It's official: Arizona is No. 31 for states with marriage equality!
The world is finally changing its ways on gay rights and it’s about time.
A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time.
Huge news for 11 states
Show me marriage equality (almost)!
City dwellers Challie and Lina's engagement photo session displays their affection for each other and Brooklyn's neighborhood of Williamsburg
Brides getting hitched on or near a beach will want something lightweight so they don’t overheat in the sun. Lace, chiffon and similar fabrics will keep you cool both on the sand and while you party the night away. As for the silhouette, opt for something breezy such as a sheath which will blow softly in the wind. For embellishments, you may want to avoid heavy beading and embroidery, but appliqued flowers, especially ones with three-dimensional petals, will add some movement to the gown.
When accessorizing think of where you’ll be standing and which items won’t get in your way as you’re saying “I do.” For example, a floor-length veil may snag on a shell in the sand and a veil of any length may blow in the wrong direction if the wind picks up. Shoes on the beach can be difficult to maneuver so think about decorative flip flops or going barefoot.
If your beach wedding is a destination you’ll also want to consider traveling with your dress when purchasing it. A wedding dress made of a lightweight material may be easier to carry and store on a plane than a full ball gown with heavy embellishments. Remember to let the crew know you’re carrying precious cargo and they will help you find the safest spot to store it.
Here are a few of our favorite dresses for a beach wedding that we spotted during Bridal Market:
Elizabeth Fillmore; Alyne
Francesca Miranda; Ines Di Santo
"While not a glamorous wedding, it really reflected who we are: a little tailored for Holly and little girly for me. And the most important people in the world to us were there to share it with us."Real Weddings 2235
Jason and Jason's love-filled wedding day was dappled with daisies, and shades of blue and violet.Real Weddings 3366
A comedic play on a straight family's curiosities about their gay relative's upcoming weddingPlanning 567
Marry the person of your dreams in the foothills of Sangre de Cristo at the exquisite Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe!Planning 742
Katie and Michelle’s engagement shoot encompasses their love of nature, cribbage, good beer, and, of course, each otherEngagement 1723
City dwellers Challie and Lina's engagement photo session displays their affection for each other and Brooklyn's neighborhood of WilliamsburgEngagement 702
My partner and I have a unique engagement story. We both identify as queer and my partner, Owen, is transgender. Although we often subscribe to what "men and women" do in relationship, we wanted to be sure that we were being very intentional about how to move forward together and which traditions felt good to us.Engagement 2307
It's official: Arizona is No. 31 for states with marriage equality!Marriage Equality News 138
A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time.Marriage Equality News 260