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We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

Lane and Ned are a non-binary couple deeply in love and celebrating their third anniversary on the day of this photo shoot. The Parkside Hotel in Downtown Victoria, BC was the perfect backdrop for lovey dovey looks, stellar fashion, and some greenery-filled decor that took our breath away. Plus, it’s just an honor to be able to feature this beautiful non-binary couple during the month of Pride.

It’s Pride month! Let’s deck out your LGBTQ+ wedding with these rainbow wedding details [Updated for 2022!]

June is celebrated in most areas of the U.S. as Pride Month. While we love to celebrate LGBTQ+ weddings all year round, we especially like to give some special attention to Pride-themed weddings during the month of June. Also, we’re not into “rainbow washing” — where businesses make money from the LGBTQ community, but don’t give back… so we made a point to include queer-owned businesses and companies that donate a portion of their proceeds of Pride gear to charities.

Gay wedding etiquette rules every guest should follow

Pronouns & assumptions: Gay wedding etiquette rules every guest should follow

Maybe you’re a seasoned pro at attending same-sex weddings or maybe they’re a new concept for you, and you don’t want to be responsible for any awkwardness on someone’s wedding day. It’s easy to fall prey to a faux pas when it comes to saying the right things. Understand that the basics, love and respect, remain the same for both straight and LGBTQ weddings.

Here are six gay wedding etiquette rules that will make you the couple’s favorite…

Think boudoir shoots aren't right for you? Then you've never seen radically inclusive boudoir

Think boudoir shoots aren’t right for you? Then you’ve never seen radically inclusive boudoir

One thing that attracted me to the Offbeat Empire way back in the day was its focus on representation: through couples of color, those all along the gender spectrum, all types of LGBTQ+ couples and polyamorous relationships, all body sizes, all ages, and more. So when I saw that Hella Positive Pinup was one of our new partners, I gave an out-loud “fuck yes” while looking at the photos.

I’m pretty sure you’re going to feel exactly the same way…

Masculine suits for women, studs, trans men, nonbinary hotties, and other handsome AF AFAB folks

Hey dapper brides, trans men, and anyone else who wants to look their stylish best in a suit on their wedding day: have you found your look yet? If not, I’ve scrounged up a few killer options for custom-made masculine suits for women, trans men, and anyone. From butch to slightly femme, these suits are ripe for customizing to your look and measurements.

Which one would you rock?

I'm nonbinary with an non-accepting family: should I be in my sister's wedding?

I’m nonbinary with a non-accepting family: should I be a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding?

>My sister has asked me to a bridesmaid. I’m deeply estranged from the majority of my extended relatives. She’s turning this wedding into a family reunion (300+ guests). I thought I had enough to worry about with being nonbinary and potentially needing to deal with gender dysphoria on the day, but many of these relatives are horrendously bigoted as well. Part of me wants to say fuck it and be outrageously myself as a nonbinary bridesmaid… but my anxious self fears for my safety. I’m not out to everyone.Should I ask to be demoted from bridesmaid to “regular guest” status so I can have full choice over what I wear?