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A lover’s time capsule: add a wine box ceremony to your wedding (with script)

A wine box (also know as a unity box, and different from boxed wine) at a wedding ceremony is a unique way for couples to mark the occasion – they often hold letters the couple wrote to each other, a bottle of wine, and two glasses, meant to be opened on a special anniversary. Typically, the ritual occurs after the vows are spoken, with the box in view nearby. Personalize this ceremony script to fit your own intentions, or use it as is!

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This lesbian couple met in Texas and had a waterfall wedding in Iceland

Leslie moved with Lexie to California. Lexie proposed to Leslie at the Orange County fairgrounds with the help of family and friends. When they were discussing wedding plans, Lexie said “wouldn’t it be crazy if we just eloped in Iceland?!”, Leslie said that was the best idea and the planning began!

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The Seven Blessings: an inspired, personal version for a Jewish wedding

My having a Jewish background and my husband having a German background, we wanted to incorporate both cultures into the ceremony in a meaningful way. I rewrote the Seven Blessings to reflect our secular view of the world, with our family members reciting each one!

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Love long and prosper: a lesbian Star Trek wedding in Central Park

We both have a profound love of Star Trek, so our officiant seamlessly tied in quotes and trivia into our vows to represent that love. Our guests were the two people we’d met at a Star Trek convention, the very same one where the two of us had first met!

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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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