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weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!

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jeff & andrew

jeff & andrew

Rising Lotus Photography wrote, “Love wasn’t supposed to happen for Jeff and Andrew. Who could blame them? The timing was wrong. A newly-single Jeff wasn’t looking to enter the dating game. Andrew planned to return to his home state of North Carolina once he completed his degree. Neither of them were looking for a serious(…)

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amanda & jennifer

amanda & jennifer

Six Hearts Photography wrote, “When Amanda and Jennifer came to us and said they wanted a vintage picnic, we knew exactly what to do, got to building an inspiration board with them, and designed a sweet session. Record player, cupcakes, balloons, coca cola bottles, flowers, and a groovy love mix.”

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ashley & casey

ashley & casey

From DJ, Officiant, and owner of Revolution Weddings – Casey (long, red hair) and Ashley (short brown hair) are originally from southern California but currently living in the Washington DC area while Ashley is on active duty in the Navy. The wedding had to be planned from afar via their crew on the ground as(…)

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orlando

orlando

I was living in New York City for the summer in between college and nursing school.  I was about 21, going on 22.  I was living with my sister and was on my own.  I wasn’t doing much during my days except picking up random temp positions here and there.  I had recently broken up(…)

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jennifer & allegra

jennifer & allegra

As a follow up to their engagement photos from a few weeks ago, here is Jen & Allegra’s gorgeous wedding photos! C Wagner Photography & Design wrote, “What can I say about these two. I’ve known Jen for a long while and went to college with her – she is and always has been the(…)

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sarah & kathrin

sarah & kathrin

Sascha Reinking Photography wrote, “This is a slightly different love story. Different, but nevertheless a true love story. It’s the story of Sarah and Kathrin who traveled from their home in Germany to their dream city New York to get hitched in the ‘Big Apple’. It was a gorgeous summer day when Sarah and Kathrin(…)

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blanca & janna

blanca & janna

MNA Photography wrote, “Blanca & Janna came all the way from San Antonio, TX to have their courthouse elopement ceremony followed by a marvelous portrait session with us in the New Orleans, French Quarter. With DIY bouquets and classic adornments to their tea length white gowns this turned out to be a beautifully classic session.(…)

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Emily: wife, mother, nurse, blogger. I started this blog in 2011, shortly after my wife and i were married.I created this site to celebrate that there are real same-sex couples planning real weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!
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All real wedding photographs were shared with me by the photographers who took them. They are the copyright of the photographer, unless otherwise noted. Please do not take these images for your own use without asking permission first. If you'd like to re-share, I have provided the link back to each original photographer. For my pictures, feel free to email me. Thank you.

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