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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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stephanie & jeannine

stephanie & jeannine

Kristin Chalmers – the raddest lady photography I know (she did my maternity & newborn photos!) – wrote, “Stephanie and Jeannine had me meet them at a condo they rented in Roxbury. We took some shots there and then a stretch limo showed up to whisk us to City Hall for our 2pm appointment. We(…)

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heidi & paula

heidi & paula

Maundy Mitchell Photography wrote, “Heidi and Paula usually start their story with “Paula was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…” Only it wasn’t really a cocktail bar, it was Foster’s Boiler Room at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, NH, and their story has a happier outcome than Human League’s song, “Don’t You(…)

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jennifer & caroline

jennifer & caroline

eKate Photography shared Jennifer and Caroline’s countryside rustic orange and gray wedding just outside of Richmond, VA.  They have SO many awesome details – from the personalized cornhole boards to the seating tags – so much creativity in this wedding!

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kirk & ryan

kirk & ryan

 Lauren Hannah Photography wrote, “Kirk & Ryan were a perfect couple to photograph: fun, handsome and adorable together. They also allowed me to experiment with some new locations and cool night shots. We spent an awesome evening together shooting in urban spots around the city (as they wanted a very modern feel for their session)(…)

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joy & bre

joy & bre

Miki Vargas Photography wrote, “Oakland, California has its share of lovely places for weddings and the beautiful Mills College Chapel is one of them. Located on a peaceful, arbor-lined street is an oasis of tranquility. I was fortunate to document Joy & Bre’s gorgeous wedding. I was really taken by all the overwhelming love and attention(…)

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john & scott

john & scott

Derek Chad Photography wrote, “John and Scott came by my booth at the LGBT Life Wedding Expo in Hillcrest. I knew I was the right photographer for them when they started taking about everything they were looking for… and even more so after they started explaining their wedding plans. I’m so excited to photograph their(…)

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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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