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Marriage Equality Still Needs to Be Protected, Especially From Religious Exemptions

Though far from ideal, it's clear that the perception of LGBTQ people and their right to marry in the U.S. has changed for the better. In fact, a 2019 Pew Research Center poll shows that 60 percent of Americans favor LGBTQ marriage equality, compared to 30 percent who oppose it. What makes this statistic even more promising is that in 2004, those numbers were flipped. Still, despite this positive push forward and the fact that the legal right for LGBTQ couples to marry has been secured, it's vital to stay aware of legal pushes and organizations working to dismantle those protections across the country.

By |2020-03-20T00:15:24-04:00March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

The Perfect Meeting

They say love comes at unexpected moments; it certainly did for Savanna Wojtanowski and Amy Balich. Though they were both Division I athletes in college, each played a different sport — soccer and softball respectively [...]

By |2020-03-20T00:11:04-04:00March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

2020 Wedding Trends to Spice Up Your Ceremony

Planning a wedding at any stage can be tricky, and one of the most difficult parts is creating a ceremony that's uniquely one's own. To help with that struggle, Between The Lines has collected a list of 20 popular trends this year that might make planning easier.

By |2020-03-20T00:08:55-04:00March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

The Sound of Love

The Bluewater Kings Band, one of the most popular wedding bands in the Midwest, will return for the fifth time to the Ultimate LGBTQ Wedding, Home & Life Expo on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the band is fully customizable – from three to 14 pieces – it will be a quartet who will perform at the expo.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:56-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

BTL’s 2019 Wedding, Home & Life Expo Venue Highlight: The Henry, Autograph Collection

From the moment that wedding planning starts, securing the perfect venue should be at the top of the list. In fact, finding the location of the ceremony and reception is so important that in the Brides.com "Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline" it's ranked as something that should be secured at least a year in advance.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:59-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

Marvel and DC Unite

Marvel and DC Comics crossovers have happened before but Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman getting engaged is certainly new. However, that's exactly what happened at Motor City Comic-Con in May when Ashley VanSickle, in full Captain Marvel gear, got down on one knee and proposed to her Wonder Woman, Deanna Mascia.

By |2019-06-14T13:39:58-04:00June 12th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

Blossoming Artists Gallery Relaunches in Midtown

One of Detroit's most prized neighborhoods has gained a new addition to its gallery district with the relaunch of Blossoming Artists Gallery in Midtown. Located on Third Street and Willis, the space previously featured high-end pieces by major artists. In its new form, Blossoming Artists features the work of up-and-coming artists from Detroit, New York and abroad.

By |2019-05-15T16:56:23-04:00May 15th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

Lovepop Cards for LGBTQ People

As much as everyone loves Valentine's Day, let's face it - trying to find the perfect gift for your loved one after the holidays can be tough. Whether it's for a new partner, a long-term [...]

By |2019-01-23T16:00:38-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

Moving for Love: The Gaffney Couple Builds a Life After Long Distance

Khiana Gaffney was living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2016 when she made a quick trip home to Detroit to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday. While back in the Motor City, Khiana spent a little time on social media to learn a bit about the local girls. One of those girls, one of those who caught her eye, was the woman who is now her wife, Aleeya Gaffney.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:15-04:00July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features, Wedding|

LGBTQ Wedding Expo Attracts Hundreds

Ashley Howe and her fiance Justine Simpson have been to several bridal shows, but none quite like the Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo held on Sunday, March 11, in MotorCity Casino's state of the art ballroom in Detroit.

By |2018-03-14T20:29:50-04:00March 14th, 2018|Michigan, News, Wedding|

B. Ella Bridal Shares 2018’s Trends

Trying to figure out what to wear for the wedding? B. Ella Bridal, located at 570 S. Main Street in Plymouth, is in the business to serve up your dream wedding attire, and for all the right reasons. B. Ella is a full service bridal shop that offers not only bridal gowns, but also bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom gowns, prom dresses, full accessories and alterations services. B. Ella just celebrated its 14th year in business, and owner Brittany Blase had some insight on what’s trending this season.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:34-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

Florist ‘Absolutely’ Open to Same Sex Marriages

Michael B. Anthony Florist, located Downriver in Wyandotte, is all about the business of flowers – and they have the reviews, awards and passion to prove it. Owner Michael Bak bloomed his business in 2013, and has since won Local 4’s “Vote 4 the Best” Wedding Florist for two consecutive years, Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award in 2017 and 2018, and has also been named The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2018.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:34-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

DJs to the Rescue

In order to help with selecting wedding music - which should be the most fun part of planning, but is often times the most overwhelming - BTL asked a couple experts, Chris Blanchard (aka DJ Loki) and Walter Cooper (aka DJ Romeo), to weigh in.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:36-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

MILGBTWedding.com Offers Enhanced Wedding Planning Experience

Over the last seven years, the Ultimate LGBT+ Wedding & Anniversary Expo has grown exponentially, allowing us to offer a one-stop shopping experience where you and your entire wedding party can walk along aisles and aisles of the area’s best wedding products and services in one convenient location.

By |2018-02-21T17:39:42-05:00February 21st, 2018|Guides, Wedding|