Gerlando and Anthony had the most perfect day. One they both thought would never be able to happen. Here are the words of Gerlando.
“As a kid I knew I was always different but I never fully understood until I got older and people started falling in love all around me. I always wanted to know what love felt like and it was when I met you that it all fell into place… I’m a big believer in destiny and I know that we were always destined to meet on the night of October 20th, 2005. If anyone back then ever told me that I would be able to marry the love of my life, I would first think they were crazy and I would have never believed them… Sometimes I pinch myself just to make sure all this is real because for the longest time I never knew it could be… For me this day was always unimaginable and to be standing here at this very moment exchanging our vows in front of our family and friends on our wedding day is one of the most magical moments of my life…. I was trying to count how many times we have said the words “I love you” to one another on a daily basis and it’s an average of 10 times a day which means we have said those words to each other over thirty-seven thousand times in the past 10 years… I don’t know how it’s possible to love you more and more each day but I’ve learned to believe in the impossible when it comes to you… Lots has changed in 10 years like us having less hair but our love for one another has never….
Some things haven’t changed like your OCD and through the years I always made myself believe that it would get better but that wasn’t the case, Luckily I became immune to it and accepted the fact that I can’t touch anything in the house… Ever! What we do best is laugh together and we have been throughout all these years… We are totally opposite people but that’s what makes us perfectly imperfect… Till this day we never ever went to bed angry at each other instead we got over whatever stupid thing we were angry about and laughed at each other…
Many big things happened throughout our relationship but for me it’s those little things that count the most… The “I love you” notes you leave me, the kiss on my forehead when I’m asleep before you leave for work in the morning, the “just because” flowers, or if I’m done eating before you and if you think I’m still hungry you put your food on my dish…”
Not only was this a beautiful moment for them, but the day itself, the sun was shining, blue skies, all their friends and family around them. A picture perfect day. The morning was spent at the barber shop, then getting ready at their home in Aberdeen New Jersey, where they live together. They helped each other get dressed and make sure each of their custom made suits fit exactly as tailored. Bow ties, vest and jackets, a classic awesome look, with a bit of whimsey in colors.
We then headed over to MJ’s Buttonwood Manor, in Matawan, NJ. The outdoor garden area had a small waterfall and was set on a lake that was shimmering with the sun reflecting the fall colors was the perfect location for them. Their family and friends cried and sang with them. Literally. Guest were wiping tears from their eyes listening to their stories and vows , and friends actually sang their love songs through the ceremony. And in the evening things got wild and fun with live performances at the reception. Congratulations to Garland and Tony! Here are a few images to share with you.
My big fat gay new jersey gay wedding!