With This Ring LGBT Wedding Event

We love this time of year because it is all about the wedding shows going around all over the country. Couples are heading into these shows to get inspired and find the perfect vendors for the big day.  But there is one particular wedding show which we are excited to share with you.   It is all about a fabulous wedding event taking place in Huntington Beach, California at the Waterfront Beach Resort.  With This Ring LGBT Wedding Expo is the wedding event that all couples must attend. You will meet the top wedding professionals, enjoy live entertainment, sample some fantastic food, win some prizes, and more!  Bridal Hot List will be at attendance this year, and we can not wait to see all the beautiful wedding details. Make sure to get your ticket early and you can save. It is only $7.00 if you purchase your tickets in advance, otherwise it is $15.00 at the door. So, save the date, and make sure to bring your friends to this event. You will not want to miss it! It is going to be a lovely time spent on a Sunday.

Congrats on the engagement, and now its time to plan for the big day and attending this wedding expo is a great first step.


For more information, please see below:


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About With This Ring LGBT Wedding Expo…

We welcome all same-sex couples, singles, friends, and allies to enjoy this special day with hand-selected LGBT friendly wedding professionals that will assist you with planning every aspect of your splendid day.

Marriage equality is a reality in California. With This Ring LGBT Wedding Expo is tailor-made to showcase some of the most romantic, creative, and sophisticated ways you can bring your wedding vision to life.
Join us for this one-of-a-kind event celebrating you, your loved ones, and the biggest day of your life!


Two Brides, One Love: Engagement Session from Michelle Lacson Photography & Tamrish Events

Wedding Wednesday is simply gorgeous today! I am tickled pink for this beautiful and incredible engagement session. At BHL we were thrilled with the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage. In celebration of this awesome result, we thought to peek into what true love looks like. A love which has been waiting for a significant time to express itself in the most beautiful of ways. A love which screams L-O-V-E.   We are in love with this beautiful couple and their stunning engagement shoot. Tamrish Events together with Michelle Lacson Photography  was on hand to style, design, and capture each and every lovely moment. If you do not believe us when we say O-M-G, then browse through the the amazing photos and see what we are raving about.






















From Michelle Lacson Photography and Tamrish Events

This ombré palette photo shoot was spearheaded by photographer Michelle Lacson and Hoofrish Patel of Tamrish Events, with artistic complements by numerous area wedding professionals.

The shoot was inspired by a beautiful couple who have been awaiting the legalizing of same sex marriage in the state.  Both the brides dreamt of a feminine and soft wedding design.

To create this look, Tamrish Events used soft feminine colors in shades of peach and buttercream.  Also used is a recurring motif of the butterfly (by My Butterfly Heaven on Etsy). The vision of the butterflies symbolized the emergence of a beautiful thing after struggles.  The dreams of these couples can finally take flight.

The soft and feminine design came together perfectly at the Pasadena Museum of History.  The fabulous florals by Centia Batz of Petal Floral are beyond gorgeous.  She achieved the perfect feminine feel and ombré color with cafe au lait dahlias, peach peonies, carmel antique roses and icelandic poppies to name a few blooms.  They are framed by a backdrop of exquisite linens custom designed by Designer Specialty Linens to evoke the soft garden atmosphere.  The table top comes to life with rentals from Town and Country Event Rentals, including the elegant ghost chairs.  The extremely decadent and elegant cake is from Cake it or Leave it.

The two beautiful brides were ecstatic in their gowns by Lovella Bridal, jewelry by Stella and Dot by AJ Stout.  Hair and makeup by Melissa Anne.  Waveform Events lit up the night with their state of the art LED up lights.

 The team of wedding professionals succeeded in creating a feminine yet elegant and chic atmosphere.

This shoot represents an elegant and chic style, incorporating touches of vintage.  Perfect for two brides looking for the clean, refined yet feminine look for their wedding.


Vendor Information:

Photography:  Michelle Lacson Photography

Event Design:  Tamrish Events

Floral Design:  Petal Floral

Graphic Design:  Amanda Habbershaw

Rentals:  Town & Country Event Rentals

Linens:  Designer Specialty Linens

Dress Store:  Lovella Bridal

Venue:  Pasadena Museum of History

Hair:  Hair by Kimmy

Makeup:  Makeup by Melissa Ann

Cake:  Cake It or Leave It

DJ:  Waveform Events

Jewelry:  Stella & Dot by AJ Stout

Etsy Designer:  My Butterfly Heaven

Wedding Wednesday: Same Sex Wedding by Great Officiants

On this fabulous Wedding Wednesday, I am thrilled to share an incredible milestone in California.  Two weeks ago on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, The Defense of Marriage Act was found to be unconstitutional. Meaning, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. Many had been standing by eagerly waiting for these results. When the results came in,  cheers of victory were heard all around. What a perfect day for this to occur! Wedding Wednesday never looked better. On today’s Wedding Wednesday I wanted to share something very special.  One of the many couples who have been long waiting for this very important decision, finally had the chance to legally marry. This couple had been waiting for thirteen years to stand in front of their friends and family, and share their love. You can imagine the joy and happiness when the results came in. Pure excitement. It makes me happy when two people who love each other can now become married in the state of California. Great news indeed.  Four hours after the decision, this couple was legally married. They were married by Alan Katz of Great Officiants in Long Beach, California.  So in love, that they could not wait to finally be married.

Here is a video of their story:


On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Toni and Carol were legally married.  Happiness, joy, laughter, and all other adjectives describing a good time.  Congrats to the lovely couple! I am totally smiling right now. Yep, smiling from ear to ear. Ah, what a wonderful day indeed. My wedding loving heart is overjoyed and in full gear. Nothing but love here. Wedding Wednesday is amazing! Totally in love.











If you are a couple who has been waiting to get legally married, then do not wait any longer, and head to Long Beach, California and stop by the Great Officiants.  They will issue you a marriage license and perform a ceremony for you.

For more information:

Alan Katz
Presiding Officiant
Great Officiants
(855) Wed-Vows  / (855) 933-8697