On the plus side, someone that unsupportive probably won't show up anyway! Bout time, if you ask us. Garrett Pinder and Peter Testori married on the steps of a historic home in New Orleansafter falling in love with the city on a trip together. The world of wedding venues for all couples is wide open now, and same-sex couples are hosting beautiful weddings in venues that range from restaurants to rustic barns.
A victory for love, same-sex weddings are currently legally recognized in 30 countries and territories.
Halverson had performed a religious ceremony for the couple on the same spot last week but had to wait until Monday for the ceremony to be verified by a legal marriage license. Halverson had married the Norwalk couple same sex wedding protocol in Mesa front of the Old Orange County Courthhouse in a religious ceremony last week, but repeated the ceremony Monday morning after the couple was able to obtain a marriage license.
It seems like anything that isn't a 'traditional' wedding is imperfect, but the truth is that love is perfect even if it's different than what you're used to. These grooms celebrated their wedding in beautiful Maui, where the newlyweds and guests were treated to an amazing sight: multiple humpback whales breached out in the ocean after the "I dos.
Family was central to this couple's Arizona ceremony : Jason and Philip's sisters, Dana Jason's sister and Jennifer Philip's sisterofficiated the proceedings and their grandparents, who were unable to travel, watched on Facetime. Getting married is undeniably one emotional and celebratory affair —but to be able to tie the knot with the love of your life after being denied the right to do so?
Pepito, left, is wearing a tuxedo shirt. If you're wary of verbal slip-ups on your big day, give guests a heads-up in person or on your invites. Neither is an enviable situation, but to be the most diplomatic about it, follow the who's-paying-for-what rule.
Pepito, left, is wearing a tuxedo shirt. When it comes to rituals, dare to break the rules. Parading through the streets surrounded by family and friends was so surreal. The couple wrote their own vows, setting a word count to keep them the same length.
Captured: the newlyweds' first kiss.