Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Pop-up" chapels in Central Park for same-sex weddings


From the Advocate: Twenty-four couples are slated to marry in a pop-up chapel located in New York City's Central Park on Sunday.

Dese'rae L. Stage and Katie Marks were already planning a wedding in Boston, when the news came that New York may pass a marriage law of its own. They decided to get married in their home state first, before heading north for a bigger ceremony.

"We've picked our closest local friends and a couple of friends are coming from Miami to see the ceremony," Stage told the Village Voice. "And we're still doing Boston next year, so our parents can come. It was kind of one of those things, to be a part of history…"

One of the Pop Up Chapel's designs resemble a Hershey's Kiss, while the other is a rainbow array of ribbons, designed by New York firms Z-A Studio and ICRAVE. One ceremony in the chapels include an officiant, photographer, champagne, and cupcakes.

Click here to see photos of the happy couples.

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