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Link Love: Butch Visibility

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This week, we’re soaking up an amazing project from Meg Allen, a “photographer, adventurer, and artist” in Oakland, California. In her portrait series, BUTCH, Meg explores female masculinity through a series of gorgeous photographs documenting a community who isn’t often in front of the lens. As Meg told The Huffington Post back in 2014, “I wanted see a gallery of people who looked like me in attractive portraits!”

Now, Meg’s created a book with the full series of images, available this September from her personal site.

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If you’re watching A Bicycle Built for Two‘s Facebook page, you may have already seen a few of these images courtesy of our friends at The Pride & Joy Project—many thanks to them for drawing our attention to Meg’s work!

For more butch visibility from our archives, click back to Amanda Swiger’s (not entirely safe for work) butch boudoir shoot with her wife Jordan.

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Link Love: We All Scream for Ice Cream!

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At least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, ’tis the season for ice cream, and those of us here at A Bicycle Built for Two have been enjoying regular infusions of mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, salted caramel… and more!

Ashley and I are actually such big ice cream fans that a sundae bar is currently among the frontrunners for our choice of wedding dessert (forget about cake!). Another thing we love: queer entrepreneurs—so today, we’re thrilled to feature two fancy, fancy ice cream companies that were founded by LBTQ+ couples. What could be sweeter?

Coolhaus

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Coolhaus got its start back in 2008, serving their architecturally inspired ice cream “sammies” out of an ice cream truck at Coachella Valley Music Festival. Founded by real-life ice-cream-loving couple Natasha Case and Freyer Estreller, Coolhaus has grown into a national presence, with stores, trucks, and ice cream carts in New York, L.A., Dallas, and Southern California. You’ve probably seen their “sweet meets savory” flavors like balsamic fig & mascarpone and bananas foster in national chains like Whole Foods and Kroger—where you can also buy the trademark Coolhaus “sammies” in combinations like snickerdoodle & strawberry and chocolate chip & brown butter candied bacon.

In addition to building their ice cream empire, Natasha and Freyer welcomed their first kid earlier this year—isn’t he a cutie?

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Photos via the Coolhaus Facebook  page. 

Phin & Phebes

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Phin & Phebes comes to us from two more LBTQ+ ice-cream-lovers: Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman, who started their ice cream careers making small batches in their Brooklyn kitchen. Priding themselves on real ingredients and responsible sourcing, the Phin & Phebes crew now sells pints of flavors like Cookie Butter Blondie, Toasted Green Tea, and Vietnamese Iced Coffee in stores all over the U.S.—as well as shipping orders from their website! Jess and Crista were named Out Magazine Tastemakers back in 2013 and earlier this year, three (!!) of their flavors made Epicurious‘s list of the best ice creams for “late-night cravings.”

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Photos via the Phin & Phebes Facebook page and website

Anyone else considering ice cream at their wedding? What’s your favorite flavor? Feel free to chime in!

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Link Love: We Have an Instagram!

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

It feels a little like cheating, but this Friday we’re taking advantage of Link Love to celebrate our brand-new A Bicycle Built for Two Instagram! You’ve been asking for at least a year, and thanks to our new staff members (more on this amazing crew coming soon!), we can finally deliver: a shiny new account dedicated to sharing new posts, images from our archives, and all things LBTQ+ wedding.

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Follow us @abicyclebuiltfor2, double-tap those photos, tell your friends, and as always, submit, submit, submit if you’re planning your own queer wedding or engagement! Suggestions for our Insta (or anything else A Bicycle Built for Two)? Contact us—we’d love to hear from you. 

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Link Love: I Feel Love in This Chili’s Tonight

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It’s finally Friday—and I’ve been waiting all week to share this Link Love because, really, how could we *not* let you know about this amazing couple and their Chili’s engagement shoot? Ashley and I love Chili’s so much that this winter, we celebrated our fifth (dating) anniversary with sizzlin’ fajitas—so it goes without saying that we were enthused by these adorable pictures of writer Krista Doyle (author of the book Does This Bible Belt Make Me Look Gay?) and her fiancee!

For more photos from this chips-and-salsa lovefest, head on over to The Advocate, and read about how Krista tweeted their photos to Chili’s and the chain responded with a special congratulatory gift. Pam Beasley would be proud, don’t you think?

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Link Love: Love Les

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

This week, we’re excited to share Love Les, a photography and interview site focused on queer stories! Leslie, the site’s founder and namesake, is a self-described lipstick lesbian and LGBTQ+ advocate, committed to uplifting and affirming love in all its forms. She says she’s a “hopeless romantic,” but Leslie’s site is filled with hope—in the form of conversations with queer folks about their coming out stories, relationships, and ways of moving through the world.

Because Leslie is based in Atlanta, her site is a gold mine for stories of Southern queers—but she’s also interviewed folks as far away as New York City. Head on over to Love Les to read stories from A Bicycle Built for Two‘s very own Taylor, military couple Krystal & Brook (pictured here), and “wild and holy woman” Jes Kast, a femme minister with a collection of “different colored heels to match the liturgical calendar.”

We can’t get enough of these stories and images—and we’re so grateful to Leslie for her work on this amazing project!

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Link Love: The Love Interviews

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

Today’s link is this adorable video from Apartment Therapy’s wedding channel, where real-life couple Meghan and Holly tells the story of how they went from neighbors to more-than-friends with the help of two next-door apartments, a tipsy friend, and one sweet dog!

Watch them tell their story here. 

Meghan and Holly sitting together on a loveseat.

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Link Love: Marryokes

We’re back with more Link Love, an occasional feature where we celebrate something we love in the LBTQ+ wedding space!

Although this week’s link isn’t *specifically* LBTQ+, it’s so amazing that we really couldn’t resist sharing….

Meet Marryokes, a husband-and-wife team who specializes in beautiful, epically produced music videos starring couples, their wedding parties, their families, and their friends. We recommend starting here, with this amazing rendition of “I’m Gonna Be” set at a Scottish castle wedding, but really, you can’t go wrong! Ashley and I have spent the morning watching pretty much all the videos featured on the Marryokes site, and they’re all hilarious.

The best news of all is that, in perusing their YouTube channel, Ashley and I were happy to find a few LGBTQ+ couples in the mix—don’t miss Vicky & Michelle’s rendition of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” That being said, we wouldn’t mind seeing MORE amazing queer couples lip-synching for love… so start practicing now!

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