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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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angie & dee

angie & dee

Ali Sumsion Photography wrote, “As soon as same sex marriage was legalized in Utah, long time partners, Angie and Dee, rushed to the Utah Courthouse and made their union official with the state. Several months later, in front of an amazingly supportive group of family and friends they pledged their lives and loves to each other(…)

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charles & sander

charles & sander

AMC Photography Studio wrote, “After years of being together, Charlie, a former nurse, now an accomplished artist and Sander, a prominent anesthesiologist, who have known each other for 13 years decided to get married. With Montgomery County in PA issuing same sex marriage licenses, a private wedding ceremony was held in the privacy of a(…)

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james & michael

james & michael

Danto Photography wrote, “What a wonderful, simple wedding this was! And I say that with complete sincerity as I shoot many weddings throughout the year, so I see all variety of venues/sizes/religions/sexes. As such, I really get a feel for the emotions that run through the course of the day from every side imaginable. So(…)

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seth & josh

seth & josh

LAD Photography shares, “Seth and Josh are a classy couple and love hiking and travel. They spent their honeymoon in London! The diamonds in Seth’s ring are Seth’s mother’s, grandmother’s, and great-grandmother’s. They choreographed their first dance, which ended in Josh giving Seth a little dip at the end. Seth’s mother gave a very personalized(…)

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my maternity photos

my maternity photos

So, my maternity leave ended yesterday and I’m back to my job at the hospital…  It’s been 15 weeks since my little munchkin was born and what a crazy 15 weeks it has been!  Endless and overwhelming amounts of snow in Massachusetts, combined with every single daycare sickness that is going around, has made this winter(…)

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chrissy & maegan

chrissy & maegan

Kevin Kelley Photography shares this beautiful, detail-filled wedding with us today.  So many awesome rustic details – definitely “pin-worthy”! Chrissy and Maegan’s cabin wedding at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT with lots of personal touches and eco friendly DIY. The happy couple celebrated their wedding day surrounded by friends and family with a beautiful ceremony(…)

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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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