Fun and Colorful Same-Sex Toledo Wedding

We met Chris & LeeAnn last year when they were bridesmaids in Chris’ sister’s wedding. We had such a fun time with them and their family and friends that when they contacted us to shoot their wedding this year, we knew we couldn't say no. Their rooftop engagement session in downtown Toledo was absolutely breathtaking, so we knew the wedding would be no different.

We were thrilled to welcome Chris & LeeAnn into the Swatch Family as our first same-sex couple. I won’t get on my soapbox but as the bridal party will tell ya, some chicks marry chicks, #getoverit. We believe that love is love, and we couldn’t have been happier to help document this love story.

These two met in nursing school and became best friends. It didn’t take long for them to realize there was something more. Although I didn’t know them then, I can tell in the way that they understand each other and care for each other, that the ‘friend facade’ could not have lasted long.  

Chris & LeeAnn said it best when I asked them to tell me more about their love for one another.

LeeAnn on Chris: “She is so funny, sarcastic, and genuinely fun and exciting to be around. I love how strong willed she is. She works so hard and cares about everyone. She is one of the most selfless people I’ve ever met.”

Chris on LeeAnn: “Our personalities are different, but we somehow seem to fit perfectly together. She is beautiful, and loves harder than anyone I’ve ever met. She’s emotional, but not overly emotional, just enough for her to show how much she truly cares.”

These feelings of admiration towards each other are apparent when you see them look into each other’s eyes and wrap their arms around each other. It’s the kind of love that has me saying ‘OMG OMG’ and giving little screeches of excitement from behind the camera.

We loved everything about this wedding from the massive amount of support from Chris & LeeAnn’s family and friends to the perfect little geometric details and gorgeous, colorful bouquets. We’re obsessing over the matching open-heart tattoos and the “Married AF” cake topper that show both the deep connection and the sense of humor that these two have. Last, but not least, we had a blast on the dance floor. This group did not hold back on and we even learned a few new dance moves ourselves!

Another perfect day in the books and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. If you’re looking for fun, exciting, gorgeous and….well, gay wedding inspiration, look no further.

We are obsessed with all the little details from this day. The gowns, hair, makeup, decor and music were all on point. Kudos to this wonderful team of vendors who made it happen!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Premier

Bridal Gown: Belle Amour Bridal

Makeup: Beauty by Zoe Garrow

Hairstylist: Salon Serenity

Planning, decor and floral: Your Perfect Day

DJ: Touch the Sky DJ

Dessert: 7 Little Cupcakes

Party Bus: Childers Limousine Service