Two Brides

March 26, 2009, 3:08 pm
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My life is kinda in total chaos right now. With the launch of So You’re EnGAYged, I have waaay more stuff to do. Plus, I just gave my two weeks notice to my vet job because it was becoming a nightmare. I love my hospital, I have worked there almost 4 years, but the organization is just having serious management issues and is handling employees like criminals, not people who care about their job. It’s sad, but I just felt like no one cared how much I cared- just making a list of mini mistakes I made. So that has me feeling way down. I loved my job and the animals. But enough is enough.

We are also moving to New Haven, CT since Natalie picked Yale. So we are looking at houses, which I’m thrilled about. But poor Nat is nervous- and so am I- about moving to a whole new place.

I feel a little bit like I’m floating out here with nothing trying me to the earth. My job, my location, everything it seems is in flux. I’m trying to realize it’s all going to settle down come September, but I’m anxious honestly.

We are live
March 16, 2009, 3:29 pm
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It’s not just me anymore, it’s 6 other gay couples blogging! Are you ready for So You’re EnGAYged??? Go check it out!

This week you’ll meet the other bloggers, have a chance at winning a free “Marriage is so gay” tshirt, and learn about some cool LGBT wedding vendors that are making an effort to turn the wedding industry around!

Honestly, I’m so freakin excited that this is happening. Can you believe it??? Plus it’s official, Natalie and I are moving to CT so Nat can go to Yale. We can get legally married!!!!!!

Official Launch of So You’re EnGAYged
March 16, 2009, 9:00 am
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Our official launch is tomorrow! Here’s a blurb about our launch:


Kelly Prizel of Film Noir Photography and author of Two Brides Blog has teamed up with Lara Swanson of Lara Swanson Photography to create So You’re EnGAYged (, an online resource for same-sex and allied couples. So You’re EnGAYged features same-sex couples blogging about their wedding-planning experiences, LGBT-friendly vendor profiles, wedding tips for vendors and clients, and LGBT news. What differentiates So You’re EnGAYged from many other same-sex wedding resources is that vendors do not pay to be featured on the site; rather, they have to go through a verification process that ensures their business is actively LGBT-friendly. Furthermore, So You’re EnGAYged only accepts paid advertisements from those vendors who have gone through this vetting process. So You’re EnGAYged hopes to assist same-sex and allied couples in planning weddings that are meaningful and reflect their own ethical commitments. So You’re EnGAYged hopes to become the go-to online site for same-sex wedding planning.


7 days!
March 9, 2009, 7:59 pm
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So You’re EnGAYged is officially launching next Monday! I’m trying to get the word out as best I can- if your a blogger, please contact me if you would like to do a blog post about our launch.

My email is

I’m stomach turning nervous. I really really hope people visit the site and it becomes succesful. I’ll be blogging there 3 times weekly, so I’m going to say Goodbye to Two Brides very shortly. Things are a’changing!

March 4, 2009, 2:45 pm
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Sometimes I wish I could just design wedding DIY stuff for brides all day and be a sorta wedding diy designer for hire. There are REAL ladies out there that do this like Melangerie. I adore everything they do and their stuff is right up my alley. They like the little details, wowing in the off the beaten path ideas, and always make it looks flawless.


This was a project for a NYC bride who wanted her guests greeted with something other the the usual gable box. I’m smitten.




And this genealogy/how do you know the bride/groom bride/groom framed poster? Holy smokes people, I love it. Now don’t tell me that doesn’t have your brain doing a happy dance and thinking of ways to make your wedding stand out.

I think it has to do with the fact I’m obsessed with packaging. I love ribbon, paper, wrapping paper, the works….For Film Noir I’m always on the lookout for the best presentation supplies. I have so many ideas it’s hard for me to choose and then I end up throwing something together. That is going to change this month as I revamp my contract/presentation products. I even started a flickr group for small buisnesses to show off their packaging ideas.