A Wedding Blog

So this blog will primarily be about planning and coming up with ideas for our wedding. We, being Jocelyn and Lanna respectively, were engaged in May 21st 2016 and plan to get married in winter 2017.

Follow this blog for updates on our planning process and general cuteness and tidbits about our relationship as we get closer to our wedding date <3

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Jocelyn @sapphicglamour

Lanna @blogger-formelyknownas-lanna

Marcela and Elisa, married in 1901

Ever since gay marriage became legal in Spain in 2005, thousands of lesbian couples have tied the knot. But this law has an interesting precedent; Marcela and Elisa were married in 1901. In a church wedding!

Wedding photo of Marcela (left) and Elisa, dressed as a man.

Of course, same-sex marriage was not legal in Spain at the time, so the two school teachers had to come up with a delicate scheme. One day, Elisa and Marcela simulated a fight in the house they shared in the tiny village of Dumbría, and Elisa moved to A Coruña. While there, Elisa cut her hair, started wearing men’s clothes, and took up smoking. She found a priest desperate to gain parishioners, and he baptized her as a man. She adopted the name ‘Mario’ and returned to Dumbría. Marcela then introduced Elisa to her family and neighbors as ‘Mario’, Elisa’s cousin, and said they were going to get married. Indeed, people were amazed at how much this 'Mario’ looked like Elisa; same height, same voice, same mannerisms and temper.

The wedding was held on the 8th of June, 1901, in the Church of St. Jorge in A Coruña. After the ceremony, the happy couple was photographed at José Sellier’s studio. The next day, the newlyweds returned to Dumbría in a horse carriage.

Eventually, Marcela and 'Mario’ were outed by their suspecting neighbors to local authorities. A huge scandal broke out, with both national and international newspapers writing about the ‘disgraceful’ marriage which did not include a man. Both women were fired from their jobs, excommunicated, and an arrest warrant was issued for both of them. The couple fled to many Spanish cities, until finally boarding a ship to the Americas, presumably to Argentina.

It should be noted that Marcela and Elisa’s wedding is still valid to this day, since it was never annulled by neither The Catholic Church nor the Civil Registry. Therefore, Marcela and Elisa’s union is the first officially registered same-sex marriage in Spain, 104 years before it became legal for Spanish lesbian couples to marry.

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The first lesbian couple in Japan

Japan has recently registered its first lesbian couple on the registers. It happened in the Shibuya district, in Tokyo, the first place in the country to allow same-sex marriages. 

The protagonists of this story are Hiroko Masuhara and Koyuki Higashi, the first same-sex couple in Japan to have an official certification of their bond. 

The document has been released by the district mayor after the request made by the couple, in order to promote the gay friendliness of the district and positively promote the public image of it. 

The certificate will allow the couple to have some rights finally recognized, as facilitations on rents, familiar insurance policies and hospital visits. 

An important step ahead for a country that’s been claiming for equal rights for gay and lesbian couples for long time and now is getting something back from the authorities and public opinion. 


It’s been almost a month since our special day, and I can’t stop thinking about how perfect it was. We were married on the cliffs in Maine, with our two best friends as witnesses on May 27, 2016. The ceremony was beautiful and intimate, and the setting was magical. We couldn’t have hoped for a better wedding. 

To see more photos you can visit our photographer’s blog 

Photography:  Emily Delamater 
Hair and Makeup: Ariel Johnson
Florals: Watershed Floral
Location: Fort Williams Park, ME


A lesbian couple in their nineties have finally tied the knot after 72 years together.

Vivian Boyack and Alice ‘Nonie’ Dubes married on Saturday at First Christian Church in Davenport.

Miss Boyack, 91, and Miss Dubes, 90, sat next to each other in wheelchairs during the ceremony.

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That is true love!


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Whenever I’m stressed or feeling upset, I love looking through my wedding photos. It was such a happy and wonderful day. It helps me remember that there are more important things than the negativity I’m feeling. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 months! It simultaneously feels like it was last week, and years ago.