"Kitten, Brynn, and Doll's rainbow garden of poly love three-bride wedding"
I've often said that legally recognized multiple marriages aren't on the horizon, if only because of the new legal complexities that would have to be developed and because of low demand. But some polyfamilies do their own, off-the-books commitment ceremonies anyway. Sometimes with full-up wedding regalia.
Yesterday Offbeat Bride magazine highlighted one such beautiful event, with oodles of great photography. It's taking off on reddit and popping up elsewhere. The ceremony took place just a couple of towns from us, right next to a hiking trail that Moose and I often frequent.
"I'd like to welcome you to a most unusual wedding. In our society today, no wedding is really 'normal.' Our polyglot nation has blended together so many ideas of what it means to be married, and how one goes about doing it, that there is truly no one true way to structure a marriage ceremony. But even by modern standards, where blended families are the new norm, where ceremonies invoke ancient customs alongside modern creations, where in a seemingly ever-increasing number of states and countries, anyone can marry the person that they love, this is a most unusual wedding.
"Today we have gathered to witness the union of Brynn, Kitten, and Doll...."
See the whole article (Nov. 14, 2013).
Here are other poly wedding stories at Offbeat Bride:
● A poly wedding: My decision to marry my boyfriend while I'm legally married to my husband
● Wedding ceremony readings for polyamorous couples
● Christine & Derek's misadventurous rainbow hodgepodge of freaks & geeks wedding
● 5 offbeat marriages that may benefit from the assistance of a lawyer
● Milestone put out the call for Offbeat Brides, and here are the awesome results!
● Commitment BDSM style: My vanilla, polyamorous, collaring ceremony
● What polyamorists can teach brides about getting over petty wedding jealousies
● Rosemary & Christopher's hippie pagan eco diy celebration of love
And, here are more poly stories elsewhere on the Offbeat Empire websites:
Well, this is an overload of cute! And the article's comments section gets interesting when the three brides get involved, going into detail about how they pulled this shindig together, and how they ironed out the legal aspects of a three-way marriage. Thanks for this.
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