an historic wedding in maine | gay wedding officiant

i had the distinct honor and privilege of performing the first same-sex wedding on monhegan island off the coast of maine. john and larry came all the way from mississippi just to get married on this tiny island. monhegan has a year round population of about 60 people so, yeah, everyone knew who they were before they even arrived. the wedding took place in a sweet chapel which has no electricity and just a handful of pews. everything about this wedding was perfect, from the location to the weather to the ceremony to the couple; it could not have been more emotional, sweet, loving, funny, and surprising (john serenaded larry in the middle of the ceremony!). here are just a few of the photos from this wonderful july day. congratulations to john and larry for bringing equality and love to monhegan, maine!

all photos by a sweet start

camden cake lady | cake
monhegan island inn | reception venue
monhegan community church | wedding venue
hardy boat cruises | monhegan ferry