Duane and Daniel’s Del Mar Destination “I Do’s”

For Duane and Daniel, fate intervened in a bustling dermatology clinic in September of 2017. Daniel, a medical student from Oklahoma, had just started his rotation at Saint Louis University, where Duane, a senior dermatology resident, was working at the time. Upon meeting, Duane’s infectious smile caught Daniel’s attention immediately, and he couldn’t help but…

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Beautiful Cliffside Destination Wedding at La Venta Inn

April and Chic recently embarked on their own journey to create a remarkable wedding experience. Read along as we delve into their story and explore the details of their beautiful cliffside California destination wedding. “We met during our nursing school years,” April recalls fondly. Their connection, forged through shared experiences and a mutual passion for…

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Planning Tips for LGBTQ Couples

Bernadette Coveney Smith, wedding planner and LGBTQ wedding expert, weighed in on her top tips for pulling off the destination wedding of your dreams while hopefully avoiding any unnecessary complications. (Standing on the shores in front of the Thompson Zihuatanejo, models Alex Watson and Laura Persons are stunning in gowns by Watters, hair and makeup by Nicole…

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A Tropical Paradise Wedding at Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Love often finds its way into our lives unexpectedly, and for Lee and Vincent, it was no different. Their extraordinary journey from strangers on a volleyball court to best friends and finally, soulmates, culminated in a breathtaking destination wedding. In an exclusive interview, the couple shared their heartfelt story and the joys of planning a…

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Celebrating LGBT Marriage with Robbins Brothers

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In our continued celebration of Pride Month, we chatted with Robbins Brothers VP of Merchandising, Sue Hopeman. As a member of the LGBT community herself, Sue talks about how she’s seen the diamond/jewelry industry evolve over time to be more inclusive. Sue also speaks about how she and her wife bypassed Western wedding traditions to…

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A Seaside Space for LGBTQIA+ Nuptials

It’s June, which means it’s Pride Month! Ahead of the festivities, reaching out to share information on La Venta Inn, one of Southern California’s most beautiful and inclusive seaside venues that’s perfect for LGBTQIA+ couples looking to tie the knot in tranquility! Since reopening the historic property in late 2021 following a complete refresh, operator and exclusive caterer,…

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A ‘Grande’ Gay Wedding in Cali

Some say “home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.” That’s why we believe so many couples ultimately decide to return to that place of comfort for one of the most important days of their lives. This was the case for Ryan and Andrew who, despite living in Austin, Texas now, still call California “home.” “I…

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An LGBT Elopement In Iceland

Considering a destination elopement? If you and your partner love to adventure in the outdoors and desire your wedding photos to be absolutely picturesque, look no further than an Iceland elopement. Not so sure? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We chatted with German wedding photographer, Christina Biasi, who recently traveled to Iceland with…

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Beachside LGBT Real Wedding

With lush green gardens, soft sand beaches, and an ocean that sparkles like diamonds in the light, it’s hard to not fall under Maui’s spell. Enchanted by the island’s beauty, Shameem and Rachel knew this would be the perfect location for a tropical wedding. “We loved the idea of a wedding by the beach. And…

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