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Keep it cosmic AND gender-neutral with this space-themed ceremony script (+ READINGS!)

As a queer person, it was important to me to have a ceremony that reflected our values while avoiding language that was cis- or hetero-centric. Our spiritual and philosophical practices and beliefs include both Christianity and Buddhism, and we both feel strongly about the value of secular institutions. On top of this, our wedding was space-themed! With all these things in mind, we decided to write the gender-neutral space-themed ceremony from scratch.

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Rock Band, drag kings, and burlesque: this rainbow wedding triumphs

Crystal and Kalem wanted the focus of their wedding to be on major FUN, so that called for Rock Band, board games, personalized crossword puzzles, Mad Libs, a rapper, drag kings, and burlesque. Add in a ring warming, a moment of silence/blessing during the ceremony, a handfasting, and an art gallery surprise from Kalem with loads of art, this rainbow wedding gave us reason to LIVE.

In lieu of a first dance, they had a first Rock Band song, and their six parental figures joined for a family performance.

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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!