Emma & Amy’s Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Emma and Amy’s engagement was more than a pledge of love – it was life affirming. Emma talks coming out, the death of her best friend, and meeting the love of her life.

The Lowdown

Where: Bideford, Devon
Theme: Yin and Yang & Skull
Photographer: mrsjutson.com

Emma and Amy’s engagement was more than a pledge of love – it was life affirming. Emma shares her side of the story and talks about coming out, the death of her best friend, and meeting the love of her life.

“Fact is I’ve met the love of my life and she has changed everything.

“On 24th July 2016 (my birthday) Amy, took me away to Bideford for the night. Little did I know that she had a custom made ring, from Philadelphia, which she ordered in February and she was going to propose. Marriage, on coming out, was something I had accepted would never happen for me. My family would never get their head round it. But since meeting Amy everything changed for me.

“Over 6 months she and her dad had made light up carnival letters spelling ‘Marry Me’. Amy’s dad delivered them and set them up when we were at dinner. I had a lush day, but right at the last minute Amy asked me to come outside with her. When I went outside, she was on one knee with the carnival letters spelling out her intention! It was the most amazing and mind blowing surprise.

“Of course I said yes!! Next was to tell the world, but mainly my family. They are everything for me, and I was confident but worried as none of this has been easy for them. I then find out from Amy that everyone knew about it. She had called my parents for permission, they were all in on it! 🙂

“I met Amy in April 2015 on plenty of fish. I instantly loved her, but my family were still coming to terms with me being gay so kept it to myself for a while.

“Coming out is never easy, and my family were amazing, however it was still alot for them to get thier heads around. I explained this to Amy and she insisted everything will be fine and she will fix it. After just a month of dating Amy, something happened to devastate my world. My best friend and practically my sister, Katie, died suddenly in a car crash.

“When I found out we were at a festival in Newquay, my parents still didn’t know about Amy. At 1AM I recived a phone call from the police. I was mortified. Amy rang my parents, explained what happened, bundled me in the car and drove me 8 hours through the night to Yorkshire, where my parents lived. I couldnt function. I do not remember any of this night past getting the phone call. I felt like my world had ended. All I wanted was my mum and Amy made that happen for me.

“This was the first time Amy met my parents and instantly it was all ok. They loved her and she loved them. It was bitter sweet for me though. Everything that I ever wanted was happening for me, but I couldn’t be happy. My best friend had just died.

“I tried to push her away, I told her to leave and that I would never be the same again. But she refused. She stood my me through some awful times. For a relationship of just 1 month to stand this test, I knew.

“Amy has taught me to live my life for me. Something Katie always tried to teach me but I never listened.

“I see so many character traits in Amy that Katie had. I just know that they would have loved each other. The ways in which Amy has supported me through everything is mind blowing. I will never know how such a patient, caring, loving and beautiful soul even exists, never mind in my life as my finance.

“Now we are getting married on 10th August 2017, in front of all my family and friends and have Katie’s Niece as my bridesmaid. Our amazingly talented wedding photographer Mrs Jutson and wedding stylist from The Wedding Hub in Plymouth has captured ‘us’ perfectly. We are getting married at Ocean Kave and have a yin yang/ skull theme through out.

“I can’t wait to marry Amy! I’m so lucky it’s unreal! I don’t no what I did to deserve her. But I now thank the lord that I’m gay……because of her.”

Cougar Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Fit Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Skull and Engagement Ring Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Yin Yang Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Lip Kiss Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian EngagementGuitar and Skull Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Cuddle Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

dOG Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Walking on Beach with Dog Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian EngagementForehead Kiss Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Sun drenched sitting on Beach with Dog Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Skulls and frame Emily and Amy Engagement Photography and copyright Mrs Jutson Photography via The Gay Wedding Guide - Emma & Amy's Ying & Yang Beach Lesbian Engagement

Photography Credits Mrs Jutson Wedding Photography

Want a brilliant photographer to capture your wedding or engagement? View our recommendations.

Want a wedding or engagement videographer or photographer you can trust? Find great photographers, videographers, cake makers and other recommended suppliers who actively want to work with you in our gay wedding directory. Use the filters to help you narrow your search…

Share the love

Or are you a photographer who wants to showcase gay, lesbian or queer+ wedding photos you’ve taken? Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

You may also like...

Michael and Gordon’s Brighton Gay Wedding

They met in Cologne, and married 10 years later in Brighton. The sun smiled down on them on their wedding day – this is their story…

Read More →

Kaycee and Kim’s San Diego Lesbian Wedding

Kaycee and Kim’s black and white theme, mixed with customised denim jackets, a cliff top location and San Diego’s DIY wedding venue Brick SD, made it achingly hip and romantic at the same time.

Read More →

Jake & Ryan’s Cheshire Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Stanneylands Hotel, CheshireTheme: Traditional and InformalPhotographer: KJ Photography They met in a nightclub, caught each other’s eyes and saw each other every …

Read More →

Phil & Leo’s Country House Gay Wedding

They made their introductions on Grindr, chatted for a month and after just under two and a half years, Phil and Leo got married. This is their love story…

Read More →

Tasmin and Cory’s White Gay Wedding

At the Villa Di Felicita, in Tyler, Texas (they were married in Morgantown, WV), Tasmin and Cory tied the knot with a striking black and white wedding theme…

Read More →

Chris & Tony’s Gay Wedding (and Planning Advice)

Chris and Tony Ashby-Steed married at The Grand, Brighton in 2017; one year on and they’ve put together their tips for how to plan a wedding and how to keep the magic alive once the wedding is over…

Read More →
Scroll to Top