Casual DIY Same-Sex Summer Wedding

Emelie and Chanti's Whimsical DIY Wedding

Emelie and Chanti's Whimsical DIY Wedding

Emelie Burnette already shared with us what she learned planning her gay wedding, and now we get to see the big day! Emelie and Chanti tied the knot last Summer in San Juan Bautista, CA, and Emelie is dishing all the details of their laid-back, DIY wedding. Keep reading to hear about the planning process and see snaps from the Summer soiree!

Tell us about your relationship and proposal story. How did you meet? How long did you date before getting engaged?

"When Chanti and I met as English majors at UC Santa Barbara, the timing wasn't quite right, so we went our separate ways after graduation, when she moved to San Francisco and I moved to LA. About six months later, we started dating long-distance, and a year after that, I got the job at POPSUGAR and moved to the Bay. Chanti proposed at alumni weekend that Spring (in the hall where we met, natch), and we were married a year-and-a-half later! As a bonus, Prop 8 and DOMA were overturned two months before our wedding date, so everything was legal."

Photos by G Aranow Photography