Rainbows all the way down: a marriage equality celebration #Wedding Porn#couples of color#gay#lesbian#LGBT#plus size November 8 | Offbeat Editors Photo by Yaritza Colon Regular readers of Offbeat Bride know that we feature same-sex couples every week (like Washington residents Chad and Matthew pictured at left)… but this week is a little extra special here in the U.S. since Maine, Maryland, and Washington have all just passed initiatives furthering marriage equality (and Minnesota voted down a constitutional marriage equality ban). To celebrate these victories, we're traveling down memory lane to share some of our favorite same-sex weddings that we've featured over the past six years in our gay, lesbian, and LGBT archives. Gesche and Johanna have stolen our hearts with their cherry blossom and fairy-themed weddings. Photo by 2Brides Photography Kyle and Drew live in Seattle, Washington, so they are probably pretty happy right now. Photo by Jenny Heath Angel and Candi boogied down at their vegetarian shindig. Photo by Tom Stricktland Ronnie and Brent's red velvet armadillo cake stole the show. Photo by Leah and Mark Related Post Drum circle & jumping the broom FTJ (for the joy) Apparently, after their wedding breakfast, Joanne and Maxine surprised their guests with a drum workshop! The photos are so beautiful, you can almost hear the... Read more Jennifer and Kiona rocked their Arizona wedding barefoot with bubbles. So much love. Photo by John Newsome Photography Jazell and Debra were part of the Pop Up Chapel event in New York City, which brought together unique arches to 24 same-sex couples for an open-air ceremony. Photo by Roman Francisco Daniel and Sauce totally know how to get down and celebrate love. Photo by BG Productions Jenni and Karen had a lovely civil ceremony in New York (which was the first same-sex wedding in Dobbs Ferry, NY) and a Hindu ceremony! Photo by Stu Bayer Julie and Rebecca re-enacted the last dance scene from Dirty Dancing. I think they had the time of their lives, and hopefully as we see more states rolling out marriage equality, more same-sex couples will have the opportunity too. Photo by Sarah Tew Photography Ariel's aunties were featured in the Offbeat Bride book. Photo by Ariel. Julie & Stephanie had their 2009 wedding at the San Francisco Zoo! Photo by Lilia Photography Fran & Siobhán were showered with confetti as they exited their feminist, disability-friendly, colourful, vegan wedding. Photo by Rob Bird. Meghann & Shasta's colorful butterflies-and-feathers garden wedding included this shot which was merely captioned "EPIC PHOTO OF EPICNESS." WANT EVEN MORE LOVE!? You can check out how Offbeat Brides and grooms reacted to New York's Marriage Equality Act in 2011, or just spend some time basking in the joy of our gay, lesbian, and LGBT archives. YAY! This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: BG Productions Leah and Mark Lilia Photography Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Simple afternoon tea wedding menu NEXT Robin & Mark's retro 3D movie theater wedding Toggle comments [ 12 ] The dress in Meghann & Shasta's photo looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast!! 5 agree Reply Totally! You're not the first to notice, although Meghann said the resemblance didn't occur to her at first: http://offbeatbride.com/2010/06/colorado-butterfly-garden-wedding/comment-page-1#comment-69961 Reply Beat me to it! Reply But all these pictures make me happy. You can just see happiness exuding from all these couples! So glad 4 more states have been added to the marriage equality list, and can't wait until we see all 50 8 agree Reply So much happy 2 agree Reply Hearts in my eyes!! Reply Thank you for celebrating this on OBB. We're certainly celebrating this small step here in Minnesota! Reply Thank you for including Daniel and Sauce in this round-up. 2 agree Reply Seriously, they're probably my favorite forever. Reply OMG Daniel and Sauce's photo is soooo stinkin adorable!!! 1 agrees Reply Did you go and look at all their photos? Totally amazing: http://offbeatbride.com/2012/09/philadelphia-carousel-wedding Reply Agreed, it makes me smile every time!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.