I cannot tell you how long I’ve been looking for a same-sex bridal shower to feature here. I try to show all different kinds of parties and people, so finding a shower for two brides has been on my list for some time. So when this gorgeous styled shoot by Laura Dee Photography hit my inbox, I maybe freaked out a litttttle bit. Inspired by the idea that “Carrie Bradshaw fell in love with Charlotte York,” this shower is a dream come true of urban chic styling with pops of color and plenty of fun. Just check out the stylish ombre pink and purple hair, stunning jewelry from TheNOTCH, moonshine mixology bar by Onyx and the one-eyed pug named Tater Tot. But what really stopped me in my tracks? The stunning portraits of the couple sharing a few quiet moments together. So perfect and sweet.
In terms of the etiquette behind throwing a gay wedding shower, the “rules” are still very fluid (i.e., who needs rules?). Many gay couples may choose to have a joint couples shower and may even celebrate their bachelorette party together. Others will want separate parties, especially if they have different groups of close friends or family in far-flung parts of the country. Follow the brides’ leads—they will discuss what they want and then share the plan with their bridesmaids and friends.
Photography: Laura Dee Photography | Stationery: AvantGarde Design | Dresses: Bliss Bridal, Julie Allen Bridals | Makeup: The Beauty Bar | Jewelry: theNOTCH jewelry | Event coordination: ESTOccasions | Prop rentals: General Eclectic Rentals | Flowers: Datura: a Modern Garden | Cocktails: Onyx Moonshine | Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes