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FAL-WIN 2015

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2 0 Fa l l | Wi n t e r B R I D E 2 0 1 5 The Wedding of Brandy Brewer & Katie Miller Third Time's a Charm March 14, 2014 September 27, 2014 November 9, 2014 Brandy and Katie, who met in 2009 while volunteering at the Louisville LGBT Film Festival, have a long wedding story. When they got engaged in 2013, same-sex marriage wasn't legal in Indiana, where the two live, so their frst ceremony took place on the steps of the Thomas Jeferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., with just a few friends in attendance. Wanting a more traditional ceremony that more friends and family could attend, they planned a fall wedding at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg, legal or not. As the brides walked down the aisle, the bridal party took turns reading pieces of Plato's Symposium. "I love the sentiment that this is the conversation that we've been having since Greek mythology," Brandy says. "What we're looking for is not our better half, but our other half. Once we fnd that person, we're whole." Brandy's mother made the desserts served at the reception and Katie put together a candy bar for their guests, complete with Brandy's favorite treats: Sweethearts, M&Ms, Red Vines and Haribo gummy bears. They served beverages from the New Albanian Brewing Company and Old 502 Winery because the local companies publicly support same-sex marriage. Two weeks later, Indiana legalized same-sex marriage. On Oct. 7, the couple went to the courthouse and got their marriage license, and pastor Tracy Patton signed their certifcate at New Beginnings Church in Jefersonville on Nov. 9. "Our friends joked for a long time that we just like to get married," Brandy says. "And I told Katie, I fully expect to get three anniversary presents each year." Special touches: • The bridal party caravaned to Hazelfeld Farm in Wheatley, Kentucky, to collect fowers and arrange their own bouquets and boutonnieres. Brandy and Katie have the bridal party's dried bouquets hanging in their home. • The couple used anniversary greeting cards as table numbers. They'll now have anniversary cards signed by their wedding guests for the next 18 years.

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