Human Flower Project

Wedding Belles, Wedding Beaux


Let love lead—and legally.


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Luz Heurtelou (left) and Nastassia Heurtelou waited to be married at the Brooklyn Clerk’s Office, July 24. New York’s Marriage Equality Act took effect Sunday.

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Sunday’s not ordinarily a big day for weddings, but July 24, 2011 was a resounding exception. New York state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriages went into effect at midnight and the vowing, kissing, and flower wearing haven’t let up since.

On Monday, a mass wedding in Niagara Falls saw 46 same-sex couples exchange vows, and 100 more couples were expected to marry en masse at Bethpage State Park on Long Island on Tuesday.”

Congratulations and best wishes for wedded happiness to all, gay and lesbian and straight, bold enough to jump the broom.

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With their daughters as flower girls, John Feinblatt (right) and Jonathan Mintz exchanged rings July 24. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated at their wedding, held at Gracie Mansion. The couple, longtime partners, work for Bloomburg at City Hall.

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Michael Johnson, 55, left, and Michael Roberts, 81, of New York, were married 7/24 at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office.

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Overlooking Niagara Falls, Cheryle Rudd and Kitty Lambert (right) erupted with joy after being married at the stroke of midnight by the Niagara Falls mayor, Paul Dyster.

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Daniel Hernandez, at right, and Nevin Cohen, both sporting orchids, held their wedding certificate after being married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office.

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Barbara Tremblay (right) and Stacey Minondo, a beautiful match, waited in line to be married at the Brooklyn City Clerk’s office July 24.

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