We have always hosted LGBT Weddings or commitment ceremonies in our space, but July 4, 2015 was certainly a special morning as we hosted two same-sex wedding ceremonies for couples and their guests.
On Friday, June 26th, the Supreme Court Decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States was announced and we were happy to join the thousands in celebration for the momentous decision. As a result, we decided to further our support by offering free wedding ceremonies on the morning of July 4th. After inquiries received, we helped celebrate two wonderful couples that morning as they embarked on the wonderful adventure of marriage.
Both couples received complimentary ceremony services from Danielle Baker a.k.a “The Wedding Lady”, photography from Todd Williams with Magnolia Studios, mini cupcakes baked by Couture Cakes of Greenville, ceremony music courtesy of Uptown Entertainment, a champagne toast provided by Liquid Catering and flowers from Tailor & Table.
Our first couple was Christopher and Topher, who came to us with so much excitement and love for each other, they couldn’t wait to get married! That excitement was more than evident as they walked in grinning from ear to ear and during their very touching and emotional ceremony. All of their guests adorned rainbow bowties and bows in support of LGBT couples and of their dear friends who were getting married.
Jessica and Latoya traveled two hours on Saturday morning, and with their guests in tow, this couple of 10 years was ready to make it official. Their ceremony was filled with joy and some nerves for what had been a long time coming for this couple and their guests.
The newlywed couples had the opportunity to personalize their 15 minute ceremonies with personal songs before getting pictures, and of course a celebratory toast!
Congratulations to both couples, and thank you for celebrating with us at
The Old Cigar Warehouse!
Beverage Provider: Liquid Catering
Photographer: Todd Williams with Magnolia Studios
Officiant: Danielle Baker, The Wedding Lady
Ceremony Music: Uptown Entertainment
Florist: Tailor & Table
Baker: Couture Cakes of Greenville