Big love at a tiny roadside chapelSusan + Stormiblu

Susan always loved the little church that stands next door to her aunt’s farm in Grimes, CA. So when she and her partner Stormiblu decided to tie the knot, she knew the teeny vintage chapel would be the perfect spot to say “I Do”.  (And I must give a shout out to the Coloma area Highway Patrolman who gave me a police escort to find this place because Google maps did me wrong! A million thank you’s sir!)

Coloma Same Sex Wedding - Carmen Salazar

Their intimate wedding was attended by their closest friends and family, in a short and sweet outdoor ceremony.

Bride walking with parents at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel - Carmen Salazar

Susan walked on the arms of her mother and father,  who couldn’t wait to see these two get hitched!

Little Shrine of Grimes Same Sex Wedding - Carmen Salazar

One of the couple’s best friends officiated their nuptials, bringing laughs and happy tears to them both.

Smiling bride at California lesbian wedding - Carmen Salazar
Coloma California LGBTQ Wedding - Carmen Salazar
First kiss at Little Shrine of Grimes lesbian wedding - Carmen Salazar
Overjoyed couple at same-sex wedding - Carmen Salazar
Little Shrine of Grimes fall wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Our Lady of Sorrow Chapel has lovingly been dubbed “The Little Shrine of Grimes” — I think it’s rustic simplicity makes it a very romantic venue!

Newlyweds at Coloma Same Sex Wedding - Carmen Salazar
Beautiful LGBT Californian Bride - Carmen Salazar
Grimes, CA outdoor wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Susan and Stormiblu have been together over 6 years, growing and making a home together. Both are passionate about animals (Susan volunteers for Front Street Shelter), and live with their three dogs. Their Save the Date included their pups and it was the most adorable piece of mail to receive!

LGBTQ California alternative wedding fashion - Carmen Salazar
Sacramento same-sex wedding photographer - Carmen Salazar

Long before getting engaged, our lovebirds got tattoos on their ring fingers that say “Sue” and “Blu” — adorable!

LGBT couple walking to wedding reception - Carmen Salazar
California same sex wedding style inspiration - Carmen Salazar

Our newlyweds joined their guests for an intimate reception at Pasquini’s — good food, dancing, and a little cake were in order! Susan used to work at Pasquini’s when she was younger and she went to grade school with the chef – it only seemed fitting for this special place to be part of her wedding story!

Lesbian first dance wedding photography - Carmen Salazar
Same sex wedding reception cake cutting - Carmen Salazar
Silly cake cutting at LGBT wedding - Carmen Salazar
Epic Same Sex Wedding Sunset Photography - Carmen Salazar

Congratulations Susan and Stormiblu!

Hair – Ali with Deeda Salon

Planner/Florist – Anythings Possible Planning and Events

Cake – Cakes by Request

Catering – Paquini’s Fine Italian

Gown – Second Summer Bride

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