Pair of brides share message of love and equality with a special wedding photo

Faye, left, and Roxanne Ames join guests to spell out a message of love and equality at their weddi

Faye, left, and Roxanne Ames join guests to spell out a message of love and equality at their wedding. Picture: Daisy May Photography - Credit: Archant

A pair of just-married women chose to take a wedding photo with a difference after saying their vows.

Faye, left, and Roxanne Ames at their wedding. Picture: Daisy May Photography

Faye, left, and Roxanne Ames at their wedding. Picture: Daisy May Photography - Credit: Archant

Roxanne Ames, 25, and new wife Faye Ames, 30, both from Earlham, wanted to share a message of love and equality at their wedding, which took place at Norwich's Oaklands Hotel on August 26.

For the image, the two brides posed with signs reading 'some chicks' and 'marry chicks' while a group of guests spelt out 'get over it!' with more signs in the background.

Roxanne, who works as a baker, said she and Faye came up with the idea for the photo and made the signs especially for it.

She said: 'It sends a positive message for gay people to simply be able to be themselves and be loved for who they are.


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'No matter who or what you are you should be who you want to be, and for nobody to judge.'

Roxanne said they hoped to inspire others with the image.

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She said: 'Life is far to short to live it in denial.

'There are too many people out there who live in a shell, hide what they are and are scared of what people think.'

The couple have known each other for about six years, and they booked their wedding 18 months ago.

Roxanne said: 'When I first met Faye we had a connection from the start and I wasn't worried what my family and friends thought.

'I'm so glad I wasn't as they have always been so supportive.'

She said the wedding was 'beautiful' with 85 guests at the ceremony and about 250 there for the evening celebrations.

Roxanne said: 'We had so much go on through our day, starting at the beautiful marriage ceremony itself.

'Then the entertainment started with singing waiters, a magician and a solo guitarist.

'Then we had a fantastic setup for a disco, and everything else going on including a chocolate fountain, popcorn machine, photo booth and a bouncy castle outside for the adults and the kids.'

Roxanne said they had already got a great response after sharing the photo on social media.

She said: 'I posted it on Facebook and so many people told me it should go viral.'

Has something extra-special happened at your wedding that you want to shout about? Email stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk

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