From the day I met Andy and Brian, I knew we were going to have a great time together. Leading up to their wedding day we’d already shared beer, pizza, and time with their cats Alex and Pete. They both have a great sense of humor, are highly organized, and love their kitties. What more could a girl ask for?
“Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits. In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations. Without question, civil marriage enhances the welfare of the community. It is a social institution of the highest importance.
Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family. Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.”
After the ceremony, I took Andy and Brian out to the front lawn for a few post vow portraits of just the two of them. I especially like the one with the fist bump. It just goes to show, boys will be boys. Case in point- their wedding cake was actually a sand castle with likenesses of both of them on each tower. After the cake cutting they pitted the two against each other, fighting with them like two 8 year olds with GI Joes.
Andy and Brian, I absolutely loved the opportunity to share such a special occasion with so many truly awesome people. I can honestly say that even once my job was done at the end of the night, I did not want to leave. Although you’ve both admitted to having the crappiest engagement story ever, I think your wedding story will more than make up for it.
PS… thanks you two for helping me out with the blog title. I actually liked Ambiguously Gay Wedding the best, but thought this one spoke more to the masses. 🙂
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I'm glad you managed to capture me dropping kyle on the floor. LOL. I suppose it might look like some sophisticated dance move to the untrained eye. What a great time!