New York City Hall Wedding: Rachel & Terri
March 13, 2015
Rachel and Terri met online – among the “crazy and the creepy”, they managed to find each other! Rachel proposed in July 2013.
They visited Brighton for a romantic weekend away, and Rachel took Terri to The Grand Hotel on the seafront for cocktails. She was trying to choose between a Long Island Iced Tea and a Cosmopolitan when the pianist in the lounge began playing Terri’s favorite song: Carole King’s version of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” Terri looked at Rachel, who proposed. It was emotional and completely unexpected. Terri’s “yes” took awhile because she was crying.
Rachel and Terri wanted their wedding to be about themselves as a couple and their commitment. They chose to marry in New York by themselves, then throw a New York-themed reception in Brighton for their loved ones upon their return.
The brides consider finding their photographer, Brian, one of their most special memories. They felt at ease with him right from the start and he gave them excellent advice. They also loved that their first dance was in a famous biker bar, and the walk they took through Times Square on the wedding day.
Rachel and Terri recommend that other same-sex couples be true to themselves, and brave enough to have weddings that reflect them as couples. They also suggest making no compromise when it comes to photography. The forever memories captured in images are priceless.