
Event CreditsPhotography: Viv McGregorVenue: Le Petit Cafe in New South Wales, Australia
Shylah and Charity’s gay wedding is such a treat. I am mesmerized by the blend of tranquility and merriment (rockin’ party?) that exude from these photos. Not to mention: every. perfect. detail.
Our wedding day was filled with love and surprises, just as we hoped! The biggest surprise being the weather…
As any New Englanders know, spring time is always a wet time BUT… wow, it was a full on MONSOON! It rained more that day than it usually rains in 2 months combined. We had planned for an outdoor ceremony along with lawn games and cocktail hour outside but we changed our plans to having the entire day inside the barn. We worked so hard on creating the barn into our Vintage-Garden dream and we were so happy it could be the focal point to our day. Our guests told us how the rain was such a beautiful sound pattering against the metal barn roof during our ceremony. The evening continued and as everyone says it was over in the blink of an eye.
Our wedding day was such an amazingly wonderful time and we were so thankful & blessed to share our love for one another with our most cherished friends and family.
Photos by Samantha Clark.
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Cake Love MaineCatering: Maine Shore CateringFlorist: Fiddleheads Flowers and Vintage Chic GiftsLocation: Scarborough, MaineMusic: Lyle DivinskyOfficiant: Rose Marie NelsonPhotography: Samantha Clark PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Us!Stationery: Kellie MurrayVenue: Private Residence
Holly and Karen wed (got civil partnered) at Ridge Farm, a famous English recording studio turned working farm. Keeping with Karen’s Irish traditions, the brides hosted a fabulous three-day fete that included a big dinner, a wedding and a pool party. To keep costs down, the resourceful web designers traded their service with those of wedding vendors (brilliant!).
And, even more ingenious, because the duo dislike the ridiculous term ‘civil partnership’, they introduced the event on their invites as ‘Karen and Holly are becoming civilized…’
To see gobs more delightful photos check out Devlin Photo’s blog.
Have you seen Hayley and Johanny’s girlie-girlie, two dress wedding featured on Ruffled?
Photos by Next Exit.