Remembering What It’s All About by Meg Keene So, as you all know, gay marriages were legally performed in California for the first time this week (hooray!) David and I went down to City Hall on the very first day to cheer the happy couples, and it is something I will remember forever. Watching couples who have been together for years finally get the legal right of marriage was such a important reminder of what all this wedding stuff is about. It’s not about our colors, or our favors, or the big party, or even about the beautiful dress. It’s about the privilege of pledging to share your life with someone. We watched a young lesbian couple in full wedding dress do a celebratory waltz across the steps of city hall. We watched two dads hold up their marriage certificate as they balanced their sons on their hips. We watched two 70 year old woman walk with quiet dignity out of the doors. And we watched these two adorable men bounce out of city hall grinning from ear to ear. This is what it’s all about. Sharing our lives with each other. Making a new family together. And on Tuesday night, David and I were shown how it was done. The world is changing, and it’s such a honor and a privilege to be here as it does. Hooray for marriage! Pictures via The New York Times, and SFGate Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.