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Davide and Davide’s Italian Farmhouse Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Who: Davide and DavideWhere: Ca’ Mariuccia, ItalyPhotographer: Ordine della Giarrettiera (FB) (IG)Flowers: Manifesto Flowers (IG) Long-time partners Davide and Davide spent 10 years together as a gay couple in Italy before finally agreeing to put their happiness first and get married after kind and encouraging words from one of their mothers. “In Italy,

Boho Wedding Styled Shoot

Where: Brickhouse Vineyard, Devon (FB) (IG)Photographer: The Unbridled (IG)Models: Georgia (IG) & Helen (IG) Weddings are my world but connection is my life. I believe in marriages that have meaning. Those intimate moments between you both, her fingers curling into yours, his soft breath on the nape of your neck, that nervous laugh, the depth of love,

Beauty of Love Wedding Styled Shoot

The Lowdown Where: Fort Lytton, Brisbane, AustraliaPhotographer: Dawn Photography (FB) (IG)Models: Serena (IG) & Monika (FB) (IG)Jewellery: Redki Couture Jewellery (FB) (IG)Make-up: Make-up by Stace (FB) (IG)Designers: Darb Bridal Couture (FB) (IG) & Goddess by Nature (FB) (IG) Laughter and echoed through the walls of the rustic rooms at Fort Lytton. The romantic-style shoot, featuring vintage furniture, beautiful flower arrangements, and balloons, was designed

Lee & Simon’s Bombay Sapphire Gay Wedding

Lee and Simon’s engagement is one of the most romantic proposals we’ve ever shared, and their weddings (at Bombay Sapphire Distillery) one of the most beautiful. See for yourself…

Rory and Colin’s Autumnal Gay Wedding

Seven years ago, Irish born Rory met Colin during a date with another man. Rory tells us how they got together, who proposed to who, and what it meant to them to get married…

Pedro & Pedro’s Brasilia Gay Wedding

Pedro and Pedro married in October in Brasilia down by the waterfront beneath a beautiful floral arbour, and have kindly shared their wedding photos for you to see…

Swan Lake Wedding: Styled Shoot

The Lowdown Where: Anton Venoir Interiors, Victoria, Australia Photographer: Sephory Photography Invitations: Adorn Invitations Inspired by Swan Lake, this shoot features a professional ballerina transitioning from a black feathered gown into a white feathered ballgown. With a backdrop of antique French interiors, this shoot is one of the most beautiful and creative we’ve seen. Credits:

Styled Shoot: Jess & Mark’s Transgender Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Welsh Countryside Theme: Stylish Photographer: Maja Diunar, My Retro Photography Following the death of her gay sister, Adele, Georgina Williams decided to open a bridal boutique in her memory, and organised a transgender styled shoot with Jess and Mark in her home town of Llandeilo, Wales. This is the story of how

Suria & Paige’s Classic Lesbian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: The Grand, Brighton Theme: Classic Photographer: Inbetween Days Photography When Suria and Paige decided to get married they both felt they wanted an intimate wedding that was classic and effortless. “I think those two words describe The Grand perfectly,” said Suria, “so it was a no-brainer when we found out the hotel

Amber & Alexis’s Californian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: The Colony House in Anaheim, CA., ItalyTheme: NaturalPhotographer: Laarne Amber & Alexis have inspired many with their love, so when they got married in front of family and friends, it was a day filled with smiles, love and puppies! Shortly before their wedding ceremony, Alexis gave Amber a handwritten letter and a

Agnese & Gaia’s Italian Lesbian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: La Tenuta Serradesca, Italy Theme: Simplicity & Green Photographer: Frank Catucci Agnese and Gaia met at work and fell in love immediately. Not long afterwards they moved in with each other and slowly, very organically, they began to realise that their story meant something more than just living together. They decided to

Keith & Aarons Black and White Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: The Elvetham, Hampshire Theme: Black and White Photographer: DM Photography Keith and Aaron met 16 years ago at Heathrow, where they both worked. They dated almost straight away and went from never wanting to marry to choosing marriage to celebrate and formalise their love and as a way to thank their friends

Ant and Marc’s Norfolk Wedding

Ant and Marc’s wedding was very personal, with the styling and cakes created by friends and the ceremony written by another. Theirs is one of the most relaxed weddings we’ve seen – beautiful, romantic and full of gorgeous detailing, including Lego centrepieces….

Juan Manuel & Reyes Turquoise & Gold Gay Wedding Madrid

Part Brit, part Spaniard Juan Manuel met Reyes 10 years ago and have spontaneously decided to marry in January 2018. Within five months, they had done what most couples take a year or more to do – they had made their vows and tied the knot. Their Spanish wedding planner, tells us how they did it…

Glen & Jason’s Gatsby Themed Gay Wedding

Glen and Jason first met 16 years ago at a local gym but it wasn’t until they were properly introduced nine years later that they became romantically involved. They’ve been together ever since and recently married – first in New York, and then in their home town of Sunderland. This is their love story…

Best Gay Wedding Photos by Season: Autumn

The russet reds, golden ombres and twinkling frost-covered fronds are some of our favourite Autumnal jewels; but put the soft tint of the season’s sun into the mix, falling on a newly wed couple and you’ve got a gift of a romantic shot. Need photographic inspiration? You’ve got it: Here are 17 of our favourite

Tim & Ash’s Bush Gay Engagement Party

Four years ago, former Big Brother Australia star, Tim Dormer was just friends with Ash, about to embark on a roadtrip. But during that trip they fell in love, and got engaged three years later. This is their Summer of Love engagement party and shoot…

Styled Industrial Gay Wedding Shoot Germany

Capturing the magic of Crimmitschau’s industrial past, this German team of talented wedding experts collaborated to shoot the styled love story of Stephan and Patrick against the backdrop of an old fabric factory. The result? Beautiful bohemian romance.

Neill & Iggy’s Southbank Gay Engagement

Neill and Iggy met in Devon after connecting on a dating app; they got engaged whilst they were still living apart and held their gay engagement shoot on the Southbank Bank – their favourite place to walk.

Megan and Fiona’s Australian Styled Shoot

Set on the banks of the Brisbane River, gold, natural greens and pastels helped give this styled lesbian wedding shoot (featuring newly engaged couple, Fi and Megan) a gorgeously soft, romantic tone. View the pictures…

Mark & Guy’s Contemporary Barn Gay Wedding

Mark and Guy met online and after much chatting via the web, they decided to meet in Soho. Some time later, Mark was eating the Love Heart wedding favours when he came across on enscribed with ‘Marry Me’…

Jessie and Claudia’s Quaker Lesbian Wedding

Claudia and Jessie met online at the end of summer 2014 and almost immediately clicked. It was a classic case of ‘when you know, you know’ and within a month, they were living together! Two years later, they were married. This is their story…

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.

Denise & Kristiana’s Wedding

Denise and Kristiana had been together for 23 years, but only as a gay couple since November 2012, two years after Kristiana came out as transgender. This year, they decided renew their vows as wife and wife…

Engagement Shoots – Four Reasons Why To Have One

Engagement shoots are on the up, and for good reason. We caught up with Paola De Paola, who specialises in gay and lesbian engagement and wedding photography to find out four good reasons why you need an engagement photo shoot.

David & Stephen’s Botanical Barn Gay Wedding

Wearing matching blue tailored suits, Liberty print bow ties and the sparkliest Jimmy Choo shoes, David and Stephen adopted a rural and botanic wedding theme when they married at barn wedding venue Priston Mill…

Six Stylish Same-Sex Winter Weddings

Nothing quite like a hearty fire, a chunky-knit polo neck and the rich, harmonious fragrance of pine mixed with cinnamon and clove, spells cosy Christmas; that and, possibly the addition of a negroni. Yes indeedy, for many the favourite time of year is when the temperature gauge falls to freezing which is perhaps why so

Experts at Work: Heavy Metal Lesbian Wedding

Traditional wedding? Phah! When there’s someone planning a wedding with a fierce imagination and who loves a clash of conventions, you know you’re in for a treat. Michaela Webb-Fuller of stylist and wedding planning firm, Clear Hearts, is just such a person, and has kindly spilled the proverbial beans on how she created this awesome

Terminally Ill Woman Finally Allowed to Wed

Cas Willow, 53, from Melbourne, who has just weeks to live because of advancing cancer, has been granted an exemption from the 30-day notice period Australia requires couples to make before they marry, allowing her and her partner of 17 years, Heather Richards, to wed. Sad though it may be, the couple are very happy

Donna And Connie’s Orange Themed Lesbian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Hayne Barn, Zeal Monochorum, Devon Theme: Orange Photographer: Michael Wells Photography Connie and Donna met during a camping trip with friends and hit it off straight away. They stayed up all night talking by the camp fire, and have been together ever since. A few years later, Donna wrote ‘marry me Connie’

Ben & Harry’s Victorian Gothic Gay Wedding

Ben and Harry met over 12 years ago when they were working in Camden; they held their Victorian Gothic wedding at Simon Drake’s House of Magic, where entertainment is a bit on the dark side…

Mel and Laura’s Tipi Lesbian Wedding

Laura and Mel married in woodlands where Laura’s dad is gamekeeper. Their relaxed, festival-style and sunny sunflower theme captured the essence of summer perfectly.

John & Martin’s Four Day Gay Wedding!

John and Martin met 18 years ago in London and, after a surprise proposal from John on their favourite Greek beach, they decided to hold a wedding that lasted four days!…

Aaron and Phill’s Bodleian Library Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Divinity Schools, Bodleian Library, Oxford Theme: Black Tie Photographer: Stu Heppell Aaron and Phill met in Oxford in 2007 while Phill was in the final year of his degree and Aaron was working. But when Aaron moved to Bristol to study for his Masters a few months later, they decided to go their

Sara and Karen’s Italian Lesbian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Frassanelle, Italy Theme: Rustic luxe Photographer: Paola de Paola Karen and Sara’s Italian wedding took place in a woodland; they walked down their rose-petal-covered aisle to harp music, as their friends and family looked on from their seats on cushion-covered hay bales. Diane, the celebrant, led a gorgeous, and very personal ceremony, which saw

Colin and John’s ‘No Proposal’ Gay Engagement Story

Colin and John met in 1996 in a popular gay bar in the East End of London. Twenty years later to the day after that first meeting, they got married. Colin shares their love story with us, and tells us about their ‘no proposal’ engagement… ‘When I first met John I thought he was a

30 Beautiful Same-Sex Wedding Photos

Great wedding photographs capture the emotions of each couple throughout their big day. Here are 30 of our favourite same-sex wedding photos that will totally melt your heart..

Experts at Work: Scottish Gay Wedding Theme

Catrina Duthie of Fin Flükra wedding planning, talks us through the concepts behind this Scottish themed wedding shoot. “Ask any couple from Scotland about their wedding day and the majority will have incorporated some element of their heritage into the big day. Some will embrace with gusto the traditional Scottish pastimes, symbolism and conventions while

FIVE New York Weddings

The bright lights and big city promise of New York is sometimes impossible to resist. Loud, romantic, beautiful, insatiable – create memories together in New York and it might just be your perfect gay wedding destination. Wedding planner Claire Ady, specialises in curating weddings in New York’s Central Park – a popular place for couples

Ale & Eva’s Winter Wonderland Lesbian Engagement

Where: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London Theme: Funfair Photographer: Paola De Paola This has to be one of our favourite engagement shoots! Ale and Eva wanted a funfair theme for their wedding and set it off in style by wrapping up in chunky knits and heading for Hyde Parks’ Winter Wonderland for some authentic funfair

Jon and Rob’s Beach Gay Wedding

One very sunny day in June, Jon and Rob got married at The Gallivant, Camber Sands, where their celebration spilled out onto the sands for a beautifully romantic day…

Neil and Rumen’s Country House Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: The Elvetham Hotel, Hampshire Wedding Theme: Bold and Bright Photographer: It Must Be Love Wedding Photography, Chris and Helen Ison They met on Grindr in 2012, fell in love and married in 2015. Neil and Rumen share their love story… We met on Grindr in August 2012, had a really nice first

Vince and George – 30 Years in the Making Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Easthampsted Park, Berkshire Theme: Pink Wedding Photographer: Benjamin Stuart Photography Vince and George met in  a pub almost three decades ago; twenty years later they became civil partners and now they have converted their civil partnership to marriage. 30 years in the making…Vince & George’s Same-Sex Marriage We met nearly 29 years ago in the

Alex and Lynsey’s Low Key Pub Lesbian Wedding

The Lowdown Where: The Bull’s Head in Chislehurst Theme: Relaxed and informal Photographer: Ragdoll Photography “We met in London in 2008; Alex was in England from Australia to play some domestic cricket and I was working and training at Lords. We met there, found a connection through similar tastes in music and went on an unofficial

Rich and Will’s Rustic Barn Gay Wedding

The Lowdown Where: Askham Hall, Cumbria Theme: Olde English Rustic Videographer: Silver Sixpence Films On a sunny January morning, in 2016, Rich and Will celebrated their love in front of family and friends and married at the exquisite Cumbria barn wedding venue, Askham Hall. Creating a beautifully rustic theme, Rich and Will dressed in woolen

David and Martin’s Classic Gay Wedding

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Catherine & Jen’s Guildhall Lesbian Wedding

The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Jen and Catherine when they got married in Leicester’s ornate Guildhall. We love the simplicity of their colour scheme and the understate elegance and ambience of the day…

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 day since. Jake and Ryan are inseparable; they moved in together and getting engaged in August 2014. This is their love story… “I proposed to Ryan on August 8th 2014. As

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