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Dearly Beloved,

The anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota was August 1st. That weekend we attended a lesbian wedding reception for a friend. They had it outdoors on a Friday evening at a friend’s house. Lights and sparkly jewels hung from a tree like a willow tree made of diamonds. The brides both wore strapless white dresses and later changed into jeans to dance. Since they both don’t like cake they served cookies. It was gorgeous, thrifty, simple, and fit who they are.

Gay Bride Diaries: Pride, Parties, and Punch
Gay Bride Diaries: Pride, Parties, and Punch


Random Wedding thought of the week:

Did you think about what kids will drink at your wedding reception? Last two wedding parties I went to I took my son. One had lemonade and the other wedding had juice boxes of fruit punch or Kool-aid. He was very satisfied.

Quote from my memoir, “Diary of a Gay, Pregnant Bride”:

The smell of frosting lingered with me most of my life, so I rarely ate cake anymore. Yet I did love the creativity and mixing the frosting colors like a painter. I could write well with frosting and design a better cake than most of the store-bought cakes. It was something fun Mom and I did together, but Mom and I wouldn’t be making my wedding cake like I had repeatedly fantasized.

Questions to Consider:

Do you really need a cake? Or do you offer something in addition to a cake? One wedding I was at had donuts besides cake. The wedding party I went to last week had homemade ice cream cake and the mother-of-the-groom’s favorite custard bars.

Did you know?

The lace on Grace Kelly’s wedding bodice was made from 125-year-old lace.

Good Advice:

Whatever you have at your wedding or wherever your wedding party celebrates, make sure it fits who you are. Don’t try to please others, because it’s your day. Weddings are as unique as the ones getting married. Your friends, and hopefully your relatives, will understand and appreciate a wedding that’s the flavor of you and your spouse.

Pride, Parties, and Punch,


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