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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.

Sarah + Kelly: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Denver
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:43
Sarah + Kelly: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Denver

Kelly and Sarah had a lovely rustic wedding in Denver!

It's Not All About the Dress: Wedding Lingerie for the Feminine Bride
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:46
It's Not All About the Dress: Wedding Lingerie for the Feminine Bride

Your wedding isn't all about the dress—you want to feel fabulous underneath it, as well!

Feeling Visible: Filing Taxes Together as a Married Lesbian Couple Should
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:17
Feeling Visible: Filing Taxes Together as a Married Lesbian Couple Should

It’s tax day, and I’m feeling visible, which is a pretty damn spectacular feeling for someone who has felt invisible in her country for the past five years of being married to the woman I love.

Same-Sex Couple is the First to be Married in UK Church
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:29
Same-Sex Couple is the First to be Married in UK Church

A UK couple becomes the first to legally marry in a UK church.

Become a Preferred Local Vendor Today
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 02:18
Become a Preferred Local Vendor Today

equallywed.com is the nation’s premier same-sex wedding magazine. We invite you to become a preferred local vendor today!

Ohio Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 16:47
Ohio Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

A federal judge has ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state.

Eric + Nick: A Romantic Rhode Island Engagement
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 15:50
Eric + Nick: A Romantic Rhode Island Engagement

Eric and Nick planned an entire day for their engagement photos, starting with their favorite coffee shop and ending with a piano serenade in the park!

Mignonette Bridal Featuring Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 13:53
Mignonette Bridal Featuring Alyssa Kristin Bridal

Chicago-based Mignoette Bridal is offering a new collection by designer Alyssa Kristin, and these gowns are to die for.

There’s certainly something very magical about this time of year. The icy detailing outside just adds to the wonderland romance for a winter wedding and we have five seasonal favor ideas that your guests are sure to love:

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Also doubling as seat assignments, these evergreen tree seedling favors are eco-friendly and symbolize the growing love that you’re celebrating. Store them in miniature burlap sacks (as seen here), Champagne flutes, or wrapped in decorated pots. Available at Nursery Men, with prices ranging from $37 for a pack of 25 to $190 for 100-pack, depending on tree variety.

 

hot cocoa mason jar gay winter wedding favor

Nothing is cozier than hot cocoa on a cold night, so give your guests something special to sip on in the comfort of their own home. Simple and inexpensive to DIY, however busy brides and grooms can also purchase them. Available at Half Baked for $8/jar.

 

hand warmers gay winter wedding favors

If you’ve opted to wed in a winter wonderland, keep guests toasty with mini luxe cashmere hand warmers, filled with reusable heating gel packets, as favors. Available at Restoration Hardware for $10/pair (originally $20).

 

snowflake soaps gay winter wedding favors

Take inspiration from Father Winter and give your guests snowflake-shaped soaps as a parting gift. Ranging in a variety of holiday scents such as Peppermint Sticks, Frosted Pinecone, and Alpine Snowdift with non-seasonal scents available as well, they can be custom colorized to match your theme. Available at Etsy for $2/baggie containing two soaps and personalized tag.

 

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For those who are DIY divas, create a customized snow globe for each of your guests using glass jars and tiny trinkets. This easy-to-follow how-to from Well Worn is created using a lidded jar of choice, figurines, anti-rust sealant, clear-drying epoxy, distilled water, dash of glycerin and glitter.

Steps:

  1. Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid. Let dry per  instructions.
  2. After the epoxy dries completely, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water (at room temperature, of course).
  3. Add just a dash of glycerin so the "snow" falls slowly.
  4. Add as much glitter as you like. If you don't like the look of glitter, you can usually find faux snow at craft stores.
  5. Screw your lid on tightly and enjoy your snow globe!

 

Photo: tree favors: Nursery Men, hot cocoa: Ruffled; warmers: Restoration Hardware; soaps: Etsy; snow globes: Anthropologie




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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.

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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.