There is no dress code.
David and I will be in tuxedos, but you should feel free to wear whatever you like. You can dress formal, informal, super hero costume...whatever you wish.
After looking at several venues in NYC, we wanted something warm, homey and a place that felt like "real" New York. The wedding will take place at
The Angel Orensanz Center was built in 1849 as a synagogue, and it was the first reformed synagogue in the US. Its distinctive Gothic Revival look stems from the open and inclusive vision of the German Reform Movement.
I've had the pleasure of getting to know the artwork of Justin Winslow recently. He's the one that's created the artwork featuring David and myself for this site. It's part of a much larger piece that will be on display at the wedding. We'll be asking friends and family to sign the matte around the edges.
For the band, I reached out to my former piano teacher here in NYC. He currently accompanies the entertainer, dream maker, chanteuse, and superstar Lady Rizo. We've heard her and the band and they are something special. So be sure to bring your dancing shoes.
In November of 2002, David and I had a commitment ceremony. It was a lovely event, and since then we've considered ourselves to be married in the eyes of family, friends, and God. But now same-sex couples can marry in New York. It's a big deal to us, and we'd love you to join us as we are married on the 10th anniversary of our commitment ceremony.
Invitations will arrive in early October and will include a reply card, but if you'd like to R.S.V.P. now, please do so, especially if you know that you will need a hotel.
David and I are not going to have a wedding gift registry. We would be honored if you would make a charitable contribution to mark the occasion, and will post a list of our favorite causes in the near future.
In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation to one of our favorite charities.
For people visiting from out of town and would like to spend Saturday night in New York City, we are getting a block of rooms at the Hilton Millenium Hotel for a special rate. The hotel is located downtown, just a few steps from the National 9/11 Memorial.
There's a reason there's a song with that name. It's a beautiful time and place to be. Here's a list of things to see and do in New York over the Thanksgiving weekend.