By Shelby Clark Petkus
LGBT couples celebrated the ruling in the DeBoer v. Snyder case on Saturday, March 22 by getting legally married in Michigan. Over 300 couples from Washtenaw, Oakland and other Michigan counties filled County Clerk Offices. Here are a few local couples who shared their March nuptials with Between the Lines.
Grace And Jess Wojcik
Grace and Jess were married as part of a group ceremony conducted by Lisa Brown.
The Wojciks had a ceremony and reception on Aug. 3, 2012 at Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake Township. They plan to have a future gathering with friends and family to celebrate the legality of their marriage.
Lena Thompson And Debora Pond
Thompson and Pond plan to have an open house/reception for their friends and family at their home this summer.
Stephanie and Brandi Becker
Engaged for two years, Stephanie and Brandi couldn’t resist the opportunity to legally wed, even on short notice. Though legally wed, the couple decided to plan a separate ceremony with family and friends in the fall, where they will exchange vows and rings.
Jill Calvin And Lori Pimlott-Calvin
Lori and Jill will be having a private ceremony and reception with family and friends this summer. They plan to attend BTL’s Wedding Expo for ideas and vendors.
Megan Hoeffel D’Annunzio And Shannon D’Annunzio
Megan and Shannon got married in true “nerd” fashion by wearing Power Rangers hoodies during their March 22 nuptials (the couple met at a comic-con). They had been planning a summer wedding initially, but moved the date to April 19 because Megan’s sister was planning to move out of state. They’ll have a wedding “true to them,” with a geeky “Star Trek”-themed event.