12/9/12 City Hall Same Sex Marriages!

As most of you know, I have been an advocate of equal rights and same sex marriage. I am also a proud member of the Greater Seattle Business Association. When I found out the city was sponsoring “Get Married at City Hall”, I donated my day to photograph weddings in support of so many great couples. It was quite a day. Little did I know I would be capturing 34 weddings. (I was not able to roam but capture all the weddings that happened at my “station”). Holy moly! It was BUSY but oh so rewarding. The love that these couples had for one another was contagious. I was crying, the judge was crying and so were the volunteers. It was day of love, laughter and tears. Here are some images I picked to share the day!

Donors of the day were:

7 Photographers captured all aspects of the day: All images show below are by me!

Dani Weiss Photography

Other photographers who donated their day were:

Photography by Jenny Jimenez

Rathbone Images

Jennifer Richard Photography

KLD Studio

George Bakan and Friends Photobooth

Artists:

Jennifer Zeyl and Celeste Cooning

Food and Beverages:

Bizzarro Italian

Café Vita

City Grind

Coca-Cola

Cupcake Royale

Dry Soda

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Commemorative pens, supplies and decorations:

Choke Shirt Company

Connors & Co.

Emerald City Fence Rentals

Fleurish

Hyatt at Olive and 8th

iClick

OneReel

PCC Natural Markets

Rosanna, Inc.

Triumph Expo & Events

Piano Players:
10-11:30 a.m. Katherine Strohmaier
11:30 am.-1 p.m. Kim Dare & possible vocalist
1-2:30 p.m. Jason Kuo & Candice Chin (violin)
2:30-4 p.m. Nathan Young
4-5:30 p.m. Ray Allen

 

 

 

 

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  • Kevin Graham - Dani,

    You photos fill me with conflicting emotions. I love seeing all of those joyful people; seeing such happiness captured in photo after photo. Conversely I am full of regret for not being there to witness such an important day celebrated in such a grand public manner. Thank you for being there to record the event. Thank you for sharing it.

    I saw the list of businesses that were there to support these people and felt ashamed that my business was not among those participants. Many of our past bridal customers have framed one of their invitations to preserve the memory. As there was so little time to plan I guess that most of 12/9/12 couples chose not to have anything printed. I wonder if there is a way that I can offer the couples that got married that day a printed card, laid out like an invitation as a public service at this late date. If you have any thoughts or recommendations I would love to hear from you.

    Kevin

  • Jenny J - Way to go Dani! Love all the celebratory moments captured. So thankful to have experienced this with you.

  • Kari Quaas - Such joy! I love it. 🙂