The Massachusetts nuptials were held at the Boston Marriott hotel and officiated by Gov. Deval Patrick. The soon-to-be-retired congressman exchanged vows with his groom, pledging to love each other “on MSNBC or on Fox” and “in Congress or in retirement,” in a short and sweet ceremony.

The grooms wore tuxedos by Joseph Abboud and their wedding bands were made of black diamonds set in tungsten, a material that Ready specifically selected. “It helps keep me grounded, after going to lunch with the president,” he said.

The wedding was witnessed by 300 close friends and colleagues, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, as well as Senator John Kerry and Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich and Steny H. Hoyer.

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