June 22, 2022

Beautiful LGBTQ+ real weddings at Elmore

Beautiful LGBTQ+ real weddings at Elmore
Rosie Kelly
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Love is why we’re here, and celebrating love is what we do, so honouring pride month is super important to us all.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first pride event in the UK (1st July 1972) and we have been sending gratitude and thanks to all those who courageously fought for love, pushed for equality and eventually (far too long afterwards!!) made way for the change in the law which allowed all same-sex couples to legally marry in 2014...
It's truly crazy to think back now that when we opened our doors in 2013 gay marriage was still not legal!
Happily, since the law changed, we have seen some truly beautiful and joyous LGBTQ weddings and same-sex ceremonies, and today we wanted to take the time to look back on these with love and gratitude to Pride across the globe which made them possible…

Two brides

Over the last couple of years we've been truly honoured to host some incredibly beautiful and inspirational unions of two brides. 

Sharon & Vicky's summer wedding in 2021 kicked off our summer of love with a bang, right on the day all restrictions were dropped, on a boiling hot July day; this was a party for the ages!

It even took the two brides by surprise as noted in their beautiful real wedding (You can read the whole thing here)...

"We were just totally not prepared for the love and energy that we felt in the room (or the heat, it was 29 degrees outside!) We are both awful at being the centre of attention and entering that ceremony and saying our vows was something we were most anxious about. However, all our nerves were gone as soon as we got to the front of the room, and we were just in the moment and feeling so much love from everyone in the room and for each other."

Lots more lovely photos of the day by Andy Gaines below...

Relaxed group shots at lesbian wedding celebration in stately home
Andy Gaines
Lesbian wedding reception with monochrome details and tropical flowers
Andy Gaines
Two brides in white jumpsuit and tuxe hold hands and smile at each other outside in the meadow of perfect same sex wedding venue in Cotswolds countryside
Andy Gaines
Beautiful pampas grass and printed ceremony details for a lesbian wedding ceremony in a stately home
Andy Gaines
two brides and their dog at their joyous wedding ceremony in the cotswolds
Andy Gaines
Two brides stand on the steps of stately home wedding venue at their beautiful same sex marriage
Andy Gaines
Rainbow smoke bombs in front of gay friendly stately home wedding venue elmore court held by smiling wedding party with two brides at the centre
Andy Gaines
Two brides in Louboutin perfect Lesbian wedding outfit inspiration in these real weddings at elmore court
Andy Gaines
Two brides celebrating their legal marriage with fun photos signing legal register at elmore court in the cotswolds
Andy Gaines
Two brides in the middle of the dance floor surrounded by their wedding guests having the time of their lives at their perfect lgbtq wedding party
Andy Gaines
Two brides walk down the aisle as wife and wife at historic mansion house wedding venue elmore court
Andy Gaines
Two brides holding hands facing each other at beautiful wedding ceremony in stately home venue
Andy Gaines
First look for two brides about to be happily married at elmore court
Andy Gaines

Vimbai & Lea

This soft and romantic ethereal wedding was so full of magic that it's nothing short of a fairytale. A double rainbow lit up the sky (a sure sign of a blessing!) The inspirational photos by Rosie Kelly of these two most beautiful brides almost sparkle with the magic of the day...

Rock my wedding thought so too and published the full real wedding which you can find here.

Magical lgbtq wedding ceremony with two brides holding hands saying vows in mansion house hall
Rosie Kelly
Two brides dance together on the dancefloor at eco party venue in white wedding dresses at their romantic modern multicultural Lesbian wedding
Rosie Kelly
Beautiful bride with short hair wears long white wedding dress in stately home wedding venue bedroom
Rosie Kelly
Two brides in white wedding dresses stand outside their stately home wedding venue underneath a rainbow blessing their same sex marriage in Cotswolds countryside
Rosie Kelly
Happy newlywed brides pose for photos outside mansion house wedding venue after their same sex ceremony at elmore court
Rosie Kelly
Double rainbow over mansion house wedding venue elmore court on the day of a same sex ceremony must have been a good sign of blessing on the marriage
Rosie Kelly
Lesbian brides First look is a touching tradition for same sex ceremonies
Rosie Kelly
Two brides surrounded by their friends holding sparklers on their magical multicultural same-sex wedding day at elmore court in UK
Rosie Kelly
Lesbian wedding couple wearing floor length white wedding dresses with backs to camera walk serenely down tree lined path to their stately home wedding venue
Rosie Kelly
Two brides look ethereal in white wedding dresses and veils in Magical same sex wedding ceremony in beautiful stately home hall
Rosie Kelly
Romantic wedding ceremony with candles and florals in the hall of stately home wedding venue elmore court for a lgbtq wedding with two brides
Rosie Kelly
Two brides read vows to eachother in touching same sex wedding ceremony in historic wedding venue hall
Rosie Kelly
Two modern brides in white wedding dresses and veils hold hands and smile during their same sex wedding ceremony in stately home hall
Rosie Kelly
Beautiful black bride shines like a Goddess in pink silk reception dress and golden halo crown on her same-sex wedding day at elmore court
Rosie Kelly
Beautiful modern lesbian bride in white wedding dress and pearls in her hair looks so happy to see her bride coming towards her
Rosie Kelly
Two brides laugh and smile at each other at their Autumnal lesbian wedding holding drinks on the lawn whilst mother of bride holds out long veil in the wind
Rosie Kelly
Two happy brides walk down the aisle as mrs and mrs at stately home wedding venue elmore court in the cotswolds
Rosie Kelly
Two brides look like something from a fairytale wearing white wedding dresses and veils in magical stately home ceremony
Rosie Kelly
Lesbian wedding ceremony inspiration from real weddings at elmore court
Rosie Kelly
Rainbow shines in the sky over lesbian couple and their family on their multicultural wedding day in the cotswolds
Rosie Kelly

Two Grooms

We've been lucky enough to host gay weddings at the court since 2014, here's a look back at some of the magnificent celebrations in all their glory...

Dominic & Pete oozed glamour in their matching green velvet suits and their luxe March wedding packed a punch with huge wedding parties (13 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen), gorgeous greenery, rainbow smoke bomb photoshoot and non-stop fun throughout.

Take a peek at some of their magazine-worthy photos by Gary Nunn below...

Gay grooms pose and laugh with their 13 bridesmaids of mega wedding party at mansion house elmore court at this luxe same sex celebration
Gary Nunn
Handsome groom laughs at the camera walking down the aisle with his new husband wearing matching tuxedos at same sex ceremony
Gary Nunn
Two grooms in matching green velvet suits holding hands facing each other at the end of the aisle in their gar wedding ceremony in a stately home
Gary Nunn
Two grooms nervously walking up the aisle together holding hands ready to become husband and husband at their beautiful gay wedding ceremony in stately home elmore court
Gary Nunn
Two grooms kiss on the cheek whilst surrounded by rainbow coloured smoke outside their luxe gay wedding venue
Gary Nunn
Two grooms wearing green velvet tuxedos grin at each other outside their mansion house wedding venue on their perfect luxe gay wedding day
Gary Nunn
two grooms drink champagne and pose with their huge wedding party of 13 bridesmaids outside mansion house elmore court
Gary Nunn
Gay wedding party: 2 grooms and their 5 groomsmen standing outside their stately home wedding venue elmore court wearing matching velvet tuxedos
Gary Nunn

Garden party wedding

Richard and Melvin tied the knot back in July 2018 at the most gorgeously relaxed garden party wedding full of music and games. Just look at their happy sun-soaked photos by Dan Morris below...

(You can also read the whole real wedding published by Rock n Roll Bride here.)

gay couple stand in front of their silverstream caravan photobooth at golden hour in the meadow outside eco wedding venue elmore court
Dan Morris
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Two grooms clap and smile with their wedding guests at their garden party outdoor drinks reception in the costwolds
Dan Morris
Gay groom parties the night away in soundproof reception venue
Dan Morris
Gay groom sings with the band at his wedding drinks reception outside mansion house elmore court in the costwolds
Dan Morris
Gay couple hug and laugh as they cut cake at wedding reception in rammed earth venue with mud walls
Dan Morris
confetti thrown as two newlywed grooms walk down the aisle smiling as mr and mr at manor house elmore court
Dan Morris
Very happy newlywed gay couple smile and laugh with confetti all over mansion house elmore court
Dan Morris
gay couple embrace on the steps of mansion elmore court in the cotswolds
Dan Morris
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Two grooms look lovingly at each other at the end of the aisle at their gay wedding ceremony in stately home
Dan Morris
Gay wedding speeches, one groom makes speech whilst other listens inside rammed earth wedding venue with love light up letters seen through the window
Dan Morris
Gay couple hug and laugh at Golden hour in the meadow at eco wedding venue elmore court in the cotswolds
Dan Morris
Two grooms in sunglasses get cheered by their wedding guests on the steps as newlyweds
Dan Morris
two grooms pose with their bridesmaids in historic house bedroom of elmore court
Dan Morris
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Two grooms laugh sitting on chaise longue of stately home bridal suite elmore court
Dan Morris
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Gay fusion wedding with Hindu ceremony

Aniket and Russel's wedding back in 2017 was one of Leesa's favourite of the 500 weddings she must have been a part of in her 9 years with us. It's possible to tell from the photos by Neale James just why!

A beautiful and heartfelt coming together of not only two people but two cultures and two families made this wedding an extra special celebration of the couple's unique identities...

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Ah we just loved all these perfect weddings so much! Thank you all for choosing us.


We hope that's given you some food for thought and a little inspiration. Do feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or need any help, anytime.

Big love,

Team E

xxx

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