Independence Day 2012

So, yesterday I wrote about my own unconventional wedding, long, long ago.

Yesterday I went to a barbecue, a Fourth of July cookout.

I had friends that I knew had decided to elope on Independence day, but silly me, I thought they’d go to Gatlinburg, or Memphis or something.  No, they decided to get married at the cookout.

It was approximately 1000 degrees outside yesterday.  Or maybe 2000.

It was fucking HOT.

The groom wore a handsome black suit with dress shirt and tie, the bride wore a lovely black and white cocktail dress, along with her steel collar and cuffs, which she wear all the time.

It was a kinky wedding, so a friend had gotten himself ordained online in honor of the occasion, the vows were written on the fly.  They were not the vows I’d have written, but they’d probably not have used the sappy Apache Indian blessing, so what the hell do I know?

I volunteered to be the photographer.  Then I was drafted to give away the bride/slave.

I am going to say it’s because I am the recognized matriarch of the community, but I could just be the oldest one there, too.

They married on the porch, with a friend’s rainbow-hued scarlet macaw in the background.

The maid of honor wore white shorts, a pink blouse and pink mesh wings.  The best man wore jeans and a sleeveless t-shirt.

The minister wore black jeans and a black t-shirt.

Most people were in shorts, swimsuit tops, t-shirts, tank tops.

On the other hand, they are just as married, aren’t they, and it was the wedding they wanted.

Congratulations to Steve and kim.  Much love, to and for you both.

About MsConstanceExplains

Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, from 1997 to 2007, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. As a member of various BDSM/Leather organizations, she has been nominated for Pantheon Woman of the Year as well as regional awards, and has been nominated with her slave, drew, for Pantheon Couple of the Year. She serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. She produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest, sending contestants to Great Lakes Leather Weekend, and was Presenters Committee Chair for Leather Leadership Conference 2010 Great Lakes/Ontario. She has produced and judged Leather events and contests, been instrumental in the organization and creation of various groups and clubs, advised and encouraged other communities and endeavors, and produced a performance by a BDSM comedian. Groups around the country use her writings in information and introductory packets, and she is an occasional columnist as well. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003.

Posted on July 5, 2012, in Kink Community, Relationships. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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