Utica Wedding Elegance: Adam & Don
When guests arrived at Adam & Don’s wedding, the first thing they received was a hug from each groom. “Don and I agreed we wanted people to feel at home when they came to our wedding,” Adam explained. Next, guests received hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and they were ushered into the ceremony.
They had 150 guests, plus their two beloved dogs. They were married by a local judge who had told them a year prior that if they ever got married, he wanted to officiate. “How can you or why would say ‘no’ to a judge who tells you he’ll be doing your wedding?” Adam said. Their DJ was a well-known former disc jockey in the Utica area, who Adam grew up listening to. “You can’t beat that,” he said.
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.