• WARREN AND TOM’S HEDSOR HOUSE WEDDING

    I know it’s June and sun is shining, but today we will enjoy a beautiful and chic winter Hedsor House wedding, photographed and shared with us by a London wedding photographer MIKI Photography.

    YOUR NAMES

    Tom and Warren 

    HOW DID YOU MEET?

    We met the old fashion way: on the dancefloor of a club.

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    We married in early January because we wanted a winter wonderland inspired wedding. Tom designed the look and the production company set it up on the day. We went with mercury glass candles and ornate table pieces mixed amongst white roses. The lighting team had snowflakes projected onto the ceiling of the main hall.

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE VENUE AND WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?

    The venue was the exact style we wanted, conviently located and was small enough to feel intimate and personal, whilst still having the grandeur of a manor house. We held both the ceremony and the reception there which was lovely.

  • BRI AND LINDSEY’S PANDEMIC POP-UP WEDDING AT TEXAS DRIVE-IN THEATER

    I’m obsessed. When girls emailed me about a week before their wedding I honestly did a little happy dance knowing this is going to be something special. And they are just the coolest.
    Lindsey and Bri were scheduled to have their dream wedding on April 10, 2020, but COVID-19 changed their plans. While many have postponed their ceremonies to next year, they have decided to broadcast their nuptials to friends and family from Doc’s Drive-In Theater later that month.
    Today we have pictures and the entire story told by brides just a couple of days after the wedding!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    BRI: “We met on a lesbian dating app called HER. Being a mother of a toddler i knew meeting someone organically at the grocery store would be merely impossible. And since I didn’t go out much due to my being a 29-year old single mom, finding a partner at a bar didn’t seem ideal either. I decided to casually download an app called HER to see what this whole online dating scene was about. After a few awkward first (and last) dates, I luckily matched with Lindsey. A blonde-haired, green-eyed single mom of twins with the most beautiful smile I’d ever seen – and someone who desperately HATES mayonnaise (according to her profile) – had no intentions of getting married, having more kids, or casually hooking up. I found myself captivated yet skeptical.

    Within 12 hours of the initial match, I asked her on our first date which just so happened to be her birthday. It was the middle of June in 2018. i asked her to an outdoor concert where we drank red wine, had deep conversations, lots of laughter, and a divine connection. I knew that night she was my person. It only took me 3 days to ask her to be my girlfriend, 5 days to tell her i loved her (in true lesbian fashion), 1 year to move in together, 13 months to propose to her, and less than two years to marry her.” 

    LINDSEY: “One in the summer of 2018, I’d had some wine. I somehow convinced my neighbor to come over and hang out with me so i wouldn’t  technically be drinking alone while the kiddos slept upstairs. After a few more glasses of wine, my neighbor gently persuaded me to give in to the world of online dating. Against my better judgment that was not present at that time, I created a profile on a dating app called HER. For two days, I would begrudgingly scroll and wince. Online dating or dating in general was not my thing. Nor did i want it to be. Apps are hard. But then the night before my birthday, I saw the most enchanting woman I’d EVER laid my eyes on. She was photographed In front of a green wall that happened to be my favorite shade of green, sitting cross-legged like the modern bad ass woman she is. I instantly thought ‘I dont know what a catfish really is, but I feel like this is that.’ However, i couldn’t keep myself from scrolling through more of her photos. She had the kindest, most beautiful brown eyes and I could see her loving heart through all her photos. Plus she was wearing the sexiest Open-road Stetson hat I’d ever seen.

    I knew I had to bring my A-game with this one. So i swiped right, after calling my neighbor to confirm the correct direction of swiping, and sent Bri a witty message that I hoped would LAND. And land.. it… did. I was 100% myself and Figured i had nothing to lose. We started our text conversation at 6am the morning of my birthday. And by 6pm that evening, I was picking her up for our first date. That night will forever be etched in my mind and heart. We were supposedly attending a concert, but I don’t remember one note that was sang or song that was played. I never believed in love at first sight until that evening. I tried to play it cool, but after hours of profound conversation, I found myself looking deep into her soul and saying ‘You are worthy. I see you. And I honor you. I respect you.’ WTF?! What had gotten into me? LOVE… I even said out loud ‘I’m in trouble.’ As the night came to an end and we parted ways, later that night we deactivated our HER accounts permanently. And we’ve been getting lost in each other ever since. Best birthday present EVER.”

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?  

    We had ALL the plans. In fact, we booked our wedding date and venue before we were even engaged. Lindsey bought her dress the day before Bri proposed, unbeknownst to her. Pre-Rona, here’s what our dream wedding was supposed to look like: 

    We were going to get married at a historic downtown Austin antique/boutique mansion called Hotel Ella on 4-10-20 aka Good Friday, because nothing says He is Risen like a good ol’ lesbian wedding. We had everything planned to a T…. The details included Gorgeous place settings, elegant linens and china, Delicious salmon/hangar steak dinner, paired with delicious wine, tasty canapés, And a menu that would make your toes curl. We had intention behind every single detail of our wedding. Not to mention hand-spun cotton candy, a carefully curated playlist for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, Dried bridal bouquets with hints of Bri’s favorite wildflowers, and the perfect arrangement of floral centerpieces.

    Every moment, every experience, every second had a purpose and profound meaning, which couldn’t have happened without the support of a team of experts collaborating with the same vision. Even as i type this, I can think of every moment since we’d spent months and months dreaming of our 10-04-20. By February, Almost every bit of the wedding planning had been completed which enabled us to spend the last few weeks of our engagement dreaming of the perfection of our day – but more importantly, the beauty of our love and marriage.  

    Meanwhile, we kept hearing more and more about this epidemic that was slowly but fiercely making its way across various parts of the world. Our anxiety continued to build with the anticipation that our day might be in jeopardy. But we held onto hope, believing that nothing would get in the way of our dream. Then, while Bri was cooking dinner for our 3 kids and i was nerding out on research about The coronavirus, I found the official Shelter-in-place Order for the city of Austin on March 25th. As I read the order and looked into it further, reality slowly began to sink in. 10-04-20 would in fact NOT be our day. I told Bri and the kids over dinner and we all reacted and responded in our own unique ways. Though we completely agreed with the order and wanted to do whatever we could to keep people safe and flatten the curve, we also selfishly wanted all of our planning and hoping and dreaming to not all be for not.  

    WHEN PLANS CHANGE..

    The days following the official order which banned all gatherings of more than 10 people, were filled with a major case of the fuckitts. We were shocked and deeply grieved by the state of the world, the pain and loss that this virus was having on us and millions of other people, and found ourselves frozen without any ability to pivot gracefully. We did what any other strong, resilient lesbian couple might do in our situation: we started eating our feelings. Once we finally realized we had to come up with a plan B, our attempts at finding a new date began – all of which failed miserably.

  • GAËTAN AND FLORIAN’S ROMANTIC FRENCH COUNTRY WEDDING

    Gaëtan and Florian planned and styled such a beautiful romantic French country wedding. It was shared with me by their videographer – super talented Julia Swell.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met each other on the internet but we didn’t speak a lot together, we need something real. Florian was at his parent’s home and came back to Paris on the 9th of March 2011. Gaetan decided to make Florian a surprise and wait him at the train station in Paris on the train platform. It was very quick because Florian must meet someone else and Gaetan must go to work, but just a kiss in the neck has done the difference. The evening, the same day, we decided to have an evening together just to talk and since this moment we never let us loose, this has gone for 9 years.  

    WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY? DID YOU STYLE IT YOURSELF?

    It was an autumn wedding and we love plants! So, we have decided to showcase green, wood, raw material, lights. Pinterest and our natural love of nature help us to get the perfect inspiration and our friends helped a lot for the DIY design. 

  • Shropshire summer outdoor wedding ceremony at the Mill Barns

    Gay wedding in Shropshire - grooms and their groomsmen

    Ceremony at the terrace, a million paper flowers and lots of laughs – a lovely DYI gay wedding photographed by our beloved duo The Dignums.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    Surely the story of about half of modern weddings – we met on line, although the website we met on doesn’t exist anymore – hopefully our relationship will last a little longer. Our first date was to Warwick Castle, one just out of hospital, the other very very hungover, both trying and failing to hide from the other how hard the stairs were. Our first kiss was there and a good few years later the proposal happened at the same spot.

  • LORNA AND ZOE’S SECRET GARDEN KENT WEDDING

    Two brides in the garden - same sex wedding at Gay Wedding Blog

    Sally Rawlins shared a beautiful lesbian wedding that is full of smiles and love and just makes me feel like summer is actually round the corner. And there are dogs in the wedding!!!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We have been together for over 3 years, and although we went to the same school, we didn’t ever cross paths! Actually we became close through a mutual friendship group and we would frequently go out clubbing together. Both os us knew there was a spark from day 1, and although we had both never been in a lesbian relationship before, we just knew it was more than a friendship. Our amazing friends ended up working their magic and helping us to pluck up the courage to go out on a first date (it was terrifying as we hadn’t come out to our families!).

    Our first date was at Thorndon Park in Brentwood, Essex – a dog walk with our boys. It was eventful and hilarious, with Charlie falling in the lake (Lorna rescued him!) and Tyson trying to eat the Gregg’s donuts Zoe had brought along. But it was absolutely perfect and we just knew that was going to be the first dog walk of many together.

  • RACHAEL & FRANCESCA’S COLORFUL LONDON STREET COUPLE SHOOT

    If you follow this blog regularly you know by now I’m a total sucker for urban scapes and love street art. It;s always an amazing backdrop for a couple shoot. These two gorgeous and totally badass women were beautifully photographed on streets of London by talented Jo of Joasis Photography. And Rachael tells us their story.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET 

    Myself & Francesca met through our work as police officers in London. Believe it or not Francesca was my mentor for the TSG- riot police! We used to have to do circuits together at the beginning of the shift to keep fit for our physically demanding role. She used to wear these fairly short pink gym shorts, she certainly got my attention! We kept it professional for a short while but on a work night out Francesca finally plucked up the courage to kiss me, we’ve hardly spent a day apart since, although we do now both work in different departments in the Police so I no longer get to see those short shorts on a daily basis ;) 

  • JOY AND TRACY’S SEASIDE WEDDING

    A seaside wedding from my corner of the world – East Sussex! I absolutely love visiting Rye and Camber beaches so seeing these wonderful women and their gorgeous smiles on dunes made me really happy. Enjoy!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met through a dating website called Gaydar Girls, I don’t think it exists anymore! We’d been chatting for about three months before we decided to meet up. It was an August bank holiday weekend,  I’d been working all day and remember rushing home scrubbing up and walk down to the beach, where we’d agreed to meet. And the rest is history. 

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY – WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    The theme was relaxed beach house party and the location was all the inspiration needed. Huge sand dunes, vast expanse of sandy beach, sea in the distance. We wanted the day to have a natural relaxed feel. Floral tones of green grasses & foliage,  with hints of dusky pink/cream roses. We styled it ourselves and it was a bug beach house party.

  • DAVID AND DAVID’S SURPRISE GLASGOW WEDDING

    Look at these two happy gentlemen in kilts! What a great Glasgow wedding, enjoy!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met almost 20 years ago through friends and being out and about in bars and clubs in Glasgow, however we didn’t ask each other out back then. With the world of social media and Facebook, having pop ups of someone you may know function we connected as friends and it led to us both catching up for a drink. And then led to a 10 year relationship.