West Coast bound and can’t make it to the Empire State for your lavender nuptials? Think about heading to our northern neighbor Canada, where tying the pink knot is a relative breeze in British Columbia. For the traveler seeking some active sports and adventure, this is the spot for you. Here are my taste-y tips for a maple leaf themed gay getaway wedding.
Dream big when it comes to your honeymoon. No, not just the bedroom—the location! For many couples, it may be the only time in their working life that employers let them take two weeks off. And if you’ve got that much time, then boy do I have a suggestion for you: get thee Down Under! It’s no secret that I wear my love for Australia on my sleeve—literally the Sydney Opera House is tattoed on my arm.
Never thought that I’d come out this soon -- with a list of my favorite NYC nuptial spots, that is. But thanks to the dedicated efforts of numerous LGBT organizations, Governor Cuomo and thousands of individuals lobbying their elected officials, New York just became the largest state to legalize same sex marriage. Even better, the Empire State has no residency requirements for marriage, so that means come one, come all and tie the lavender knot.
As an East Coast boy (by way of Texas), California has never been high on my accessibility list as possible gay wedding or honeymoon destinations. To make matters worse, Prop 8 came along and now we’re all in a holding
pattern while the court system ponders the fate of that ridiculous referendum.
Honestly, with all the controversy around Arizona’s immigration controls and (lack of) gun control laws, the state had never been high on my list of destinations for a commitment ceremony or gay honeymoon. But since I’m from Texas, and am constantly judged by some of the Lone Star’s more dubious distinctions, I decided to check my preconceived notions (in Phoenix) when Enchantment Resort asked me to give Sedona a second look.
Boy, I’m glad I did.
Springtime has me dreaming of outdoor weddings filled with tulips and sunshine. And allergies. But more on that later.
It’s not often that I recommend the site of a family vacation gone wrong as the spot for your gay nuptials (see my Poptimistic post for the full story). But after revisiting St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the first time since I was six years old, I have to report: it’s pretty spectacular. So now it’s moving back onto my Caribbean consideration list. Hopefully, it’ll make yours, too.