A Terrific Gay Wedding Announcement

I love an engaged lesbian couple with a sense of humor:

Is there anything that’s equally funny that you could use when two atheists get married?

(via Joe. My. God.)

  • http://yetanotheratheist.net Yet Another Atheist

    That is awesome! Destroying the sanctity of marriage one genuinely happy couple at a time. :D

  • Kyle

    Ah, sweet! This is in my town, too. I’d want to go and wish them congratulations. Also it happens 5 days before my 35th birthday. So awesome. :)

  • Anonymous

    Too bad in Washington state it’s still not a legally recognized marriage.

  • http://considertheteacosy.wordpress.com/ fraggle

    That is wonderful! Also, their comment halfway down the Wedinator site in response to the predictable nutters quoting the Bible and comparing gay couples to paedophiles and whatnot is very cute-

    dont worry about us being a same-sex couple and Jesus getting mad at us… after all, we had shrimp for lunch today while wearing a poly cotton blend shirt after having gotten our hair cut. And according to the bible, that is a triple abomination, so no doubt Jesus will not even notice us getting married.

  • Leena

    Fantastic :D

  • http://findingmyfeminism.blogspot.com/ Not Guilty

    LMFAO That made my day! *I* want to help destroy the sanctity of marriage! If only being LGBT were a choice… How about “Shelly and Laura request the pleasure of your company as they join all the miserable straight couples in marriage…

  • BlueRidgeLady

    Good for them. I hope they have happy years to come!
    My boyfriend always joke that when/if we get married, our “minister” (his friend with a one-day license) will dress up like Jesus and say “SHA-ZAM!” when it’s official, whatever that means.

  • Nerdette

    We didn’t care about our invitation – the words could be whatever our parents wanted to them to be. We decided to “destroy” the sanctity of marriage by glorifying the sciences during our ceremony instead of glorifying superstition and arcane tradition.

    Instead of being given away, our parents will release (native) butterflies. Our unity ceremony will be combining ammonium iron sulfate and potassium hexacyanoferrate to form prussian blue (one of our wedding colors). When we kiss, my husband will start an ignition sequence with a foot pedal to launch rockets. The script for the entire thing will be godless and celebrating the union of two people by their choice and desire, without need for consent by a patriarchal deity or his representatives.

    We’re curious how the religious members of our family will react. (The wedding is coming up in July.)

  • Aaron

    @Nerdette Will you post video?

  • Guy Allen

    For atheist weddings:

    “John Smith and Jane Doe would be honored with your presence as they are married in front of nothing and everyone.”

    “John Smith and Jane Doe request your attendance as they pretend to be Anglican in order to be married in a church with very nice architecture.”

    “John Smith and Jane Doe would be happy to have you attend our elopement, but we’re back from Vegas, so please come to our reception. (Don’t worry, my fundie mother is still mad and will not be there.)”

  • Jen

    I would buy, like, eight blenders for Laura and Shelley.

    Other people who deserve many blenders:

    Please come to the wedding of Jane and John, as they celebrate the cheapest way to get health insurance.

    Come celebrate with John and Sarah and Jane and Laurie, as they celebrate Biblical marriage in the tradition of David.

    Come enjoy the marriage of Joe and John as they revel in finding their one in six billion soul mate in their own home town! Crazy!

    Mother of the Bride Laurie invites you to come to the wedding of Joe and Sarah as they finally give in to the societal nagging!

  • Tony

    Did all the invitations have the location blanked out or was that just yours? He he….

  • http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/ Andrew Hall

    Brilliant invitation! I’ve been married for 16 years and have been doing my damndest to destroy the institution. I welcome help!

  • http://www.charliesplayhouse.com Kate Miller

    Love this invite! When my husband Lawrence and I got married things were pretty god-free. It was officiated by a close friend who got permission from the Mass Governor’s office to marry us, which is a great option for non-theists (and cheaper than a JP.) At the end of our homegrown, totally made-up ceremony, she said — to our surprise — “By the power vested in me by Kate and Lawrence, and with the administrative support of the state of Massachusetts, I now pronounce you married.” Still makes me chuckle.

  • Nerdette

    @ Aaron

    I plan to.

  • http://bestlittlestudio.com James

    Nerdette,

    Do you have a photographer yet?
    Talk about a perfect ceremony.

  • plublesnork

    Would someone be kind enough to describe the image for those of us unable to see it?

    … and congrats to the lucky couple.

  • Nerdette

    James – I do have a photographer, by the skin of my teeth. (Don’t leave that duty to the mother-in-law, half a continent away.) Why, are you offering? :P I don’t think you’d be interested in making the trip to Kansas.

  • J. J. Ramsey

    Nerdette, that wedding looks like win. It also looks like something from XKCD. But I repeat myself.

  • Heidi

    Congratulations, Nerdette. Sounds like a great ceremony.

    Love Shelley & Laura’s invitation.

  • abraxas

    when my wife and I got married, my best friend and soon to be sister-in-law with the internet ordinations officiated with a pagan ceremony.I’m sure our religious family members were wondering what the hell was going on.

  • anymouse

    You need a license to ruin your life and the person you “love”

  • Nerdette

    Ironically enough, JJ – this is our Save The Date.

  • W2M

    Laura and Shelley here. thanks for your kind words and funny stories. We are really enjoying all the responses and the way it is floating around the intertubes. We promise to have the best time ever!!!


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