Although we both attended the same large university for undergrad, it took an LGBT student leadership conference over 500 miles away for us to meet. Coming back home, we weren’t sure if our paths would ever cross again. But, as fate would have it, we ran into each other only two days later in a remote campus parking lot that neither of us had ever been to before, during a time when we both should have been at work. The “coincidence” was too much to ignore and the rest, as they say, is history!
In the five years that we’ve been together, our relationship has survived many milestones: we both graduated from college, Peper earned her masters degree and began her new career, and Mary survived law school and the California Bar Exam. We’ve known for years we would be spending our lives together, but given California’s recent gay marriage dramz, our wedding plans were indefinitely postponed. Finally, we decided “to heck with it!” and began planning the perfect celebration of our relationship regardless of what California thinks!
Planning that “perfect celebration” has not been easy. After six months and a lot of stress planning a Big Traditional Wedding, we decided to reevaluate and make sure we were planning the wedding we wanted and not the wedding that was expected. We started again from scratch and are now planning a wedding much more representative of us: three days of love and cheesiness in Vegas with family! In the same way that love comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors, so do weddings/commitments/ceremonies/lovefests. And we’re SO excited to include Holly (of Cakes and Kisses) in documenting our celebration and cannot wait to share the images with y’all.