A Sweet Evening with Two Brides

On a beautiful evening I married two lady loves on the pool deck at the Crowne Royal on Jacksonville, FL’s southbank in downtown on the shores of the St. John river. Congratulations dear friends!!

Sand pouring ceremony

Sand pouring ceremony

Gay wedding-Two brides

Gay Marriage in Florida, Interview with That Wedding Lady

Allison Griner, freelance journalist recently interviewed me covering the first day of gay marriage in Florida.

Florida legalizes same-sex marriage, but controversy remains from Allison Griner on Vimeo.

Learn more about Allison here:
Allison Griner
Freelance Journalist
Phone: 904-955-8916
Twitter: @alligriner

WXJT Discusses Economic Impact of Gay Marriage

Recently interviewed by WXJT’s Alicia Booth, That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray shares her thoughts on the economic impact of gay marriage and same sex weddings in Florida particularly to Jacksonville’s Duval County.

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Gay marriage economic impact to Florida

Jacksonville Business Journal Interview with That Wedding Lady

Gay wedding provider, That Wedding Lady shares thoughts with the Jacksonville Business Journal on January 6, 2015 as she weds Duval County’s first same sex couple on the first day gay weddings become legal in Florida. TWL married two men on the steps of Duval County’s main branch.

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Gay Marriage Legal- Jacksonville Business Journal

Washington Post Coverage of That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray

I’ve gone national Baby! Same sex weddings and gay marriage have become legal in Florida. Read this Washington Post article citing Rachel Smith McMurray as she conducts the first gay wedding in Duval County, Florida in Jacksonville.

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Washington Post Coverage of That Wedding Lady


Legal Gay Marriage Comes to Florida

On January 6, 2015, I married the very first gay couple in Duval County, Florida. Tim and Garlyn Purcell took their vows with tears in their eyes, the sun on their shoulders and the whole world watching on the steps of the courthouse. It gave me tremendous pride to be a part of this historic moment in Jacksonville and I’m humbled to have made them so very happy.

Same Sex Marriage Economic Impact Interview with That Wedding Lady

Same sex marriage is coming to Florida in a big way. Today the first gay wedding was performed in the state and I perform my first legal gay wedding tomorrow morning on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville. Take a peek at my January 5, 2015 interview where I talk with a reporter from WXJT about the economic impact to Duval and other local counties.

Dolly Parton on Gay Marriage

Gay marriage in Florida is a red hot topic right now, and I just love Dolly Parton’s response to gay hating conservatives admonishing her over the high number of LGBT visitors to Dollywood, her amusement park in Tennessee.

Best line in the article in support of gay marriage, “I think everyone should be with who they love,’ she said. “I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals.”

Read the whole article here.

That Wedding Lady In The News

Inevitably whenever same-sex marriages are in the news, I know my phone will ring with the next reporter looking for an interview. It gives me great joy to share my knowledge with others in hopes of shortening the time line allowing all those in love to legitimately marry.

I recently spoke with Catherine Byerly of the Jacksonville Business Journal about the economic impact of allowing same sex marriages in Florida.

Read the full article here.