We love them just like any other wedding.

Just because you're having a same-sex wedding does not mean you should have to compromise on impeccable style or choose your decor any differently!

I’ve been doing a little research this morning and have found there is a real lack of resources & inspiration on stylish gay weddings in Canada! Especially in Calgary… I want to do something about that!

It seems like when you google “gay weddings”, you get a selection of rainbow coloured wedding cakes, cheesy same-sex cake toppers, colourful gerbera daisies, rainbow-dyed roses… I’ll stop there, but you get the picture – That look is simply not a fit for everyone… Where is the stylish & classy gay wedding inspiration?

Gay weddings deserve the exact same treatment as a straight wedding, and the same amount of wedding blog love & attention as any other wedding. A gay wedding should have the same decor inspiration as a straight wedding, because at least at JYW, we plan weddings inspired by LOVE, no matter who you’re marrying, and gay weddings are not decorated differently than straight weddings!

So, I say – Yay for same sex marriages and yay for beautiful & stylish gay weddings! Here is a little inspiration for those wanting something beautiful, classic, and timeless.



Source: David Wittig Photography

This is from a beautiful engagement session that I highly recommend you check out. It has a very editorial style and chic feel to it. Plus, the outfits are divine!


Source: Vogue – Joseph Altuzarra & Seth Weissman’s Wedding

I love this look of adding a non-traditional centrepiece of candles & greenery. Its a romantic look that really warms up the look of contemporary grey linens & black chiavari chairs.


Source: Style Me Pretty, Image by Rebecca Peplinski Photography

I absolutely love the white dress/black dress combo on this lovely couple. What a fun way to play on tradition, while being true to your own style! Stunning.


Source: WedLuxe, by Paige Lewis Events and Krista Fox Photography

Mmm… This Provence inspired white wedding is perfect for any Restoration Hardware addict. Its just classy, and a look that will be loved for years down the road.



Source: Refinery 29

I also wanted to point out that picking a bridal party as a same sex couple might be difficult if you feel like you have to stick to the “bridesmaids on the left, groomsmen on the right” idea. You don’t. In fact, mixed-gender bridal parties are more practical anyways!

No matter who you’re marrying – Be yourself and have fun with your wedding planning. I say that to all of my couples. Nobody fits into a box, nor should you feel like you have to follow what everyone else is doing. It’s likely more fun when you’re not…

xo Julianne