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Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.

How to Get Legally Married in Vermont
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:19
How to Get Legally Married in Vermont

All you need to know about getting legally married in Vermont!

How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:44
How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples can be legally married in Rhode Island. 

Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:49
Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun

Patricia and Julissa were married under the hot desert sun of the Texas landscape!

Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:15
Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit

The 10th Circuit is hearing arguments in the Oklahoma marriage equality case.

Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:09
Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men

Guys, it's not all about the tux. Wow your man with some fun unmentionables!

Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:48
Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC

Barbie and Alexa decided to make their love legal on their 8-year anniversary!

Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:00
Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend

John Legend's song All of Me touches me to my core every time I hear it, and that's why I'm choosing it as this week's Wednesday Wedding Song.

Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:23
Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed

A federal judge is considering staying his recent ruling that same-sex marriage be recognized in the state.

Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:31
Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together

Patrick and Arive recently celebrated 10 years of love together.

One of the most exciting events post-wedding is receiving your wedding photos—it’s like reliving the magic of that momentous day all over again. After sifting through hundreds of moments captured in time, narrowing down which ones are worth intense editing and framing, you’ll still have plenty of beautiful ones left over.

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To keep these gorgeous images from going to waste, preserve your wedding day while telling the story with a wedding photo album book. Going through your photographer has the potential to be expensive, while store bought options, with their plastic photo sleeves, leave little to be desired; which is why we love Blurb.

Blurb is an easy-to-use website that lets you design a professional-quality book, averaging between $100-$150 (significantly less expensive than the traditional photo book) and will arrive within seven to 10 days. Want to show off your beautiful day? You can instantly share the entire album with loved ones through social media or email with a simple click of a button. For those who want the keepsake (like the parents or grandparents), they can order a copy online.

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Ready to get started? First, read our tips for creating your own:

6 TIPS FOR DESIGNING YOUR WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM

circle_1 Photo Permission: Make sure it’s in your photography contract that you can use the remaining images, even if unedited, and that they’re free of watermarks.
circle_2 Mix-and-Match: We recommend mixing color with black-and-white shots. Too much color can have a busy effect when you’re creating a page featuring several photos.
circle_3 Not Always About the Details: Similarly, contrasting shots of details (ring shots, cake, suit or gown accents) mixed with full shots of the ceremony or reception room create visual interest.
circle_4 Ideal Order: Design your book’s photos to coincide with the sequence of the event, starting with any engagement photos and working your way through the final getaway. This way, you can truly walk down memory lane as you flip through the pages.
circle_5 Don’t Forget the Formals: A photojournalistic approach to wedding photography is currently the most popular, as couples save the formal shots for framed photos to go on their parents’ mantels. But trust us, 20 years from now, you’ll wish you had included at least a few amongst those adorable candid pictures.
circle_6 DIY Design: The best part about Blurb is that you can mix-and-match images in different layouts to create a unique look on each page. Play around with the options to create the ultimate design.

Need inspiration? Check out Kristen and Heather's glamorous wedding book or Matt and Jeff's adorably fun big day.

 

Photo: Simon Harvey Photography; Mike Plunkett Photography

 

 

Brittny Drye is the senior editor at Equally Wed, the nation's premier online wedding magazine for gay and lesbian weddings and honeymoons. Follow her on Twitter at @BrittnyDrye.

 

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Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 00:56

Many consider the island of St. John to be the jewel in the Caribbean crown. Affluent and tranquil, this tiny tropical paradise is only 13 miles long and four miles wide.

Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:11

Cruises serving the LGBT community have long been popular, but gay-friendly traveling options are widening as cruise lines increasingly welcome same-sex couples. 

Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:00

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a picturesque honeymoon and wedding destination to gay, lesbian and allied couples alike.

ASK KIRSTEN Wedding Advice from our Editor

Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:00

As we approach our engagement party where our families will meet our partner for the first time, as well as each other, we are feeling really nervous that they will be uncomfortable and confused.