The past 48 hours have been so amazing for me, and I am so incredibly proud to be a Minnesotan right now!! On Monday, the gay marriage bill passed, and Gov. Dayton signed the bill on Tuesday!
Monday night I posted a video when I got home after being at a seminar all afternoon. I was so excited the bill passed and wanted to celebrate by giving away a wedding photography package to one lucky couple who wanted to get married on August 1st, the day it if officially legal in MN! Well, by the next morning I had other wedding industry vendors stating they would love to hop on board with me, which absolutely melted my heart.
That afternoon I had an email from Leah Beno at Fox9 News asking if she could interview me for a segment on their 9:00 news!!! The piece aired along with Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis, who had put it out there a week earlier that as soon as the billed passed they would give away a wedding at their restaurant! See why I love Minnesota?!?
For those of you who don’t know my story: I have a sister who is a lesbian and been in a committed relationship with her partner, Amy, for 17 years. Two years ago, Amy was brought on trial within the Methodist Church for performing a same-sex commitment ceremony (of which she had a huge victory). Gay marriage is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, as I wish my sister and Amy could be married legally. (they reside in Wisconsin, so this bill doesn’t affect them just yet, but WI isn’t far behind!). Read about the Love ON Trial and my personal story HERE.
Some of the amazing vendors I have lined up with this giveaway are:
Custom Creations Photography ~ photography
Fabulous Functions ~ event planning
Sarah Elizabeth Artistry ~ hair and makeup
Paper Thick Ink ~ invitations
Maveric Music ~ DJ
Muddy Paws Cheesecake ~ wedding cheesecake
Indulge & Bloom ~ flowers
Tippy Top Creations ~ cake topper
Luna Earth ~ Decorations
Tiny Diva Princess Party ~ Candy buffet
Foto Film Studio ~ videography
Travis Johansen Photography ~ Photo Booth
Pinstripes ~ venue
(as of July 1, we are still seeking a Limo service and Honeymoon accomodations for the couple!)
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word LOVE in the subject line so I know it’s a contest entry.
Attach a photo of the two of you
Tell me about you. How long you’ve been together. What you love about each other. How this bill has impacted your relationship. Etc!
I am a sucker for ROMANCE to make me weepy 🙂
Below are the videos and Fox9 News segment for your viewing pleasure!