Hi All! As you may know, marriage equality is super important to me personally, and a big priority as a business owner. Christy Matthews Events absolutely stands with marriage equality and believes that LOVE IS LOVE. I want to officially reach out to gay and lesbian couples that are planning a wedding – in DFW, SF or anywhere! Obviously, it would be wonderful if Texas would catch up with many other states and legalize same-sex marriages, but until then, I’m more than happy to plan celebrations here in any capacity for the LGBT community. (It’s only a matter of time, Texans! Let’s make it snappy!)
This May, my family (the Irish Catholic, mostly East Coast side) will be celebrating my first cousin’s wedding. She and her fiancé are in the process of planning the final details for their wedding ceremony and reception and they are happily keeping the family in the loop as we get closer to the big day. I will be attending not as a wedding planner, but as a guest and I can’t wait to see these two beautiful brides celebrate their marriage their way. My cousin’s fiancé sent out a big email to our whole family last week and I thought it was so f-ing great, I am going to post the FAQs she included here:
We understand that this may be your first lesbian wedding (ours too!), and we know you may have some questions. The following email contains a few updates as well as a guide to attending our lesbian wedding. Enjoy!
· The hotel, wedding venue, and Fado’s Pub are all within a 5-10 minute drive of each other and it’s all very manageable.
· Our registry is now live on our wedding wedding website
Leah’s Wedding FAQs:
1. How do I address you once you’re married?
We will both still answer to the title ‘Queen’. However, to keep things simple, Kara is taking Leah’s last name, so after we’re married we will be Ms. & Mrs. Leah Brome. The following last names we also considered using the letters in our last names: Blonde, Dome, Brand, and Kara’s personal favorite, LaBrome.
2. What happens at a lesbian wedding?
Well first, by attending our lesbian wedding you are now confirming you yourself are gay (just kidding). Our wedding will be a combination of old and new traditions. For example we will both walk down the aisle, but we will not be doing a garter or bouquet toss. This has nothing to do with us being gay; its just Leah is allergic to flowers and Kara is terrible at throwing.
3. Are you both wearing dresses?
Show up and find out.
4. Is this a legal marriage?
It is. The last state to approve Interracial Marriage was Alabama in 2000 (yes, this is true). Oh you meant the other thing? Yes, it’s legal.
5. Who is marrying you?
We are having a non-denominational ceremony, conducted by Leah’s Aunt, Diane Ridley Roberts (Auntie). Ellen DeGeneres was unavailable.
6. Are kids allowed?
Of course! If you watch Fox News you’d know we’re only having this wedding so we can influence the children. Seriously though, we respect the right of the press to make up whatever they want about us.
7. Who is the “groom”?
If you see a groom at the wedding, please quickly and discreetly let him know that he is at the wrong locations.
8. If you’re both brides, how will we tell you two apart?
Have you met us? Are you even invited to this wedding?
Needless to say, I am super excited about this wedding! Love you gals!