12 Marriage Quotes to Consider for Wedding Toasts & Speeches

12 Marriage Quotes to Consider for Wedding Toasts & Speeches

The big day is coming, the day two loving hearts start beating as one! Which means it’s high time to consider what exactly you are going to say in your wedding toast. The question that worries the most speakers at an LGBTQ+ ceremony — what quotes should you use?

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17 Dark and Moody Fall Wedding Dresses from BHLDN Under $400

17 Dark and Moody Fall Wedding Dresses from BHLDN Under $400

We love to see people who choose to rock non-traditional wedding dresses, and one of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd is to wear a non-white wedding dress. Not only can you make a huge impact with your non-white gown or dress, but you also stand to save a lot of money in the process, as non-white dresses tend to be significantly less expensive than their white counterparts.

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Samantha + English's Puptastic Same-Sex Newlywed Portraits in Columbia, SC

Samantha + English's Puptastic Same-Sex Newlywed Portraits in Columbia, SC

English and Sam decided to bring along their two dogs during their session for photos of all of them together as a family. If you know me, you know that I am always happy when my clients bring along their fur babies. English and Samantha's pups, Kerwin and Zoe, wore a matching bandanna and bowtie set, and rocked out their photos with the couple

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6 Things to Include in a Killer Welcome Bag for Your Guests

6 Things to Include in a Killer Welcome Bag for Your Guests

Welcome bags can include just about anything, but they are a major cause of waste in weddings. That’s why we encourage you to be extra thoughtful about which items you include. Here are 6 items that are sure to make your welcome bags fun and super useful to your guests!

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7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

The big to do’s come easy when you first get engaged — set a date, find a place to get married, and book someone to feed everyone — but what most people don’t realize is that the minor details they forget to mention to their wedding day team can actually make or break your celebration.

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Cisgender Hetero Couple? Here Are 5 Ways to Still Support LGBTQIA+ Visibility on Your Wedding Day

Cisgender Hetero Couple? Here Are 5 Ways to Still Support LGBTQIA+ Visibility on Your Wedding Day

If you and your partner are two cisgender hetero people planning your wedding day, you may think that supporting LGBTQIA+ rights and promoting LGBTQIA+ visibility doesn’t have a place in your wedding, but the truth is there are lots of ways to still support your LGBTQIA+ friends and family on your wedding day!

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10 Stylish Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party

10 Stylish Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party

If you're looking for gifts for your wedding party that aren't going to wind up in a landfill next year, these ten wedding party gift ideas, thoughtfully curated, are sure to be a hit.

Pick one or or two things to gift along the way, or stuff a tote bag (there's one listed here) full of everything for an over-the-top gift bag to present to the folks who are getting you through.

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A Fairytale Wedding in Vero Beach, FL: Samantha + Stephanie

A Fairytale Wedding in Vero Beach, FL: Samantha + Stephanie

We have always wanted a fairytale wedding. Our thing is Peter Pan, so when we found the venue in a secret garden with all these magical lights, we knew we had to stick with it and create our own fairytale in our very own secret garden under the stars. The venue was a total accident. I was looking up photographers and saw the venue as part of a styled shoot, and Sam fell in love. I like navy blue, and I’m not sure how we landed on blush, maroon, and gold, but it worked out very well for our fall wedding.

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A Farm Wedding at the Circle Oak Ranch in Fallbrook, CA: Casper + Ulises

A Farm Wedding at the Circle Oak Ranch in Fallbrook, CA: Casper + Ulises

The couple told me they were looking for a venue with a rustic ranch theme, and found it in the Circle Oak Ranch. They viewed the photos online, and immediately scheduled a visit. They knew instantly that it was the place they were going to get married. 

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Styled Shoot // Love Out Loud in Parker, CO

Styled Shoot // Love Out Loud in Parker, CO

Candice and Kaitlyn are a real couple who are engaged and preparing to walk down the aisle. They dub themselves "Muscles and Mouse," and as you can see, live up to the playful, loving couple that the nicknames imply. Inspired by the historic school house, we went with an art inspired theme. The shoot is colorful, bright, and abstract to show that you can be bold in expressing yourself while celebrating life and love.

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A Foggy Just Because Session in Cameron Lake, BC, Canada: Camilla + Ked

A Foggy Just Because Session in Cameron Lake, BC, Canada: Camilla + Ked

We’ve known each other since high school without ever officially meeting. Life took us in different directions, although we both knew about each other from mutual friends. In university, we both took a Psychology of Sexuality course and truly met there.

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Mark Maya Photography Is Ready to Capture Your Wedding with Honesty, Vision, and Love

Mark Maya Photography Is Ready to Capture Your Wedding with Honesty, Vision, and Love

Along my journey, I've shared each and every detail about what I've learned with my clients, other photographers, friends, and family. The result has been the forming of an honest community of creative people that have used my stories and experiences to grow and create their own.

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Lovers in Havana: Felix + Ishak

Lovers in Havana: Felix + Ishak

To meet Felix (floral jacket) and Ishak (black jacket) is to meet vibrant electricity in a colorful place. You can't help but to feel happiness and excitement when you're in their presence. We shot in the streets of Havana at 7am and it was nothing short of early morning magic. And even better for them: they got on a plane to Paris later that evening for what would be Felix's first time out of his home country! During the entire shoot all we did was laugh and it was easy to see their genuine love for one another. Their energy was contagious!

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