Eclectic Autumn Wedding: Todd & Joe
Oct. 18, 2015
Todd and Joe met at a local bar in Charleston, South Carolina. Todd was meeting close friends and Joe was bartending. They met again the following weekend at a mutual friend’s performance. They sat next to each other and gave each other side-glances, but tried not to be too obvious. They then planned their first date to see the movie Like Crazy and ever since they have been together.
They started planning their autumn wedding during the summer of 2014. At the time it wasn’t legal for them to get married in South Carolina, and thinking it wouldn’t be legalized for another five to 10 years, they just figured they would have a ceremony in the meantime. Little did they know that gay marriage would be legalized the following November. They ran to the courthouse on Nov. 19—the day it became legal—and applied. The very next day they were legally married in a cemetery at a nearby Unitarian church – just the two of them, and a notary. They didn’t have the ceremony, however, until Oct. 18, 2015.