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Florida ‘Yellow’-Themed Wedding: Tony & Michael

Rising Lotus Photography

Dec. 12, 2015

After meeting on a dating site, Tony and Michael met up at a tapas restaurant where they still share their anniversary every year. When the time came, Michael proposed. It was totally romantic and unexpected. They had only been dating for eight months.

Michael took Tony to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete, Florida to reenact their second (Michael’s favorite) date. At the end of that date, they spent time together talking about life, listening to Britney Spears and laughing at each other. The day Michael proposed, it was pouring rain and they ended up in a similar parking garage heading to the museum. While waiting for the rain to settle down, Michael said he needed to get an umbrella out of his trunk. When he came back, he popped the question and the rest is history. It became Facebook official!
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Tony and Michael’s original venue closed down six months prior to their wedding and their deposit was returned to them – but their ultimate venue was free! The extra funds helped make their wedding even more magnificent. Tony said that the venue closing was a happy accident, “because it turned into the cutest, most perfect, gayest hipster wedding ever.”
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
The wedding was themed after the song “Yellow” by Coldplay. They chose a grey and yellow dress code for all of their guests, who were surprised to discover when they arrived that they were all in the wedding party. Everyone cooperated, so the photos were incredible. Tony and Michael’s favorite memory together was when they shared their vows privately before their ceremony.
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Asked if they would share any advice with other couples, Tony and Michael said, “Absolutely!  We didn’t treat this like it was a gay wedding. We treated it like it was our wedding.  That took the stress off of having to reinvent the wheel while allowing us the freedom to make that special day what we wanted.  When you love someone so much, everything just falls together.  And everyone who loves you will be there for you to cheer you on.”
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography
Rising Lotus Photography

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Photographer:  Rising Lotus Photography // Caterer:  Affordable Catering // Etsy Designer:  Divine Domestication //  Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  JoS. A Bank 

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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