I can't think of a better way of celebrating today's Supreme Court marriage equality ruling by sharing Diana & Vivian's wedding at the modern Loft at Liz's art gallery in Los Angeles.
Diana and Vivian had a non-traditional wedding with just their closest family and friends in a casual and cool environment. Vivian's brother walked her down the aisle and Diana's parents walked her. The ceremony was filled with both tears and laughter. It was such a special night and I am proud to call them my friends. Congrats Diana & Vivian!
Today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality has an effect on me both on a personal and professional level. On a professional level I am excited for more wedding opportunities for me to document! :) But in all seriousness, personally, this profoundly affects me as a sister, mother and 1st generation Filipina American.
My sister is gay. I have witnessed both her struggles and triumphs. She and her wife mean the world to me and I couldn't be happier for them. As a mother, this means that my daughter will never know a world where marriage equality does not exist. Her future is brighter and more tolerant. She will never know a world where her Aunties were ever treated any different. And as a 1st generation American I couldn't be more prouder and grateful to live in a country that is capable of such wonderful things.