Gay Marriage Featured in MS Weddings

Bloggers Jeremy Hooper and Andrew Shulman tied the knot in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut on June 13 this year, and received a full page dedicated to their nuptials in Martha Stewart Wedding’s 15th anniversary Winter 2010 edition -- the first gay couple to ever have been featured in Weddings.
"We’re humbled and honored to have been deemed ’good thing’-y enough to grace this mass market mag’s pages," the couple wrote on their Web site, http://www.goodasyou.org/

"It’s one time you won’t hear us complain about our love being turned into an issue."

Not once in the short description of the ceremony and reception, nor in the captions accompanying six beautiful snapshots, does the magazine mention the obvious: Hooper and Shulman are gay. The focus, instead, is on their menu choices and themed tables. The couple’s wedding stood out because of their use of recycled found objects in their d├ęcor, and not because of their sexuality.


Kathleen at Twig and Thistle said...

So excited to hear about this and really can not wait to see the article! Their decorations sound amazing and as usual I am anxiously waiting for my next MS Weddings to arrive! Congrats to the happy couple!

will said...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what percentage of Martha's fan base is gay? I imagine it must be considerable, as every gay man I know appreciates and admires her and MSLO. I suppose it makes sense that they decided to this,but still it is a risk. I wonder whose idea it was?

Anonymous said...

Martha has said her mission in life is teaching and if we do not learn, it is our loss. Weddings are celebrations and mean different things to different people. It will be a good thing to see this issue of MS WEDDINGS.