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Wedding: Erica & Brittany

From Jane, the brides’ photographer: Brittany and Erica first met in May 2014. Brittany swept Erica off her feet when she sent her a message on her online dating profile about macaroni and cheese. When the two met in person at Ubon Thai restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware, they hit it off right away.

On September 4, 2015, in Bethany Beach, Delaware—just a few miles down the coast from where they shared their second date—Brittany proposed to Erica. Showing off her creative side, Brittany created a homemade picture book that told their love story and Erica read it as they enjoyed a picnic. A little over a year later, they are thrilled to be celebrating the start of this next chapter with beloved family and friends!

Erica and Britt are a couple full of joy and who bring everyone together in any setting. Their wedding was no exception. There wedding was aboard a boat that took the couple from engaged to married to dancing in the mist of a beautiful nighttime cruise! 

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Event Credits

Location: Connecticut RiverPhotography: Jane Barry
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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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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…

parasols…and this beautiful pocket watch, with a photo of broom Marissa’s late father, so that he could be present for Marissa & Sarah‘s big day.

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Today’s Kiss

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

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Gallery: Get Me to the Church on Time!

Here at the blog, we love featuring weddings of all faiths and no faith, but in this gallery, we wanted to focus on a collection of lovely weddings that take place in churches—from North Carolina to California to the U.K.. When so many of us have had to struggle in the intersection of our faith and our queer identities, there’s something particularly beautiful about seeing these couples say their vows in front of congregations filled with family and friends. No matter your own religious background, we know you’ll see the love on display in these sanctuaries, at these altars, and up and down the aisles pictured here.

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P.S. The title is a reference to one of Ashley’s favorite musicals. Can you name it?

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Wedding: Katie & Sheila

From the brides: After a crazy year of being hounded and ultimately outed by our conservative university (where we met!), we finally decided to show the world that love truly does win. Sheila had to go back to Canada for the summer due to immigration issues, but before she left, she proposed to Katie by a trickling stream with an opal ring from Etsy. The plan was to be married in August upon Sheila’s return to the States, and when Katie came up to Canada to visit, she surprised Sheila with the most tenderhearted, gorgeous, sandy-beach, ocean-side proposal. We both finally had our special rings and were officially, 100% engaged.

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.

Looking back, all we can see is the joy, even in the midst of the family chaos around us and the challenges we have and will face. We love each other more than ever and are so excited to spread that love.

Photos courtesy of Cheye Hammond.

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Event Credits

Date: 08/20/2016Location: First Baptist, Greenville, SCPhotography: Cheye Hammond (https://www.facebook.com/CheyeHammondPhotography/)
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Wedding: Jennifer & Lisa

From Jennifer & Lisa’s photographer: Oh these two ladies! I truly adore this wedding due to the fact both of their families had embraced them with all of their love! Even with the kids, you can see that love did win that day. There was not a dry face I can recall, and even I teared up! Not to mention their wedding portraits were right on the beach—who doesn’t love the beach?

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Event Credits

Attire: Aurora Bridal https://www.aurorabridal.com/ and Meradiths BridalCakes and Dessert: Just Cakes https://locu.com/places/just-cakes-melbourne-us/#menuCatering: Melbourne Oceanfront Crown PlazaFlorist: Brevard FloristLocation: Melbourne Beach, FloridaPhotography: A. Harris PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Melbourne Oceanfront Crown Plaza Event CoordinatorVenue: Melbourne Oceanfront Crown Plaza
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Wedding: Beth & Liv

From the brides: As today (10/10/16) is our one-year anniversary, we thought it was about time we finally got round to submitting our photos to this lovely site that has inspired us even pre-engagement and all the way up to our wedding day.

We met at 16, in a sixth form college chemistry class, of all places. We fell in love at 17 and 18 when we moved classes and ended up sat next to each other. We used to message each other online every night until we fell asleep and then one day at a friend’s house, in the middle of the night, after an ungodly amount of Irn Bru-flavoured vodka, we kissed.

We moved away to separate universities, with Beth even doing a year abroad. But we never gave up on each other and when Beth moved back to England, we moved in together and adopted a cat.

In 2014 Beth proposed on top of a hill in Devon, in the middle of a ‘gay christian’ retreat. Liv told Beth to close her eyes, then pulled out a ring of her own and asked her right back! Beth nearly fell off the edge of the cliff she was knelt on.

Nearly 6 years after that first kiss, we got married in Richmond, North Yorkshire (UK). We had a fair few naysayers, so it really was a triumph and the whole day was beautiful. We decorated the whole place ourselves, brought in outside caterers (the day was 100% vegan, much to Beth’s carnivore dad’s annoyance), had a great friend do the photography, another friend doing flowers… the whole thing was a massive group effort, and it was so amazing.

We chose to do our own spiritual ceremony first, with our good friends as officiants. We roughly followed a Celtic Christian service but we changed it to suit our tastes and not alienate our guests. After drinks and nibbles the registrar arrived and we did the legal bit too. We danced into the evening with our brothers and an iPod in place of a real DJ, ate far too much gorgeous food including from the pick and mix bar, played board games and finally roasted marshmallows on a fire.

The whole day was perfect and everyone looked so beautiful. One year later and we are so happy in love. We are fostering a dog now, along with a cat, and hope to foster some human children by this time next year. Life is good.

Photos courtesy of Jefferson Studios.

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Event Credits

Catering: The Bear Co-op, Todmorden & The Health Warehouse, DarlingtonLocation: Natural Retreats, Yorkshire DalesPhotography: Jefferson Studios, BristolVenue: Natural Retreats, Yorkshire Dales, Richmond
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