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Celebrate the Supreme Court's Ruling With 68 Stunning Same-Sex Wedding Photos

Jun 26 2015 - 12:05pm

Today, love won. The US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide [1] (!!), and it's a monumental celebration for anyone who has ever been denied the right to marry the person they love. As the Supreme Court put it in the incredibly moving last paragraph of its ruling [2], "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family." Just like other lifetime lovers, same-sex couples incorporate many well-loved traditions, and the heart of the big day is the same: two people in love dedicating the rest of their lives to each other. These are 68 of the most beautiful gay wedding [3] photos we've ever seen.

Josh and Bryan

Josh and Bryan

Josh and Bryan

Josh and Bryan

Katy and Lauren

The brides were pretty in pink and gray as they embraced on their wedding [4] day.

Photo by Emily Delamater Photography [5] via Ruffled [6]

Katy and Lauren

The ceremony took place amongst the trees in rural Maine.

Photo by Emily Delamater Photography [7] via Ruffled [8]

Katy and Lauren

The brides shared a special moment together.

Photo by Emily Delamater Photography [9] via Ruffled [10]

Katy and Lauren

The couple were all smiles during the reception.

Photo by Emily Delamater Photography [11] via Ruffled [12]

Katie and Heather

These cheery brides got hitched at Mercury Hall in Austin, TX.

Photo by The Nichols [13] via Green Wedding Shoes [14]

Katie and Heather

The ladies said their vows at their fun, DIY [15] wedding [16].

Photo by The Nichols [17] via Green Wedding Shoes [18]

Katie and Heather

The couple gave each other a loving look.

Photo by The Nichols [19] via Green Wedding Shoes [20]

Brooke and Joana

These brides literally tied the knot at their wedding [21] in Miramar Beach, FL.

Photo by Alisha Sams of Imaginarium Studios and Kory Garner of Faux Toe Images via Equally Wed [22]

Brooke and Joana

The bouquet was made of brooches.

Photo by Alisha Sams of Imaginarium Studios and Kory Garner of Faux Toe Images via Equally Wed [23]

Brooke and Joana

I think they had their "something blue" covered!

Photo by Alisha Sams of Imaginarium Studios and Kory Garner of Faux Toe Images via Equally Wed [24]

Brooke and Joana

The superhero fans did their best Clark Kent impression during the reception.

Photo by Alisha Sams of Imaginarium Studios and Kory Garner of Faux Toe Images via Equally Wed [25]

Breken and Carter

The grooms embraced during their Toronto, Canada, big day.

Photo by Jessica Hill [26] via Equally Wed [27]

Breken and Carter

The happy couple shared a sentimental moment.

Photo by Jessica Hill [28] via Equally Wed [29]

Breken and Carter

After an intimate wedding [30] ceremony, the two tied the knot in front of 1.5 million people on a float during the 2012 Toronto Pride Parade!

Photo by Jessica Hill [31] via Equally Wed [32]

Breken and Carter

They said their "I dos" on the gay pride float.

Photo by Jessica Hill [33] via Equally Wed [34]

Hannah and Amy

Hannah and Amy

Hannah and Amy

Hannah and Amy

Jennifer and Amy

Jennifer and Amy didn't let Arizona's stance against gay marriage keep them from their quirky-cool celebration.

Photo by We Are Your Photags [35] via Ruffled [36]

Jennifer and Amy

This urban venue is so cool it doesn't need much decor — after all, the night sky is the ceiling!

Photo by We Are Your Photags [37] via Ruffled [38]

Kirstie and Kayce

Kirstie and Kayce's Malibu wedding [39] was full of fun details, like cowboy boots, waffles and fried chicken, and a surprise guest . . .

Photos by Mi Belle Photography [40] via The Wedding Chicks [41]

Kirstie and Kayce

The brides' friend Cyndi Lauper came as a guest and flew out their fave DJ as a wedding [42] gift. She also entertained everyone with her singing and dancing at the reception.

Photo by Mi Belle Photography [43] via The Wedding Chicks [44]

Tim and Michael

Tim and Michael's desert-cool wedding [45] took place at the ACE Hotel.

Photos by Feather Love [46] via 100 Layer Cake [47]

Tim and Michael

The couple designed everything themselves, from their bow ties to the invitations.

Photo by Feather Love [48] via 100 Layer Cake [49]

Amy and Jeri

Amy and Jeri tied the knot in Seattle, WA, and it included a beautiful, emotional ceremony.

Photo by Michele M. Waite Photography [50] via Equally Wed [51]

Amy and Jeri

River stones were laid out for guests to jot down words of advice for the newlyweds.

Photo by Michele M. Waite Photography [52] via Equally Wed [53]

Amy and Jeri

The happy couple were visions in white.

Photo by Michele M. Waite Photography [54] via Equally Wed [55]

Amy and Jeri

Instead of a honeymoon, Amy and Jeri chose to begin married life making their house a home.

Photo by Michele M. Waite Photography [56] via Equally Wed [57]

Adam and Dave

Adam and Dave chose to get married at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, a gorgeous mansion on the coast with sentimental value. Adam says, "It was a place my family visited often growing up. When Dave and I first started dating I took him. It wasn't until much later we both admitted that it was on that day we both fell in love, unbeknownst to the other."

Photo by Josh Goleman [58] via 100 Layer Cake [59]

Adam and Dave

Adam and Dave looked doubly cute in their matching bow ties.

Photos by Josh Goleman [60] via 100 Layer Cake [61]

Deborah and Beth

Deborah and Beth decided to have their nuptials in Deborah's hometown of Riverwoods, IL, specifically in the backyard of the home she grew up in.

Photo by Erin Leppo Photography [62] via Equally Wed [63]

Deborah and Beth

At the end of the ceremony, Deborah and Beth both broke a glass. Beth says, "We both raised our feet high because we were afraid they wouldn't break. They both did however with a 'pop!' and every one cheered and we kissed."

Photo by Erin Leppo Photography [64] via Equally Wed [65]

Deborah and Beth

They did it!

Photo by Erin Leppo Photography [66] via Equally Wed [67]

Deborah and Beth

The brides with big smiles on their faces.

Photo by Erin Leppo Photography [68] via Equally Wed [69]

Nick and Paul

Nick and Paul celebrated their big day in Palm Springs — looking cool in colored shades.

Photo by The Long Haul Photo [70] via Equally Wed [71]

Nick and Paul

Naturally, they had rubber ducky cake toppers.

Photo by The Long Haul Photo [72] via Equally Wed [73]

Nick and Paul

Nick and Paul got affectionate on their wedding [74] day.

Photo by The Long Haul Photo [75]

Nick and Paul

Nick and Paul shared a sweet first dance.

Photo by The Long Haul Photo [76] via Equally Wed [77]

Leighann and Caitlyn

The happy couple beamed ahead of the ceremony.

Photo by The Gemmers [78] via Ruffled [79]

Leighann and Caitlyn

Leighann and Caitlyn dubbed their wedding [80] at the Marvimon House in LA "Lipster" (lesbian hipster).

Photo by The Gemmers [81] via Ruffled [82]

Leighann and Caitlyn

Leighann and Caitlyn stood with their bridal party at the Marvimon House in LA.

Photo by The Gemmers [83] via Ruffled [84]

Leighann and Caitlyn

You may now kiss the bride!

Photo by The Gemmers [85] via Ruffled [86]

Leighann and Caitlyn

Leighann and Caitlyn gazed at each on their big day.

Photo by The Gemmers [87] via Ruffled [88]

Gretchen and Tyra

The beaming newlyweds made their exit.

Photo by Dark Roux Photography [89] via Style Me Pretty [90]

Ben and Tim

This emotional moment brings tears to our eyes.

Photo by Erin Hearts Court [91] via Style Me Pretty [92]

Drew and Andrew

Drew and Andrew said their "I dos" at the hip Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs.

Photo by Lacie Hansen [93] via The Wedding Chicks [94]

Drew and Andrew

The suited twosome shared a tender moment on their big day.

Photo by Lacie Hansen [95] via The Wedding Chicks [96]

Drew and Andrew

Drew, Andrew, and this little puppy are just perfect together.

Photo by Lacie Hansen [97] via The Wedding Chicks [98]

Adam and Dave

Adam and Dave posed together on their wedding [99] day.

Photo by Josh Goleman [100] via 100 Layer Cake [101]

Barbara and Debbie

Photo by Grace Hitchcock [102]

Barbara and Debbie

Photo by Grace Hitchcock [103]

Barbara and Debbie

Photo by Grace Hitchcock [104]

Megan and Michelle

Photo by Maggie Winters Photography [105]

Megan and Michelle

Photo by Maggie Winters Photography [106]

Megan and Michelle

Photo by Maggie Winters Photography [107]

Ted and Joshua

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography [108]

Ted and Joshua

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography [109]

Ted and Joshua

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography [110]

Ted and Joshua

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography [111]

Emelie and Chanti

Photo by G Aranow Photography [112]

Emelie and Chanti

Photo by G Aranow Photography [113]

Emelie and Chanti

Photo by G Aranow Photography [114]

Emelie and Chanti

The recessional song was "Fell in Love With a Girl" by The White Stripes and the first dance song was "I Never" by Rilo Kiley.

Photo by G Aranow Photography [115]


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