Two brides, two gorgeous white gowns… and two ceremonies (with three sets of vows!). This means we get multiple weddings all in one. Get ready for a forest ceremony in Michigan, a courthouse ceremony in where-it's-legal Canada, and some of the most gorgeous wedding party fashion ever. Oh, and just wait until you see their serendipitous wedding gifts to each other — so cute!
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July, surrounded by a sea of guests in all-white attire. Breezy white clothing, colorful roses everywhere, a stunning landscape — chic and sophisticated, right? Yes, AND the perfect juxtaposition for professional-grade serenades!
After David and Pablo shared their first kiss as husband and husband, Pablo began singing David's favorite: I Can't Help Falling in Love. My heart melted because ohmygod, one of my very favorite songs too! And then, AND THEN. A few of Pablo's professional theater friends stood up and began singing harmony.
Leana and Ally hail from Florida, but they chose to elope to New York City for their wedding last July. They said their vows in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a jaw-dropping view of the NYC skyline. After teary kisses (sigh, my favorite), Leana and Ally trotted all over the city with photographer Sascha Reinking in tow. Chelsea Market, the Highline, the Meatpacking District… and what New York elopement is complete without a photo or two in Grand Central?
But, while every photo of these two loving New York City is fun and gorgeous, I absolutely love that they took a few minutes to chill on a carousel. Fucking magical.
When the bride told her groom that she had always wanted a fairy tale-style wedding in a castle, this groom didn't hesitate to do everything in his power to make it happen. And happen it did. Get ready for a fabulous castle venue, super helpful family (and hairstyling clients!), and a yummy list of food to round out this gorgeous day.
My brother-in-law — who has never danced himself — once told me that it is only natural in dancing that the man leads and the woman follows. Having taught many partner dance classes, from Swing to French Folk, I can tell you that that is completely and utterly untrue. Of course there is nothing wrong with the "man leads, woman follows shuffle"-type first dance, but not every wedding involves one man and one woman. And even for those who do, there are many options beyond the traditional first dance…
Michelle and Angela did the coordinating-but-not-matching thing at their wedding in Denver last August. A lace cocktail dress for one, a lace skirt with button-up and a frickin' slick jacket for the other. Hints of tattoos peek here and there from both. I'm personally loving the dual Marilyn-Monroe pose with both brides fighting against the wind! CYUTE. But Michelle and Angela weren't the only ones on their style game that day — their officiant rocked a clerical collar and stole with jeans, boots, and a sleeveless shirt perfect for showing off tattoos.
Peacock feathers, vintage glass, a super gorgeous mountain venue, and two lovely ladies getting hitched — this is one to see, folks. They may have had some issues carting guests around the mountain, but it was all worth it just to listen to the brides' original song composed for the wedding!
Being fully, unapologetically ourselves comes with risks and can be both contentious and dangerous. We are violated, belittled, deprived of love, victimized, isolated and left wanting… both by larger systems and communities, and by people we thought we could trust. Amidst the pain or discomfort, we have to remember that there is hope.