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6/13/09: This is what marriage equality looks like

by Jeremy Hooper

Where: Winvian in Litchfield Hills, CT

When: June 13, 2009

Who: 79 friends and family members, plus assorted talented chefs/officiants/artists

What: A celebration of two boys' right to love, peace, and equality:



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*Yes, I cried. Like a baby.

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(Wedding Photos: Jacklyn Greenberg)

No religious freedoms were harmed in the making of these photos/videos.

**MORE: This was the gorgeous cottage (on Winvian's property) where we got to spend our wedding night/the night before:

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**MORE: A few from the honeymoon:


**MORE: And we take it all home to NYC, where our marriage earns full state-level recognition:

(NY Photos: Jacklyn Greenberg)

**EARLIER: Our autumnal Engagement Party.


*UPDATE: In the Winter of 2010, Jeremy and Andrew were honored to be first same-sex couple ever featured in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

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Your thoughts

Aww! I even teared up watching. Congratulations, you two. You're a beautiful couple.

Posted by: tonedef | Jul 7, 2009 10:57:49 AM

Awww very sweet x

Posted by: Lesbian Glasgow | Jul 7, 2009 11:05:11 AM

Congrats. Great videos, thanks for sharing.


Posted by: aj | Jul 7, 2009 11:22:29 AM

juuuust threw up in my mouth a little. you're wicked cute. stop crying, jeeez.

Posted by: Jamie | Jul 7, 2009 11:23:52 AM

I, too, got a bit teary. Congratulations!!!!!

Posted by: michael | Jul 7, 2009 11:26:15 AM

Congratulations. Good for you!

Posted by: Garet | Jul 7, 2009 11:34:31 AM

I'm old and jaded. But damn...here I sit with tears streaming down my face. Congratulations to both of you, and thank you for sharing what I hope will always be one of the happiest days of your life.

Posted by: Taylor | Jul 7, 2009 11:36:31 AM


Posted by: Jon | Jul 7, 2009 11:40:48 AM

Long time reader, first time commenter... absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you both.

Posted by: Thom | Jul 7, 2009 11:56:32 AM

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you two. Your videos were beautiful and I got teary as well.

Thank you for sharing - now let's help bring this happiness to couples across the nation!

Posted by: Jessica | Jul 7, 2009 11:59:21 AM

who could watch those vows and not cry?


Posted by: keltic | Jul 7, 2009 12:09:27 PM

Well keltic/everyone, I spared you the even weepier part. During the first five mins. of the ceremony, we both cried.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 7, 2009 12:14:48 PM

I cried, too. Like a baby. Right here at work. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing.

Posted by: Denys | Jul 7, 2009 12:24:41 PM

Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us. Best wishes.

Posted by: Bonnie_Half-Elven | Jul 7, 2009 12:33:56 PM

Way, way too cute. So many congratulations to both of you! (Reminds me of my wedding day last year in Cali, makes me wanna cry.)

Posted by: Jackson H | Jul 7, 2009 12:36:56 PM

You guys! You made me cry, and I hate weddings!

Congratulations to both of you.

Posted by: Matt Algren | Jul 7, 2009 12:37:25 PM

Thanks for sharing your special time with us. The cottage looks ideal for a wedding night.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jul 7, 2009 12:40:19 PM

"The cottage looks ideal for a wedding night."

Winvian's cottages are ideal for ANYTHING. That place (and related service) is intense!

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 7, 2009 12:45:52 PM

If you can't cry at your own wedding when can you? You and your husband make an adorable couple and you are clearly crazy for each other. I hope that happiness is with you both forever. I'd cry too at such a beautiful moment.

Posted by: WilliamM | Jul 7, 2009 12:48:07 PM

Oh, so fine. Congratulations to you both! .... and all you new extended family. Thank you so much for the share. (Someone is camera shy! I am too so I commiserate.)

Making you facebook album... will be up soon.

Posted by: LOrion | Jul 7, 2009 12:53:30 PM

I got teary, too. You and Andrew are a beautiful couple. Your love for each other leaps right out of those videos.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Posted by: Richard Rush | Jul 7, 2009 12:54:01 PM

That's so awesome! Thanks for sharing, Jeremy!

Posted by: dave31175 | Jul 7, 2009 1:01:24 PM

Gasp! So beautiful and sweet!

Posted by: Jeff Chang | Jul 7, 2009 1:02:09 PM

awww...you guys look adorable. Congrats! Oh, and that cottage is gorgeous!

Posted by: Ashton | Jul 7, 2009 1:04:07 PM

Thanks for sharing your special day with your millions of fans. We're still drying our eyes here, and thankful for you both. We even got a few good ideas for our wedding here in Iowa in September from watching your videos. Best wishes to you both for many years of happiness together.

Posted by: Larry and David | Jul 7, 2009 1:09:34 PM

Here is album: tinyurl.com/mhorof

Posted by: LOrion | Jul 7, 2009 1:20:38 PM

This is so sweet! Congratulations.

Posted by: Morry | Jul 7, 2009 1:43:33 PM

JH, did you get highlights? And, no worries, I teared up too! You two make us very proud. Congratulations.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 7, 2009 1:54:03 PM

Congratulations to you and Andrew! Beautiful ceremony - looks like you had an awesome time at the reception! Add me to the list of work-bawlers!

Posted by: marc | Jul 7, 2009 2:02:38 PM

Beautiful photos. Again, congrats to the both of you!

Posted by: Andrew H | Jul 7, 2009 2:06:57 PM

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