So, we are trying to figure out how we want to deal with this during our wedding. We want to find a way to address this issue without getting too preachy about it. I tend to feel that a wedding is not the right place to drag out my soapbox and climb up onto it. So we are weighing options. We might put a small statement in the program. We've heard of people incorporating a reading from the Massachusetts Marriage Law into the ceremony, but its not super poetic, and it feels a little heavy handed for me. Ariel of Offbeat Bride handed off her bouquet to her lesbian aunts, but we don't have any lesbian aunts!
Continue reading Marraige Is Not An Equal Right (just yet)
The California Supreme Court had overturned the ban on gay marriages. You should know, that when the news hit, I was at my computer, hitting refresh on my New York Times browser. (I might like talking about weddings, but in real life, I’m a political junkie). I was so overjoyed that I teared up, and David is still reading all 108 pages of the decision. We each celebrate in our own ways.
Hopefully it will still be legal next August. It’s important to remember we have a long road ahead of us.
**Update: we just got back from The Castro, since we thought today would be a nice day, symbolically, to pick up my wedding ring, which was getting resized. A store had a sign up with a rainbow flag that said ‘Proud to be a Californian’ and I teared up all over again.**
We’re still celebrating the CA Supreme Court Ruling out here in San Francisco, so I can’t resist posting this! I wanted to share this amazing Moulin Rouge-esq wedding with you because it is so cool, so stylish, so inspiring, and so unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I baffled why it hasn’t made it’s way all over the blog-o-sphere already. It was shot by the super talented Our Labor of Love out of Atlanta. So here goes!
Meet Aly and Elroi:
This is so cool I might fall out of my chair. PIRATE bird cake toppers. It’s like all my favorite things in one!Check out the reception hall! Moulin Rouge meets a wedding. I love it. Continue reading Aly, Elroi & The Pirates
Today is a historic day here in California. Today, for the first time, gay weddings will be performed across the state legally. There are few things I believe more strongly in then the universal right of people who love and are committed to each other to have all of the rights and privileges of marriage. This is truly the civil rights issue of our time. I could not be more proud to be a native Californian today.
I’ll see you at City Hall. I’ll be the one cheering and in tears.
Picture via Vassar Alumnae Quarterly
Continue reading Remembering What It’s All About