24 Gay Couples Wed In Pop-Up Chapels At Central Park
What's better than a beautiful Saturday wedding?
A beautiful Saturday wedding that's completely paid for and in Central Park, of course, and that's exactly what 24 same-sex couples got yesterday when wedding site The Knot sponsored a two pop-up chapels and organized clergy, bands and florists to help them seal the deal.
The results were appropriately sweet.
“I promise to always help you find your keys; I promise to give you all the credit when people compliment me in your clothes... I promise to always have your back,” said one blushing bride, Tiffany Hopkins to new wife Katrina Olson. “The only thing I can’t promise you is my heart, ’cause you stole it so many years ago.”
While the event was unique, one of the organizers, Bex Schwartz, predicts more pop-up chapels -- not just in New York City, but from coast-to-coast.
"I’m an eternal optimist; I hope the right way will win out," she said. "People realize that we can’t say some people are better than others.”
I didn't get a chance to visit the two special chapels -- picked from more than 50 design entries -- but one of my friends, a typically jaded man who has previously scoffed at love, admitted, "I know it's cheesy to say that a wedding was beautiful, but it was really cute to see all these couples standing up and marrying, for all the world to see."
Sounds like a perfect day to me.
For pictures of the nuptials, check out FarmBoyz's Flickr page.