Bil Browning

Steve & Paul's Wedding: He Never Thought He'd See the Day

Filed By Bil Browning | December 17, 2012 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Steve and Paul, Steve Publicover, wedding, wedding officiate, wedding reception

steve-publicover-paul-wedding.jpgI mentioned on the site a couple of weeks ago that I was asked to officiate long-time reader and commenter Steven Publicover's marriage to his partner, Paul, here in DC. The wedding was last Friday and while the guys are a little shy with their personal lives, they did agree to let me run this beautiful photo from their reception.

While the ceremony was short and sweet in a local park, Steve's family threw them a party following the formalities. What a joy to watch as all these loving relatives stepped forward to offer their congratulations and excitement as the two entered the room. I don't know what I expected, but it really blew me away.

My takeaway moment of the day was talking with Steve's elderly father - clearly in his 80s or 90s. He looked me in the eye and said, "I never thought I'd see the day that Steve got married. Times have really changed and I'm so glad I've lived long enough to be here for today. My son got married and just a few years ago I'd have said that would be an impossibility."

Again, my congratulations to the happy couple. They both beamed when the family ran to greet them and you can see the love in their eyes. I'm so honored to have been asked to participate in their big day, and I hope they have just as much happiness together as they did on their wedding day.

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