LGBTQ Wedding Trends

With the Gay Pride Festival this weekend, we wanted to celebrate a few of our lovely couples we've been fortunate enough to plan weddings for and to give inspiration with trends we have noticed for same-sex couples!

Original Attire Choices  We love it when couples embrace the freedom to wear anything that fits their personal style! Of course we love wedding gowns and the traditional suit and tie, but Lawrence + Johnny looked very handsome in their casual attire.

Ceremonies in the Round  Most of our couples are choosing to modernize traditional ceremonies by having a less structured bridal party and ceremony. We see a lot of standing ceremonies where guests surround the couple and officiant, creating a very intimate setting.

Exceptional Venues  There are no limits to where you can celebrate your special day. Jason + Rodney had an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family on the Guthrie Theater's Endless Bridge, which offered gorgeous views of the Mississippi River.  Lawrence + Johnny chose to transform Studio 1414, a photography studio.

Free Flowing Receptions  Couples are moving away from formal sit-down dinners and are utilizing the same space for both a ceremony and reception without the need for a flip. This format is more intimate, requires less space and gives you the option to have food trucks or stations. 

Decor + Aesthetic  Overall, most couples want to break the mold and have unique details that speak to their long standing, committed relationships. Andrew + Brendan created a flawless wedding cake that told their love story from start to finish.

Unique Entertainment  If you're looking for a more relaxed feel, plan a reception like Lawrence + Johnny's where they included fun activities such as pool and darts.

With no set traditions for same-sex couples, we have complete freedom to create an unparalleled event and to uniquely personalize their special day.

Images 1-8  Andrew + Brendan // Pixel Posey 

Images 9-17  Lawrence + Johnny // Melissa Hesse  Rivets + Roses

Images 18-25  Jason + Rodney // Thea Volk  Rivets + Roses