The Next Day - Decompressing after the First Same Sex Marriage in NYS (volume one)
As you might expect Chris and I were, for the first few hours, starting around 4 pm yesterday, crazed as everything seemed to arrive at once, the tables, the linens, wedding cake and cupcakes (Dolci and Fairy Cakes) , the flowers (Floral Expectations) and of course the sparkling brides. The crack crew of APG (the stage, sound, an light people) were already underway by 3:30pm and before we knew it tables were set with linens, and accessorized with the most amazingly crafted cake and desert display, the stage was set with lights and floral arrangements, and the path to Luna point was beautifully illuminated . Soon after the small army of media were there filming the constantly charming grandmothers who seemed magically clear and eloquent at every turn. It wasn't until much later in the evening as the sun set, and the rainbow flag colors were to projected on the falls --as we all waited for Cheryle in her tux and Kitty in her lovely blue giown (sewn by her own hand) -- that I had a moment to turn around and be reminded of what was about to happen and that we were all only a hundred yards from one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world-- and not a protestor in site. Honestly it was not until today after sleeping in, seeing the countless posts on line, then seeing the deep joy on so many faces, that it all hit me. WOW. I was told that 750 news stations across the world carried the story including France, Germany, Slovania and Brazil, Forbes,the New York Times, and Post. We are humbled beyond belief and so honored to have been a part of it all.
David Butler is the owner of Pro Creation, a company based in Buffalo NY specializing in the