Rustic and glamorous New Jersey wedding
Lauren and Krystina describe their February wedding as having “a rustic vibe for the ceremony and glamorous one for the reception.” The couple married at New Jersey’s gorgeous Hamilton Manor. Both wore long white dresses and also posed for some fun photos on the basketball court.
What advice would you give to engaged LGBTQ+ couples?
Understand that times are changing and, as opinions from others can be frustrating, it is your day. So do what makes you as a couple happy. Hopefully there will be forms one day that don’t just say Bride/Groom. Remain positive and just make the changes on your own. Find vendors who are accepting and welcoming. It makes things more comfortable.
What advice do you have for vendors and venues working with LGBTQ+ couples?
Make your documents LGBTQ+ friendly. Don’t always assume the gender/Mr/Ms.
What challenges did you face as an LGBTQ+ couple planning your wedding?
Honestly just was frustrating when filling forms out and there were only spots for “bride” and “groom.” We would just cross that out and make it read “bride” and “bride.”
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Photographer: Tyler Lyons, Scratch Studios
Venue: The Hamilton Manor
Florist: Marrazzo’s Manor Lane Florist
DJ: Chris Mathews
Attire: Essense of Australia
Attendant Attire: Mens Warehouse; The Dessy Group
Videographer: Love Struck Pictures
Cake: Cocos Cakery
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