Not only have I been lucky enough to be sent a whole lot of amazing same sex weddings recently, but I’ve received emails from readers who have been loving the posts, so it is with great pleasure that I present Erin & Lauren’s beautiful wedding today. I really love the simple, clean lines of their dresses and all the emotion behind these images. Be sure to also check out their slideshow after the ‘jump’.
Laura & Gena whimsical & elegant wedding took place at the historic Moody Mansion in Galveston. They added delicious personal and fun touches which fitted in with the bird theme such as lots of vintage bird details to put around the ceremony and reception, including flowers in antique bird cages. They had formal elements like flocked damask programs, Chivari chairs, a string trio and two topiary junipers which were contrasted with ideas such as little stuffed birds on the cocktail tables and an owl on the sign in table. Both brides wore dresses by Nicole Miller.
Credit: Dixie Pixel
Ooooh I’m pretty sure the internet has been oozing awesomeness just so I could include it all in my Thursday Treats this week! Behold this special bumper issue of tastiness – I couldn’t leave anything out. Here are some of this week’s yummiest morsels…
♥ Inspired by bows
♥ Pinky ‘n geeky gay wedding
♥ Gifts for the guys - including (hello!) a moustache mug!
♥ These killer heels are too damn awesome
♥ Beautiful Holga
♥ Did you see this wedding on Eastside Bride? Ruffles and an ostrich…holy crap it’s awesome (ps also great dress finding tips)
♥ Photographers: Looking for models? Great tips from Lara Jade
♥ Balloons with Mickey Mouse ears!!
♥ The new Southern Weddings Magazine is out..and no fair I reeeeeally want it. Boo to being in the UK!
♥ Wearing your heart on your knees….I want. I need. I already bought 4 pairs of tights today but I don’t care!
♥ I don’t even know what these are but I adore these bouquets!
♥ Red on red
♥ I want to lick this
♥ The most vibrant interior/detail shots possibly ever. swoon swoon Tinywater, swoon swoon!
♥ Beautiful little pictures
♥ Sparkles, (More) ruffles, vintage cameras. birds and bowling!
♥ This water actually looks like glass. A-a-amazing
♥ Beyond retro
♥ We’ve all seen it before, but let’s indulge in a some SATC wedding dress loveliness again
♥ Talking of fabulous fashion, check out Burkhalter Couture…especially this dress and these shoes! I want I want! (also onEtsy)
♥ Brides in Doc Martens are cool
♥ This lolita-esque photo shoot is beeautiful
♥ I can’t help it. I have a total girl crush on Ms Gala Darling
♥ Smoking hot Brighton based Ophelia Fancy have just launched their new Clowning Around Collection. YUM!
♥ Black balloons and enviable style
♥ Don’t you for get about the Erica Berger trash the dress contest…I can not wait to read all your inventive ideas!
♥ Penny Merricks of Tigerlily Weddings in conjunction with My Sugarland are hosting a vintage extravaganza in London on 26th Nov. Vintage makeovers including hair, nails and fashion plus planning, photography and fizz will be a-plenty. Email Penny for info and to reserve your place. I will be there so I hope to see as many of you as possible!
♥ I’m going to try and include a video every week from now on. This week’s is this gorgeous super 8 beauty from A Bryan Blog
♥ This week’s love has come from:
Yesterday Equal Love protests took place all over Australia for the 5th year running. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra all hosted events. Their mission is to change public opinion on gay marriage in their country through education and direct action. Yesterday was a landmark event for them, thousands of people showed up to each venue to witness hundreds of gay and lesbian couples commit their lives to each other in technically illegal ceremonies right in front of these cities’ courthouses.
Photographer Jessie Broome of J Studios attended the Melbourne event and alongside 4000 others, witnessed 65 couples commit their lives to each other.
I personally believe this is a wonderful cause and I fully support the rights of gay couples to marry. I would just like to add that this is not a sponsored post of any kind and that have not been paid to write this article. Jessie sent me the link and I knew I’d have to share it with you all. I feel very strongly that prejudice against gay relationships or marriage is fundamentally wrong and hope though my little blog, I can hopefully highlight this fantastic cause to a few more people.
Thans to Jessie for sharing the cause with us and for allowing us to use her images from the event.
Credit: J Studios
Aly & Elroi’s wedding was described by the couple as ‘one of the most magical days of our lives’ A day filled with such a fun party vibe and one where all their friends and family pulled together to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams.
Just a few examples of their amazing friends who helped out include, both their outfit’s being made by a friend of theirs who lives in New York and another friend made and travelled with their amazing wedding cake all the way from Texas! They had another friend cater for them and some other friends who made the invitations.
Funny and persoanal anecdotes are what makes wedding like this great, and Aly spoke about their impromptu (and hilarious) bridal shower…
So, I went to the coffee shop to meet them, got my coffee, sat down and realized that everyone was being weirdly quiet as I babbled and babbled. So, I stopped and was like, “What’s going on? Why aren’t y’all so quiet?” And my friend Lindsey says, “Well, I’m just going to tell you. You’re kidnapped.”
Danielle, my MOH, shouts “Get in the car. I’m not gonna tell you twice!” (She was trying to be tough-sounding in a hilarious way.)
So I was handed a clue that I had to decipher to tell them where we were going to. I was like, “Wait- you’re kidnapping me but I have to tell you where to take me?”
Danielle: “Don’t ask questions!” Ha!
So I figured out that the place the clue was talking about was the place Elroi proposed. So we went there and took pictures that would be left as a clue for Elroi, who has also unknowingly been kidnapped from our house by his side of the wedding party.
(Side note: Elroi was actually kidnapped right in the middle of washing our dogs. So, Danielle’s boyfriend who had been helping at the house took over dog-washing duties. As El’s friends were leaving with him, Macauley, our rascally cake-maker instructed Danielle’s boyfriend to just “wash as many dogs as you can.”
Every time I solved a clue, I got a present–so it was also like a surprise shower. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know anything about it and I felt so loved that all these people would plan something so elaborate and fun for us.
Thanks to Aly & Elroi for sharing their gorgeous wedding and story!
Credit: Our Labor Of Love