This "tall and small" couple are giving us feel-good goosebumps today. We've got a gnome and Sasquatch cake, etched wood decor, a scenic park venue, and a pup in a bow tie. Just wait until you read what they did for the first time in front of their family. It's tear-jerking. But our favorite part is the funniest moment. Hint: it contains Boy Scouts and a very special merit badge…
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There are lots of bits to love at Mandi and Tara's summery New York wedding. I mean, there's the George Weir Barn, whose interior I'd like for my house, please. And there's the achingly beautiful and simple ceremony site in a field. Let's breathe wistful sighs together over Tara's short hair. Let's blame the dust in our eyes as Mandi chokes up a little during the ceremony and Tara wipes away her tears. Don't forget to notice the adorable sweetheart table with Mrs and Mrs signs during the reception. You might also like to notice the clever LGBT twist on the seat-yourself sign for the ceremony.
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For all those Bible-thumpers that cry that gay marriage will weaken our society and ruin the sanctity of marriage, my reality is that the fight for marriage equality did just the opposite. It made me believe in marriage for the first time in my adult life.
These two rascals sneaked into a historical chapel in New Mexico for their legal vows, and then topped it off with a big bash in Colorado with friends and family. It's a little historical, a little emotional, and downright adorable. Oh, and you might just love one of the bride's takes on the wedding certificate as full-on AWARD!
Double the brides meant double the proposal stories for Kathryn and Jennifer's wedding last summer. Photographer Tracie Howe let us know that the couple met online (just before Kathryn closed her dating account!), proposed to each other, and got married at the Fremont Mischief Distillery. Apparently it was the distillery's first wedding — way to take the lead, ladies! Let me join your wedding guests in high fives all around.
Y'all know we love our rainy weddings at Offbeat Bride, and this is one for the frickin books. Chad & Eric got married at Kualoa Ranch on an overcast Hawaiian day. Their first-look photos are some of the most epically sweet I've ever seen: Eric's suit is sprinkled with raindrops as he tries not to cry in Chad's arms (squeee!). The couple positively shine through the soggy conditions, roaming the beaches and posing like fashion icons.
A survey for guest needs, customized snacks in your camp-style guest house, a nostalgia-themed lunch, a pool, trivia, and games all weekend? We are officially ultra-jealous of attendees of this wedding. This couple, who totally knows how to cater to their awesomely diverse community, managed to pull off a stellar wedding weekend full of love, hilarity, and choreographed dance moves.
The latest survey tells us that 72% of Australians support marriage equality; this is the highest that support has ever been in our country. Unfortunately, this is not a view shared by our government. The feminist me — who is so freaking grateful to the feminists who fought for the rights she now enjoys — has had enough. I have rights because of those who came before me, and it’s up to us to fight for marriage equality for those who are here now, and those who come after us.
Lori and Rachel did their own thing and got married in a friend's backyard in Los Angeles. What's especially awesome is that each bride also did her own thing with her individual look: Lori wore a smart-looking black suit with an amazing white collar, Rachel was in a yellow sundress with bare feet, and they each completely rocked their unique style.
Let me tell you about this Georgian, vegan bar in Tel Aviv called Nanuchka. Photographer Liron Erel claims it's famous for fantastic parties and dancing on the bar. Jonathan and Doron got married there after they prepped for the day at their own place and posed for some pics on gay-centric Rothschild Boulevard with their dog.