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Wedding: Emma & Katie

Emma and Katie’s Georgia wedding was our kind of day: featuring some top-notch dancing, donuts, AND cake. Watch their video here, and be prepared to cry. Their vows are pretty amazing. As for their message on the blog, they kept it simple.

From the bride & broom: It was the best day of our lives and the most fun we’ve ever had (and we have a lot of fun)! 

Photos courtesy of Cassie Xie Photography.

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Event Credits

Attire: suit: Bindle and Keep; dress: Mikaella Bridal; Katie's shoes: Cole Haan; Emma's shoes: BHLDNCakes and Dessert: Revolution DonutsCatering: Bold American EventsFlorist: Bold American EventsLocation: Marietta, GeorgiaOfficiant: Rabbi Steve LebowOther: hair/makeup: Veronica Sitterding; videography: JP FrameworkPhotography: Cassie Xie PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: day-of coordinator: Grace Freeman, Lionhearted EventsVenue: The Brickyard, Marietta
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Wedding: Patricia & Arielle

It’s not every day that we get to feature a wedding with the SAME THEME as our blog!

From Patricia and Arielle’s photographers, Simply K Studios: Patricia and Arielle walked into our studio on June 26, 2015, the historic day that our Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. I’m not sure I could have been more excited to hear their story and listen to their wedding plans! From that first day, I knew these two would have an amazing wedding, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

From Patricia: Eight years ago, I started my nursing career at a children’s hospital where I met Arielle who had already been a nurse for two years. If you ask her, it was love at first sight, but for me, I had just gotten out of a long relationship and was not ready to date again. For two years we became the best of friends. We were inseparable from day one, doing everything from baseball games to hiking/biking to cuddling up watching our favorite movies. I began to wonder why I couldn’t go a day without talking to or seeing —and finally I came to my senses and realized my feelings had grown into so much more than a friendship. I’ll never forget that evening when I told her how I felt and the smile on her face.

Six years have flown by, with ups and downs along the way, but we have always come out stronger than ever. We bought our dream house and dream dog and started our lives together. There were talks of getting married and days of ring shopping, but we knew we wanted to keep the proposals a surprise. I proposed to Arielle one night while we were playing Scrabble (her favorite game). She had no idea it was coming since we had spent all day doing yard work. I hid the ring in the letter bag while she wasn’t looking, and to my surprise it took almost the entire game for her to pull it out. Before I knew it, I was in front of her, asking her to spend her life with me. Lucky for me, she said  yes!

Arielle proposed to me two months later after I had gotten back from a trip to Minnesota. She had put together a sign of glow-in-the-dark stars with my family and cut a Harry Potter book (my favorite series to date) to the chapter “The Unbreakable Vow” for the ring box. When we lay in bed that night and the lights went out, “Marry Me” was glowing above us, and there she was with the book and ring. It was my idea of the perfect proposal.

Wedding planning wasn’t always easy, but our visions were on the same page. We chose a bicycle theme, which fit because of our love of the outdoors and biking, as well as our adventure tandem biking the Golden Gate Bridge. We found a few old bikes at a shop and restored them as decorations, as well as borrowing a vintage bike from our friend for pictures. Our personal touches were on every aspect of the day: from table settings with coffee in hand-stamped burlap bags as favors to the room lit up with tea lights and mason jar lights, and our Oreo dessert bar (my favorite dessert!). We wrote our entire ceremony (with a little help from the internet LOL), which was performed by one of our best friends, and when we exchanged vows, it was that fairytale moment, filled with excitement to start a new chapter in our lives together. Our wedding day was more than we could’ve hoped for, surrounded by everyone we love.

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Event Credits

Attire: Maggie Sottero, La SposaCatering: Farmington GardensDate: 04/15/2016Location: Farmington Gardens, Farmington CTMusic: Mike ConnellyPhotography: Simply K Studios, www.simplykstudios.comVenue: Hillstead Museum (photo location) and Farmington Gardens (ceremony and reception)
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Wedding: Amy & Amanda

From Amanda: Amy and I have lived all over the country and have friends and family everywhere. We chose to have our wedding in Illinois for a few different reasons: 1) we love Chicago 2) it was legal in Illinois when we started planning and 3) it’s centrally located for guests to fly /drive to. Since we don’t live in Chicago, we needed someone to help us chose vendors and help us through the planning process. Our wedding planner, Lisa Gordon, did a phenomenal job.

Once Amy and I started discussing wedding plans, we quickly came to the conclusion that we wanted something small with lots of charm, simple, and most of all fun. When Lisa sent us the information for Firehouse Chicago, we immediately fell in love with its charm and character. Amy has an outspoken love for spiral staircases and when we saw it lit up, we knew that this was the place for us. We wanted simple decorations and the Firehouse delivered that with their candle and light package. Another great thing about the Firehouse was that we used the courtyard for the ceremony then went directly inside to start kick off the reception. Having the ceremony and reception at the same place made the logistics a lot easier. We chose to have an open bar from the moment guests arrived until the end of the night, which made potentially socially awkward moments early in the night due to some of our guests never having met before less of an issue. The fact that Binny’s will take back any non-opened alcohol allowed us to over-purchase and not worry about running out of drinks.

Amy’s favorite part of the day (besides marrying me and the spiral staircase of course) was riding around downtown Chicago and stopping to take pictures with our bridal party and photographer Agnes Malorny. We have several favorite photos from the day, but our absolute favorite is the one of us standing on a ledge hanging out over the Lake Michigan with the skyline in the background. We had that one printed on 3ft x 1ft piece of metal which is now the focal point in our living room. My personal favorites were the matching converse shoes that we had made with our wedding date sewn into the side and the mini cupcakes that Dave’s Specialty Foods provided. They were SO good. I ate them the next morning and still talk about them today. We don’t have any wedding day horror stories because ALL of the vendors we chose to work with were wonderful. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing that day except enjoying the moment and sharing our love for each other with family and friends.

Photos courtesy of Agnes Malorny.

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Event Credits

Catering: Dave's Speciality Foods, Inc. & Binny's Beverage DepotFlorist: KED Design & Planner: Lisa Gordon//http://lisagordonevents.com/Location: Chicago, IllinoisMusic: Stitely EntertainmentOfficiant: Rev. Rebecca ArmstrongOther: Elite Chicago LimoPhotography: Agnes Malorny Photography//www.agnesmalorny.comVenue: Firehouse Chicago//http://www.firehousechicago.com/ & Hotel Blake for getting ready
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Wedding: Nicki & Sandy

From Nicki: Sandy and I met online in 2004. We were both fresh out of relationships and not looking for anything serious. We dated on and off for about 2 years, before splitting up and living separate lives. We kept in touch over the years, but both dated other people. In June 2012, Sandy got up the nerve to profess her love for me and we have been together ever since. We were engaged November 2012, married April 2014, and welcomed our daughter April 2015. I feel like I am living a fairytale everyday.

Photos courtesy of King Vincent Storm Photography.

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Event Credits

Location: Branford, CTPhotography: King Vincent Storm Photography
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Gallery: Raise a Glass

Today, we’re sharing some beautiful photos (many of them glorious candids!) of our brides and brooms with glasses in hand. We’d also like to propose a toast: to our lovely readers, to the awesome couples who submit their stories, and to the photographers who capture these beautiful moments!

As Ashley’s very Italian family would say: Salute!

Can’t get enough of these gems from the archives? Peruse our other galleries here!

Adelle & Robyn:5- Adelle & Robyn Amanda & Adrianna:5- Amanda & Adrianna Caitlin & Tenille:5- CAitlin & Tenille Corinne & Stephanie:5- Corinne & StephanieAriel & MichelleArielle & Michelle Erica & Alex:5- Erica & Alex Erin & Heidi:5- Erin & Holly Erin & Michelle:5- Erin & Michelle Ilina & Kristin:5- Ilina & Kristin Jessica & Rebecca:5- Jessica & Rebecca 5- Jessica & Rebecca2 Kristy & Brianna:5- Kristy & Brianna Laure & Ulrike:5- Lauren & Ulrike

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Sarah & Lauren:5- Sarah & Lauren Sita & Kate:5- Sita & Kate Tara & Megan:5- Tara & MeganHeidi & Kelly:5- Heidi & Kelly

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Wedding: Brigid & Cara

From Aimee, Brigid and Cara’s photographer: Hold on to your socks, because this is a wedding that I am so excited to share. Brigid + Cara are kind, funny, caring, down-to-earth, and generally delightful human beings. I’m so proud to have been a part of their big day! They met through a mutual friend (Anya — one of their bridesmaids), and when you meet them, you can see instantly why Anya thought to introduce them. They’re simply perfect for each other! Cara’s hilarious, fun-loving personality perfectly complements Brigid’s dry, quiet wit. Together, they’re amazing. Though they reached out to me about their wedding from their digs in southern California, they flew east to DC for their engagement session, and by the time the wedding rolled around in March, they’d made DC their new forever-home. I’ll let Cara take it from here, in her own words…

From Cara: I’m the bride in the super cool custom suit from Kipper Clothiers. My gorgeous wife Brigid and I met in April 2013 through Brigid’s best friend (and my college friend and running buddy) Anya while Brigid was on a visit to DC. We hit it off big time and decided to date.

For a year we flew back and forth from my home in DC to Brigid’s home in Southern California. I joined Brigid in California via an amazing cross-country road trip together the following year and we were engaged a few weeks shy of our second anniversary. I proposed at the Owen’s Aviary at the San Diego Zoo, one of our absolute favorite spots. Brigid returned the favor a few weeks later on our actual anniversary by taking me on a tour of San Diego area breweries and popping the question at our favorite OC area restaurant.

We planned most of our wedding from California and we knew that everything would turn out beautifully with the help of our excellent wedding team. We made the decision to move back to DC to be closer to family and to establish our forever home together a few months before the wedding. The actual move was two weeks before our wedding, and let me tell you, moving cross-country via another amazing road trip in that close proximity to our wedding was grueling. We survived though and made it to DC safely.

Two weeks exactly after moving back, we got married at the gorgeous Barns at Wolf Trap. The Barns are a concert venue close to Washington, DC. The lighting, shadows, beautiful hardwood floors and excellent acoustics made our venue perfect for us. The Barns looked magical on our wedding day thanks in huge part to Haley, our wonderful florist and coordinator.

Marrying my best friend was the absolute best part of the day, however. Our ceremony was perfect for us and captured our love for each other. Brigid looked absolutely fantastic in her Jenny Yoo gown and birdcage veil. We had delicious food, excellent local beer, a table full of yummy desserts from one of our favorite local bakeries, and a dance party that included seriously everyone at the wedding from our 95 year old neighbor to our 8 month old nephew. The night concluded with an after-party consisting of late night drinks and delivery pizza at our hotel and it was absolutely perfect. Being married to one another has been a wonderful gift, and we are so excited to start our new life together.

Also, make sure to check out the seating chart and decorations designed by Brigid (and peruse her website for more photos)!

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Event Credits

Attire: Cara's suit: Kipper Clothiers Brigid's Dress: Jenny Yoo from Nordstrom Wedding SuiteCakes and Dessert: Sticky Fingers Bakery (http://www.stickyfingersbakery.com/)Catering: Main Event Caterers (http://www.maineventcaterers.com/)Florist: Haley Tobias of Cedar & Lime Co (cedarandlimeco.com)Location: The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VAMusic: Brian Jones of MyDeeJay (mydeejay.com)Officiant: A.C. Warden of Capital Ceremonies (capitalceremonies.com)Other: Hair by Allegra HouriPhotography: Aimee Custis Photography (aimeecustis.com)Planner or Event Designer: Haley Tobias of Cedar & Lime Co (cedarandlimeco.com)Stationery: Brigid Cowdrey (brigidcowdreydesign.com)Venue: The Barns at Wolf Trap (wolftrap.org)
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Wedding: Emily & Molly

From Emily and Molly: We met in Portland, Oregon over 8 years ago on Friday the 13th and the rest is history… with a lot of traveling, bicycle rides, rain storms, late night cocktails, queer dance parties, cats, cooking, movies, and more exploration in between! We moved to San Diego a few years ago to be closer to Molly’s family, the sunshine and the ocean. When we initially talked about getting married we just wanted one big party to bring all of our friends and families together for a night of good cocktails and dancing. A few days before our engagement party, we decided to surprise everyone and get married at the engagement!! It was such a lovely evening with a ton of laughs, tears, and hugs. We are so happy and lucky to have such incredible people in our lives. Check out mollyheartsemily.com for more of our story and pictures from the wedding. XO.

Photos courtesy of Adria Curtis & Chris Zertuche.

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Event Credits

Attire: Pinup Girl ClothingLocation: San Diego, CAPhotography: Adria Curtis & Chris Zertuche
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