Caitlyn + Marlyne
Pronouns: she/her (both)
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Estate on Second, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, CA
Wedding Season: winter
Wedding Colors: white, sky blue, green
Wedding Vibe: whimsical, romantic

Caitlin and Marlyne first connected on Tumblr over a mutual love of Orphan Black. After a couple of messages, they decided to meet regardless of the distance. Marlyne lived in Florida and Caitlin in San Francisco. A long-distance relationship started, and ten months later, Marlyne moved to San Francisco so they could be together. For their fourth anniversary, they were planning a trip to Europe. Caitlin wanted to propose, but the ring wouldn’t arrive on time. She decided to tell Marlyne, and she responded the same thing happened to her, only it wasn’t true. On a boat on the Seine, right in front of the Eiffel Tower, Marlyne popped the question with a gorgeous ring, completely surprising Caitlin.

The inspiration behind their wedding came from the venue itself, The Estate on Second. They kept to simple but elegant décor, letting the venue shine with its exposed bricks and arched windows. Greenery, candles and white blooms helped set a romantic mood. During their wedding ceremony, the marriers did a hand fasting ceremony. To personalize their day, Marlyne hand drew the table cards which featured some of the favorite places they’ve traveled together. We adore the bright and vivid wedding photography of these two brides!

wedding invitation for two brides

two women's wedding rings in a peach satin circle box for two brides

wedding bouquet of white flowers and dusty blue ribbon on a blue sofa

brunette bride with fair skin wearing a white veil and a v-neck white wedding gown holding a wedding bouquet full of a variety of white flowers. she is looking down and smiling.

rainbow bottoms of shoes for LGBTQ+ wedding pride

fair-skinned blonde bride holding wedding bouquet of white flowers and blue ribbon. her v-neck wedding dress has a deep plunge. she is looking at the camera and smiling.


two brides share their first look before their winter wedding
two brides kiss. they're wearing white wedding gowns.

two brides share their first look before their winter wedding

two brides in white wedding gowns with deep plunges lean toward one another to kiss


portrait of side profiles of two women in love standing nose to nose with serene looks on their faces. they're wearing sleeveless v-neck wedding gowns, and one bride has a long white veil.

artistic portrait of two women kissing but the photo is up close of their arms, bodies and flowers

two brides hold hands and look back at the camera. they're wearing floor length wedding gowns

two women hold each other while smiling and look at the camera. they're very happy because it's their wedding day!


empty wedding ceremony space with brick wall, altar of green garland, a chandelier and black chairs

detail shot of The Chiavari chair, also known as the Chiavarina, or Tiffany chair, is a wooden chair of Ligurian design. There is greenery woven around the chair.

white cisgender lesbian bride walks into her LGBTQ winter wedding with a white man. she is wearing a v-neck wedding gown with lace and holding a large bouquet of white flowers with greenery. the white man is wearing a dark suit and a light blue shirt and a light blue tie.

bride with dark brown hair and fair skin is escorted by a woman in a black dress

LGBTQ wedding for two brides standing at altar with an officiant in dark suit and wedding attendants wearing blue and purple dresses

two brides marrying with handfasting in ceremony

two brides marrying with handfasting in ceremony

two brides marrying with handfasting in ceremony

two brides in long wedding gowns kiss after marrying

two brides hold their hands in the air after saying I do. in background is a brick wall and green garland.


wedding seating chart based on couple's interests, including the planet, a red maple leaf and other travel interests

insta automatic red and white cameras for wedding guests to use for photo guestbook

wedding reception with brick walls, brown floors, black chairs, white linens, green garland and white flowers

white linen table with white candles at winter wedding

couple's initials in blue lights on wedding floor with wedding decor around it

sweet treats: wedding favors with guest name on it left on plate with tied white linen napkin

wedding bundt cake with pink flower and white icing

white dessert balls for dessert table at wedding

two women who were just married sit at their wedding reception smiling. both have brown hair, one lighter and one darker brown. they are smiling and laughing.

two brides in white wedding gowns cut their wedding cake

two brides kiss holding a piece of their wedding cake

two brides kiss on the dance floor. they are both wearing white wedding gowns. one is holding a wine glass.

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Shoes: Sperry
Makeup Artist: Design Visage
Hair Stylist: Design Visage
Caterer: Jay’s Catering
Floral Designer: Everbloom Flowers
Event Venue: The Estate on Second
Event Planner: Lizzy Liz Events
PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC
Photographer: Lex and the Lotus Photography

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