After meeting in the Navy and residing together in Hawaii for several years, Lee and Leon said their vows in San Francisco this past June. How absolutely fitting is it that these two Navy men got married at the nautical-themed Argonaut Hotel?
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Let's talk about how lovely and glowy and stunning Kelly and Bart's Netherlands wedding is, shall we? First of all, there's the friggin light in their apartment while Kelly got ready for the day. Photographer Nadine van der Wielen said the weather alternated between stormy and sunny, and y'all know I love the light of a rainy wedding. Nadine also mentioned that Kelly has kind of a serious thing for flowers, which, will you notice the bedroom's wallpaper? Swoon. Flowers are everywhere here: in Kelly's hair, her fab bouquet, and being dumped by a flower girl (that last one's my favorite picture btw).
Get ready for tandem bicycles, colored crinoline (with matching veil!), and the prettiest little backyard wedding we've seen in a while. It may be small, but it packs a punch in emotion. Don't miss their custom Cards Against Humanity deck, handmade flower bouquet, and major board game setup. These two are introverts, but it didn't stop them from sharing a lot of amazing non-spotlight time with those they love most. Learn from then, fellow introverts!
Oh, rural mountain views… you tease us with your splendor and ability to lure in gorgeous tiny weddings like this one. Cowboy boots, acoustic guitars, and carrot cake await you. The flowers, campfire, and sunny weather just taunt you. And we're all falling in love with these sage-wielding, poem reading yogis and Deadheads.
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.
These two are killing it with cute. You have to see their green and blue matching vest outfits and the bride's pants outfit with heels and a feather hair clip. Though this wedding had some serious grief surrounding it, they were still able to have a fantastic time with immediate family, lots of rough-housing in the photos, and some carrot cake vows and Chapstick ceremony sweetness. Yep… Chapstick.
Christine and Jim married each other on a private residence in Washington, surrounded by just 13 loved ones. Old-fashioned Western romance is simply everywhere you look: Christine's lace dress was made from a repurposed Quaker tablecloth (how cool is that!); huge, pale roses show up in everything from bouquets to paper cones for confetti; her daughters surprised her by wearing matching peach lace; even the candy boxes had lace hankies!
This wedding took a sharp turn when an unexpected and tragic loss occurred. But through it all, this pair planned one of the loveliest weddings we've seen, with sunset views, organic and beautiful masks, and an evening candle ceremony. It may have been a bittersweet day, but they made it as sweet as could be.
Brian and Rebecca opted for a small wedding in Philadelphia last November. They had no wedding party, and a friend MCed their self-uniting ceremony. Sounds quite cozy and intimate, yes? Prepare yourself to be blown away by the awesomeness that was their reception. Guests ate dinner from tiny white takeout boxes — complete with chopsticks — before belting out karaoke alongside Brian and Rebecca all night long.
Dee and Deb had already been together for 24 years when they married each other in upstate New York on a literal blue moon. Time flies — this August will mark another two years since their wedding! The couple kept things very simple, purchasing rings, clothing, and a few items for the ceremony online. The ceremony itself looks fascinating, with rituals that involved sharing drinks from a chalice, a handfasting, and jumping the broom. Dee and Deb shared an intricate cake, showcasing phases of the moon, and a toast to cap the intimate occasion.
The ability to turn up one's cuffs just so is an enviable skill. This and other hints of impeccable style were evident at Russell and Cord's Seattle wedding last October. Married in a small ceremony at The Sanctuary, the couple helped each other get ready for the day. Adorableness awaits you in the photos, with the gentlemen adjusting each other's ties, showing off colorful socks, and messing with cufflinks.