If you’re an LGBTQ+ identifying woman who’s getting hitched (hopefully legally soon, if Oz gets this much-needed ‘Yes’ vote) and just aren’t feeling the wedding mags and sites in Australia that showcase predominantly heterosexual couples – there’s finally something that’s Aussie and made that’s just for you.
Dancing With Her is an Australian owned and made website that celebrates LGBTQ+ women in love. It all started when Gold Coast based couple Tara Baker and and her now-wife Arlia got engaged last year.
When they started looking for wedding inspiration, they found what they coin a ‘largely hetero-normative industry’ – so they created an online resource of their own for LGBTQ+ female couples like themselves.
One thing they’re really passionate about is guiding couples who are looking for vendors that support marriage equality toward the right places.
“We would see a post on social media that identified that the vendor was supportive of marriage equality, but, when the time came to enquire we would find forms that stated bride and groom,” explains Tara.
Their site – and the newly launched print magazine – also celebrates female couples who have chosen to marry, regardless of the current Aussie law situation.
“Whilst these marriages might not be legally recognised, they are commitments made between two people that mean more than a signed piece of paper,” states Tara.