Florida ‘Yellow’-Themed Wedding: Tony & Michael
Michael took Tony to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete, Florida to reenact their second (Michael’s favorite) date. At the end of that date, they spent time together talking about life, listening to Britney Spears and laughing at each other. The day Michael proposed, it was pouring rain and they ended up in a similar parking garage heading to the museum. While waiting for the rain to settle down, Michael said he needed to get an umbrella out of his trunk. When he came back, he popped the question and the rest is history. It became Facebook official!
Tony and Michael’s original venue closed down six months prior to their wedding and their deposit was returned to them – but their ultimate venue was free! The extra funds helped make their wedding even more magnificent. Tony said that the venue closing was a happy accident, “because it turned into the cutest, most perfect, gayest hipster wedding ever.”
The wedding was themed after the song “Yellow” by Coldplay. They chose a grey and yellow dress code for all of their guests, who were surprised to discover when they arrived that they were all in the wedding party. Everyone cooperated, so the photos were incredible. Tony and Michael’s favorite memory together was when they shared their vows privately before their ceremony.
Asked if they would share any advice with other couples, Tony and Michael said, “Absolutely! We didn’t treat this like it was a gay wedding. We treated it like it was our wedding. That took the stress off of having to reinvent the wheel while allowing us the freedom to make that special day what we wanted. When you love someone so much, everything just falls together. And everyone who loves you will be there for you to cheer you on.”