35 Emotional Photos that Prove Love Wins

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

This past weekend, our nation witnessed a tragedy as 49 innocent lives were taken and 53 additional individuals were wounded when a shooter attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando. Admittedly, it was difficult to come into the office this morning and write about wedding dresses or floral arrangements. But then I started looking at the photos of the couples we've featured. The smiles, the laughter, the loving eyes. And it reminded me that as long as love exists, hate will not win. No act of violence will ever stop us from spreading love and we will squeeze our partners' hands even harder and raise them to the skies with pride. As long as there is love, there is hope. Hope for a world in which people are not judged based on the color of their skin, their religion or who they love. Hope that our children will not ever feel terrified for simply being who they are. Moments captured in these 35 images from our wedding archives are why we fight for our LGBTQIAP brothers and sisters, and why we will never give up on love.


Photo from Eric and Danny's Mountain Vows, photography by Kayla Coleman


Photo from Serena and Melissa's New York City Subway-Inspired Wedding, photography by Calvina Photography


Photo from Alex and Michael's Mad Men-Inspired Wedding, photography by Take a Picture It Lasts Longer


Photo from Valerie and Jessi's Oceanfront Destination Wedding in Maui, photography by Meew Meew Studios


Photo from Ryan and Kirk's Colorful Forest Wedding, photo by Krista Photography


Photo from Lauren and Maggie's Winter Wonderland Elopement, photography by Kevin Day


Photo from Abe and Frank's Urban Garden Party Wedding, photography by Scott Clark Photo


Photo from Tanya and Chanel's Intimate Indian-Inspired Wedding, photography by Sandra Costello


Photo from Jeff and Alberto's Fort Greene Park Wedding, photography by Angela Cappetta


Photo from Amanda and Christina's Magical Berkshires Wedding, photography by Love + Perry

Brian Boyle and Matt Savoie's Wedding

Photo from Matt and Brian's Rustic Fall Wedding, photography by Seth Kaye


Photo from Sara and Sarah's Sweet Lakeside Wedding, photography by HRM Photography


Photo from Greg and Michael's Carnival-Themed Wedding, photography by Kelly Guenther


Photo from Natalie and Meagan's Seattle Ferry Ceremony and Arizona Reception, photography by Molly Landreth


Photo from Chris and Danny's Maui Destination Wedding, photography by Annie Gerber


Photo by Erin and Amy's Coffeehouse Wedding, photography by Brett Alison


Photo from Ken and Steven's Seattle Wedding at Hotel 1000, photo by Lionlady Photography


Photo from Brooke and Emmy's Sweet San Francisco Elopement, photography by Annie Tao


Photo from Joel and Mike's Cozy Catskill Wedding, photography by Ali Rosa Photography


Photo from Kaitlyn and Taryn's Music-Themed Wedding, photography by Justine Johnson


Photo from Bradley and Trevor's Charismatic New Jersey Wedding, photography by Leslie Barbaro

Please feel free to use these images, unaltered and uncropped, on your own pages. All images are Ā© eKate photography.

Photo from Jennifer and Caroline's Rustic Wedding Fiesta, photo by eKate Photography


Photo from Kyle and Joel's Urban Upstate New York Wedding, photography by Corey Torpie


Photo from Kai and Alisha's Foreign Cinema San Francisco Wedding, photography by Jerry Yoon


Photo from Vinny and Stephen's Eventi Hotel Wedding, photography by Lisa Hibbert


Photo from Linsey and Nicky's Ohio Lodge Wedding, photography by Amy Ann

NYC Wedding Photographers

Photo from David and James' Central Park Elopement, photography by Le Image, Inc.


Photo from Anna and Elise's Wythe Hotel Wedding, photography by Heather Phelps-Lipton


Photo from Tom and Mark's San Francisco Bay Yacht Wedding, photography by Miki Vargas


Photo from Meg and Steph's Hawaiian Cliffs Elopement, photography by Mariah Milan


Photo from Jason and Michael's Colorful Massachusetts Wedding, photography by Derek Halkett


Photo from Trisha and Giovana's Vineyard Wedding, photography by Andrea Bibeault


Photo from Joe and Michael's Wedding at a Victorian Mansion, photography by Tyler Boye


Photo from Sara and Stephanie's Kentucky Distillery Wedding, photography by Fyrefly Photography


Photo from Ryan and Florent's San Francisco City Hall Wedding, photography by Linda Tran


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