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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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patricia & grace

patricia & grace

Michael Farmer Photography submitted this fun engagement session inspired by Disney Pixar’s UP, one of the couple’s favorite movies and love stories.

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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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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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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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