New York Beach Wedding: David & Bruce
July 12, 2014
David and Bruce met totally by chance 20 years ago in Chicago. They were both in town on business and staying at the same hotel – the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue. David was living in Minnesota at the time and Bruce was living in Missouri. They met in the hotel gym, started talking and it turned out they knew some of the same people in New York City, where Bruce used to live. They went out on a dinner date the next night, and the rest is history. According to David, “it was really love at first sight.”
David and Bruce never originally plan to get married. They often talked about how they didn’t really need a piece of paper to validate their deep love for each other. Once the federal government started granting serious benefits to married same-sex couples, they decided it was time. The couple was sitting around one night and one suggested to the other that they get married and a mutual decision was made.
Hiring a Wedding Planner
The wedding was small – just 24 guests – but the couple still hired a wedding planner and were so glad they did. The wedding experience could have been stressful, but Rhen, their planner from NYC, helped craft an elegant but casual day and handled all of the details.
Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors
Photographer: Levi Stolove Photography // Event Planner: 14 Stories // Cake Designer: Cake Alchemy //Caterer: Cocktail Caterers // Ceremony Location: Fire Island, The Pines // Officiant: Rev. Dr. Ruby Wilson // Band: The Elements/ / Ring Designer: Tiffany & Co. //
Submitted via Two Bright Lights