I want to use gay symbols in my wedding. Afterall, I am very proud to be gay and marrying a man. But, at the same time, I don’t want it to look like a wedding for Rainbow Brite or a gay pride parade. So my question early on in the process was, how can I tastefully incorporate some sort of gay symbol in my wedding?
When thinking up solutions to wedding woes you’ll look everywhere you can. Tom and I decided to attend a NYC LGBT Expo last March hoping to score some ideas for our wedding and hoping to meet other couples planning weddings of their own. In all actuality, we felt like the only couple there planning a wedding and there were only a few tables dedicated to LGBT wedding planning – most of them being hotels. Just when we thought it might have not been worth it we came across this table with a woman selling hand-made ribbon roses. After speaking with her we learned that these roses were made by LGBT senior citizens and the money made contributed to their healthcare. Tom and I bought 100 because we knew instantly that we wanted to include them somewhere in our wedding. But how?
After much consideration, we have decided: We plan to use them in the knot of our white chairs at the ceremony and reception, as well as in our placesettings during the dinner so that each guest receives one. We thought it would be a long-lasting, appropriate memento for them to have from our gay wedding. Here is a picture of it from my engagement shoot with Kristina Hill (with my engagement ring in the center of one):
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