When people in Alabama find out that that my husband, our two kids and I just moved from California we get the same response. Every time. “Wow! That must be such a huge culture shock?” Well, in fact, it is. The price of fresh fruit and vegetables are ridiculously high, the humidity is off the…

We had more questions for James Engmann & his wife Connie on working with your officiant to plan your big day! What possibilities are there for the wedding ceremony itself? In Marriage Equality states, the possibilities vary greatly. If a same-sex couple is able to find a willing church and clergy member, the couple will…

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) consumer research company today released the results of a survey entitled “Same-Sex Couples: Weddings and Engagements.” Produced in partnership with The Gay Wedding Institute, the survey of over 900 couples found interesting and surprising trends as same-sex couples plan their weddings in the…

We are always pumped when we find additional proud pride allies throughout the wedding industry. We are thrilled to feature this beautiful same-sex wedding shot by Thomas Slack of Slack Photography, LLC from our “Sweet Home” Chicago. Thomas understands that equality has no gender and love has no boundaries. He shot Max and Matt’s wedding…

Marriage equality is important to the entire country because it sets the stage for the treatment of all homosexuals. I don’t want to read one more story about a young teenager committing suicide because they are ashamed of how they were born and who they are. Nothing is more heartbreaking than someone who feels so…

Pridezillas attended The Wedding Salon’s wedding tradeshow on Monday at the glamorous and historic Intercontinental Chicago. The Wedding Salon is known for planning the world’s largest luxury wedding shows and wow did they deliver. The Renaissance Ballroom was set up to make you feel like you were inside a real wedding. (A real posh wedding)…

Joseph Atkins, webmaster and editor of the Gay Dating Blog reached out to me this week to share an amazing resource with us. He regularly compiles “Top 100” lists about different LGBT dating, relationship and lifestyle topics. He just published a new resource called “Top 100 LGBT Facebook Pages.” Check out his awesome site and…

Do Amore is a company I wish I had known about when my fiancé and I were ring shopping. Every ring you purchase gives two people access to clean water for life. What a beautiful story to tell people – after you tell them your proposal story. Providing needy people the gift of clean water…

There are some things worth fighting for. For, not about. Fighting about something usually means a focus on the people or individuals, but fighting for something moves the focus away from the “who” and focuses it on the “what”. Many generations ago our forefathers fought for freedom. During the civil rights movement there was a…

Wild Basin Lodge, Commitment Ceremony, Allenspark, Colorado. The Coolest Toast from their wedding was from Kate’s dad. It was very simple yet profound, “It is my wish for you that years from now, you are able to look back on this day and realize it was the day you loved each other the least.” Allenspark,…

The Background: The new law legalizing civil unions took effect in the state of Colorado on May 1, 2013, and both Denver and Boulder began issuing licenses immediately.The doors opened at 10pm on April 30 with the first Civil Union licenses being issued at midnight on May 1st the day the bill went into effect.…