Emily & Emily

"Two brides saying I Do with one unforgettable sunset"

PHOTOGRAPHER
Elizabeth Greve Photography
THEME
DIY Weddings, Retro Weddings, Rustic Weddings, Vintage Weddings
VENUE IDEA
Barn Weddings, Countryside, Ranch/Farm Weddings

Our Love Story

Elizabeth Greve Photography captured this beautiful wedding.  The big question for us, “What did you love about this couple of the same name?  Emily and Emily.”

The fact that both of their names are Emily should have been my first sign that this couple and their wedding story would be anything less than unique.  When I first met this sweet duo for coffee, we just sort of CLICKED.  I felt like I had known them forever which made wedding talk that much more fun.  As I sat there and watched how they interacted with one another, I knew this would be a beautiful couple to photograph. I immediately felt comfortable around them and saw that they were with each other.  They already seemed as though they had been married for years.  This day was such a privilege to be a part of and I am so honored to call these beauties my friends.

How did you meet?

We met officially when we both started working for the same police department in 2014.  Although, we had gone to the same school for 4 years before that and had been unofficially introduced once before, we somehow never really knew each other until then.

THE PROPOSAL

Kind of a long story, but the first time Emily (Rachel) and I (Emily Anne) worked together, we were working the midnight shift on October 20th, 2014. At around 3am she told me to come outside with her. We stood outside under the most beautiful sky full of stars. She told me that the sky was the best part about working midnights. I think this was the first time we both felt that spark. Fast forward to July 30th 2015. Emily (Rachel) planned a day downtown and told me we were going to the Adler Planetarium. When we got there, we looked around for a while and then she told me she bought tickets to see a show about the night sky. After the show was over and everyone was leaving, the lights turned back off and our song started playing. At this point I was very confused and a little scared that we were going to get locked in the theatre hahaha. Then a clock came up on the big screen and time rewound back to October 20th and the exact same night sky we stood under was projected across the whole theatre. Emily Rachel got down on one knee and asked me to be her wife. Seriously, such an amazing day.”

What was the most important aspect of your planning? 

Being a same-sex couple, we really wanted to make sure all of our vendors were comfortable being involved in a same-sex wedding. That was our number one priority. The first thing we looked at and booked was the venue. Once we had that booked, we immediately started researching photographers. At the end of the day, all that we will have left to look back on is the pictures! All of the vendors we chose were amazing and made the day perfect.”

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Wedding Providers

Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men’s Wearhouse//Dress Store:David’s Bridal//Dress Store:The Crystal Bride//Caterer: Buddy’s Special Events//Other: Our Wedding Movie//DJ: Sounds Abound Entertainment//Floral Designer: Katydidit Florist//Design and Decor: Joanna Goss//Caterer: My Chef Catering//Event Venue: Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom//Photographer: Elizabeth Greve Photography//