FROM THE COUPLE:
OVERALL VIBE OF THE DAY: Ecstatic on all parts. We were delighted that our beloved church had come to the place of developing a formal and official liturgy for gay couples, and to our surprise and delight, the entire congregation seemed to be deeply thrilled and proud to be taking part in this historic event in our church.
FAVORITE PARTS: The total delight at walking down that aisle, in that beloved church, with this astonishing collection of friends, family and colleagues, as well as fellow church members, on the arm of Elaine’s beloved Uncle Joe. And the confetti of fallen white petals from the trees in the church driveway as we were driven away in the “love car,” and the rainbow in the sky as we arrived home.
SPECIAL TOUCHES: Using many types of flowers to get the closest possible look of the rainbow colors.
MUSIC: Romantic oldies, some jazz, and some feminist / folk pieces.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Amanda Summerlin
VIDEOGRAPHER: Troy Patton | CTL Production
OFFICIANTS: Reverend Dan Matthews Jr. and Reverend Liz Schellingerhoudt
MUSIC: Charles Higgs, Renee Wilson-Wicker
VENUE: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
CATERER: Roadshows Catering
CAKE: O’ How Sweet
TUXEDO RENTAL: Men’s Wearhouse
FLOWERS: Church members Mary Graham, Ruth Claiborne, John McGee Divine
JEWELERS: Topaz Gallery (artist Conni Mainne); Geode
INVITATIONS: Greenvelope and Zazzle