When life throws you lemons, you make delicious intimate wedding lemonade! This pair was planning a larger wedding, but we love the results of their change-of-plans: a chic restaurant, 15 of their nearest and dearest, and a funny moment during the ceremony.
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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.
Two extremely organized ladies who know how to rock an Excel spreadsheet are bound to know how to prioritize their wedding needs. And that includes a fab open bar, natch. Add in the adorable guest book wedding quilt, the tiny tuxedo-ed pooch, hilarious drag king officiant, and snazzy wedding garb, and you've got this adorable San Fran wedding.
We teased this Disney-meets-Star Wars wedding last week and you guys demanded to see MOAR! From their hand-cut rainbow ketubah, Disney and Star Wars mashup decor, lightsaber cake cutters, "Unbreakable Vow" ring book, and overall makes-me-want-to-hug-them adorableness, you're going to luuuurve it. Oh, and wait until you see how they memorialized their passed loved ones at the ceremony. It didn't go quite as planned!
Tristan Crane is a Bay Area-based wedding photographer who shoots weddings as diverse as his wedding clientele. His shooting style is a mixture of photojournalistic and event photography, with a bit of glamour. For example, you've probably seen Tristan's fantastic images in several Monday Montages. But now it's time to talk all about Tristan Cane Photography, and why our LGBTQ, plus-size, and alternative lifestyle readers will be excited about this particular sponsor.
OMG rainbows! The Honor Party of Awesomeness is attired in a rainbow of petticoats, suspenders, ties, Converse, and shades, and that's only the beginning. Ribbons of rainbows follow a rainbow of butterflies all through the details. Check out the cake topper that inspired it all and the pinky promise, thumb-touch, lick that sealed the deal.
My impending marriage has certainly forced me to confront expectations, and to articulate and affirm the values and ideas which I hold most dear. For me, these would be feminism and marriage equality. However, the prospect of my impending marriage (to a lovely, understanding, open-minded and progressive straight cis-man) has forced me to clarify my perspectives on these two ideas to a much greater extent than ever before. In the process, I have become even firmer in my support of these two positions. Why has my position on feminism and marriage equality been strengthened? I'll explain.
This performance-based costume wedding had two men of honor, a best lady, a wedding admiral, a ring master, a banjoist and baladeer, a celebrity Lutheran pastor, a Drag Queen Mistress of Ceremonies (who performed a Barbie rendition of Steel Magnolias), and a Dolly Parton flash mob dance (animated for your pleasure). There's lot of eye candy and some insightful philosophizing too.
This pair is a self-described June and Ward Cleaver queer couple, which is just rad. The wedding itself mirrored this with its 1950s-style traditional vows and style. They also found time to sneak off during the reception for a little alone time, which was not missed by the hooting and hollering crowd.