Monday, May 2, 2016

My Big, Fat, Gay Wedding

If you've been a Chronicles reader for any length of time, you know that one of the happiest days of my life was June 26, 2015, the day SCOTUS recognized the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally marry.

My daughter and her partner did a commitment ceremony years ago (in Hawaii, on a boat, no guests invited) before they started their family. After the Court decision came down, they started planning a real wedding. Here are a few pictures:

Happy couple at the rehearsal dinner

View from the boathouse

They decided to do a destination wedding in Folly Beach, SC. and arranged their rehearsal dinner at Bowen Island Boathouse,

They served Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams for dessert at the rehearsal dinner. Jeni's is a favorite in their hometown of Columbus, OH. Due to some kind of order mixup, instead of the 70 servings they ordered, they wound up with 936.                                                                                                                                                                                    
Ice cream all around!

Before you ask, no they didn't have to pay for it and, yes, the extra ice cream was donated--to the local fire station and to a non-profit run by one of their friends down there.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The morning of the wedding dawned bright and cloudless. Perfect for a beach wedding!

The day was spent getting ready.

Including some help from Mom to daughter.

And daughter to son. 

Phinn walked his Moms down the aisle

And Harper did ring-bearer duty. 

The wedding, and the brides, were stunning, One friend led them through their vows while another (sorry, no pic, I was crying by that point) read the decision that allowed this wedding to finally take place.

Now all they have to do is cough up the thousands of dollars required to adopt the children they had as a couple before the law of the land finally recognized what I've known all along.

They're a family.


  1. So happy for them and you. I know it was a long time coming and I am glad they had wonderful weather.

  2. Oh. Love this. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh. Love this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Congrats to the Mother of a bride.

  5. oh thanks so much for sharing this! Love abounds!

  6. Pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely family story! ❤

  7. Truly a unique and beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing these details here. I am looking for best Malibu wedding venues for my special day. Have heard a lot about affordable destination weddings in Malibu.


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