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We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

Lane and Ned are a non-binary couple deeply in love and celebrating their third anniversary on the day of this photo shoot. The Parkside Hotel in Downtown Victoria, BC was the perfect backdrop for lovey dovey looks, stellar fashion, and some greenery-filled decor that took our breath away. Plus, it’s just an honor to be able to feature this beautiful non-binary couple during the month of Pride.

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It’s Pride month! Let’s deck out your LGBTQ+ wedding with these rainbow wedding details [Updated for 2022!]

June is celebrated in most areas of the U.S. as Pride Month. While we love to celebrate LGBTQ+ weddings all year round, we especially like to give some special attention to Pride-themed weddings during the month of June. Also, we’re not into “rainbow washing” — where businesses make money from the LGBTQ community, but don’t give back… so we made a point to include queer-owned businesses and companies that donate a portion of their proceeds of Pride gear to charities.

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This intimate, queer state capitol wedding brought the perfect amount of rainbow magic

Megan and Bri met at a roller derby after party, spent the evening talking about My Little Pony, and everything just clicked from there. It was love. They love spending time together fishing, hiking, watching PBS, and playing games, or cuddling with their two kitties, Little and Georgia.

Their wedding was intimate, with just their two sets of parents, Bri’s sister, and Megan’s aunt, and was absolutely lovely. Megan’s dad bought a rainbow umbrella in case of rain, and while it wasn’t originally part of the plan, pretty much everyone in attendance had their picture taken with the umbrella, even their officiant, Judge Kloppenburg!

Love in the stacks: a literary engagement shoot with two cute brides-to-be

Love in the stacks: a literary engagement shoot with two cute brides-to-be

This beautiful pair of ladies both work for a big city public library system so a literature-themed engagement session was on the agenda. They added even more meaning to it by finding the perfect book store to match their intentions. Let’s hear from bride-to-be Amara on how she and her partner Ginny decided where and how to rock a bookish engagement session (all while juggling a photographer swap and the hurdles of planning a wedding as plus size, queer people!)…

Get ready to fall hard for this Jewish-Mexican wedding in Oxford, England

Get ready to fall hard for this Jewish-Mexican wedding in Oxford, England

I am a rabbi’s daughter from New York, while Anna grew up in Mexico City (we met in England in an aerial dance class, as one does). Rather than choosing one cultural tradition, we decided to do everything that was important to us.

We now live in the British countryside, so that became part of the wedding aesthetic as well, with Anna mixing a colourful Mexican colour palette and bouquet of succulents with a tweed jacket and her polo whites.

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Rainbows & dinos at this magical queer wedding in Madison, WI

Sarah and Mabel make a great team in life and in planning their dinosaurs meets Tetris meets rainbows wedding.

Do not miss their colorful and lush bouquets (with rainbow ribbons!), their rainbow cake with gold dino toppers, delish treats bar, and “perfect blend” favors.