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Equal Love

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

One Big Party

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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.”
“Huh?”

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

One Big Party

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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 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." "Huh?" 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

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Defiantly Joyful, Same Sex Wedding

The reader’s survey has now closed. I will be announcing the winner and sharing some of the results later on today. However reader, Sari said I should be featuring more rock n roll lesbians, which of course I would love too – but it all depends on what I’m sent or what I find on my wedding hunts.  However today you are in luck, as photographer Stephen Loewinsohn send me this gorgeous, and stylish lesbian wedding just yesterday! 

Stephen said:
These brides have tons of rockstar style and swagger, and their wedding was just gorgeous in every way. From the amazing outdoor setting, to the beautiful and delicious food, awesome outfits, and just the feeling of love in the air, this was just a really special wedding. 

As you know, same-sex marriages are no longer legally recognized in the state of California, but these brides love each other so much that they decided to go ahead and have an awesome wedding anyway. I’m a strong believer in marriage equality as believe you are too. This wedding was an act of rebellion against a stupid law, and what’s more rock ‘n’ roll than rebellion?

Definitely rock n roll and definitely beautiful! Thank you so much Stephen!

 

Credit:Stephen Loewinsohn Photography

Little Diamond Necklace – The Winner!

Happy Sunday! A huge woohoo to everyone that shared links to their favourite photography inspiration, there were some amazing ones, and I will most definitely be featuring some of these wedding in the future.
So..the result you’ve all be waiting for, who has won the cute cute gorgeous gorgeous little diamond necklace? (which by the way I totally wish I could keep for myself!) Using a highly technical method, i.e asking the husband to pick a number between 1 and 46, the winner is..dum dum duuuum…

Number 17 – Eryn!

And her winning photograph….

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Credit: Drothman

Congrats gorgeous, I will be emailing you for your address today! woohoooo

Love Is All You Need

This beautiful, intimate wedding really does show that ‘All You Need is Love’ (dada dada daaaaa!) It’s simple, it’s personal, it’s gorgeous.

From the photographer, Maureen Ford
These Brooklyn  Brides have been together for over 7 years and came to Boston, MA to get married because it is not yet legal in their home state. I photographed them the day before their wedding while they  applied for their marriage license at Boston City Hall and also their actual wedding day. They wanted a small, intimate ceremony with only immediate family, but one of the bride’s mother’s wanted to surprise them with a real wedding party and invited over 30 friends from across the country to come and celebrate. The girls were super surprised when all their “guests” were revealed behind a curtain, champagne was popped and heartfelt speeches were given.  They were then married in a beautiful candlelit  room over looking the city and each one had walked down the aisle with their dad while John Lennon’s Imagine softly played in the background.  A cocktail/dinner party followed with more champagne, speeches and celebrating!

Credit: Maureen Ford Photography

Makes The Ordinary Look Stunning

Great quote huh? Well that’s what Adriene said to me when she send me these fabulous TTV images from a recent same sex wedding she shot.  TTV stands for “Through The Viewfinder” and gives images a vintage, Polaroid-esque look to them.  For more info on TTV clicky here.
Is is also a spooky coincidence that I featured another TTV wedding today, Weird…

These guys are both artists from London who love to surf and so choose to get hitched at Ocean Beach, California, because of the cliffs and the view of the ocean. They asked Adriene to do what she do best and asked her not to do anything traditional which of course made her very happy and resulted in these wonderful images.