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.