(Closed) LGBTQ sound off! I know we are out there!

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Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I feel like I am coming late to this party!!!

 

My fiance and I are getting married on June 13th!! We are at the 1 month to go countdown.

We are having a small wedding of 60 people at a heritage home in a park outside of Vancouver. The ceremony will be outdoors and the reception is in the hertiage house.

 

We will both be rocking 1950’s style tea length dresses, she is wearing white and I am wearing ivory with gold lace.

 

This is quite a non traditional wedding.We have a color pallette of pastels and gold accents. There is lots of DIY to get our personalities and likes in there. Our table numbers are vintage books with cat sillouhetes on them 🙂 There are action figures and toys from our childhoods with the center pieces. Wonder woman and unicorns have a proud place on our head table. 

A friend of ours is doing our ceremony and then we will have a commisioner present only to sign our marriage certificate. 

I feel like I am rambling, can you tell that I am excited??

 

I am so happy to see this post here.

Post # 47
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11 posts
Newbee

We are getting married March 12, 2016. Sooo excited! Hello friends! 

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Post # 48
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

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girlwonder83:  just realied that you are getting married just across the water from me, TODAY! congratulations! <3

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

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avlwedding:  we’re getting married in Victoria, BC (we are binational, and live both in Canada and the States) on August 5th, 2017! we have our venue, our colors (shades of green, dove grey, blush, and a pop or two of blackberry), and will be getting our photographer and catering figured out before September. we’re aiming for a “romantic garden party” vibe, with lawn games in an orchard, BBQ or family style food, and an open bar (because let’s be real, we like booze.)

we’ve been engaged for almost a month and I just now am starting to feel like it’s real. 🙂

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Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My wife and I just got married on June 12th. It was such a beautiful day and exceeded our expectations <3 We’ve been together for just over four years now. So happy to see this post!

Post # 51
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Hi, I am not in the community but as an ally I would just like to say congratulations to you all on your happiness!

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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havenspartyof2:  Hey there! I just wanted to mention that me and my fiancée are also a Canadian/US binational couple and we are also have a “garden-party” themed wedding! You guys look great together 🙂

Post # 53
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8 posts
Newbee

Soooo incredibly happy for you! I too will be marrying my same sex partner of 4 years!

Post # 54
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26 posts
Newbee

I am a girl who used to identify myself as a lesbian. Now I don’t really think it matters because I’ve met the love of my life, and he is a transman. I’m so excited that the laws for equal marriage have passed, so that if he still can’t get his gender marker changed by next August, we will still be able to get officially married.

We are getting married at a Ruritan Club in the country near Virginia Beach. Mostly outside, laid back but not too informal. So stoked!

Post # 55
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34 posts
Newbee

Hello! IDK if this is still an active board, but thought I’d comment anyway. I’m bisexual and nonbinary, and my Fiance, K, is bisexual and a trans man. We’ve been together for five years, and we’re getting married next summer.

Post # 56
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481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

Binational bi-les couple here. We got started on paperwork almost as soon as DOMA was overturned and us same-sex couples could apply for fiancee visas. We already married due to the time concerns.

Together for 11 years, 10 of it unable to marry in either of our countries. Phwew.

Post # 57
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Such sweet pics, damn this board has some really beautiful people!

Bi getting married… received a bit like schrodinger’s bisexual ( once you “open the box”, the cat’s either gay or straight!) and tired of dealing with comments like that from people that I’m out to. Committed relarionship doesn’t change ypur sexuality…

Post # 58
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My partner and I have been together for 10 years this January, and we are planning a wedding for October of next year. So excited!! It was also be outdoors, by a lake at a state park. 

Post # 59
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Hi guys! Wow, I’m all teary-eyed after reading all the beautiful stories and seeing all the beautiful pics!

My Fiance and I both identify as women, although she is, well, genderqueer is the best term we’ve been able to find.  (She likes to half-joke that she’s part male.) I’m 40, and she’s five years younger. We’ve been together about 4.5 years now.

We met when we were both recovering from serious heartbreak, and so took things really slow. We began dating in May ’11, then officially became a couple in Feb. ’12. She bought a condo a few months later, and my apartment lease was up a couple of months after that, so she invited me to move in. We had the usual fights that starting to live together often brings, and both of us had baggage making things worse.

I proposed to her after one fight, about a year into living together, because I wanted her to see I wasn’t going to leave her as her ex had; I gave her my mom’s wedding band, and she accepted and gave me her class ring. But she continued to have insecurities, and during another fight I told her maybe we should just call off the engagement for now and she could let me know when she was ready for it again.

And lo and behold, we stuck through it, gradually improved our communication, fought less, life got better, and this past July she took me to a very fancy dinner and pulled out a BEAUTIFUL trillion-cut solitaire. 

It is fascinating to me how much our relationship has improved since that day. I guess it must be the greater security in each other’s devotion and commitment.

We’re still trying to pick a date! We want to wait at least a year and a half, in part to have time to plan and save, and in part for other practical reasons. We want to do the ceremony outdoors in a natural setting, and the reception indoors. We’re considering renting a large house with a beautiful yard for this. But obviously, time of year is important for an outdoor ceremony. We’re in California, and an outdoor wedding we just went to in October was unbearably hot. And then there’s the date of our anniversary – it’d be nice not to have it too close to any major holidays, such as Christmas, and we both have spring birthdays.

And now that I’ve written that out, I’m thinking early November might be just the time! And hey, if it rains, that’s just good luck, right? 😉

Post # 60
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645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am not trying to offend with my question here so please don’t take it that way. It’s just something I’ve noticed and genuinely wondered about. I am straight by the way. 

I’ve noticed that lesbian couples tend to have one of them in a suit and one in a dress. Not always, but often. If you are attracted to women, why does one essentially dress like a groom rather than both of you being brides? I’m not talking about wearing elegant pantsuits, but I’ve seen women wearing essentially tuxedoes. 

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