Fair warning: this amazing, colorful wedding shoot includes ALL THE COLORS, just in time to yeet those Winter blues away. Coming to you from Pittsburgh, the combined powers of Maya Lovro (photographer), Amanda Wolf (planner), and Kati Grimes (fashion designer) created something magical: think “Lisa Frank marries Billy Porter” where all the players are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or allies to both!
Jax and Alex’s had a fun-filled DIY backyard wedding (or as they call it, a LOVE CELEBRATION)! This glamorous backyard love party proves that weddings are ultimately about celebrating with the people you love in a way that’s truthful to your values. For those of y’all who love an outfit change, Alex has one that involves a sequined black dress and it is STUNNING.
“I love how much joy you find in every day experiences, whether it’s snuggling the cats, going for a walk, or singing along with the themes to our favorite TV shows. You’ve reminded me that there’s joy in simply existing, no matter the circumstance.”
Because we were both writers, and because fiction plays such a big role in our lives, we knew from the beginning we wanted stories to be central to the wedding. We aren’t ones for staying up late and absolutely LOVE tea, so a storybook wedding with afternoon tea was the most natural choice in the world!
Bridesmaids in suits used to be considered lesbian wedding party attire. But here at Offbeat Wed we believe clothing has no gender and suits look good on every body! We’ve put together a few of our favorite suits from SuitShop, a size-inclusive retailer that has options for folks of all gender identities and all sizes. Ready to get inspo for your lesbian bridesmaid outfits? Let’s get your wedding party suited up!
We wanted to be really intentional about how we approached wedding traditions. We kept what we wanted, and left what we didn’t! For instance: as a masculine woman, Ester wanted to experience some of the groom-ish parts of wedding traditions, like seeing her future wife come down the aisle. Also, since neither of us like cake, we had wedding popsicles and wedding churros instead!