With the annual Pride march set to take place in Edinburgh tomorrow (and the Glasgow festival scheduled for July 14th & 15th), we thought this would be the perfect time to look back on a few of our favourite LGBTQ+ weddings. These stories make us proud to live in a progressive country that celebrates love in all its diversity.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
We’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for Heather and Rosemary, whose story of a love that triumphed against all the odds had us hooked right from the get-go. They were married in California and then celebrated with the honeymoon of their dreams and an uber stylish elopement photoshoot (inspired by their love of Annie Leibovitz photographs, Carrie Bradshaw and glamorous queer performers) here in Scotland.
“As queer women of mixed races with an age gap, there are so many reasons why we shouldn’t work as a couple. But love is bigger than all that,” they told us. “We have always felt safe and welcomed in Edinburgh and it is our absolute favourite city in Europe!”
Their advice is to dream up your own version of the perfect way to celebrate marrying the love of your life and then go for it!
(Photo by Marc Millar).
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A JELLY BEAN MACHINE
The smiles here just say it all! It was love at first sight when Brent and Julian’s eyes met over a jelly bean machine, they got engaged with a Haribo ring and they have been making each other laugh ever since. Their DIY village hall wedding featured a best dog, a vintage car called Dorothy and a lively ceilidh.
“The first dance was a massed affair, with a crowded dancefloor of people joining us in the ‘Gay Gordons’. What else could it be?”
(Photo by Nicola Stewart Photography)
A FREAKING FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
This was a wedding that we really, really wished we had been on the guest list for! Ant and Matthew found a hidden gem of a venue for their industrial inspired wedding, then created a ‘freaking food truck festival’ at the National Mining Museum at night.
“The fact we can celebrate our love with true marriage equality in our own country makes us so proud!” they told us. We couldn’t agree more.
(Photo by Photos by Zoe)
RAINBOW SOCKS, GIANT BALLOONS AND BUBBLE GUNS
We loved following our guest blogger Susie’s wedding planning adventures as she and Nonie prepared to tie the knot last year.
“We have been together for 8 years in July (most of that time in secret!),” she told us in her entry. “Last year I made the decision to ask Nonie to marry me. I knew she’d say yes as she had been casually proposing to me, every week, for over a year! It was more than just a proposal though. It would be my ‘coming out’ to the world. Scary stuff when you are from a wee town.”
From the hot air balloon dash proposal to the wine-fuelled DIY nights as they prepped for the big day, we all fell in love with their story. Their weekend-long festival-esque celebration was full of rainbows, giant balloons and bubbles, and made us smile so much.
(Photos by Susie and friends)
This week I’ve been mostly…
1. Loving reading all the entries that have been coming in since we launched the search for our new guest bloggers. If that sounds like something you’d love to be part of, entry details are here.
2. Getting excited for my bestie’s hen weekend in Nice (if you’ve been I’d love to hear your recommendations!).
3. Catching up on Series 4 of The Bridge on BBC Two (so happy to have Saga Noren back in my life!) and getting hooked on a new Scandi thriller, The Rain on Netflix.
4. Sipping on fizz and hoping the sunshine returns soon (Storm Hector has squished my herb garden!).
5. Working on a very exciting new project. We can’t wait to share it with you later this year!
Hope your weekend is full of rainbows, love and laughter! Christina x