Rainbows and sparkly fairies at a newly-legal lesbian wedding in New York #Wedding Porn#fairy wedding#handfasting#lesbian weddings#LGBTQ#multi-colored dress#new york#pagan#paper flowers#rainbow#self-catered#tattooed bride#two brides two dresses#wings Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Nov 22 2011) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Jenn and Sarah were featured back in 2008 at their outdoor fairy wonderland wedding, but now that New York has legalized gay marriage, they planned a second wedding to make it official. All photos by Laura Vasilion Jenn and Sarah's second (and legal) wedding was held at Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY on September 30, 2011, four years (almost to the day) after their first wedding in 2007. This time around they wanted a rainbow theme, in honor of the gay pride rainbow flag, and fairies. Eventually, due to the decor and killer dresses, it became known as the "Sparkle Wedding." Jen made almost all of the decorations, including the giant tissue paper pom-poms and rainbow-colored signs. Each sign was painted with different adverbs: triumphantly, blissfully, wildly, bravely, magically, gratefully, fervently, and sweetly. The pair asked eight of their closest friends to be "rainbow bridesmaid fairies," with two "ribbon fairies" to assist with the handfasting. The pastor read "Life has Loveliness to Sell" by Sara Teasdale. The bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearer walked down the aisle to "Rainbow Connection" (natch!). Related Post Gesche & Johanna's crafty vegan faery wedding with extra sparkle You guys, our favorite cherry blossom brides are back! We had a look at their gorgeous first civil ceremony among the cherry blossoms and a... Read more Jenn and Sarah walked down the aisle, hand-in-hand, to "Love Came for Me," by Rita Coolidge from "Splash," one of their favorite movies. The elements and the Goddess were invoked (they are both Pagan), and the pastor read an excerpt from Patience and Sarah. The ribbon fairies bound their wrists with ribbons in the eight colors of the gay pride rainbow. During the ceremony, Sarah asked for a tissue. After she'd wiped her eyes, she stuffed it down the front of her dress, much to everyone's amusement. Bubbles! Seriously, what could be more perfect for this theme? The guest tables had a different color assignment, each with its own whimsical table name. They also wrote personal notecards for each of the guests as place cards. I love that these two fully embraced their theme and ran with it. Since they were going all-out with DIY, why not include the food? With lots of help from friends, they tackled the enormous self-catering project the day before the wedding. Even the food got the rainbow treatment. Jenn and Sarah's tattoo-artist friend, Cat, volunteered to make the wedding cake, which turned out to be a rainbow as well! Each layer was a different color. Plus a little My Little Pony and butterfly action is always welcome. Their homemade photo booth with lots of things-on-sticks. Jenn and Sarah left us with some advice: Be present. At our first wedding, Sarah and I were so hurried and overwhelmed that we scarcely remember the ceremony at all, or much of the reception. This time, we made a conscious effort to not only remember but cherish every single second. There were so many beautiful moments. I wrapped them up in my heart as they happened. GUH… cute! I heart these two and their super-duper rainbow, sparkly hearts. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Lenny & Mark's handfasting and dancing castle wedding NEXT What's so awesome about SimpleRegistry? (Hint: iPhones are involved) Show/Hide comments [ 24 ] "This time, we made a conscious effort to not only remember but cherish every single second. There were so many beautiful moments. I wrapped them up in my heart as they happened" – SO ADORABLE! who could ever be against these two being married? wishing you every happiness! Reply LURVE! It looks like so much sparkley fun! Any party that has My Little Pony caketoppers is a party I want to be at. Reply Yay! Congrats to two of my favorite sparkly ladies. SO GLAD you two got the wedding of your dreams! Reply Yay Sarah and Jenn! I was hoping you'd submit your wedding to OBB. 🙂 Reply Awww, this makes me so happy! 🙂 I'm so freakin' happy to be included–AGAIN! You guys are awesome! Just a quick caveat–is there any way to edit the post with credit to our kick ASS photographer, Laura Vasilion? Every single photo is by her, and she made our wedding pure magic. Thanks so much, guys! Reply Hey Sarah — we had a naughty html issue on the caption for the first photo. HTML rectified and the credit is now *gasp* actually visible! Thanks for catching that. Reply You're awesome, Megan–thank you so much! 🙂 <3 Reply I love the My Little Ponies as cake toppers! Reply Such a beautiful wedding! The My Little Ponies on the cake: ADORABLE! Everything is soooo magical! Reply This has to be the cutest wedding I ever did see. <3 Reply What a beautiful fantastic creative wonderland of a wedding you created! Reading this post was such a warm fuzzy feeling on this rainy Portland morning. Congrats on making it legal, ladies! Reply I love the rainbow food so much! The fruit kabobs in rainbow colors are making me downright giddy! Gorgeous wedding! Reply just…yes. I'm completely squeeing at all the love and sparkle and rainbow. Also, thank you so, so much for showing off queer weddings. It's really awesome to see gay people with love and really happy looking lives everyday. And really frakking inspiring to me, as a gay girl only out on the internet. Yay real life happy gay people! Reply Ok, the first handfasting ceremony was beautiful and lovely–but THIS!?! OMG rainbow and sparkles and ponies! O my! AND it all looks so elegant together 🙂 Thanks for being yourselves and being an awesome inspiration ladies! 😀 Reply Your dresses are simply to die for! Reply I'd love to be a fairy bridesmaid!!! What a beautiful, colourful, magical wedding!!! Reply OMG my girlfriend and I LOVE every part of this. The rainbows. The fairies. The PONIES! And where did you find the dresses? I love the purple-blue one sooo much. Reply How awesome is this? Daring to be different!! Reply Omg. I love this!! I am so happy for you two. 🙂 Reply This made my day. It is so fun and magical!! Reply Sparkles and glitter and rainbows and ponies? Total win! Your wedding was made of awesome. Congratulations and much happiness to you! Reply Everything is so adorable! And the cake? Too perfect for words. Reply if I could get my lady love on board with the fairy thing, man I would wear the shit out of wings like those. FABULOUS. this so much awesome. I'm getting married next week- is it too late to change the theme? LOL…… Reply I LOVE that they walked in to "Rainbow Connection!" The lovers, the dreamers and me… Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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