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Tracy & Leslie’s San Francisco City Hall Wedding

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Remember way back when when I told you that photographer Jessamyn Harris was doing a same sex photography give away, in honor of California’s Supreme Court Ruling? Well, she did, and the pictures are in! I give you Tracy & Leslie’s wedding. I’m not sure I need to even say much about this wedding, because as I was blogging about it, the pictures made me cry. Watching triumphs like these is such a clear reminder of why marriage is important, and why we are all getting married in the first place.

Next time wedding planning is stressing you out, and you’re worrying about how the napkins should be folded at the reception, come back to this wedding for a moment. It will remind you why we are choosing to celebrate our marriages, and what love and family mean.

A huge congratulations to Tracy and Leslie. I know your lives together have already been filled with years of joy, but as you embark on this new stage of life together, I wish years of love, happiness, and understanding. Check out much more of the wedding over here.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • CAS

    This was so sweet. And a reminder of what weddings should really be about. Thanks for posting it!

    Also, I just wanted to drop a note to say hi. I’ve been reading your blog recently (since I’ve gotten engaged) and it’s been a great source of inspiration :)

  • Krista

    Wow, if ever a picture could say a thousand words … these pictures would speak of love! :)

  • Jill Glasgow

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. You are totally correct about people getting caught up in the small details, but it is really about marrying your soul mate! Thanks for showing your support of same-sex marriages.

  • Michelle

    awww, Leslie and Tracy are too cute!

  • christina

    i love this post. thanks for sharing…i brought tears to my eyes!

  • Tracy

    Oh my goodness! We’re in my favorite wedding blog! I didn’t even notice until I was linking Jessamyn’s post to our “no on 8″ email to family and friends.

    Thank you so much, Meg. It was truly a blessing to be able to get married. We have loved each other for so long and in so many ways that this was just icing on the cake.

    While the next 2 weeks are going to be hard and election night full of nail biting – Every time I look down at my rings (one bought in Thailand and the other a simple band) I realize that no one can take our marriage and our lvoe away from us.

  • Al_Pal

    Awww, so sweet! I really want marriage to be legal for Everyone again before I get married!