(photo by Molly Landreth, http://www.mollylandrethweddings.com/)
So, you wanna get married in New York State? I can do that for you! Just call me Reverend Dario Speedwagon and, if you're lucky, you may hear some '80s song lyrics woven into the introduction and/or vows of your ceremony. Everyone's is personal and special and catered specifically to the happy couple.
And here come the brides in chronological order from the very first to the most recent...
On May 7, 2011, I officiated the marriage ceremony of my darling cousin Keavy to her betrothed Bill on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Gorgeous. And the bride was pretty too.
I love to perform LGBTQ weddings as well, especially since I was lucky enough to be able to marry my honey Michael Bailey on September 25, 2011! Here we are right after our love became legal:
And on the historic date of 11/11/11, I performed my second wedding at Grand Central Terminal in the heart of New York City for two lovely ladies. They were treated to a grand reading by their friends of the lyrics to The Cure's "Friday I'm In love." So cute. Here's what it looked like as it played out...
On June 2, 2012, I presided over the nuptials of Megan Dougherty and Jack Elliott at the historic Mount Gulian site in Beacon, NY on the banks of the Hudson River. It was quite the social event of the season, the largest crowd of wedding guests I've ever performed in front of as a Reverend, and a barn-stormin' good time.
The next wedding I officiated was on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the lovely garden of the Upper East Side apartment of Liz Halakan and Sam Mahan. The couple threw a newfangled "Wedding for Two" which is becoming all the rage in New York City. The ceremony contains all the accoutrements of a real wedding but without the hassle of guests! The bride wore a stunning gown fit for a princess with only the groom, best man, and maid of honor present (besides me and the photographer). The setting was intimate, the mood charged, and the cost downright cheap. No parents, no relatives, no stress. Delightful.
You could be next!
If I know you, and you want me to play a major part in your special day, contact me at email@example.com. I can be had for pretty damn cheap too. And look below - see, I'm official!