We’re really excited about marriage equality in New York! I have a feeling you’ve probably noticed. This Saturday the Kaptur team will be out in full force again to show our excitement and support at the Pop Up Chapel in Central Park.
The lovely people at Pop Up Chapel and The Knot decided they wanted to do something special to commemorate marriage equality. They came up with this amazing idea to create the largest Pop Up Chapel in New York City and provide 24 couples with all of the wedding goodies they’d ever dreamed of. Why 24 couples? Well, since the Marriage Equality bill was passed on June 24th, the Pop Up Chapel organizers felt that ’24′ made perfect sense. We agree!
The lucky couples will have everything they desire for their special day – from the photographer, to the witness, to the post-wedding bubbly! Officiants are crafting custom ceremonies, City Cakes of Chelsea will be making complimentary cupcakes…yum! You name it, Pop Up Chapel has thought of it.
It’s such a thoughtful idea and we can’t wait to Kaptur it. We hope to see your memories of this one of a kind day in Central Park, add them to ours at Kaptur.com.
The Kaptur team was on hand yesterday at the City Clerk’s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn as New York’s Marriage Equality Act went into effect. What a day! It was beautiful, joyful and moving. We hope you enjoy the images we captured.
After 23 years together, it was a sweet moment when a Chelsea couple exchanged “I do’s” this morning on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in New York state.
Kaptur congratulates Phyllis Siegel, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84 (seated) the first couple married this morning at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office. Kaptur was on hand when the couple exited the building and raised their arms in victory to a cheering crowd.
“It was just so amazing,’’ Siegel said outside. ‘‘It’s the only way to describe it. I lost my breath and a few tears.” She added: ‘‘This is the first day of the rest of our lives.’’
Today is the first day same-sex marriage is legal in the state of New York! Kaptur is excited to be on the scene in both Manhattan and Brooklyn today to witness the historic events. 823 couples entered a lottery to receive wedding permits in New York City today, and couples started lining up at 4:30 this morning to be the first to wed! Throughout the day we’ll be bringing you some of the sights and sounds from the City Clerk’s offices. Early this morning, couples on their way to get their marriage licenses in Manhattan were cheered on by crowds with rainbow colored umbrellas (blocking out the sun on this day of 90+ degree heat!).