Adorable Couple Gives Military Base Its First Same-Sex Wedding
Major Daniel Toven and his husband Johnathan Taylor became the first same-sex couple to exchange vows at Fort Bragg, a North Carolina military base and it looks like their military brethren got quite cheeky in the aftermath!
Check out their exit from the church after they exchanged their vows!
The couple legally wed in Washington, D.C. as same-sex couples cannot legally marry in North Carolina, but they received an Episcopal blessing during the ceremony at Ft. Bragg.
Speaking on the nuptials to the Fayetteville Observer:
“We weren’t exactly sure if anyone had done that yet,” Toven said of the Saturday ceremony. “But all soldiers have access to post chapels. There’s just something iconic about getting married in a post chapel.”
The couple said they found no resistance in booking the Main Post Chapel, which officials have said hosts about 10 weddings each month.
An Army chaplain sponsored the couple, and the chapel was booked with only a few forms.
One of the applications, however, did get a small change.
Taylor said the couple crossed out “Bride” and instead annotated a “Groom 1” and “Groom 2.”
“We’d be lying if we said we did not think about it,” Taylor said of the ceremony’s place in Fort Bragg history. “But it says a lot about the wonderful place we’re at.”
We think they make a pretty adorable pair, don't you? (And it looks like they have some great friends!)