In honor of marriage equality in New York, 24 same sex couples were married in “pop up” wedding chapels. Each couple was provided an officiant, photographer, champagne and cupcakes free of charge. 30 July 2011
In honor Marriage Equality in New York, 24 same sex couples were married in “Pop up” wedding chapels in New York City's Central Park at Merchant's Gate. Free of charge, each couple was provided an officiant, photographer, champagne and cupcakes.
The idea was born from some friends who were drinking on the night that the Marriage Equality Act was passed and quickly blossomed.
The Pop Up Chapel creators describe their mission as:
"..we wanted to do something to celebrate the fact that all New Yorkers are finally considered equal in the eyes of the law. We will provide free, beautiful, and customized weddings to 24 New York couples who want to get married in front of the city. The Pop Up Chapel is a gift to the couples who can finally get married, on behalf of the community who wants to share in the solidarity of this momentous and historical bill becoming a law."
They gained sponsorship from "The Knot" wedding company along with David Stark Design, Just About Married and Kodak Gallery.
Many couples had been together for decades, some have children and all of them radiated with love and happiness.
When asked how she felt, one bride beamed brightly and shouted "MARRIED!!!"