Take just one look at the bridal party’s faces as these brides walk down the aisle, and you can’t help but feel the love radiating off the screen. Though unfortunately gay weddings are not currently legal in Arizona, Jennifer and Amy were determined to join forces with friends and family to throw an unforgettable bash and markedly romantic union. The couple just may have snagged the coolest venue in all of Phoenix, as you’ll see in the photos captured by the lovely Jason and Anna of We Are Your Photogs.

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Says Jennifer: We didn’t really have anything in mind when we started planning. We picked colors we both like, red and black, and it basically grew from there. Our Save the Dates and Invitations had red hearts on them, and then we starting incorporating red hearts on everything. We definitely wanted to incorporate things that both of us like.

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offbeat lgbt arizona wedding

offbeat lgbt arizona wedding

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Amy is an artist and builds robots out of old parts and metal, and Jennifer likes cute things like cupcakes and Hello Kitty. We wanted our wedding to be taken seriously, even though gay marriage is not legal in Arizona. We knew we wouldn’t have a “traditional” wedding, but we still wanted to incorporate some traditional aspects. We wanted our wedding and reception to feel romantic… so it was a given that we would incorporate lots of candles and red roses everywhere we could.

offbeat lgbt arizona wedding

offbeat lgbt arizona wedding

Jennifer’s advice for brides planning now: Give yourselves plenty of time. Enjoy the planning process because the actual wedding day is over in a blink of an eye. Use your imagination – don’t do something because you think it’s what you’re “supposed” to do.

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offbeat lgbt arizona wedding

Wedding Songs:
Bridesmaids’ procession: “The Way I Am,” Ingrid Michaelson
Brides’ processional and recessional: “Halo,” The Cure
First dance: “Your Love,” The Outfield

View all wedding photos here

Wedding Vendors (Phoenix, AZ):

Ceremony and reception venue: The IceHouse / Wedding Photographer: Jason and Anna of We Are Your Photogs / Event coordinator: Riette Pretorius of Downtown Phoenix Venues / Florist: Harmony DeLeon / Wedding dresses: Unique Vintage / Hair Accessories: Bling ‘N’ Blooms / Wedding rings: Jeweler John / Wedding bouquets: etsy / DJ: DJ Leo Blaze / Caterer: Magic Touch Catering / Wedding Cake: Pattie Durkin / Wedding invitations: Stationery Bakery / Transportation: Arizona PediCab


Comments (24):

  • Zachariah Ishmael on June 29, 2011

    Such an awesome venue! Beautiful!
  • Frances on May 16, 2011

    Such an original wedding. That bouquet?! I love it!
  • Marcel on April 21, 2011

    The pictures are totally amazing! Best wedding ever!
  • melani rae on April 21, 2011

    It's so great to see a same-sex marriage featured. Wish there were more. That metal bouquet is absolutely stunning! You managed to do something truly original and that is no easy feat. Lovely wedding, lovely couple.
  • lydia {ever ours} on April 20, 2011

    oh my word....her bouquet!
  • Tracy Thunderbolt on April 20, 2011

    Words cannot say how much I love this. Especially the shot of the flower vases and the bridesmaid shot and the bouquet and...well, all of them, actually. Awesome.
  • Shanna on April 20, 2011

    Wow. The black & red on the bridesmaids is absolutely stunning. Great color choice!
  • Orlando Wedding Videographer on April 20, 2011

    Love the photo in front of the warehouse doors!
  • shewanders on April 20, 2011

    wow, i love this wedding. Everything about it is so endearing =)
  • Tania on April 20, 2011

    So pleased to see a civil partnership wedding here esp as I'm having my own soon. Beautiful brides and amazing photographs. Hope you have a lovely life together :-)
  • Alli on April 20, 2011

    Love it! What a fun wedding! These pictures make you wish you had been invited! What a fun couple!!
  • Jen on April 20, 2011

    gotta love the ice house...gorgeous post!
  • jenn {bow tie & bustle} on April 20, 2011

    LOVE the location!!!! And that bouquet is totally brilliant! Loved this post!
  • Julie on April 20, 2011

    I love everything about this. EVERYTHING. That shot of the girls in the warehouse doorways is killer. Bravo.
  • Renee on April 20, 2011

    This is what a wedding should be about - happy and fun times! I love the metal bouquet!
  • natalie on April 20, 2011

    awesome blog! beautiful wedding!
  • Jason + Anna Photography on April 20, 2011

    Jennifer and Amy were amazing clients. I wish everyone could have seen the ceremony as it was extremely touching. We feel very proud to have been a part of something as special as this was. Thanks for the feature!
  • Martina on April 20, 2011

    I <3 Amy & Jennifer!
  • Annie on April 20, 2011

    What cool details! The wire-looking bouquet is just awesome, and I love how the brides can show off their gorgeous tattoos. (Also, short-haired redhead brides are my particular inspiration.)
  • Sarah Donovan on April 20, 2011

    This wedding is inspiring and everything but ordinary, love the colors, the couple looks so happy, and that bouquet is awesome!
  • Josi on April 20, 2011

    What beautiful photos! I love the venue with all its industrial yet open air feel!
  • kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} on April 20, 2011

    So fun and unique! great images!
  • Forever Photography Studio on April 20, 2011

    Does it get more unique!? This is wonderful, great combinations.
  • Lauren @ ELD on April 20, 2011

    Love this! So different and unique!


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