The Supreme Court Opinion which made marriage equality the law of the land in the United States on June 26, 2015, was read during David & Rade’s Cap Ferrat wedding ceremony and brought almost everyone to tears.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,and family. In forming a marital union, two people be-come something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”
Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Event Planning: Wedding Angels | Floral Design: L’art des Fleurs | Reception Venue: Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat a Four Seasons Hotel | Singer: Molly Pope | DJ: DJ Nick Boot | Groom’s Attire: Brioni | Groom’s Shoes: Sperry | Lighting + Audio: Succes Event | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Chateau Chevre D’Or | Synchronized Swimmers: Apsara Events