17 beautiful photos of LGBTQ weddings

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A side-by-side of two brides kissing under an archway and two grooms grinning as balloons surround them.
The pictures spotlight the joy of LGBTQ weddings.Ashley Rae Photography/Scratch Studios
  • Insider rounded up some of the best photos of LGBTQ couples getting married.

  • Some of the pictures show candid joy.

  • Others put the overwhelming love of a wedding day on display.

Photographers have captured unforgettable moments from couples' weddings.

Two brides kiss under a floral archway.
The picture shows their first kiss.Ashley Rae Photography

Ashley Rae Photography documented a couple's first kiss during their wedding ceremony under a floral archway.

The brides' visible smiles as they kiss show the excitement of the moment.

Flash photography made for some of the most memorable pictures.

Two brides kiss as they exit their wedding ceremony.
The flash made the photo.Marilyn Lamanna

Your eye immediately latches onto the brides in this photo, as the flash makes their white ensembles stand out against the darker backdrop.

Marilyn Lamanna's picture is sweet and romantic, from the brides' kiss to the wildflowers in their hands.

Some photographers captured the unbridled joy of saying "I do."

A couple celebrates as they exit their wedding ceremony.
Their excitement is clear.Tuan B & Co.

You can almost feel this couple's thrill leaving their wedding ceremony in a photo taken by Tuan B & Co.

They raise their hands in triumph and appear to be cheering, as are their guests.

Some photos seemed almost otherworldly in their beauty.

A couple smiles as two iridescent bubbles surround them in a park.
The couple are clearly excited.Scratch Studios

Iridescent bubbles surround a couple in this picture taken by Scratch Studios.

Many couples put their pride on display.

Two brides kiss as rainbow smoke bombs explode behind them.
Smoke bombs explode behind them.Ese Esan Photography

Ese Esan's photo of newlyweds kissing in their wedding attire would be gorgeous no matter what, but the rainbow-hued smoke bombs exploding behind them add extra meaning to the photo.

Some of the best photos showed off couples' personalities.

A bride sits on the hood of a cream convertible while smoking a cigar while another bride sits on the back.
They took photos on a convertible.Ellie McKinney

When Adrienne Michelle and Brittany Glover tied the knot in 2020, they rented a white convertible and drove through the woods to celebrate saying "I do."

The drive was one of their favorite moments of the day and offered an incredible photo opportunity, as Ellie McKinney's picture shows.

The setting made all the difference for many pictures.

Two brides pose in front of desert rocks on their wedding day.
The brides stand out against the rocks.Shutterfreek

Shutterfreek photographed Veronica and Bridgette Young's desert elopement in New Mexico.

Everything about the shot is picturesque, from the rock formations to the brides' coordinating outfits.

The connection between the couples was obvious in many of the photos.

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Their outfits coordinate.Casey Brodley

Casey Brodley snapped a sweet shot of two marriers leaning their heads together and holding hands on their wedding day.

Their coordinating pastel looks make the picture pop.

Scenery took some of the photos to another level.

Two brides stand on a rock overlooking a forest.
The photo shoot was a highlight of the day.Margan Photography

On Kia and Annie Watson's 2021 wedding day, Margan Photography took pictures of the newlyweds at a rocky overlook that fit the fairy-tale vibe of their nuptials.

The couple told Insider that taking the photos was a "surreal experience."

This couple popped in their pictures thanks to their bright outfits.

Two brides hold hands and smile at each other in front of a floral arch.
Their outfits are stunning.Laurie Ashley Photography

Laurie Ashley Photography photographed two brides standing in front of an archway filled with red, pink, and white roses.

The colors of the flowers play off the brides' outfits: a white suit and a red dress.

Furry friends stole the show in some pictures.

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The brides' dog attended their wedding.Liz Osban Photography

Molly Burchett and Blake Ballard's pet was their "dog of honor" at their 2020 wedding, which was photographed by Liz Osban Photography.

Their relaxed photos with their dog capture the couple's energy.

Other shots spotlighted couples embracing traditions as they said their vows.

Two grooms jump the broom at their wedding wearing white tuxedos.
The moment is steeped in tradition.M Fields Photography

Two grooms in white tuxedos partake in the "jumping of the broom" in M Fields Photography's picture, combining tradition with their modern venue.

These brides seemed to be shouting their joy for the world to see.

Two brides hold hands as rainbow-colored smoke explodes behind them.
The colors make the moment.Linda McQueen Photography

Two brides raising their hands in excitement as rainbow colors erupt behind them perfectly captures the joy of a wedding day.

Linda McQueen Photography captured the moment.

These brides went viral on TikTok after sharing what their "big fat Desi" wedding looked like.

Deepa and Gauri Joshi got married in March after six years together.
Their wedding went viral.Apollo Fotografie

Deepa and Gauri Joshi got married on March 26, 2022, in San Francisco, California. The brides highlighted parts of their Indian culture in the three-day celebration.

Apollo Fotografie photographed the couple's entire weekend festivities.

Others went viral on Instagram because their photos were so picturesque.

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The photos made an impact.A Sweet Focus

A photo of Victoria and Sarah Shine posing in front of an explosion of rainbows at their 2019 wedding went viral.

The photo, which was taken by Merinda of A Sweet Focus, caught the public's eyes during Pride Month 2019 after Perona Farms shared it on Instagram, and then it was shared again by Kleinfeld Bridal.

One couple chose to destroy their outfits in the ocean during their elopement shoot.

The brides had to power through shooting in what English described as frigid cold waters.
They destroyed their dresses.Bree Hulan

Paige English and Annaliese Zlogar got married in 2021 at a Texas courthouse. Due to the pandemic, they couldn't have a wedding, so the two had a styled photo shoot instead. The brides destroyed their $150 wedding dresses by jumping in the ocean.

"At the end of the day, the flowers don't matter and the dresses don't matter. What matters is we will remember this amazing photo shoot for the rest of our lives," English said.

Bree Hulan captured the beautiful moment between the couple.

The common theme in all the pictures was the love these couples have for each other.

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The love is obvious.Feather and Twine Photography

The love between Alex and Paige Throckmorton is clear in this photo, which was taken by Feather and Twine Photography.

Paige sweetly kisses Alex's hand as she grins at her, both of them exuding bliss.

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