When longtime reader Sara (who is APW’s resident SEO maven, but also invented the term wedding dropout, fell in love and had a baby, got engaged, and even threw Meg a book party in Denver) found out that we were accepting submissions for Pride, she stayed up all night interviewing her best friend Matthew and his husband Mathew. This is the result. It may just be the funniest, most touching thing we’ve ever published.
* Matthew, Amazing Human Being & Mathew, Incredible Human Being * Photographer: Bridgett Rodgers * Soundtrack for reading: “I Won’t Let You Go” by James Morrison or “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole *
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A ravishing evening with the who’s who of Denver’s elite… *giggles, tons of giggles* …and the Oxford Hotel had to throw our sheets out. Oxy Clean wasn’t gonna fix that.
The Info—Photographer: Bridgett Rodgers / Location: Denver, Colorado / Venue: The D&F Clocktower / Suits: Already owned, from Men’s Wearhouse / Sara’s Dress: Express / Food: Three Tomatoes Catering, who served delicious food and used the three-story space really well / DJ: Affinity for Music, who completely personalized the music, did not up charge, and also served as event managers
Other cool stuff we should know about: If you write your own vows, you better be prepared to do the embarrassing man-cry in front of people. I wasn’t sure what gay guys walk down the aisle to, so I sent a question to APW, but I didn’t hear back. So then I Googled “what gay people should walk down the aisle to” and I just got a ton of results that were dildos. So I just ordered a bunch of dildos. And named them after Hollywood starlets. But seriously, the resources for gay men getting married is sadly limited. Let’s fix that.
Favorite thing about the wedding: Having everybody we love in one room at the same time celebrating. This was just a few months after a bitter battle at our state legislature to legalize civil unions. Despite the ceremony not being “legal,” that didn’t matter. Nothing could repress our love and commitment to one another.