A couple embracing and kissing on stairs adorned with flower arrangements.

A Met Gala, ‘Camp’ Themed Wedding

Inspired by a Met Gala theme of ‘camp,’ Alex (she/her) & Cassi (she/her) threw the biggest, queerest party to celebrate that they’d actually, secretly, been married for an entire year before the big – gay- day. 

Falling in love, eventually. 

We started as friends back in 2013. We had your typical, early queer little fling. We had a falling out because when you’re 21, you’re sometimes young and stupid and need to grow up. 

After both experiencing long-term relationships that eventually ended, we found our way back to each other on social media, where Cassi told me she’d loved me since the day we met. We both had plans to move to Atlanta at the same time, so naturally, we started dating, lived separately for a year, then moved in together, and got married a year later. 

Deciding to elope, secretly.

In May of 2022, Roe v Wade was on the verge of being overturned. We started getting worried about the future of same-sex marriage. We knew we wanted to get married but just hadn’t rushed any steps yet. 

That month, we married. But, we only told our photographer so that we could have what we’d told everyone was our ‘engagement photos.’

Fast-forward six months, and we planned a proposal in Iceland on a birthday trip with beautiful antique rings. We still hadn’t told anyone that we were legally married. 

Hosting their Met Gala ‘Camp’ Themed Wedding Day

We married nearly a year after our Iceland ‘proposal.’ We knew we wanted to host the biggest, gayest event that anyone had ever been to, and the theme of Met Gala ‘Camp’ was perfect for it. 

And EVERYONE showed out. Anna Wintour would be shaking. 

Nearing the end of the reception, it was time. I got on the microphone and told everyone that they were actually attending our one-year anniversary.

It was so fun, and totally bonkers, to keep the secret from all of our friends and family, but totally worth it for the campiest wedding of a lifetime.

Photography by Our Ampersand Photo

Florist Samantha Warren Designs
Rings Jack Weir & Sons, Olive Avenue Jewelry, Pebble & Polish
Shoes Alexander McQueen, Stuart Weitzman
Stationery Alecia Vera
Suit Designer Hebe Studio, Aggi
Venue Monday Night Brewing

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