Boulder, COLORADO :: Melissa & Eric :: Vintage Vibe // Real Wedding

:: Vintage Vibe ::

Submitted & photographed by :: Amanda Baker Photography

Melissa & Eric shared an intimate day with close friends and family at the Rembrandt Yard in Boulder, Colorado. Melissa wore her Grandmother’s wedding dress, that had had a few alterations to make it a touch more modern. Her wedding party wore simple lavender dresses and the gentlemen were dressed simply in a nice button-up and slacks.

I would describe the wedding as boho-chic with a flare of a vintage vibe. The art gallery was adorned in vintage place settings, with mismatched plates and glassware for the reception. The gallery served as their ceremony site, and reception site. They had a simple dinner and an AMAZING dessert bar.

While we ran into some weather, their spirits never faltered.They laughed, smiled, and got the party started by taking shots of whiskey and vodka!

I felt like part of the family by the end of the wedding.

DISTINCTIONS

Boho-Chic. Vintage Vibe. Grandmother’s Wedding Dress.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: Amanda Baker Photography
Day of Coordinator :: Kimberly Rose Events
Catering :: Greens Point Catering
Venue :: Rembrandt Yard
DJ :: DJ Perry
Apparel :: Re-designed by Donna Beth Creations

LOCATION

Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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Minneapolis, MINNESOTA :: Erin & Liberty :: Rock Solid // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Rock Solid ::

Submitted by :: {MRSter Approved} Life Design Events
Photographed by :: Bethany Meister

What can I say about these two? I can’t begin to explain to you the enormous amount of love between them.

The celebration, the joy and the excitement of them finally joining their love legally in front of an incredibly supportive group of people that adored them deeply was contagious. I immediately felt like a part of their group and soon became one of the many ‘sisters’ within the extended family of friends.

After 10 years dedicated to each other and alongside their daughter Ivy, Erin and Liberty tied the knot and grasped tightly to the right of marriage. As outspoken Minnesota LBGTQ activists and grand supporters of MRSter, they really understood and desired to invest in their wedding day. The trust they gave us as their wedding planners and event designers opened the door for so many amazing touches to their special day. With details of floral, gifts, food, booze, the right DJ, humor and love, they created an evening like no other.

The love between Liberty and Erin is a love you can only aspire to attain after gallons of jet fuel, after hours of hard work, after many measures of music, and after years of gazing deeply into each others eyes. This wedding was not just a celebration of their decade to each other, but a huge embrace of their love and their family.

Thank you, Liberty and Erin. You both are such giving, deep, loving and genuine spirits and your wedding day was that as well.

PSSTT :: If you missed their ‘Rainy Day Romance’ engagement session, click here to take a peek!

DISTINCTIONS

Decade of Love. LGBTQ Activists. Beautiful Love.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: Bethany Meister
Event Planning & Event Design :: {MRSter ApprovedLife Design Events 
Venue :: Columbia Manor
Hotel :: The Grand Hotel
Ceremony Trio :: Witherspoon String Trio
Catering :: Chow Girls Killer Catering
DJ :: Michael Gray
Florist :: Ashley Fox Designs
Officiant :: Marie Alexander
Rentals :: Apres Party
Photo Booth :: The Photo Booth Group
Transportation :: Eclipse Cars
Vocalist :: Noelle

LOCATION

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Phoenix, ARIZONA :: Kishia & Jen :: Colorful Farm Wedding // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Colorful Farm Wedding ::

Photographed & Submitted by :: {MRSter ApprovedAlyssa Campbell Photography

Kishia and Jen wanted a beautiful outdoor casual morning celebration of their love and {MRSter Approved} The Farm at South Mountain couldn’t have been a better backdrop to their day. They had musician friends playing guitar and singing throughout the day, including a special song sung during the ceremony. Both Kishia and Jen’s daughters were in the ceremony, and two friends married them and did a fabulous job with the ceremony.

I could see Kishia and Jen’s love for their tribe throughout the wedding. I loved the moment right before the kiss where the officiant made the two wait for the big moment, causing hearty laughs from Kishia, Jen and their guests before he finally let them have their kiss to seal the deal!

It was such an honor to document their joy-filled, colorful wedding and Jen and Kishia were so open and warm and joyful.

DISTINCTIONS

Colorful. Friends & Family. Beautiful Brides.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: {MRSter Approved} Alyssa Campbell Photography
Venue :: {MRSter ApprovedThe Farm at South Mountain
Catering :: {MRSter Approved} Santa Barbara Catering
Floral :: Crazy Daisies Flowers

LOCATION

Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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Alberta, CANADA :: Mandi & Katherine :: Love In The Canadian Rockies // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Love In The Canadian Rockies ::

Submitted and photographed by :: {MRSter Approved} Lauren Hannah Photography

Thinking back to this beautiful wedding at Jasper Park Lodge makes my heart happy. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect wedding day to photograph: two beautiful brides, mountain landscape and soooo much love in the air!

Katherine and Mandi’s relaxed wedding day brought together rustic DIY elements and the simple elegance of the mountains. They used the setting of the Rockies as their inspiration for the decor as they both have a love for the outdoors and often visit Jasper on vacation.

The Brides had this to say: “We both agree that our favourite moments were when Mandi saw me walking towards her and me seeing Mandi for the first time walking down to her. Then us walking out to James Brown as wives and pretty much the whole day!”

DISTINCTIONS

Breathtaking Views. Beautiful Brides. DIY Décor.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: {MRSter Approved} Lauren Hannah Photography
Venue :: Jasper Park Lodge
Cake :: Bear Paw Bakery
Floral :: All About Flowers
Apparel {Mandi} :: Delica Bridal
Apparel {Katherine} :: Pure Bridal
Apparel {Bridesmaids} :: Delica Bridal
Apparel {Suit} :: Tip Top Tailors
DJ :: Jasper’s Alpine Music

LOCATION

Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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Saint Paul, MINNESOTA :: Rachel & Laura :: Nerdy Nuptials // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Nerdy Nuptials ::

Photographed by :: Melissa of Rivets and Roses

Rachel and Laura had a charming St. Paul, Minnesota wedding that took place in Irvine Park, and the reception followed across the street at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

They incorporated all things they love in to their special day, which included; Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter! All of the details they put into their wedding complimented the locations perfectly, and signified their relationship.

It was a perfect day for the two of them, and it felt as if you had just entered the world that they share together. Beautiful.

DISTINCTIONS

Rainbow Converse. Dinosaurs. Two Brides.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: Melissa of Rivets and Roses
Venue {Ceremony} :: Irvine Park
Venue {Reception} :: Science Museum of Minnesota

LOCATION

Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Wanaka, NEW ZEALAND :: Jen & Kara :: Love & Lace // Real LGBT Wedding

:: Love & Lace ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Nina Henderson Photography

From the moment I met Jen and Kara I could feel the strong love this couple shared!  Australian based they decided to jump over to New Zealand and get married in Wanaka.

Fun loving, thoughtful, caring and beautiful women are just some of the words that come to mind to describe these two!

Set amongst the stunning venue of The Olive Grove this wedding was just gorgeous! I had so much fun with them and their bridal party and was so honoured to be part of their special day.

Distinctions

Lace. Love. Views.

The Professionals

Photography :: Nina Henderson Photography
Venue (Ceremony) :: The Olive Grove
Venue (Reception) :: PEAK Functions
Hair :: Shannon of Studio 9305
Makeup :: Gena Bagley Freelance Makeup Artist
Floral :: Crimson – Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow
Celebrant :: George Konia
Music (Ceremony) :: Anna van Riel Music

Location

Wanaka, New Zealand

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Beaumont, CALIFORNIA :: Susana & Skye :: Intimate Backyard Wedding // Real LGBT Wedding

:: Intimate Backyard Wedding ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Milisa of Love with Flare Photography

Susana and Skye wanted a very intimate and cozy wedding to celebrate their love.  Close family and friends gathered in their very own backyard to witness these two amazing ladies say I do… they even FaceTimed in Skye’s brother during the ceremony! The reception was held inside their home and guests dined amongst candlelight and indulged on hot soup to warm them from the chill outside.  Each soup was homemade by the couple and family members and there were homemade treats to munch on throughout the reception.

The evening could not have been cozier or more filled with love.

Distinctions

Converse. Floral Crown. Female Suit. Backyard.

The Professionals

Photographer :: Love with Flare Photography

Location

Beaumont, California.

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ARIZONA :: Magnificent Obsession // Styled Shoot

:: Magnificent Obsession ::

Submitted by :: Malori Maeva of Hoot & Holler

This shoot was all about capturing a really simple, straightforward kind of love. The idea was that two gorgeous women ran away to the woods to elope in an intimate ceremony. An officiant presided over the styled ceremony then the ladies had a quiet, cozy night in – the first of their married life. The next morning, they took time to cook a hearty breakfast and enjoyed it on the patio of the cabin in the crisp morning air. This shoot was about love. We hope it’s just as inspirational for your big day as it was to create!

Distinctions

Styled Shoot. Simple Love. Same-sex Elopement.

The Professionals

Photography :: Amy Frances Photography
Submitted and Florals by :: Hoot & Holler
Hair and Makeup :: Normadic Arte
Catering :: Brendan McCaskey – Jar of Buttons
Models :: Sara Jihan Fassil and Taylor Miller
Apparel (Dresses) :: Katie Jean Designs
Apparel (Shirts) :: Hello Apparel

Location

Arizona

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Jon & Senate :: Industrial Elegance :: Downtown Minneapolis // Real Wedding

:: Industrial Elegance ::

Submitted by :: Ryan Stadler of Rivets & Roses

Jon and Senate had their wedding at the Mill City Museum in Downtown, Minneapolis. The environment was industrial, and had hints of elegance in the ceremony and reception. Their reception was filled with powerful speeches, and an energetic crowd that was ready to dance the night away in celebration of the newlywed couple. The city lights lit the night sky and set the mood for the remainder of the evening.

Distinctions

Industrial, Elegant, Energetic, City

The Professionals

Venue: Mill City Museum
Submitted and Photographed by: Ryan Stadler of Rivets & Roses

Location

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

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