Dozens of couples tied the knot in Central Park on the first full weekend of same-sex marriage in New York, with marathon wedding extravaganzas on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the Pop-Up Chapel group we wrote about took over the area around Merchant’s Gate at the Southwest Corner of Central Park, with free ceremonies, music and cupcakes. There were more than 450 volunteers, officiants, photographers, guests and couples at the ceremonies, which went on all day. Upper West Sider David T. Cole, otherwise known as Glark, took photos at the ceremonies, and has posted shots from other photographers here. The picture above comes from photographer Jacob Murphy, who graciously gave us permission to post it on the Rag. (Jacob is based in New York and is available for weddings, btw.)
On Sunday, the Rainbow Wedding Clergy held weddings in the area around Belvedere Castle.
After 24 weddings, the organizers of the Pop-Up Chapel tweeted the next morning: “Did that really happen? Are there really 48 newlyweds waking up together this morning?”
Check out two great videos of the ceremonies below.