Pop Culture Fix: Lunden Stallings and Olivia Bennett Marry in “The Royal Wedding of Lesbian TikTok”

Lunden Stallings and Olivia Bennett’s Lesbian Wedding

This past weekend, an apparently quite famous 26-year-old lesbian couple, Lunden Stallings and Olivia Bennett, tied the knot at their sun-dappled, tree-sparked and generally resplendent wedding venue in Roswell, Georgia. TikTok user @jcubedhax referred to this widely acclaimed event as “the royal wedding of lesbian TikTok,” a sentiment that has been echoed in social media comments across the web as well as ideas like “this is my Roman Empire.” Said wedding also garnered a People Magazine exclusive. The wedding peaked when the entire wedding party participated in a Taylor Swift singalong, as the lord intended.

Who are Lunden Stallings and Olivia Bennett? If you, like me, hadn’t heard of them until last night, here’s the story: they are social media stars and conventionally attractive white lesbians from the South who are beloved by the straights as well as the gays. Lunden and Olivia met in the summer of 2020 when Olivia, seeking a golden retriever, reached out to Lunden to ask where she’d procured her own Golden Retriever. When Lunden’s job transferred her to Atlanta, where Olivia lived, they met up for the first time, talked all night long over their mutual favorite soda pop (Doctor Pepper) and allegedly have spent every day since together! They then both planned to surprise propose to each other on the same day.

On TikTok, Lunden and Olivia share Outfits of the Day, beauty routines and Days in the Life, interspersed with wedding planning content (they did it themselves with the help of their mother) and sponcon for brands like Taco Bell and Sephora. They live in a very fancy house and their faces are radiant, like two women in their mid-twenties who did not spend the early 2000s inside a tanning bed but in fact were born in the late 90s and already have responsible skincare routines.

“It’s so much bigger than us, and if, just by us showing our life and being in love with each other we can share that with other people, and make people feel an ounce more comfortable about themselves, or change the way they think about people because of us, that means more than any sort of brand deal,” Lunden told People. “And I think that by showing two feminine women in a relationship in the south, I think that it breaks a barrier.”

Lunden & Olivia’s ceremony included 150 friends and family members, as the couple prioritized having everybody they loved present at the ceremony. Lunden wore a Safiyaa dress, Sarah Flint shoes, an Ann-Marie Faulkner birdcage veil and a long veil borrowed from her sister. Olivia wore a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown and Stuart Weitzman kitten heels.

Editor’s Note (10/04/23): After the publishing of this piece, it was brought to our attention that past tweets from Lunden Stallings have resurfaced, including a variety of tweets in which Stallings uses anti-Black language.


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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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10 Comments

  1. Obviously we should be focused on the racist language used and “apology” video that occurred less than 24 hours AFTER their wedding I’m confused as to why this article is missing those details.

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