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13 Same-Sex Weddings That Prove Happily-Ever-Afters Exist, And OMG I'm Crying

"It really just made our wedding day that much sweeter to know that we were standing there because love won."

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In honor of Pride Month, we asked 13 couples to share their wedding photos, as well as a little insight into their relationship and special day. Read on to see what they had to say.

*Warning: you will 100% cry.*

MBM Photography / Via Instagram: @memoriesbymeghan

"For me watching her walk down the aisle was by far the most emotional memory because everything that I had been through, the heartbreaks and obstacles, all became worth it in that moment, I had waited so long to find her and it's finally happened for me.

It was probably the best feeling in the world to read our vows and confess our love for one another in front of our family and friends. The support and love from everyone around us was so overwhelmingly amazing. Everybody deserves to find their person in this world, and I can't express the feeling it is to say I'm married to her."

—Jade and JorD'an

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Oscar Castro / Via Instagram: @oscarcastrophoto

"In these days of dating apps and constant relocation, I think a part of all of us can wonder if true love is gone forever. But our pessimistic generation is wrong, love is everywhere around us.

A lot people have asked me how we could move forward so quickly in such a short period of time. My answer again is very simple: When you know, you know. From the moment I saw you, my soul knew. Our love is something that transcends words and transcends explanation. It is something that feels right, that vibrates truth in every part of my being. For you and with you, I know true love and I always will.

I feel blessed to have found the person who shares and encourages my values and goals in life. You are my main anchor and the good things in life are better with you. I can’t imagine my life without you. I truly believe everybody deserves to find a love like we have, for my life wouldn’t be the same had I not met you. I am here for you now, and will I be here till the end of our lives."

—Jaime's (left) vows to Reed (right)

endless exposures photography / Via Instagram: @caseygoesclick

"We felt really lucky to be able to celebrate our love in such a public way. Not only did we have the wedding of our dreams, but our marriage is legal and recognized by the state. We wouldn’t have been able to do that if it wasn’t for all of the men and women who came before us and fought for equal rights. They sacrificed so much so that we could get married. It really just made our wedding day that much sweeter to know that we were standing there because love won."

—Pam and Fondren

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Tyrone Thomas / Via Instagram: @beyondthefocus

"We knew at the end of our 'platonic' breakfast that being more than friends was imminent. From that day on, we spent every waking moment together for the next two years. On our wedding day, We can't remember anything and we remember everything all at the same time. It was the best drunkest time to celebrate with the people that love and support us unconditionally. On our wedding day, we were in our own world."

Ashley & Janelle

5. "We created a day that reflected our love...love of close friends and family, love of choreographed first dances, custom-made suits, ice cream favors that reflected our first date, and the love of a non-stop dance party!"

Kimberly Coccagnia / Via kimberlycoccagnia.com

"Our wedding day synchronistically was the day after the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, which simply added to the deep meaning of our marriage and the civil right offered to same-sex couples nationwide.

The rain on our wedding day brought all in attendance closer, brought out the vibrant colors around us, and offered us a picture that captures our spontaneity, playfulness, and absolute joy discovered in our togetherness. We created a day that reflected our love...love of close friends and family, love of choreographed first dances, custom made suits, ice cream favors that reflected our first date, and the love of a non-stop dance party!"

—Greg and Anthony

6. "When you finally meet the person who makes you want to grow and laugh, exudes kind energy and is unlike any other human you've ever met, you can't help but want to jump in and begin writing your epic adventure together."

Rachel Doyle Photography / Via RachelDoylePhotography.com

"On our wedding day, as one chapter closed and another began, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to solidify our commitment to each other among friends and family alike. It signified the support and love that our friends, family, and community, have shown us through the years. Overall, it was a powerful and beautiful celebration full of love. This December, another chapter will unfold for us in this wonderful and most rewarding adventure, as we are expecting our first child and we couldn't be more thrilled to see our family grow."

—April and Deborah

7. "We are so incredibly lucky to have such a strong support system and to have them there to share in our special day was more than we could ask for, when, just a few years ago, I would not have had the opportunity to marry my best friend and love of my life."

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Aaron and Whitney / Via Instagram: @aaronandwhitneyphoto

"It is a magical moment when you are with the love of your life and 40 of your closest friends and family in a beautiful city, you can't help but sit back, look around and feel so lucky. It was a wedding, not a gay wedding, of two people in love who share a mutual respect for one another.

We are so incredibly lucky to have such a strong support system and to have them there to share in our special day was more than we could ask for when just a few years ago, I would not have had the opportunity to marry my best friend and love of my life. On that day, everyone made sure we didn't have to worry. We laughed, we definitely cried, and most of all, we had an unforgettable time."

—Becky and Ashlyn

8. "Pride Month is incredibly important to us because even though we have been working 15 years towards the right to marry, so many others have fought and died for decades to see LGBTQ Americans treated with dignity."

Lindsey Thorne / Via Instagram: @lindseythornephoto

"In our relationship, Anthony is the thoughtful, serious one, and I am always ridiculously extra. He wore a sensible grey suit and I wore nine brooches and had two costume changes. Surprisingly, on our wedding day, his vows included the full lyrics to Bob's Burgers' 'Thanksgiving Song,' while mine was a tearful tribute the long battles so many people have fought to get us to this point.


Pride Month is incredibly important to us because even though we have been working 15 years towards the right to marry, so many others have fought and died for decades to see LGBTQ Americans treated with dignity.
We must also now continue to advocate for rights above and beyond marriage. June is doubly significant because in 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving won their Supreme Court case to make our interracial marriage possible."

—Michael-Birch and Anthony

Merrick Rhodes Photography / Via merrickrhodesphotography.com

"The outpouring of love blew us away and the fact that our wedding and anniversary take place in Pride month make it even more special. Pride has come to mean so much to both of us — a reminder of the hardships and persecution suffered for the rights we have today, that it's important to be visible and true to who you are, and we have a long way to go for true equality."

—Brady and Ben

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Polly C Photography / Via Instagram: @pollycpics

"We were surrounded by the support and encouragement of our families and friends, and enjoyed showcasing our own individual personalities while celebrating as one united partnership."

—Carlie and Emily

Chelsey Cunningham Photography / Via Instagram: @chelcunninghamphoto

"We had a small, intimate wedding surrounded by friends who traveled from Brazil, Canada, the US, and the UK. It was an unreal feeling to have friends from all over the world travel to Toronto to celebrate with us.

We met three years ago in Montreal while Leo was traveling, and although we had such a good connection, we never imagined we could have a relationship. We've always traveled to different cities to see each other, but getting married just felt like the beginning of a life together."

—Zach and Leonardo

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Dan Brannan / Via danielbrannan.com.au

"We’d been together for over four years when Ben proposed. We share a birthday (both Sept. 13, but two years apart). Ben used our 2015 birthday as a guise, organising a night away at Woodman Estate in Moorooduc on the Mornington Peninsula.

On arrival, we set up a picnic on the balcony overlooking the lake and cracked open a bottle of sparkling. Ben got up and changed the music, then came back outside with his British passport in hand, got down on one knee and proposed with our wedding bands (identical, even when they were resized)."

—Ash and Ben

Ash and Ben went on to marry in Australia at the British Consulate. Read their wedding day story here.

Spotlight Studios / Via spotlightstudiosonline.com

"During the pauses in our vows, we could hear the ocean — it sounded as limitless as we felt together all these years. Throughout that night, tears of compassion were rivaled by roars of laughter. The venue and vendors, the style and love — everything coalesced beautifully to make our day bigger and brighter than we could have ever thought possible."

—Brent and Keoni

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