Charming Michigan wedding with pronoun pins and a food truck
Gabby and Moe’s gorgeous summer wedding in Northern Michigan had a vintage vibe and celebrated inclusivity.
“We wanted this wedding to be inclusive and welcoming to all people including ourselves,” says Moe, who identifies as queer and nonbinary. “Stay true to yourself, it is very easy to get caught up in advice and opinions but at the end of the day this is your day!”
The couple provided pronoun pins and gender-neutral bathrooms. They decided to walk down the aisle together rather than having their parents walk them.
“We received a lot of push back from family but we stuck to our guns,” Moe says.
The couple also included an inclusivity statement on the back of their wedding invitations, which they say helped educate others and also created an open line of communication with their family and friends about gender inclusivity.
The statement read: “We are excited to be joined by our families and friends on August 10th, 2019 to celebrate our love. We have built our relationship and our lives on the values of love, empathy, respect, and inclusivity. On our wedding day, we ask that you uphold these values and help us create a welcoming space for all of our guests regardless of race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, or body shape. We look forward to having everyone there to celebrate our special day!”
Moe’s brother, Mack, officiated the ceremony. The couple danced their first dance to Sea of Love by Cat Power and also had a food truck at their reception.
Gabby and Moe felt lucky that all of their vendors were accepting, but they also urge vendors to review the paperwork they give to couples.
“Most forms we received asked for the bride’s name and groom’s name. It is such a simple fix to have it say couple’s name or partner 1/partner 2.”
They felt especially grateful to their photographer, Liv Lyszyk, who specializes in LGBTQ+ weddings and who they say made them feel comfortable from the start.
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Photographer: Liv Lyszyk Photography
Venue: The Old Art Building
Florist: Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick
Attire for Partner 1: Asos (Vest); J.Crew Factory (Pants); Handmade Bowtie by Kennedy Elise using Rifle Paper Company Fabric
Attire for Partner 2: Modcloth (Top); Kate Spade (>Shoes); Skirt Handmade by Kennedy Elise using Rifle Paper Company Fabric
Jewelry: <Melanie Casey“> (Both of Gabby’s rings and necklace and Moe’s engagement ring); Rachel Pfeffer (Moe’s wedding band)
Attendant Attire: Modcloth (Dresses)
Catering: Parliament Pizza
Cake: Sweet Tartlette
Accommodations: Fountain Point Resort
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