A lot of Pride festivals, parades, and celebrations happened this past weekend, but there’s one story we seriously need to tell you. It’s the story of Dillon and Trent and their joyful, colorful, and tearful Denver Pride wedding. They ascended a parade float (along with Trent’s cutie pie daughter) to have the ceremony in what has to be the largest guest list at a wedding ever — you know, ALL of Denver Pride!
There were rainbow cake pops, a big rainbow ribbon backdrop, and a “Make America Gay Again” flag. It’s basically our color explosion fever dream of love come to life.
If you can imagine it in your mind’s eye, there was a really amazing vibe going on with the crowd while the pair said their vows. They had a handfasting with rainbow ribbons. Every time their rainbow stole-wearing officiant added a ribbon to the cord, she would say, “and so the binding is made,” and the crowd would go wild. Rainbow ribbons, solemn vows, and an affirmation each time? YES YES YES.
Here are a few snippets from the ceremony that just might make you lose your shit:
“To quote Ravi Shankar: ‘All of these colors are part of one rainbow, yet they are all different. They have their own quality, their own identity, their own flavor to it. So it is a rainbow! The Divine loves diversity, that is why he made us all different.”
(From the handfasting): “This first ribbon, the red ribbon, represents passion. It’s the glow of your spirits that warms your hearts, and the love that brought you both here today. And so I ask: will you strive to keep your lives exciting, adventurous, and full of passion? (Dillon and Trent said, ‘we will’ and the officiant said, ‘and so the binding is made’).”
Don’t miss their green and purple mismatched Converse, rainbow-splattered shirts, the hugs, the kisses, the PURE MAGIC…
Officiant: Married by Maree • Video: Bliss Bridal Boutiques • Planner: Details Details • Photographer: Carrie Swails Photography • Caterer: Culinary Wave • Florist: Fairytale Floral • Desserts: Samm Sherman • DJ: Dancin’ Shoes DJ and Lighting • Wedding website: Showit5 by Made in the Lab • Reception decor and details: The Wright Details
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