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weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!

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seth & josh

seth & josh

LAD Photography shares, “Seth and Josh are a classy couple and love hiking and travel. They spent their honeymoon in London! The diamonds in Seth’s ring are Seth’s mother’s, grandmother’s, and great-grandmother’s. They choreographed their first dance, which ended in Josh giving Seth a little dip at the end. Seth’s mother gave a very personalized(…)

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crystal & kirsis

crystal & kirsis

Crystal & Kirsis were married last October at a private residence in Pennsylvania.  Photographs by Catara Carrell.

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my maternity photos

my maternity photos

So, my maternity leave ended yesterday and I’m back to my job at the hospital…  It’s been 15 weeks since my little munchkin was born and what a crazy 15 weeks it has been!  Endless and overwhelming amounts of snow in Massachusetts, combined with every single daycare sickness that is going around, has made this winter(…)

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chrissy & maegan

chrissy & maegan

Kevin Kelley Photography shares this beautiful, detail-filled wedding with us today.  So many awesome rustic details – definitely “pin-worthy”! Chrissy and Maegan’s cabin wedding at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT with lots of personal touches and eco friendly DIY. The happy couple celebrated their wedding day surrounded by friends and family with a beautiful ceremony(…)

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ed & marv

ed & marv

Jim + Kelly Photography wrote, “Ed & Marv are proof that love is love at any age. The couple, whose wedding is in March didn’t want a traditional engagement session, but rather a lifestyle session before their wedding that show how they enjoy their time in their Palm Springs home. Of course their poodle, Suzette(…)

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for real vendor: leslie barbaro photography

for real vendor: leslie barbaro photography

This week’s featured vendor is Leslie Barbaro Photography. Leslie Barbaro brings more than 15 years of experience as a professional photographer to your wedding day. She mixes a photojournalistic style with elegant, relaxed portraiture and a modern documentary approach. She has photographed a number of same-sex weddings and her work is included in “The New(…)

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joey & michael

joey & michael

Stephanie W Photography wrote, “Michael wore his dress whites while Joey chose a J.Crew suit to exchange vows at the South Carolina Aquarium located in Charleston. For the wedding party they chose classic black suits for the guys and gray long dresses for the girls. The ceremony took place on the 2nd story balcony area(…)

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Emily: wife, mother, nurse, blogger. I started this blog in 2011, shortly after my wife and i were married.I created this site to celebrate that there are real same-sex couples planning real weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!
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All real wedding photographs were shared with me by the photographers who took them. They are the copyright of the photographer, unless otherwise noted. Please do not take these images for your own use without asking permission first. If you'd like to re-share, I have provided the link back to each original photographer. For my pictures, feel free to email me. Thank you.

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