Christina & Deb are very active in their LGBTQ+ community in Washington, DC and wanted to celebrate pride month as a married couple all month long by getting married on the first day of pride month, June 1st, at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.
They cared less about the details and more about celebrating with their family and close knit community. Even so, the details were unique and beautiful to them nevertheless. From the sign “Our Pronouns Are We” gifted to them by their friends, the chuppah, friends playing the recessional music, down to the mismatched colorful chairs. Basilica Hudson‘s ceremony space features tiered seating with colorful vintage chairs as a permanent fixture of the venue, which was a great additive to the colorful glitter theme. The chuppah, a beautiful tribute to Deb’s late mom, was handmade by Deb’s mom and embroidered with their family’s names. Lastly, they had a “glitter girl” – the couple’s niece – walk down the aisle and confetti cannons for their guests to set off during the processional.
Basilica Hudson was a 19th century factory. The reception space is wide open with exposed brick, cement floors, exposed steel beams, and so much texture and character. Deb & Christina kept it simple and stunning with long farm tables with simple loose stems of flowers in vases. After some toasts from their loved ones, a Jewish blessing, and a blessing dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, Christina & Deb got up for their first dance. Halfway through their slow first dance, the music cut to an upbeat J-LO song where Deb removed Christina’s Dolce & Gabanna skirt revealing a mini-skirt underneath. Surprising their guests with a choreographed dance routine to open up the dance floor.
Christina, Deb, and their friends are avid dancers and the party did not disappoint or slow down. And as any great party, they had cups of glitter by the dance floor for their photo booth and dancing, which Christina & Deb threw on each other as the last photos of the evening before I left them to party all night.