Michele & Carey’s Wedding Blog Serial:We Did It!

In the spirit of loving friends, famliy, fun & self-deprecating humor, we are pleased to introduce a new series to our Gay Wedding Fodder readers: It’s My Wedding And I Can Cry If I Want To. Several couples have expressed an interest in sharing the stories of their wedding journies with Gay Wedding Fodder and we are pleased to share this space with them. Each is in a different place in the wedding planning process but all love to weave a good yarn and all are happy to share with us their trials & tribulations, inspirations & tips, and tears of joy and tears of disappointment or dismay. Perhaps you’ll recognize a bit of your relationship in these intallments?
Well, we did it, we’re married! We held our ceremony on October 27th, at sunset, with 75 of our closest friends and family. The weather was gorgeous and the whole evening came together perfectly. We had a Hawaiian themed wedding, with Hawaiian musicians playing the entiring evening, lei greeters handing out shell leis and orchids to guests as they arrived, and a Polynesian dance performance after dinner. With all of our friends and family there, and the energy of love that surrounded us, we could not have asked for a more beautiful or wonderful night. All of the hard work, stress and planning was well worth it.
Now that the family and friends have all gone home and the gifts are all unwrapped and put away, we are left with this wonderful feeling of being married. It feels safe, comfortable and right. Although we are not legally recognized as a couple, we – and all of our family and friends – know that we are married. We know it will take the government and the world a while to catch up, but that won’t stop us from living our lives as partners and spouses.
One final thought before we head off to Hawaii for our honeymoon: If you and your partner are wondering if you should get married, if you’re worried about what the world thinks and how hard it might be to be in a gay marriage in our society, our advice is DO IT ANYWAY. Don’t let society or what others think define your live or your love. Love makes a family, plain and simple. In the end, that truly is all that really matters.
Thank you for letting us share our experience with all of you.
Carey and Michele
Editor’s Note: Would you and your partner like to participate in our Blog Serial, It’s My Wedding & I Can Cry If I Want To? Learn more about the series and contact Kathryn.