Congratulations to Chely Wright, who married her partner, Lauren Blitzer, during a ceremony at Lauren’s aunt’s home in Connecticut on Saturday, August 20, reports People. As Lauren is Jewish and Chely is Christian, both a rabbi and a reverend presided over the wedding. Both brides wore white wedding gowns and opted not to wear veils. “We like our hair too much!” Chely said to the magazine. They also did away with a live band and opted to have a deejay spin instead.
While it was easy for the pair to agree on a location, dresses, veils and music, the pair did need to compromise when it came to deciding on what to serve at the reception. Chely is a vegetarian but that did not prevent them from serving barbecue to their more than 200 guests. “Lauren’s idea – not my influence!” Chely said.
“The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren – the most amazing woman I’ve ever known,” Chely told People. The couple met just two weeks after Chely came out through youth advocacy work in New York City, where they live. New York now recognizes same sex marriage but the law hadn’t yet passed in April when they became engaged.