Brides in straight weddings struggle over wedding party attire all the time. Should the bride let the girls choose their own dresses? Maybe all the same color but not the same style? Does it have to flatter everybody? What length and fabric? So many choices. The guys suffer silently realizing that unless the groom wants…

Oh, this one still makes me teary. This isn’t just an ordinary mother-son dance at a wedding. This was from a same sex wedding, and this groom was from a very “religious” family – and no one – NO ONE from his side of the family came to the wedding. Just broke my heart for…

Rocky & Linda have been together for over 6 years and are engaged to be married this year in Chicago. Rocky is the CEO of StudTheory.com, a blog that reaches a larger audience of studs across the globe. Their mission is to help provide an expansive view of the Stud Lifestyle. She shared with us…

During this slow time of the year I have the time to focus on some personal photography projects. One of those projects is to scan old negatives from my film days, and I’m finding some real gems that have never even been printed! I think I took a quick glance at the images once the…

Co-ed wedding showers became popular in the early 1980s, and started out mostly as theme build-a-bar parties for the lucky couple. Each invitee was assigned a specific bottle of booze to bring, plus whatever other little nifty bar necessity they’d deemed invaluable on their own bar at home. Over the years, the themes have broadened…

One of the things I miss most about living in Massachusetts is photographing same sex weddings. However, little by little, state by state, gay weddings are happening whether or not they are legally recognized by the individual state. With Washington, D.C. an afternoon’s drive away (where same sex marriage is recognized), I’m seeing more and…

I get frustrated with gay and lesbian clients who argue with each other over whether they should have certain traditional elements as a part of their wedding. They’re usually arguing about what other people will think of their decision. Forget that! (main image credit: newly-weds Mr. & Mr. Garrett & David Enland-Rock, married on Vieques…

Pridezillas attended the Chicago HRC Gala on Saturday November 16th at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. There were over 900 attendees and it was a historical and emotional night as just weeks prior Illinois became the 15th state in the nation to adopt full marriage equality for every same sex couple. Governor Pat Quinn, State…

Pridezillas attended the March on Springfield on Tuesday, October 24th to support our LGBT friends and family in their fight to win marriage equality. We are hopeful that Illinois will be the 15th state in our nation to legalize love. The speakers were powerful, the performers were inspirational and the message was clear: Illinois can’t…

Gay Vanity Affair, a gay and lesbian wedding show is taking place on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 from 11am-4pm in San Francisco. Tickets are $25 each and The Bently Reserve is hosting the event. For more details on purchasing tickets, the list of exhibitors and to learn more about Gay Vanity Fair visit, www.gayvanityfair.com.

Pridezillas is celebrating the historical news! Illinois became the 15th state to allow same-sex marriage. The vote passed the Illinois House by a margin of 61-54. The marriage equality law was supported by businesses such as Groupon, religious leaders such as United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck, elected leaders such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President…

Recently a gay male friend asked my opinon on whether or not to create a honeymoon registry. He and his partner have lived together for over 5 years and they felt that they didn’t need a ton of household items that a younger or newer couple need. Plus they were planning on doing a traditional…