My favorite thing about gay weddings (besides the gays) is the fact that there aren’t any rules dictating how a gay wedding should come off. Freddie and Bree fully embrace that aspect… although I’m fairly certain they don’t always follow the rules anyway.
From Bree: Freddie and I have actually married each other three times…the original wedding in 1994 (very much pre-digital era); the second in 2004 in Vancouver B.C., and this one, our 3rd wedding, was snuck in just before Prop 8 was passed in CA. But we still have that marriage certificate and we’re keeping it!
This was a quaint and casual party at our home with family and friends. It was a gay-martini-themed celebration of our un-dying love for each other, and our un-dying (unfortunately) love of martinis. Music has always been a huge part of our relationship (we met at a dance club in L.A. and were in a band together for many years) so we decided to sing our vows this time around. It was a love song that Freddie wrote back in the 90’s that always melted my heart. Somehow we made it through the whole song without falling apart.
We handed out playbills with silly head-shots of everyone involved and fabricated stories of our history in show-biz. We made sure that everyone had a fresh martini in hand for the multiple toasts that occurred during the ceremony. We asked our guests to participate in a game called “Love-libs”, a twist on Mad-libs in which guests provided “colorful” words to help re-shape the story of how we met. If I remember correctly, according to the love-lib, Freddie and I first met while sharing a plate of beaver, how perfect.
We served appetizers on plates adorned with gay jokes and quotes, which our guests recited all night at random. Our friends all brought different varieties of delicious cupcakes for our cupcake tower (we’re very fortunate to have some extremely talented bakers in the group!). We choreographed a mother-daughter dance to Abba’s “Man After Midnight” that required pelvic-thrusts and doing “the robot”….my mom was a champ. The evening was so much fun…we can’t wait for wedding #4…we’re thinking Europe will be next. However, since we’re actually wedding florists, and our best friends are wedding photographers, they’ve made us promise we’ll make it a formal affair next time with a proper venue, caterer, florals, etc….but we’ll see about that.
Photos by Mi Belle Photography.