Not mine, my friend's. This wedding constituted a few firsts for me— my 1) first secular wedding, 2) second white people's wedding (but FIRST with white people dancing— pretty awesome), and 3) first gay wedding.

It was lovely.

I am one of those people who cries at weddings, and at least a couple times, I had to get ahold of myself because an UGLY CRY was threatening to burst forth. I LOSE IT when witnessing unadulterated joy.

We were just across from the Statue of Liberty which emerged from the evening fog like a beacon of FREEDOM. It was pretty great.