Oh, you guys HAVE to remember Victoria and Jacqueline's tiny, thrifty, dressy wedding celebration. Those ladies were so adorably in love with each other that we all fell adorably in love with them. Want an exciting update about Victoria and Jacqueline? Recently they moved just north of Chicago, and then teamed up with Josh, a cinematographer, to create Triquetra Photography! Gawd, I love talking about Offbeat Brides-turned-Offbeat Vendors…
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Let's see: a clifftop ceremony in Hawaii, shaved ice, ono grinds (great food), and a blended 'ohana (family) — get ready for some serious sweetness. And just wait until you hear about their favorite moment in the car ride over! It definitely ups the happy Hawaiian family ante.
Brides Angela and Heather encouraged guests young and old to sign their Quaker wedding certificate at their Maryland wedding last September. No, really, even the kids signed it. "It was the most kid-friendly wedding we have ever been to," said photographer Tara Bannerji. Add to that the rustic setting of Seneca Creek State Park, the overcast look after a night of heavy rain, and peace-evoking details like origami cranes and Korean wedding ducks, and the result is a wedding that pretty much radiates calm and ease.
A couple of theater kids planned a big ol' barn dance deep in the mountains with custom koozies, beer favors, paper flowers, a coed bouquet toss, and a furry ring bearer. Add in a shared cupcake "cake cutting" and some extra heartfelt speeches, and everyone will be in love with this love. Just be warned if you're planning a mountain wedding: cell reception may be sparse!
This post has brides jumping into the Gulf of Mexico in tutus. But resist the temptation to scroll right to the end! Kristin and Kristine's Key West wedding last October had a lot more awesomeness that you need to see.
Rebecca and Meeka had to battle downpours throughout their entire wedding day, but even the most torrential rain couldn't stop them from smiling! The two held their ceremony in a barn decorated with animal skulls and rope, and cleverly used white roses to mark seats intended for family members. After jumping the broom, they moved on to the reception space, where plenty of dancing and toasting followed. If you still want more after looking at the photos, videographers Love Brain Films shared their wedding video right here. Get the tissues out! It's a good one.
Holly and Jen rock at crafting: they handmade both of their bouquets and all of the desserts served at their wedding, including the three-tired wedding cake! Yellow and gray clearly ruled the day, as evidenced by the rain boots worn by the brides, the ribbons used for their handfasting, and the crows and bird cages printed on the dessert cookies. The pair bridged sentiment and humor with their co-written vows, including promises to accept each cat brought into their lives and staying together long enough to see what one another's tattoos look like in old age.
Nicole and Melissa's Washington wedding at Nature's Connection Place is one for the books! For starters, they crafted "gride" and "broom" signs for their chairs and were wed by a bearded be-glittered member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who officiated while rocking a massive rainbow sequined headdress. There were hints of purple in everything from the couple's matching boutonnieres to the violets cascading down the side of their wedding cake.
Amanda and Ilana were wed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the pair's "wicked good" wedding day included roses, a furry ring bearer in the form of the couple's dog, and a charming hand-painted wooden directions sign. The two traveled by golf cart from their intimate beachside ceremony to the paper lantern and twinkle light covered boat house reception spot, where they were greeted by guests and a tower of chocolate desserts. Remember how Megan thought this photographer's work looked almost unreal? Wait until you see the final shot of the night — it's a cinematic explosion of lens flare love!
Red and blue and DIY all over — these two ladies know how to throw a stylish and entertaining wedding! They included all of their talented community — performers and bakers alike — and their tribute to what their specific type of marriage means to them is tear-inducing and spot-on. And you MUST see one of the bride's mom's awesome, newly acquired aerialist skills! She's one bad-ass mother.
One of the arguments we hear a lot is that weddings aren't "gay" or "straight," they're just weddings. Of course, that's true… but our wedding was also very, very gay, and that was one of our favorite things about it!
In the fight for marriage equality, there's a risk that the thing that makes queer lives different will get lost in the shuffle. We wanted to celebrate the gayness of gay weddings and the importance of our broad family-of-choice to our lives. We ended up writing the following passage and printing it in our wedding program: