Stephanie & Anthony's Grand Historic Union

Stephanie and Anthony are friends first and foremost and they built up their deep connection over the course of a year before officially beginning to date in 2004. Fast forward twelve blissful years, Stephanie and Anthony were expecting and Anthony was in the midst of planning Stephanie a big surprise baby shower. To keep everything under wraps, he offered up excuses to leave the house, like "I'm going to the store," so he could sneak out and plan everything with Stephanie's family and friends. However, kept the biggest surprise to himself and shocked the whole party when he dropped to one knee, mid-party, and asked Stephanie to be his wife. Stephanie was thrilled and, of course, said "Yes!"

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Bethany & Andrew's Whimsical Vintage Ceremony

Bethany and Andrew had their first date at a pizza shop. The pizza wasn't remarkable, but their conversation was. They dated for a year and a half, spending meaningful time getting to know each other. One day while at their favorite park, Andrew proposed with touching words about their relationship. He said he wanted to propose somewhere special to them, where they could always revisit. 

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Shannon & Courtney's Queer DIY Marriage

Courtney proposed to Shannon in her parents' living room. She presented Shannon with pictures of her parents and grandparents on their wedding days, which she followed with a picture of Courtney and Shannon themselves and a card. She described the love her parents and grandparents possess for each other and told Shannon that she wishes the same for them before giving her two boxes, containing vintage rings, formerly belonging to her mother and her grandmother. Between the two sets of rings are close to 100 years of happiness and love and now Shannon and Courtney wear those rings and continue that beautiful tradition of love and family. 

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