Video:Best Same-Sex Wedding Planning Memorieswith Ramon Johnson
Here are same sex wedding planning memories from couples who celebrated in many different ways. Hear these same sex wedding planning memories to find tips on making your own wedding memorable.See Transcript
Transcript:Best Same-Sex Wedding Planning Memories
Hi, I'm Ramon Johnson for About.com. Today we asked same sex couples: what was your most memorable moment about planning your wedding?
Same Sex Wedding Planning Memories
The moment that we got the call that we'd made it into the New York Times. That was ... it was over the top. Yeah, that was pretty awesome.Oh boy there were so many. It was so great we hardly remembered it. We actually were looking at the photographs afterward and went, I don't remember that happening, I don't remember that happening, I don't remember that happening, I don't remember this. I think part of it was looking at the pictures afterward and realizing that we had such a great time and our families had such a great time and our friends had such a great time that it was just every picture, we couldn't pick, we had 850 pictures to choose from.It was a lot of work, it was very intensive and it helped us to bond a lot. And we got to know more of each other in doing that process.
Same Sex Wedding Ceremony Memories
Anne made a kind of variant on the Jewish structure of the ceremony. But we really wanted to have a lot of friends and people who had been working on the marriage equality thing. Old friends, new friends, everybody. And she wrote some very beautiful things.I think at one point we looked at each other on the dance floor and we just, we were surrounded by everybody who meant anything to us and it was just like – this is what it's all about. This is the rest of our lives. You know, I mean you're just looking down this road and you know there's going to be hard times but it was just like that moment. You know when things get really really tough, we've got to remember this. You know and we have. And that's when he cried and I cried and that's when the eight people we could see right around started to cry and then we all just started laughing and cheering. And we kept on dancing. I just don't think we ever sat down.Our wedding reception was a big thank you party for a lot of straight people in particular who had helped when possible. We had people in our wedding and I wrote blessings for. One was a state senator. I mean she read the blessing and it was a take off from Martin Luther King's arc of the universe that bends toward justice.I have a couple of memories. One is doing these things that we weren't able to do, like registering at Bloomingdale's, it was so much fun, figuring out an invitation and what our wedding invitation looked like.I don't know, it was a wonderful experience. I just wish we could do a wedding every five years.Could we get everything done in time? Could we get the New York Times announcement in? Because it was pretty spontaneous and pretty quick.With our vows, we both answered questions independently of each other for 8 months.And where do we fit the dogs into the wedding party? How would our dogs, what would they do? So, yeah, there was that -- to me that was the hardest part.And then at our wedding day was when we actually said our independent answers. We had common questions that we had to answer independently. So, when we answered them in the wedding for the first time I was hearing his responses and for the first time he was hearing my responses. They are remarkably similar, which is very inspiring.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.