This post is part of a series (click here to view more post on M + J) on this blog about my own wedding. Our clients keep bugging me to no end to share my wedding story. And to honor our 9th anniversary, I decided to blog a series of post about our wedding story.
We traveled up to P-town Massachusetts to get our marriage certificate. Since at that time (and as of this date I’m writing)
we cannot get legally married in our home state or the country. Editor’s Update: DOMA was struck down Federally in June 2013 and January 2015 Florida recognized our marriage license from Massachusetts, June 2015 the US Supreme Court ruled that a section of DOMA is unconstitutional.
So we flew into Boston and then took the ferry over to Provincetown, MA – also known as P-town. After the 3 day waiting period, our photographer friend Daniel Kuykendall, Jamie and I headed over to the beautiful and historic town hall where we met our Justice of the Peace.
It was Jamie’s first time in Cape Cod. So many people use to tell me I look like a girl that belongs on New England’s cape. And on this trip we couldn’t have felt more accepted. This day one was filled with overfilling joy and strength. It was a bit chilly in the morning, so we strolled around the town, eventually making our way back to the beach in front of our cottage where we collected our sand. We collect sand from each place we visit it’s amazing how different sand looks from different parts of the world.
We love Daniel’s work but more importantly, he is a fun guy to be around. I cannot say it enough, you need to feel comfortable with your photo and video crew. It makes a world of a difference when it’s time to be in front the the camera. I could have made a dozen outtake collages, we have a bunch of fun shooting with him (he also caught me working-woops!)
Although we wished we could have waited until same-sex weddings were legal where we live, we made the best decision we could have made at the time.
It’s still not recognized but we are making strides toward equality. Editor’s Update: DOMA was struck down in June 2013 and January 2015 Florida recognized our marriage license from Massachusetts (yea!) June 2015 the US Supreme Court ruled that a section of DOMA is unconstitutional which means it’s legal in all 50 states now!
The next in the series will be a blog post on our Bridal Shower. With even more pretty photos of corse!