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Wedding: Maureen & Morgan

From Morgan: Maureen and I met on OKCupid over four years ago. Even though we lived on either side of Los Angeles, we found out on our first date that we grew up less than a mile from each other, worked next door to each other in high school, and have mutual friends, among other coincidences. We were destined to cross paths and are thankful every day that we found one another.

We were able to plan the wedding of our dreams at one of our favorite places, the Ojai Valley Inn. We are so grateful for all of the amazing professionals that made our wedding so special and uniquely us, especially our incredible planner Michel of Michel B. Events, our florist Bree of RockRose Florals, and photographer Daniele of Lavender and Twine.

Surrounded by 130 of our close family and friends, we said our “I do’s” in the historic Wallace Neff courtyard with the rolling hills of the Ojai Valley as our backdrop. The ceremony was followed by cocktail hour in the terraced herb garden. The Get Down Boys provided a fun bluegrass music backdrop and were a hit with our guests. The reception dinner was held on the Orchard lawn below and was set up with extra long tables and strung with twinkle lights. DJ Wes of RedShoe L.A. got everyone on the dance floor following our first dance and joint father/daughter dance. 

It was the most memorable weekend of our lives and we can’t wait to go back to relive it every year on our anniversary!

Photos courtesy of Lavender & Twine.

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Event Credits

Attire: Monique Lhuillier & CustomFlorist: Rockrose Floral DesignMusic: Red Shoe LA & The Get Down BoysPhotography: Lavender & Twine//http://www.lavenderandtwinebride.com/Stationery: Carmody & Co.Venue: Ojai Valley Inn
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Wedding: Rebecca & Katie

From Rebecca & Katie, #TheLuckyDucketts: The night before we got married our venue called to tell us they had just lost power. Our region was experiencing widespread flooding, wind damage and power outages due to Hurricane Matthew. We took a deep breath and tried to keep it in perspective because although we were running into challenges (delayed vendor arrivals, guests canceling) we knew there were others affected by the storm much more severely than we were.

The morning arrived quickly. Our bride tribe worked at lightning speed to set everything up in order to be ready for our scheduled three o’clock ceremony. We walked out to Patti Griffin’s “Heavenly Day” and as we said our vows, the sun began to come out. One of our good friends performed our first dance song, “Slow Pony Home” by the Weepies. We made the day our own by adding in a Chambong and jumping on stage with the band. At one point a bouquet landed in a chandelier during the bouquet toss (but that wasn’t intentional!).

Delicious food, lots of wood accents and flowers, and quite possibly the best 80’s cover band in the country made our wedding day a dream, but being surrounded by our loving friends and family made it perfect. We had spectacular vendors and people helping us, and we’re beyond grateful for all of the love and support we received. It was truly the most special day of our lives and we’re SO glad to be finally married!

Photos courtesy of Kirstyn Marie.

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Event Credits

Attire: Maggie Soterro and Calvin KleinCakes and Dessert: Lisa and MiMi WallaceCatering: Chef by DesignFlorist: The New LeafMusic: The DeloreansOfficiant: Reverend Julia-Dorsey Loomis and Reverend John RohrsOther: Makeup and Hair—Heather Michele Goodfield, Cierra Fremont, Samantha Jane RussellPhotography: Kirstyn Marie PhotoPlanner or Event Designer: Jessica TallettStationery: Wedding Paper DivasVenue: Woman's Club of Portsmouth
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2016 in Review: “We Just Don’t Do Things By the Book”

This post is the final installment in our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting next week, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Engagement Shot

Emilee’s marching band proposal involved a personalized song and an assist from the Georgia Tech alumni band! Of course, Chelsea said yes!

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As mature college students, our budget was tight, but our wedding turned out simplistically beautiful. Our church family rallied around us, and friends and a little bit of family from far and wide came to support us and surround us with love on our special day. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter group of people around us and had so much fun dressing up in colors while our bridesmaids wore white. We just don’t do things by the book.”Katie & Sheila

Today’s Wedding Detail 

Today, we’re highlighting two dress + pants weddings that incorporate both traditionally masculine and feminine details: Carrie & Claire‘s flowing white outfits accented with a navy blazer…

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…and Taylor & Taylor‘s lace gown & rad floral bow tie!

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Today’s Kiss

Sarah & Kelly‘s engagement shoot in Denver, Colorado, featured a beautiful park, a stop for beer, and a kiss in front of this colorful mural. 

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2016 in Review: Bow Ties, Maxi Skirts, Jumpsuits, & More!

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Story

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“They were recently engaged, and I convinced them to go on a fall adventure with us, which incidentally turned into an engagement shoot. Not only for their engagement, though—at the end of the shoot, the two of them got down on one knee and proposed to me to be their wedding photographer. I said yes!”—Gretchen, Hannah & Aleah‘s photographer

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Today’s Engagement Shot

Here’s one of our favorite shots from Carmen & Val Philadelphia engagement.

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Today’s Wedding Detail

We can’t get over this AMAZING bridal jumpsuit from Jennifer & Amanda‘s Tampa, Florida wedding.

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Today’s Kiss

Cocktails + bow tie + kiss = perfection for Trineice & Brigid—and for us!

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2016 in Review: You’re Going to be My Wife!

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Engagement Shot

Megan & Mia included their daughters in their engagement session and adorable photos like the one below ensued. We’re told the couple also “drank wine, played in the park, and even slid down the fastest slide ever” during their shoot!

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Today’s Story

“‘You’re going to be my wife!!!’ That was her pick-up line four years ago that still causes laughter to erupt from deep within. Seriously though, in January 2012 I went to DC to cover the 2nd inauguration of President Obama and in between doing the journalist thing, I hung out and connected with new people. Tajia saw me and inquired with my friend Dana, rather boldly, ‘WHO IS THAT?!?!?!’ Our friendship started there. We even tried to ‘date,’ but it didn’t work because she was full of it and I wasn’t ready… It wasn’t our time. Instead, she intently stood by, being the watchful friend, and checked on me occasionally. Whenever I would visit the DC area, we would meet up for dinner and drinks and just hang out. Fast forward to 2015: doing one of her watchful friend checks, she asked me if I was ready to be her wife yet, and then went on to tell me that she was coming for me… as she had planned to move to Dallas soon. She did, and well… I’m—we are telling this story! After a year-long engagement, we will relocate back to Washington, DC following our wedding.” —Tajia & Margaret

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Today’s Wedding Detail

“We asked all our guests to make a piece of bunting, which we then sewed together and used to decorate the room—it looked fantastic and everyone enjoyed comparing their handiwork!”Adele & Sarah

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Today’s Kiss

Tiffany & Stephanie‘s elopement at the base of Wahclella Falls is picture perfect, don’t you think?

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2016 in Review: So You’re At a Gay Wedding…

This post is part of our end-of-year round up! To see the other entries in this series, click here. We’ll be posting new weddings and engagements again starting in 2017, so don’t forget to submit your stories and photos!

Today’s Story

“We moved in together by February with my three kids and their dad, who has become one of Monika’s best friends. We are all very happy together and I love that our family is so unique. My kids absolutely adore Monika and she is so great with them. 

In September of 2015, Monika surprised me for my 40th birthday by taking me to Maui! As part of the surprise, she made me a board with 40 tins on them that each held little gifts or notes about what we were going to do in Maui. Tin number 31 held my engagement ring and at midnight on our one year anniversary, she proposed to me on the beach, under the stars in Maui. It was so magical and beautiful!”Monika & Autumn

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Today’s Engagement Shot

Although the weather looks gorgeous, Maidel & Erica noted that their engagement shoot actually took place on a day in the low 50s that was “FREEZING for two Miami girls.”

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Today’s Wedding Detail

After planning their wedding during the outrage surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration ActAnna & Erika provided this handy brochure to their wedding guests. The stock photo on the front make us laugh every time!

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Today’s Kiss

And of course, what’s not to love about this beautiful kiss from Jennifer & Shereta‘s intimate outdoor ceremony?

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2016 in Review: Parkas, Parasols, and Pocketwatches!

In honor of the end of this crazy, crazy year, we’d like to treat you to an end-of-year round up! Way back in the early days of the blog, Tracey used to do a “year in review” series, and for the rest of December, we’ll be doing something similar—a kind of highlights reel of some of the beautiful weddings and engagements we’ve posted in 2016.

Each day, we’ll share a selection from a couple’s story, a sweet engagement shot, a wedding detail, and a picture of two ladies kissing: a smorgasbord of LBTQ love and delight to warm your hearts and souls—in the face of steadily dropping temperatures (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere)!

Whether you’re planning a holiday engagement or spring wedding, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to peruse our archives for inspiration—and if you’re recently married or engaged, don’t forget to send in your stories and pictures via our submission page!

Today’s Story

Rhodes and I first met in 2010 during my freshman year of college during a course called Philosophy of Ethics. She was a senior philosophy major and I was pre-med. Unbeknownst to me, Rhodes was crushing on me from day one. Throughout the year we hung out more, resulting in her even asking me to pride prom in the spring…” Kaylin & Rhodes

Today’s Engagement Shot

We love this Washington state shot with Megan & Jenna—it’s not every couple that can look glam in parkas!

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Today’s Wedding Details

We couldn’t resist picking two from the month of January: this selection of artfully mismatched parasols carried by Tara and Megan‘s wedding party…

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Today’s Kiss

Lyn & Sami steal a moment alone during their Baltimore wedding.

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