Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, This story was posted on City Pages recently about a couple who have a business filming weddings in Minnesota. They are suing the state to get rid of the law that says they can’t refuse a client based on religion, sexuality, etc. They don’t want to film same-sex weddings because…

Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, For us LGBTQ people this election may hurt us deeper than before. That’s why no matter what we must keep living and loving, and for a lot of us that means getting married! Don’t let anything stop you from planning and celebrating your love! Random Wedding thought of the week:…

5 Reasons Same-sex Destination Weddings are On The Rise Let your wanderlust guide you to paradise! Destination weddings are continuing to make strides as a more fun and unique way to exchange vows, especially amongst same-sex couples. With marriage equality at the forefront of the media, more and more LGBT couples are jetting off to…

Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, Put a little PRIDE and glitter in your wedding.  I’m not saying it has to be all rainbows and sparkly things. Let’s face it, how many people do we know that get distracted by sparkly things? Random Wedding thought of the week: Glitter kind of makes a good sunscreen. But…

To make sure the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre didn’t die in vain in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, more straight allies need to come forward and stand up for the LGBT community. Whether that be at our dinner tables, at work, on social media, when voting, or teaching our…

Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, It’s June and summer solstice is approaching fast. This is the big month for the majority of brides. So there’s no better time then now to start planning your amazing future wedding. Go to other weddings and get ideas. Well, only if you’re invited. Here are some of my summer…

Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, I just went to two weddings this summer. One on a farm in rural Minnesota, and one on a lake in rural Wisconsin. The grass was groomed like a carpet in both locations, with flowers of many kinds and colors growing around and being used for decorations. In Wisconsin, benches…

Gay Bride Diaries  Dearly Beloved, So this August is the two year anniversary of my legal marriage, and others in the states of Minnesota and Rhode Island. As you know, so much has happened for gay couples nationally since then and marriage is on everyone’s mind whether you’re with someone or not, whether you want…

On Friday, June 26, 2015 love changed the world. After decades of battle, The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that denying marriage equality was unconstitutional in all states. After multiple years and millions of dollars (that could’ve gone toward hunger, poverty, housing and medical care) same sex couples throughout the country…

Gay Bride Diaries Dearly Beloved, So same-sex marriage is legal in every state in the United States! So once you are married you can move anywhere in the U.S. and your marriage will still be recognized with the same benefits. Does that mean we should all propose to our significant others and start planning a…

“I wish we were able to plan this wedding on our own schedule” said my husband David. A statement that would definitely come from him and not me. My husband, you see, is extremely talented at, well…everything. He acts, writes, sews, cooks, bakes, decorates and even cut my hair for about the first ten years…

Twenty-two years ago I met the man of my dreams. The man with whom I knew I’d want to spend the rest of my life. It was a very natural feeling, organic almost. I just knew. If marriage equality were legal back then, I would have married him right then and there. We would wait…