Milwaukee, WISCONSIN :: Ken & Jay :: Home Is Where The Heart Is // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Home Is Where The Heart Is ::

Photographed & Submitted by :: {MRSter ApprovedReminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam

Ken & Jay recently got married in Boston, MA, where the two of them live. Having so much love for their family and friends, they decided to have two wedding receptions, one in each of their home states: Wisconsin and Rhode Island. We were lucky enough to be the photographers for their celebration at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the day couldn’t have gone any better!

We met up with the two handsome grooms in Café Calatrava, where some finishing touches were being made to their reception decor, and they helped each other with their bow ties- so sweet! Then we made our way around the stunning, modern museum to capture some portraits of the newlyweds. Windhover Hall, as well as all the other inspiring architectural elements, made the perfect backdrop. They were so sweet with each other, and we could tell what a wonderful pair they are.

Soon they joined their family and friends for some pictures before heading to cocktail hour. The details came together perfectly, including a cleverly illustrated menu, Jeopardy game instructions, custom place settings, etc. They also made donations in honor of their guests to Autism Speaks and the National Kidney Foundation.

Everyone enjoyed taking in the views of the Milwaukee cityscape and lakefront before it was time for dinner. Afterward, some really thoughtful, touching speeches and toasts were made. Then guests were treated to an absolutely amazing video montage that told Ken & Jay’s story, beautifully illustrated their relationship and concluded with their ceremony (cue tears of joy filling the room).

Since the two of them love playing games, they presented a game of Jeopardy for everyone to partake! It was so clever, and we loved capturing their guests having so much fun! Afterward, Ken & Jay were welcomed to the dance floor for their First Dance as newlyweds. And throughout the evening, the talented band kept the dance floor packed! Everyone was having a blast watching the band, decorating themselves with glow-sticks and dancing the night away! What a party!

DISTINCTIONS

Home State Celebrations. Game Night. Architecture.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: {MRSter ApprovedReminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam
Venue :: Milwaukee Art Museum
Catering :: Café Calatrava
Band :: Chicago Diamond Trio

LOCATION

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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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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Alberta, CANADA :: Kirk & Ryan :: Love Is All Around // Real LGBT Wedding

:: Love Is All Around ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Lauren Garcia of Lauren Hannah Photography

From Kirk (Groom):

We wanted to have a small wedding and we were really in love with the idea of having an intimate venue that made us feel cozy and “close” to the people we’d invited. The people we invited were those that were most close to us and that had an impact on us as a couple. The people that really supported and helped us.

We wanted a day that wasn’t only about celebrating our wedding, but also thanking the people we love for being a part of our lives together. We also liked the idea of having a more rustic feeling event and wanted a simple day in terms of venue. That’s what really led us to the Fort. I had been to a wedding there many years before and have always had it at the back of my mind as a venue. In the end it worked perfectly and we had an amazing day surrounded by our closest friends and family.

Distinctions

Cozy. Rustic. Love. Kilt.

The Professionals

Photographer :: Lauren Hannah Photography
Reception Venue :: Fort Edmonton Park
Decor :: Cory Christopher
Cake :: The Clever Rabbit
Apparel (Ryan) :: Moores Clothing
Apparel (Kirk) :: The Scottish Import Store (The kilt was inherited from his uncle and the jacket was a gift from a friend)
Favors :: Ryan’s Mom made almond rocha to put in the little boxes
Rings :: Al-Brite Jewelery Manufacturers
Caterer :: Elizabethan Catering

Location

Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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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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