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“A flicker of light,

a shine in all the darkness,

this is you to me.”

- Tyler Knott Gregson

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Elopement
gallery Mar 26 2019
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A Dark and Romantic Elopement

 How did you meet?

We met in High School. Sam was a senior and Josh was a freshman. We did not officially meet until Josh was a senior at Marilyn Manson concert.

What about the proposal?

Josh was letting the dogs out and he was letting them in the house and Sam came running around the corner and got down on knee and said “will you marry me?"

When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?

Josh knew they were meant to be when they dated back in 2005, unfortunately the timing was not right but their paths crossed again almost 10 years later and they have been together since.

Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?

We wanted it to be private event with a small celebration of close friends and family.

What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?

How quickly it went.

Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?

How quickly it would all go.

Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?

Follow you gut with your day. The day is about you and your partner NO ONE ELSE.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

The drama and the intimacy of the ceremony. It was just the two of us, our witnesses, the officiant and our photographers.

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A Thought For Thursday
gallery Mar 21 2019
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"Beside you through it,

through any it that could be

beside you always."

- Tyler Knott Gregson

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Real Wedding
gallery Mar 19 2019
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Beach Babes

Tell us your love story!

We met through mutual friends in the beginning. We actually became very close friends for ten years before we became romantically involved as we were both in other long term relationships. When we fell for each other, there was no going back, it was like a runaway train, we couldn’t stop it if we wanted to.

What about the proposal?

I involved the kids, as we are very family and kid oriented, it made sense. They were super excited to be involved. We had them do a lip sync for Nicole’s birthday to one of her favorite songs, called “Say Yes” by Langhorne Slim. At the end they pulled off their sweatshirts and were wearing T-shirts underneath that said, “will you please” “Marry our mom?” Then I had a ring ready and there were giggles and tears because she was totally shocked and we had friends over to celebrate.

When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?

Looking back, I feel like I should have known it from the moment we met, but it became very clear a few months into dating each other, neither of us could imagine being anywhere else, whether we liked it or not. That’s not to say we have not had growing pains, but we keep getting stronger.

Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?

We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding and we love our home and neighborhood, so that was an easy choice. We considered eloping but the kids REALLY wanted to be a part of the wedding and day so we caved to them. I am glad we did it with our loved ones around, it meant a lot to all of us. We also included the kids, they were our wedding party and we gave vows to them in the ceremony.

What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?

The logistics of doing it at our neighborhood park ended up being very stressful as no one had really done it before so everyone was kind of learning on the fly and the “rules” got changed on us at the last minute. Once we found the right people and vendors to help us, it went smoothly and it turned out perfectly, but was touch and go for a bit.

Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?

My wife ran a music festival for 10 years and we entertain a decent amount, plus this was my second wedding, so we were prepared for the amount of work. That being said, you can really bog yourself down in making every detail perfect. Pick a couple things that really matter to you and let the rest go, no one will notice them but they will notice a stressed out couple that isn’t enjoying their day. Start early, get help, stay organized and don’t go over budget, it’s not worth it when it’s over.

Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?

We went to the local gay wedding expo on a whim and it turned out to be so helpful. We found our photographer (Jenny GG, the best!) our wedding planner and our ice cream vendor. It made us happy to support these gay businesses but more importantly, they were all amazing. I would also recommend not over thinking things. If you like a certain kind of cake, get it, or skip cake all together and do something else you want. Life is too short to stress over cake, or flowers, or lights! We also used our people, friends and their business for flowers, decorating, catering, officiating. It was so great to work with people we love and support each other, it made our day even more personal and special.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Dancing with my new wife in the sun and warm breeze to an amazing live band in my own neighborhood. It was magical.  

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