Shakespearean love at Leer VineyardsKaty + Jules

They fell in love at the Ashland Shakespeare festival, while finishing their graduate degrees at Southern Oregon University. These lovebirds couldn’t have picked a more perfect place for two theater and drama lovers to cross paths.

I’ve known Katy for years as my neighbor, so I felt extra special that her wedding would be my first same-sex celebration!

Dramatic bridal silhouette at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar
Beaming bride putting on gown at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar

Katy loved her surprise gift from Jules — a lovely fleur-de-lis of their last names combined. Two brides are definitely better than one!

Personalized fleur de lis wedding gift - Carmen Salazar

First look at Leer Vineyards patio - Carmen Salazar

Jules was so nervous for their first look, she couldn’t wait to see her sweetie in her gorgeous pink gown!

Same sex wedding first look photography - Carmen Salazar
Emotional lesbian wedding first look - Carmen Salazar

The ladies picked out their dresses secretly and could not believe how well they matched together. These star-crossed lovers are clearly meant to be!

Romantic same sex first look at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar
Same-sex bridal portraits at California winery - Carmen Salazar
California lesbian bridal photography - Carmen Salazar

Katy and Jules fell in love in college, and now are very happy to teach English and Theater Studies at the same school.

Their grown up flower girl Pam told me, “This wedding was set up with two brides and a room full of teachers and theater directors — it’s going to be a hit!”

LGBTQ fall wedding at California winery- Carmen Salazar
Lesbian wedding ceremony at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar
Non-denominational same sex wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Their officiant is a lifelong friend that Katy and Jules met in their graduate program, and was very honored to bring her two friends together in matrimony.

Same sex first kiss at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar

“I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Newlywed bubble aisle walk at Leer Vineyards - Carmen Salazar
Stormy skies epic same sex wedding portraits - Carmen Salazar

Our newlyweds had to catch a photo op with the gorgeous stormy skies, and the rain waited for the reception!

Laser cut wedding table numbers - Carmen Salazar

Jules and Katy’s reception was a lovely mixture of literary accents and fall fabulousness! Their favorite books were all around and every name card had one of their favorite quotes.

Elegant crystal wedding glassware - Carmen Salazar

These goblets were Katy’s great aunt’s. Such a sweet and touching gesture to include in their wedding decor.

Classic literature DIY wedding decorations - Carmen Salazar
Gold fall wedding table decorations - Carmen Salazar
Fall themed wedding cake and dessert table - Carmen Salazar
Same-sex romantic first dance at fall wedding - Carmen Salazar
Two bride bouquet toss at lesbian wedding - Carmen Salazar

Let me tell you, a two-bride bouquet toss causes even more competitive catchers!

Same-sex bouquet toss at vineyard reception - Carmen Salazar
Epic treehouse same-sex sunset wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

These sunset sweeties are too cute to handle! Jules is a big fan of the Harry Potter series and this image has the Hogwarts vibe!

Same-sex wedding reception dance floor - Carmen Salazar
Fun light stream wedding dance floor photography - Carmen Salazar
Silly bride reception dance floor photography - Carmen Salazar

Romantic rainy night wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

“Love comforeth like sunshine after rain.” – William Shakespeare

Congratulations Katy and Jules — never forget to read to each other before bed and try not to use your theater voices (too much)!


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