Love Wins…Always

Love Wins…Always

After reading Mike’s recent blog about how Elite is and always has been not only LGBTQ supportive but friendly, it got me thinking about some of my own experiences celebrating with same sex couples and there was one particular wedding¬†that immediately crossed my mind:

I got to DJ for Megan and Tricia back on January 25 of 2014 and they had their wedding at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake. And I had the pleasure of being a part of their whole day, from their ceremony up until the very end of the night. One of the coolest parts of their ceremony was the “unity” part. Some couples choose to light a candle, some choose to pour sand…Tricia and Megan choose to personalize it a little more: they each had their favorite beer and poured a sip into one pint glass and drank from it lol. I actually asked Danielle, my wife and fiance¬†at the time, if we could do that because I thought it was so cool!!! The rest of the night was awesome and it was a great party but there was one particular moment that I will never forget…

Same sex marriage had been legalized in New Jersey only 3 months before Megan and Tricia got married so they were among the first couples to be able to legally marry here. At one point during their first dance, the two of them broke down and began crying, and I don’t mean tears, I mean almost openly sobbing. And I don’t say that as a negative thing…I don’t know exactly what they were thinking but I told my wife after their wedding that I’m sure the gravity of the moment just overtook them. Here they were, in the arms of the love of their life, celebrating the happiest day of their lives, which for most of their lives was a moment they probably thought would never happen. I tried to really grasp what that would be like and I couldn’t imagine someone telling me that after my wife and I fell in love that it would be illegal for us to get married. It was just such an amazing moment to be a part of, one I’ll never forget, and one that I’m truly so honored to have been a part of.

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