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Still madly in love: a queer/trans 25th anniversary vow renewal

When we made promises to each other 25 years ago, who could have thought what was in store for both of us? We are both very different people now, and I’m so glad that we did the work as separate people and as a couple to be here today, and not just here. Here, still madly in love with each other after all this time.

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A big gay summer camp wedding in Wisconsin

Do you ever think back on summer camp and wish it had been gayer? If so, you’re not the only one… Offbeat couple Katie and Erin made their gay summer camp fantasies a reality with this outdoor queer camp wedding. Their day hit that summer camp nostalgia in the best way.

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This wedding vow renewal ceremony is radiating queer joy

We know that 25 years of marriage is a big deal for any couple, but for Amber and Rachel, it’s a true testament to growing together. When they got married 25 years ago, Amber and Rachel were celebrated as a cis-het couple. Since then, they’ve both come into their queerness, including Amber coming out as trans. They wanted to mark this huge milestone of 25 years with a queer wedding vow renewal ceremony, as their authentic selves, surrounded by their community.

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We’re in love with the crochet wedding dress at this DIY backyard wedding

This is how you do a DIY backyard wedding! Alex and I were together seven years, madly in love and always knew we’d get married. We kept waiting… for the right place, the right time in our lives, and mostly to have enough money. Eventually we gave up: let’s just do it. In his relative’s giant backyard, with 125 guests, and all homemade decorations.

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The vows from this nerdy Star Wars wedding are Oscar-worthy

Where are the Oscars for wedding vows? Kat and Michael’s kinky and nerdy Star Wars wedding was filled with pop culture references, but their vows were totally original to them! We love that they’re writing their own love story – a Hollywood-worthy one, too! Try not to cry at these heartfelt and tender personalized wedding vows.

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Offbeat Wed in The Guardian: Gen Z says weddings should be cheaper. Here’s how to make that happen

The Guardian asked Suki to write an article about the rise of low-key weddings amongst Gen Z. This new trend is emerging as the average wedding cost in the U.S. balloons between 30-40k. With a growing search for “simple weddings” and “nontraditional ceremonies,” that means Suki got to talk about her two favorite things: nontraditional wedding ceremonies and saving money! Don’t miss the examples from real weddings that nailed the low-key wedding assignment.

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