Two Brides

New Haven? Atlanta?
February 26, 2009, 10:03 am
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If you follow me on facebook or twitter you know Natalie applied to grad schools in the fall for a PhD in English. Well, we have officially heard from everyone and Nat’s top two choices are Yale and Emory. Which means I’m moving. Not yet! But in June or July I will officially leave DC. I have lived here my whole life and never left except for 6 months in Southern Virginia(don’t even ask how bad).


via flickr

New Haven Good:

  • We could get LEGALLY married! Um, hells ya! Say hello to saving $$ on legal forms we were going to draw up.
  • We would be much much closer to most of Natalie’s family who live in NYC
  • I could really meet with and work for many more same-sex couple because 1. I’m in state a lot of couples travel to for their wedding to make it legal 2. I’m so close to NYC. The possibility of doing mostly same-sex weddings has me literally jumping around the house. Film Noir Photography could really become known for catering to gay couples, what my little dream is.
  • Did I mention we could be legally married?????

New Haven Bad

  • Either town we live in, I’m going to be so far from my mom 😦
  • It’s cold!! I hate the cold! And my dreams of a succulent garden would have to wait a long time.
  • It’s a lot smaller than DC. A lot lot. Can I be a small town girl?


via flickr

Atlanta Good

  • Warm weather almost year round. The bunnies and kitties could romp outdoors a lot more. They vote for this.
  • It’s a semi-big city. I love living in a city.
  • I love the people at Emory- they are so warm and inviting.

Atlanta Bad

  • Gay rights in Georgia is pretty much nothing. And it’s not very liberal. Yikes!
  • I would have to rethink Film Noir Photography- I would have to do a lot less same-sex weddings.
  • We would be soooooo far from any family

Readers, have you lived in either city? Or gone to either school as a grad student?? Let me know what you honestly thought or think about it. I don’t know anyone in these areas and don’t know really what they are like.


3 New Fab Blogs
February 24, 2009, 5:59 pm
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You read your blogs through an RSS Reader don’t you? That’s the only way I can read as many blogs as I do. I have my google reader and it instantly updates and displays new blog posts from blogs I specifically read.

If your a bride, you should not be living without it.

I have a few blogs I recently discovered that I’m swooning over:

Twig & Thistle is a blog with all you DIY brides in mind. Not only do they provide free instructions and pdf files all the time, they have a fab Etsy store to buy things if you don’t have time. Modern brides and design minded brides will adore this blog.


{A} is a blog that centers around crafts, more specifically, digital scrapbooking and regular paper scrapbooking. This woman cooks up the loveliest pages, layouts and crafts. I am currently digital scrapbooking my year of planning my wedding and heavily rely on this blog to spark ideas.6a00d83451bb3569e20105371ba8c0970b-500wi

My favorite things is a blog by a stamp designer. If your looking for how-to ideas for table numbers, invitations, save the dates, programs, or any paper craft, go on over to this blog. Not only does it feature mouth watering ideas, it also shows you wear you can get dozens of cute stamps, paper and more. Mostly it helps gives you an idea of specific techniques of crafting and the tools to get the job done.6a00e54ef2e29988330111685c79b4970c-500wi

Lesbian wedding- daytime TV
February 18, 2009, 5:48 pm
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Had to post this- oh daytime TV, you make me laugh.

February 16, 2009, 3:11 pm
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This is awesome. You know how most books/blog/everything always tells you to think of a theme or your style to help you start your wedding planning? Well, though not for weddings, I found this great quiz that tests you on your taste for decor- interior design more specifically. It’s a great leaping off point for those of you who are just starting wedding planning and I love how totally accurate it is.

Here’s my results:

36% Hollywood Couture
36% French Eclectic
28% Cottage Chic

Hollywood Couture

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” That’s right, it’s time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for the sparkle of crystal and all things flashy that make up Hollywood Couture.

Glam style originated in high-end lifestyles that made up the years between the roaring 20’s and the swinging 40’s, where it was important to bring a feeling of glamour to the home when the world outside may have lacked it. Nowadays it’s scratching a similar itch in the sense that it’s bringing a sense of opulence to a world that seems to have forgotten how much fun it can be!

The great thing about the updated version of the style is how versatile it is. You can take it in any direction and add almost any style into the mix — perhaps a contemporary leather sofa paired with lacquered Louis XIV chairs that have been upholstered in lush velvet. The key is that each item feels as rich and over-the-top as possible and yet everything still seems livable. It’s not a space that screams: “do not touch” – rather it almost dares you to experience its luxury

Now where did that fall into my wedding? Awhile back Domino magazine interviewed these two ladies that talk to you and then give you two words that totally describe you. I always thought of my style and self as ‘rustic glam'(yes, you may all laugh now). But it helped head me in a direction when planning my wedding. You can’t be everything for your wedding which is darn hard not to do. EVERYTHING is so cute/cool/unique. It seems like there is a million billion ideas out there. But by centering yourself and starting from your style perspective, it can held weed out what you should or should not be doing.

Year of Flowers
February 12, 2009, 3:48 pm
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So as a birthday present, this lucky lady got 52 envelopes with enough money to go across the street and buy some flowers for every week. But the really interesting thing is she recorded this with pictures on flickr- and the arrangements are so inspiring. So many of these could be taken and instantly converted into a bride’s bouquet or a bridesmaid’s bouquet. There is color and lots of choices for different seasons, so go over there and look.




Our album is going to printing!
February 12, 2009, 4:09 am
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This is the seoncd page of our album!


Michael did an incredible job. Love love love it.

So You’re EnGAYged
February 6, 2009, 4:09 pm
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Why have I been MIA lately???

Because I have HUGE news. I have been working on a new website called So You’re EnGAYged. It’s a website where couples can find wedding vendors who are pro-gay! This is not a site where we take vendors money and slap them up on the site. Nuhuh. We have a full questionnaire about lgbt issues we send out to each vendor along with a FAQ about lgbt issues/rights. If your a wedding vendor, the site is free to join, we just ensure that each business we list will make every gay couple who walks in feel 100% at home and is a vendor we feel has the quality/reputation you deserve.

We are also a huge resource for LGBT couples and straight allies who are thinking of getting married. We currently have 4 lesbian couples who are planning their own wedding who will be blogging. I will continue to blog ideas, Natalie will post about current political/community issues, and we will have a new member of the team, Lara Swanson. You will see real gay weddings, vendor highlights, contests and more!!

Lara is a wedding photographer who I have become very good friends with and she is joining the team to help make this site kick ass.

I am so more than excited to transition over to So You’re EnGAYged…Our launch will be March 1st.

We are working so hard to bring to life what I have been wanting, what Miss Gingerbread wants…what every couple wants. This is your wedding! You want your day to be amazing but you also want your $$ to go to vendors who are in sync with you- who want equality.

In the coming weeks I will be blogging more and more about our new site. A lot of hard work is going into making this site amazing.