The Gay Couple s Guide to Wedding Planning

The Gay Couple s Guide to Wedding Planning Author David Toussaint
ISBN-10 1416208496
Year 2012
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sellers Pub Incorporated
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The go-to guide for a kick-ass wedding! Before you say, I do, you've got a lot to do! This book reveals everything you need to know about planning the perfect wedding, from telling the folks to budgeting to writing vows that express what's in your heart. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is the perfect book for male couples who want to understand how to take the stress out of every stage of putting together a memorable ceremony and reception. In his lively, witty style, Toussaint reveals how to deal with relatives who may not be accepting of your lifestyle, how to search for gay-friendly vendors, and what grooms need to know about grooming. There are also fitness tips to keep guys in great shape. Featuring more than 100 color photos, this user-friendly, 12-month guide walks you through all the essentials. There's practical advice on booking a site, hiring a band or DJ (or a drag queen), registering for flowers, and deciding just how gay you want your honeymoon to be. There are tips on other considerations: do you throw two bachelor parties or one?; who proposes to whom?; do you need two best men?; and is it still okay to throw the bouquet? Toussaint includes advice for every budget with money-saving cheap tricks that will help you celebrate without breaking the bank. Inspiring true stories of gay couples who found wedded bliss are included throughout. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is an indispensable resource for creating the ceremony of your dreams!

Getting Groomed

Getting Groomed Author Jason Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781452129624
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! This planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch—focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. This elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings Author Tess Ayers
ISBN-10 9781615191512
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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The original wedding planner for gay and lesbian couples—as fun and inspiring as ever in an updated third edition! Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “...why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Tess Ayers and Paul Brown explain how to get the planning out of the way so you can enjoy your special day! Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: • Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) • Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) • The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) • And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings is for you!

Equally Wed

Equally Wed Author Kirsten Ott Palladino
ISBN-10 1580056709
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Seal Press
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By and large, most wedding books in the market are still centered around one bride and one groom. And yet, the advent of full marriage equality in the United States has made a new, polished wedding planning book dedicated to guiding LGBTQ couples both timely and essential. Kirsten Ott Palladino will fill that need with this definitive book to inspire couples everywhere who are seeking a meaningful, personal ceremony and a momentous beginning to legally married life. Modern Traditions brings author Ott Palladino's expertise as the founder and editorial director of the world's leading online resource for LGBTQ wedding planning to the page. Ott Palladino walks readers through every step of the notoriously costly and arduous planning process with wisdom and accessibility. From how to incorporate hot trends among LGBTQ couples to advice on how to incorporate children into a ceremony to more serious hurdles like dealing with homophobia among family members, Modern Traditions has it all. The author importantly includes an accurate picture of wedding budgets for couples from all backgrounds, and shares her invaluable insider tips for making the most of each vendor; she also addresses fashion advice specific for LGBTQ readers, such as suiting up a transmasculine person or attending fittings as a butch lesbian or a pre-transition transgender woman. And best of all, she does it with the celebratory, joyful approach that all couples deserve. With a beautiful 2-color package, a total absence of heteronormative terms and assumptions, and a wealth of advice on every wedding-related topic imaginable, Modern Traditions is set to be the go-to LGBTQ wedding guide just as every couple is finally free to wed.

Finding True Love in a Man eat man World

Finding True Love in a Man eat man World Author Craig Nelson
ISBN-10 0440506891
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Dell Books
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Nelson draws both on his interviews with other men and on his own experiences in the gay dating scene to present this revealing and often humorous guide. From breaking down psychological blocks to surviving a breakup, Nelson explores the key issues in gay male relationships and the baggage left over from adolescence.

The New Art of Capturing Love

The New Art of Capturing Love Author Kathryn Hamm
ISBN-10 9780804185240
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Amphoto Books
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The first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their big day, The New Art of Capturing Love equips semi-pro and professional wedding photographers to enter the exciting new LGBT wedding photography market. With nearly half of the states in the US (and 13 countries) currently recognizing same-sex partnerships, the market for LGBT weddings is poised for explosive growth, offering great opportunity for today's wedding photographers. But capturing portraits in this new market requires a new approach to posing, which until now has been nearly exclusively oriented toward pairing a larger man in black with a smaller woman in white. What works for Jack and Jill won't necessarily work for Jack and Michael, let alone Jill and Louise. The New Art of Capturing Loverewrites these traditional techniques, giving photographers the tools to create flattering, emotion-filled images for any couple in today's dynamic wedding market.

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781408808665
Year 2009-11-16
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

The Substitute

The Substitute Author Denise Grover Swank
ISBN-10 9781939996237
Year 2015-01-21
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher DGS
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Book one in the new humorous contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after? The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series: The Wedding Pact #1 The Substitute (Megan's story) #2 The Player (Blair's story) #3 The Gambler (Libby's story) #4 The Valentine (Blair short story) Bachelor Brotherhood #1 Only You (Kevin's story) #2 Until You (Tyler's story) #3 Always You (Matt's story)

Fist Me

Fist Me Author Stephan Niederwieser
ISBN-10 3867875278
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bruno Gmunder Verlag
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Fisting is one of the extreme sports of gay sex. There's no doubt that it can bring previously unknown satisfaction to those who practice it. From advice about how to wash thoroughly, to tips about the right lube to use, useful relaxation techniques and even a guide to the dark labyrinth inside the body. Sex expert Stephan Niederwieser covers everything you need to know about this ultimate path to sexual pleasure.

Pages for You

Pages for You Author Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN-10 9781447206811
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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‘A love letter written for a lost lover . . . mesmerizing’ Helen Dunmore, The Times When Flannery Jansen arrives at university, she is totally unprepared for an encounter that will rock her existence. But when she comes across Anne Arden in a local diner, Flannery falls dramatically and desperately in love. Flannery is quickly embarrassed in the face of the older woman’s poise and sophistication, and under the gaze of those impossible green eyes, but slowly their paths intertwine, and soon Flannery becomes Anne’s eager student in life and love. Pages for You is the story of the beginning, blossoming and falling apart of that delirious love affair.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781849435284
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books
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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope. For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money.’ Peter Joucla ‘Peter Joucla’s surprisingly clear-eyed adaptation cuts to the heart of Fitzgerald’s text while preserving a very decent amount of it.’ 4 stars –Evening Standard ‘Evoking all the glamour and atmosphere of the roaring twenties, Wilton’s brings Gatsby to glorious, all-singing, all-dancing life (jazz hands optional). A must-see’ – welovethisbook.com ‘An unashamed nostalgia party for a world we never knew... This is a show that majors in fun; and it’s no surprise to see it’s a cult hit.’ Telegraph

Book of Us

Book of Us Author David Marshall
ISBN-10 078686477X
Year 1999-01-06
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Hyperion
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This attractively designed, user-friendly, and elegant volume invites readers to record the stories and moments of the romance of a lifetime through 100 simple, yet poignant, prompts.

Dude You re a Fag

Dude  You re a Fag Author C. J. Pascoe
ISBN-10 9780520950696
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.