One thing that felt super important for me in all of the wedding planning was seeing other lesbian couples out in WeddingBlogLand. I’m still not sure exactly why this felt important. Maybe because it affirmed that I belonged? I am someone who likes to throw myself into whatever my *thing* is, which means thinking about it a lot, researching it, talking to people about it, and probably way over-analyzing it. In the case of roller derby, this means watching a lot of derby videos, wearing ankle weights all the time, and doing a lot of visualizing (thanks Dread!). In the case of getting married, it has meant stepping up my stances on the political aspects of same-sex marriage, reading a lot of blogs, doing a lot of crafts, and being really, really involved in creating our wedding. More on wedding creation later… now, I want to show you some things.
I found few sites out there that occasionally featured lesbian weddings, and so when it did happen, I would look at the pictures a lot. Like, really, a lot. I picked the parts I did like, and the parts I didn’t like, and tried to figure out what I might want to do in my own wedding. It’s not that I didn’t do this with heterosexual weddings; it just seemed somewhat distant, like a different culture or something. Anyway, just in case anyone else has been experiencing something similar, I bring you… Lesbians(/Queers) Getting Married. Click on the image for a link to where they were originally found.
I hope that this can be a continuing series. If you are queer or a lesbian who is getting or got married and are willing to share your pictures, please send them along! If you are someone who just found some awesome photos (and can credit whoever took them), please send those along, too! I know that sites like SoYou’reEnGAYged exist and are awesome, but sometimes I just want to look at pictures… so that’s what I’m hoping to do here.
When you are looking at (other people’s/stranger’s) wedding pictures, do you find yourself looking for people like you, and in what way? What are your thoughts on this? I’m still trying to articulate it for myself, and I would love to hear what you think!