• ADAM AND ANDREW’S LEEDS WEDDING

    Today we have a super chilled city Leeds wedding and a fantastic documentary photography by Tim Dunk.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met at a courtyard party in Leeds. Andrews friend approached Adam to say he liked him but that night we did not talk as Adam was hosting night with friends from Manchester.  After this we became friends on Facebook and started to date. 

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

    The wedding day was a mixture of two things one was the city of Leeds and the other was in one of the UK’s largest city parks Roundhay park. We wanted the first venue at the Hilton hotel to reflect how we met and I our love for the city life. Then the second venue we at the Roundhay to reflect both of our background of growing up in the countryside and our love for water such as beaches and lakes. 

  • MILAN AND JAI’S MODERN INDIAN WEDDING

    These two lovely gentlemen planned a fantastic elegant and modern Indian wedding in London. I absolutely love all the colours!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met through Grindr, the dating app. We went for a drink and a vegetarian meal after discovering how much we had in common. We are both first-generation British Indians and practicing Hindus. Our grandmothers were good friends and, as children, we attended the same ceremonies and weddings. It felt like fate!

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

    We wanted to incorporate our Indian heritage into the design of the wedding, however wanted to ensure it was executed in a modern and stylish way. Therefore our theme was regal with pops of colour. The majestic Main Hall at Banqueting House was the perfect backdrop to incorporate elements of majestic India. The drinks reception resembled luxury palaces of Rajasthan with gold guilted poseur tables and bar stools accompanied by Great Hire’s Santa Monica furniture with bright cushions and stunning Jewel tone florals by Simon Lycett. The Main Hall was split in half by parasols which enhanced the vibrant Indian theme. 

    At dinner, the colour-pop theme continued. Contrasting use of light grey linen, gold & grey chandelle chairs with mirror tops was the base for the explosion of colour with different napkin colours placed around the table, accompanied by high and low arrangements in rich and regal shades to compliment the Rubens ceiling. Each guest also received a personalised gold mirror acrylic name place created using our monogram design. 

    Often it’s the biggest challenge finding the right suppliers for your wedding. From the caterers and florist to production and the choice of entertainment, the palace has an accredited list of suppliers which made it very easy for us to choose. The chosen caterer was flexible in creating a bespoke Indian menu, Simon Lycett our florist totally understood and delivered our vision and we could trust them all to manage all elements of the day.

    Wise Productions projected our monogram on the palace walls and created floor plans and lighting design for our party.

  • ADAM AND DANIEL’S MULTICULTURAL CASTLE WEDDING AT HORSLEY TOWERS

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    Daniel and I like to think we have quite the little love story, but it certainly wasn’t without its challenges. We met at a houseparty, and to this day we both remember feeling something we hadn’t really felt before. A connection we couldn’t explain.

    We continued to meet after the house party and found we fell for each other hard and fast, but there was a constant cloud hanging over us which was the fact that Daniel would finish his studies at university in a couple of months and had to return to Cuba. We tried to ignore the feelings we had knowing it couldn’t work out. A month after meeting I had a very serious health scare in hospital. It changed my perspective, I realised what was important, and convinced Daniel to move in – knowing he had to leave in 2 months. 

    When Daniel left the UK it was incredibly hard. We had immigration experts tell us to give up and that we couldn’t be together again. We ignored the odds and fought hard to be together, with many sleepless nights trying to find options. I flew to Cuba to spend some time with Daniel, since there was almost no internet there, and not being able to communicate with each other made it even more difficult. Eventually Daniel was able to come back to the UK on business for a British fashion magazine. We lived together for a further 6 months, and at the end Daniel proposed to me in the middle of Trafalgar Square, surprising me with all of my friends holding gold balloons spelling “Marry Me” in front of a huge crowd. It was an incredible moment we will never forget. 

  • KYLE AND DAVID’S HIGHFIELD HALL WEDDING

    Sun is shining, sunflowers and smiles everywhere – what a wonderful day for this Highfield Hall wedding.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We were society friends in university. Then became best friends very quickly. Everyone else said it was obvious that we should be a couple but I couldn’t see it at the time. Davy fancied me first and after a while I started to see him differently, beyond friends and someone I wanted to spend all of my time with as I was falling in love.

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

    We wanted a wedding day like our life together. Relaxed, full of food and hilarious. It was a glorious sunny day in June, the only one after two weeks of rain. We had a colour scheme of yellow and green with a variety of personal items and references to our interests. Everything was provided either by friends and family or the venue.

  • 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.