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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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sharlene & charice

sharlene & charice

PhotoArt by Lu wrote, “Sharlene and Charice was married at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor on June 13, 2015.  Together they do all the wonderful things that will make their relationship last forever. They dance, cook, travel, laugh and talk with each other every chance they get to keep their passion while maintaining the spiritual(…)

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lisa & jill

lisa & jill

Shaun Reilly Photography wrote, “Lisa and Jill had been together for a long time before marrying at their home in Woodbury, New Jersey. It was a small, intimate ceremony performed by a friend of theirs. After the ceremony, their closest friends and family toasted their marriage and spent the remainder of the day in good(…)

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jen & leane

jen & leane

Another one of Derek Chad‘s incredible weddings!  Love his submissions! From the couple: “How did you two meet? Jen was solo and I was solo and I was perusing online and saw her beautiful face and sent her an email. No picture – just an email. Jen swore she would not talk with anyone online(…)

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phillip & stephen

phillip & stephen

Unforgettable Expressions shared this adorable photo session with us.  They wrote, “Phillip and Stephen are the perfect people to spend the day with. I was shown around Philadelphia’s greatest sections while documenting their love for each other.  We started in South Philadelphia and hit up the Italian Market. After that, we snapped some shots in(…)

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maximillian & luigi

maximillian & luigi

WeddingCity Photography, all the way from Venice, Italy, shared this romantic engagement session.  They wrote, “In Venice and in Italy of course, we are not used to see same sex couples. Italy is still an old and not modern and open country. Shooting this session we was really sad seeing the looks of the people.(…)

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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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