A Minnesota Wedding : Monica & Katie
The brides first met in 2007 and became good friends. When Katie developed a serious case of mono that violently attacked her liver, Monica realized just how strong her feelings were. “I realized at that time how much she meant to me and never wanted to be apart from her,” Monica said. They began dating soon after.
Monica brought her son into their relationship, and the couple later adopted two daughters. Cherie, the oldest, is deaf, so a friend of the brides provided American Sign Language interpreting so their daughter could follow along at the wedding. During the ceremony, the brides spoke about how special each of their children were. “We really tried to make it about our family, because that’s who we are as a couple – very family oriented and fun!” Monica said. Cherie was so touched she wept through most of it.
Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.