Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Kelly.
Jen and Meghan: Jen and I met through a mutual friend, on a whim, and not as a set up. I was a hair stylist in LA and needed a model my first week, with no notice. My friend called Jen since she worked in LA. It was not love at first site and we barely spoke. But Jen was nice enough to let me crash at her place in Long Beach while I was commuting 2 hours to the salon. I soon got a place in Long Beach (I didn’t just fall for Jen) and we began a friendship which quickly led to where we are now.
Neither of us are great planners, nor can we keep a secret, so the engagement was in our typical style! We signed the Domestic Partner papers, had them notarized at the post office, and didn’t sweat at all! We headed for a great weekend in Palm Springs, won a little money, and ended the weekend with a trip to the jewelry outlet. With bejeweled fingers we set out to plan our reception. It’s been smooth sailing from there on out, surprisingly.
Photography: Pro-Gay Vendor Holly Steen of Cakes and Kisses Wedding Photography
Posted on June 30th, 2011 by SD.
Right after the ceremony we spent a few moments alone soaking it all in. Then we headed outside to the front of the bar where we got to shoot some ‘Just Married’ photos. There were people taking photos of us on the street, which I thought was cute! I love these photos because we did it – we really did it!
Posted on June 20th, 2011 by Kelly.
Thanks to our pro-gay vendor Jennifer Williams for submitting this wedding via Two Bright Lights. It has such a classy but California feel to it.
We wanted to have an intimate Ceremony and a Reception that would be a night to remember! We chose the classic colors black and white so we could showcase the beautiful greenery inside and out of Wayfarers Glass Chapel as well as the ocean view off of the peninsula. The ceremony was set to a soundtrack of current and classic love songs that triggered the emotions of all our friends and family. The ceremony was short and sweet, and at times funny, as our ring bearer ran down the aisle with the ceramic plate we made for our rings (as opposed to the traditional pillow). It did however land safely in one of our best man’s hands as he got to the end of the aisle.
After the ceremony we opted for a toast, as opposed to a receiving line, and sent our guests over to the reception hall. We made our way over to the reception in a white vintage 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. The cocktail hour featured music by John Legend, Adele, and Michael Buble. We set up the reception inspired by an upscale lounge. We set up lounge seating areas throughout the hall with white lounge furniture, white shag rugs, and white sheers hanging from the ceiling. White calla lilies, and candles helped set the mood. Our guests sipped on our signature cocktails…Hypnotic and Sprite was the clear winner! We did the traditional first dance, family/friends toasts, mother/son dances, and cake cutting.
Posted on February 16th, 2011 by Erica.
The Celtic Cats performing during the pre-ceremony reception…
Rock n roll portraits wrapped up, Alex and I jumped back in Wyatt’s little red Nissan and headed on over to the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds! The ladies had already beat us there and we knew the guests had been arriving for the pre-ceremony reception of sweet breads (pumpkin, zucchini, apple & cinnamon) and local apple cider. Serenading the group were local band, The Celtic Cats, including my brother’s and my high school music teacher (fourth on the right) with Celtic classics and a few Siskiyou County originals.
We arrived with about 15 minutes left of the reception. I was initially a bit bummed we were missing the yummy food and the extra mingling time–but then the actual hellos started and posing for casual family photos and suddenly both Alex and I were REALLY overwhelmed! Oh! Not yet! You can’t congratulate us now!! We haven’t had the ceremony yet! Luckily, our amazing officiant, Janna, took us aside (behind a building) to wait for the ceremony to begin and we were clear of the guests well-intended, but incongruent well-wishes. From there, we had the whole view of the valley and Janna left us there for a good 5 minutes at least just to be together before we got in the line up for the walk down the aisle.