Gay and lesbian weddings are real weddings in every sense of the word-- you've got your ceremony and ring exchange, good food and drink, and lots of dancing and picture taking with the couple's closest friends and family. And of course, it is a formal announcement of two people to share in a lifelong commitment to love and support each other. Photo Figtree Pictures Wedding Photography
Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur became the first lesbian couple to be married at the Empire State Building on February 14, 2012. Figarelle and McArthur were among 4 couples who won an online contest for a Valentine's Day wedding at the Empire State Building. Figarelle and McArthur met in an anatomy class at the University of Alaska. Celia Milton, the interfaith minister who married them, said that Figarelle invited McArthur out to see a drag show and McArthur thought she meant a drag r...