Now that Governor Cuomo has signed the historic legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in New York, it's time to get to the wedding planning! One group of New Yorkers (disclaimer: our own Jen Carlson is involved) are organizing a Pop Up Chapel in Central Park on July 30th, the first weekend after the bill becomes a law. From the website:
On Saturday, July 30th, the first weekend after same-sex marriage becomes legal, we will host New York City’s first pop-up chapel in Central Park (or a designated space, if interest outpaces capacity.)
We provide the wedding! And the photographer! And the officiant! And witnesses! And cupcakes! And music! And everything you’ve always dreamed of! A free and legal wedding... We will perform your wedding ceremony, sign your license, and process the paperwork.
After signing up (there will be a sign-up form on the website later this week), participants only need to show up with a marriage license, which can be applied for beginning July 5th—note that NYC requires a 24-hour waiting period after you get your license.