When Rosslyn and Laura met me to discuss their wedding plans, I was initially struck with Rosslyn’s name because I’m a Northern Exposure fan. (Am I showing my age?) I loved that little 90s dramedy to death! It was about a quirky little Alaskan town called Cicely, which got its name from its two lesbian founders—Cicely and her beloved partner, Roslyn.
Now you know why I’m bringing up an old TV show!
Anyway, the real Rosslyn wasn’t dressed in a stuffy pioneer outfit for her wedding. She and Laura declared they weren’t the bridal types, but I didn’t let that fool me. They both made stunning brides! But I knew what they meant, they definitely were not your typical girly-girl brides. Their wedding was full of meaningful details and touches that made it truly unique.
Rosslyn and Laura’s wedding was held a few weeks before the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned, so that made the ceremony especially touching. For those who don’t know about it, the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA legally paves the way for same sex marriages.
I love that Rosslyn and Laura didn’t care about legalities or wait for the outcome of the case. They love each other so much they just wanted to announce it to the world, and their “screw the rules” attitude is heartwarming. Rules can be changed all the time but love is forever. And forever should start whenever you want it to.
One highlight of the evening was a the mariachi band performance, which was a surprise for Rosslyn’s sister who celebrated her birthday a few days earlier.