Our wedding day was a balmy 51 degrees, rainy, cloudy and windy on the beach on the first day of summer. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong did! But while many people like to trick you into thinking that your wedding day is the most important day of your life, we were lucky that our wedding was exactly what a wedding should be: a celebration of the commitment we'd already made to one another. We drew from personal and religious traditions and incorporated friends into a small intimate ceremony that was beautiful, joyous, and everything we could have hoped for.
We felt very lucky to be married in a state where everyone is granted the same rights that we would not have been some 60 years ago and feel blessed to live in a time where our partnership (mostly) is no longer seen as subversive or dangerous. We're thankful to people like Mildred and Richard Loving who fought for their love so that we wouldn't have to.