In light of the current Arizona Senate bill allowing businesses to discriminate against our LGBTQI brothers and sisters, we felt compelled to share one of our recent same-sex weddings. We are a downtown Tucson business that fully supports and is willing to serve our community regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
This story is so close to home because it starts with one of our own, Amelia, Lead Designer and Manager of Atelier de LaFleur who recently married her best friend and partner in life Callie. These two beautiful women met in the bay area 9 years ago and this summer they decided to tie the knot.
It was very important to both of them to create a ceremony that portrayed their spiritual beliefs. They specifically wanted to create an experience where everyone would feel included and the importance of the day would fill their guests hearts with unconditional love.
Guests were seated in a spiral and the wedding rings were blessed by passing them around to family and friends.They burned sage, called in the four directions of the Cherokee medicine wheel, the Seven Jewish Blessings were revised to represent their same-sex marriage and they displayed a ancestor altar.
Every detail of the ceremony and reception was styled by Amelia. Hand-crafted banners, table numbers and party favors were made by family and friends and decor props were provided by LaFleur.
Amelia designed a bouquet that included hand picked cotton from a field in Alabama, dahlias, poppy pods, delphiniums and lace leaf dusty miller.
Scout (American Bulldog), Luna (Olde English Bulldog), and Shelby (Olde French Bulldog) participated in the ceremony as ring bearers and additional entertainment throughout the evening.
LaFleur feels so honored to feature Amelia and Callie's wedding and we strongly believe their message of love and acceptance is universal. We will continue to support same sex weddings, serving the entire Tucson community.
Photography- Brian Byrne
Floral & Decor- Amelia with LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora