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Lovingly written vows and touching tributes at this queer rustic barn wedding

What was once going to be a simple, budget-friendly backyard wedding turned into a lovely barn wedding with rustic details, carefully chosen music, and lovingly written vows. Don't miss the funny wedding party entrances, the serendades, and the touching tribute to the Orlando shootings. This queer rustic barn wedding is full of epic moments.

It's been one year since the SCOTUS decision that legalized same-sex marriage…

As the first anniversary of the SCOTUS decision that legalized same-sex marriage rolls around, we remember that the continued perseverance of these communities are making a difference. Is it still mind-blowingly slow and frustrating and hard? Hell yes. But as Lin Manuel Miranda so heart-wrenchingly uttered at The Tonys, "love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside." This anniversary, marked with the pain of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history (which targeted the LGBT and people of color communities), has to remind us to keep fighting. Let's take a look back at some of our coverage of the various legal decisions and a few of our own favorite LGBT weddings we've featured.

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Cat shoes and tattoos: a queer D.C. elopement

This is one gorgeous, intimate, and plain awesome Washington D.C. elopement between two ladies. The only way they let their families know about the marriage was through an April Fool's Day Facebook status change… that ended up being real. Don't miss the tearful vows, the amazing D.C. War Memorial ceremony venue, and the post-ceremony tattoos. And just wait until you see what one of the bride's did to her shoes to honor some missing wedding party members!

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This bridal pantsuit is SO worthy of adoration

Riley and Anei had a lovely backyard ceremony at Riley's childhood home in Madison, WI full of sweet details like an antique bathtub for a cooler, farmer's market flowers, tons of string lights, and a striking bridal pantsuit for which we fell head over heels. And I'm thinking you will, too. Let's see more photos of the outfits and hear about their ceremony and challenges in planning this whole event as a trans/queer couple

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Wait until you see this Catskills Buddhist wedding with prom-themed reception

These two cuties had a lovely journey to their Catskills Buddhist wedding at Dai Bosatsu Catskills. They had been attending a weekly sit at Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s NYC zendo, Shobo-ji, and eventually started visiting Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a Zen Buddhist monastery in the Catskills. Side note: when you see it in these photos, be warned it will take your breath away. Soon after the two got engaged, they learned that Dai Bosatsu Zendo hosted weddings. They then booked the gorgeous Arnold House in Livingston Manor for a prom-themed reception.