Gorgeous Same Sex Wedding Photos
June is LGBTQ Pride Month, so we wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on some of our favorite photos from the various same sex marriages we have had the honor to be part of over the years. Love is always in the air in this line of work, but feelings of love, joy, pride, and accomplishment are extra strong during the month of June.
History of LGBTQ Pride Month
LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan which was a real turning point in the Gay Liberation movement throughout the United States. Originally, the last Sunday in June was designated as “Gay Pride Day,” but it didn’t take too long for major cities around the country to extend the celebration to a month long series of events and celebrations. Now we enjoy an entire month of parades, parties, concerts, and more.
Same sex marriage in the United States
It has not been a short and easy road, that’s for sure. The first marriage license was filed in Minnesota by Jack Baker and Michael McConnell in 1970. While their original marriage license was rejected because they are both men, they decided to fight. The couple appealed until their case reached the Supreme Court, although they ultimately refused to hear it “for want of a substantial federal question.” Baker then changed his name to “Pay Lyn” and because of the gender-neutral name choice, it worked and the license was filed. The pair still live together as a married couple in Minneapolis. Baker and McConnell chose a Victorian mansion near a lake in Minneapolis to say their vows, but a beach wedding with us was the destination of choice for so amazing couples as well.
Which beach is best for you?
You can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous beaches in San Diego, but here are the options we offer couples of all ages, genders, and sexual preferences. Imperial Beach is a wonderful choice for those who are looking for a more private place to say their vows. It’s a short distance to amazing restaurants and landmarks, and is known for dolphin and seal sightings too. Coronado is a destination for everyone who visits San Diego already, so why use it as a wedding location? The historical landmark is the perfect backdrop for your special day. La Jolla is another favorite choice—so much so it often needs to be booked at least a year in advance. Couples can choose from two cliffside locations for their ceremony. Mission Beach is another top choice, especially for our free spirited couples because they fall in love with the eclectic array of restaurants, bars, and street performers.
Get your tissues ready
Each and every one of our same sex couples have chosen locations that fit their personalities perfectly. They all provide a picturesque backdrop to celebrate their love for one another, and recognize how far they have come in their pursuit for equality. We recommend having some tissues handy before you scroll through this collection of wedding photography—it is truly gorgeous on so many levels. Happy LGBTQ Pride Month from all of us to you!