From the photographers: Katie & Angie fittingly got married at a Winery as they are total wine lovers. We can’t write anything better than their story they sent to us:
“Angie and I met at the gym. She was the Zumba instructor and I was the student. We became workout partners which blossomed into a romantic relationship. Our mutual love for fitness is what brought us together. We motivate each other, not only in the gym, but also in life. We have become true life partners.” When asked to describe themselves as a couple they said “Would I be biased if I said we are “adorable”? First, we are both 5’1 so we are small. Angie is black and I am white, so people are always intrigued by us. We both love having fun and people feed off our energy. We balance each other out. I am super type A, need everything focused and planned and she is type B, which helps to calm me down when I have gotten worked up about something. When we are together, we must give off loving vibe because people were asking us before we got together if we were “together”. People just sense it.”
Katie & Angie’s experience on working with Savannah & Greg: ” First off, you get two awesome photographers when you book Authentic Collective. Savannah and Greg were AMAZING from start to finish. We did our engagement photos with them which is when we first started getting to know them. They are fun and easy to work with. They really help make you feel at ease in front of the camera. For the wedding, they had some resources for us to review and helped us put together our timeline and shot list so we could get all the shots we wanted, but not spend too much time trying to get everyone into the photos. They went above and beyond when helping us plan for the big day, even meeting with us at our venue a few weeks prior to go over the timeline and any specific questions we had. The photos came out STUNNING! They captured so many beautiful moments and my wife and I were able to re-live those moments when we went through our gallery. I would highly recommend Authentic Collective as you are getting a great team that is willing to go above and beyond to make sure you feel special, that your day is exactly what you envision, and that your photos reflect the feelings and emotions you experienced on one of the biggest days of your life.”
Congrats to Katie & Angie! We here at ABBFT wish you many years of happiness ahead. Much love to you both.
Attire: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique :: @weddingangelsbridalCakes and Dessert: Baking Grounds :: @thebakinggroundsCatering: City Winery :: @citywineryatlDate: 10/05/2019Florist: Harts & Petals :: @hartsandpetalsLocation: City Winery Atlanta :: @citywineryatlMusic: Nice Guys Entertainment :: @niceguysdjPhotography: Authentic Collective :: authenticcollective.blogVenue: City Winery Atlanta :: @citywineryatl
Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a quick second to first of all, apologize for our absence. Secondly, I’ve slowly been working on cleaning up our inbox and working on updating a few previous posts as well as creating new content! A little bit about me: my name is Morgan and I reside near Boston, MA with my amazing girlfriend Courtney and our cat, Hotchner. I’ll add some pictures below for fun! I most recently was volunteering my time as ABBFT’s social media manager – maintaining Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. I will be working on all aspects of the blog going forward!! woot woot 🙂 I’m so excited to get this heartwarming and inclusive blog back up and posting for you all! Stay well and treat each other with kindness during this crazy time we’re in!
Hello, Bicycle Built for Two readers! We are thrilled to have partnered with Brandy Mars, creator of LGBTQ greeting cards (and more), to offer up a giveaway for you all! Brandy creates unique, funny, LGBTQ greeting cards, cups, and clothing and has graciously sent over a selection of greeting cards, which we will be sending to 4 lucky winners! If you are interested in receiving one of her beautiful cards, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “giveaway” and we will select 4 winners at random on Friday, March 8th at 8pm PST! *Giveaway is now closed*
In addition, Brandy has created a discount code for 25% off items in her Etsy shop! Just enter code “bicyclebuiltfortwo” to receive 25% off of your purchase!
From the happy couple: 6 years in, many discussions of, & 3 almost proposals later, my skiddish-about-marriage now-fiancée surprised me upon my arrival in Kathmandu (to meet her for some travel) with a sincere interest in leaving this particular trip with rings on our fingers & a tangible decision made. This trip took us through Nepal & much of Northern India, and throughout that (almost) month we talked a lot about what we were doing in our lives, in our relationship, and where we wanted to go/what we wanted to do next. The engagement photo submitted & that we use for everything “engagement”-wise is from the Taj Mahal at sunrise – where Olivia literally set up her iPhone on the ground, set that self-timer to 10 seconds, ran back to Ash & accidentally captured what will most likely remain one of our most favorite photographs ever. At the end of our trip, back where we started, in Kathmandu, Ash found the ONE diamond store in the city (maybe in the country?!) and we returned home with beautiful, unique, perfect-for-us engagement rings, some stunning photos, and some once-in-a-lifetime memories!
Date: 05/20/2018Location: Kathmandu, NepalPhotography: OMB // photography
Attire: ReviewCakes and Dessert: Family & friendsCatering: Asylum Seeker Resource CentreDate: 02/25/2017Florist: Moorabool Valley FlowersLocation: OakleighPhotography: Jon HewettVenue: Jells Park, Wheelers Hill and Oakleigh Mechanics Hall, Oakleigh
Attire: Tailor Love :: @tailor_loveCakes and Dessert: Sisti&Co :: @sisti.coCatering: Cordiano Winery :: @cordianowineryDate: 05/05/2018Florist: Sisti & Co :: @sisti.coLocation: San Diego, CAOther: Rings: Kevin Jewelers, Hair: Audrey Christian, Makeup: Julieta VenegasPhotography: Magda Aguirre :: @magdaelizabethphotoPlanner or Event Designer: Sisti & Co :: @sisti.coVenue: Cordiano Winery :: @cordianowinery
Happy New Year, ABBFT readers! As many of you know, this blog largely relies on reader submissions. To continue posting queer love/engagements/weddings/etc., we are in need of new submissions! Please use the submissions tab (above) to submit your engagement, wedding, and couples shoots! Please remember to submit photos within the submission form so all ABBFT readers can see your beautiful faces and we can continue to spread queer love & happiness!