Tracie and Di were married today! Actually, they have been married for 15 years, but tonight they made it legal in the state of Minnesota!
These two wanted to just have a simple pot luck get together, but their family and friends wouldn’t have it. The couple was flooded with requests to help decorate, design flowers, play music, and contribute in every way they could. Tracie and Di are both very giving loving people, and their tribe wanted to love on them right back. The brides planned this entire wedding in under a month. It was stressful and crazy, with so many things to consider and decisions to make quickly. Fortunately, they hired Gretchen from Rocket Science Weddings and Events to help guide the process.
The wedding took place at Sokol Hall, a true part of St Paul history. It is a lovely theater, and has a variety of antique backdrops to choose from. Di and Tracie chose a woodland scene, and Avant Decor hung cafe lights across the front of the stage to give it even more charm. As it got dark outside, guests arrived for the wedding, all bringing a favorite dish to share, made with love. Beloved nieces and nephews started the processional and then the brides were escorted in by their parents to live bagpipe music.
Music was a huge part of the evening. With various friends and family performing.
The vows and ring ceremonies were full of laughter and love, shared respect and appreciation. Pride in their state for being brave and standing up for equality. I truly lost it when the officiant asked for all the LGBT couples in the hall to stand that had been together for 15 or more years…and to see so many stand! Such loving relationships, it was so moving.
After the recessional, Tracie and Di were completely surprised when all of their guests flash mobbed them with a performance of Glory of Love.
Then, it was time to eat! The smorgasbord of food was quite impressive! Guests enjoyed eating at long tables, sharing stories, drinking wine, and celebrating.
After heart felt speeches, there were two performances to kick off the dance!
Tracie and Di, it has been so fun getting to know you in this whirlwind time! I hope you had a magical evening and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it!!!