*hi folks– there’s a beautiful shot here that looks like the beginnings of a thank-you note. It’s not an error, it was just too amazing to leave out!
From Catherine, Aimee & Helen’s photographer: Aimee & Helen were married on Guemes Island, a very small community about two hours north of their hometown of Seattle. The “resort” where they were married is basically just a bunch of cabins on the beach, where they & their guests stayed for a few nights in celebration of their marriage. It was perfectly them… outdoorsy, relaxed, fun, with lots of love & truly a feeling of celebration. They surprised their guests by arriving in a seaplane, basically “walking” down the aisle via the seaplane dropping them off on the beach where their friends & family were waiting. It was a surprise to everyone, who were cheering & laughing & crying… and was really the most incredible way to get the party started!
Event CreditsLocation: United StatesPhotography: CALIMA PortraitsVenue: Guemes Island Resort
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From Emily: Marcy and I got married June 2, 2012 on a beautiful day in Balboa Park, San Diego. Before the ceremony, we did a “first look” since neither of us knew what the other would be wearing. Seeing Marcy in her wedding dress for the first time was incredible; it’s a moment I’ll never forget. The ceremony took place in a butterfly garden tucked down in an alcove full of natural beauty. We worked with our officiant to design a ceremony that was truly ours; we picked out everything because it was meaningful to us, including a handfasting ceremony where we literally “tied the knot”. The idea of community is very important to us and therefore we chose to have a beautiful marriage certificate designed (a hybrid between a quaker marriage certificate and a ketubah) that everyone at the ceremony signed. We really couldn’t have done it without the support and help of our friends and family. They really made the day come together. In addition, we took a group picture of all the wedding guests after the ceremony concluded, all 63 of us!
The reception was in the Museum of Photographic Arts, and it was spectacular. We got to use the photobooth; which was a ton of fun. We had everyone put a photo strip into our guestbook so we will have crazy pictures from all of our friends and family to remember forever. The exhibition that was up during our wedding was a fun and upbeat display about Jazz music that just happened to match our colors perfectly. Everything went smoothly and it was a truly perfect day. Everyone told us that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding. We had one surprise up our sleeves and that was our first dance. We had been taking dance lessons in the months before the wedding and had choreographed our first dance to “Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung. We did it flawlessly (for the first time in our dresses!) and blew everyone away. It was exhilarating! We mingled and danced the night away until it was time to go. It’s true what everyone says, it’s gone in a flash, but our wedding day was filled with so many moments that I will never forget.
Photography by Cakes & Kisses.
Event CreditsAttire: Emily’s Dress: Watters from Here Comes The Bride Marcy’s Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Exclusive Cakes and Dessert: Friend of bridesCatering: Behind the Scenes Catering and Events Florist: Ria Del Rosario, Historie PapersLocation: Balboa Park, San Diego, CAMusic: DJ Abel from Scratch Weddings Officiant: Alice King, associated with Unitarian Universalist.Other: Makeup: Smashbox makeup counter at Nordstroms, Emily’s Hair Accessories: Veil from LoveTheBride Marcy’s Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme Dance Lessons: Champion Ballroom Academy Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.Photography: Cakes and Kisses Wedding PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Ria Del Rosario, Historie PapersStationery: http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/Venue: Ceremony: Zoro Garden, Balboa Park Reception: Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park
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Sorry for the delay in posting, ladies! Happy 1st anniversary– and here’s to many more. =)
From the happy couple: We met in Boston in 2007, erin working there and Karen going to graduate school. Erin took a job as a head softball coach for a school in Seattle, Washington in 2008 and Karen followed soon after school. Erin is a die hard Red Sox fan so Karen proposed in 2010 with not only a ring, but with tickets to see the Red Sox play the Seattle mariners! We planned our wedding in Boston for Memorial Day weekend 2012. Planning a wedding from thousands of miles away was going to be difficult but we had the best wedding planner ever! A week before the wedding, Erin’s team was playing in the National Championship for softball and won! We rushed to Boston, just in time, to receive our marriage license. We were married on spectacle island in the Boston harbor in front of our family and closest friends. We are now nearing our first anniversary and we are filled with love and happiness as we look back at all our memories!
Photos by Fucci’s Photos.
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Icing on the CakeCatering: Summer ShackFlorist: Geraniums Red Delphiniums BlueLocation: Boston, Massachusetts Photography: Fucci's PhotosPlanner or Event Designer: In The Pink InkVenue: Spectacle Island / Boston Harbor Cruise
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From Fareine Benz (the photographer):
This past March, I had the privilege of shooting Jessica and Didetsa’s wedding. I met Jessica through our graduate school program at the University of Virginia, where we became good friends. She and Diddy had been in a long distance relationship for several years, with Diddy working in Maryland and Jessica working in Newport News prior to moving to Charlottesville. Jessica proposed to Diddy over Thanksgiving break in 2011, and they were married in D.C. on the Odyssey Cruise Ship a year and a half later.
The two of them picked March 30th for their wedding date because they loved cherry blossoms, and the last weekend in March is typically the height of cherry blossom season. Unfortunately, winter stayed around a bit longer on the East Coast, but that did not seem to bother Jessica and Diddy in the least.
If I could describe their wedding day in three words, they would be “calm,” “sincere,” and “loving.” The love the two of them had for each other echoed in their first look, throughout their vows and long after the reception ended. Every person who was present for the wedding – vendors included – saw how deeply in love the two of them are. Their officiant noted during the ceremony that every so often she had the feeling that a marriage was going to last forever, and she experienced that feeling at this wedding. And I agree. I think these two are forever.
Event CreditsLocation: Washington, D.C.Photography: Fareine Benz PhotographyVenue: Odyssey Cruises
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(So it’s kind of a good day when I plan as far ahead as dinner. These two— 21 months, 13 bridesmaids (and a best man!), 1st lesbian wedding ever at Sugarloaf– wow. =) )
From Janice & Kristen: We met just like two typical lesbians would meet in the small community of Portland, Maine…at a bar. We met at Flask Lounge in Portland on July 18th, 2009 and though it wasn’t love at first sight, it wasn’t far off. We became friends quickly, which turned into best friends, then partners, and before long we were engaged. We married on September 29th, 2012 – after planning our wedding down to the final details. It took us 21 months to plan, but we’d spend many nights up late talking about what we wanted and how to keep it on budget (Janice being the budget keeper and me being the big dreamer, or as we like to say “champagne taste on a beer budget”.) But, what we really wanted was a party – one that people would enjoy themselves.
Our first accomplishment was of the party atmosphere was the bridal party – 13 women and 1 best man. It could be a recipe for disaster – or party. I think we lucked out with party time. Our 2nd accomplishment of the party atmosphere was our location. Sugarloaf Mountain, known as the top ski and board spot for Maine and New Hampshire, we were married at the Sugarloaf Inn. Although it rained, we were able to step outside briefly for a few pictures with the fall foliage. We were also the first lesbian couple to wed at Sugarloaf.
I’ll never forget that day, but what helps me most, is our pictures. We had the most amazing photographer, Charity Smith of CSIS Photography. She captured our day, the joy, the laughter, and the emotion of that single day. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Event CreditsAttire: David's BridalCakes and Dessert: Cake - Scratch Bakery / Desserts - Nickie Gagne (sister-in-law)Catering: Sugarloaf MountainFlorist: Us!Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, MEMusic: Wil Whalen, DJOfficiant: Lori VoornasPhotography: Charity Smith, CSIS PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Us!Stationery: Wedding Paper DivasVenue: Sugarloaf Mountain
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From Christine: First, I must say that I visited this website on a daily basis when we were planning our wedding. I loved looking at all the pictures and reading each couple’s story. It was so inspirational to see other couples like us getting married and creating ceremonies that were unique and special.
Our story: We met through friends at a party in Philly. For Jamie, it was love at first sight. It didn’t take long for me to become completely head over heels too, and within a few weeks, we were inseparable. In 2008, Jamie asked if she could keep me forever, and of course, I said YES! We waited until 2012, when civil unions were finally legalized in Delaware, to have our wedding. All of our summers together were spent in Rehoboth, so it seemed like the perfect place for us to have our wedding. We found a gorgeous venue to have a ceremony outside and a dance floor big enough to party the night away.
It was the most amazing day of our lives. Our friends and family had traveled from PA, NY, NJ, WA, and VA to celebrate with us. Our close friend, Tammy, had prepared for months and led us in a ceremony that we created ourselves. It was really important to show everyone that love is love no matter what, and I think we succeeded. Our ceremony has been described to us as the most heart-felt expression of love and commitment they have ever witnessed.
Looking back, there is absolutely nothing we would change. At one point during the reception, we looked around the room to see all types of couples on the dance floor. Love was all around us, and that it is all that we ever really need in life.
Photographs of these two STUNNING brides and their lovely wedding by Meredith Hudson Photography.
Event CreditsLocation: Rehoboth, DEOfficiant: Tammy AndersonPhotography: Meredith Hudson PhotographyVenue: Baywood Greens
Event CreditsAttire: David's BridalCakes and Dessert: Cravin Cakes BakeryCatering: Revere Golf ClubLocation: Henderson, NVMusic: DJ HarryPhotography: Gaby J. PhotographyVenue: Revere Golf Club