Press and Media

Read press coverage and media interviews and view galleries of That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray.

Video Interview with That Wedding Lady on the Economic Benefit to Gay Marriage in Florida

First Coast News coverage and video of the first gay wedding performed in Duval County, Jacksonville, FL by Rachel Smith McMurray, That Wedding Lady on January 6, 2015

Jacksonville Business Journal interview discussing economic impact of gay marriage to the Florida economy.

Jacksonville Business Journal Economic Outcomes, August 2014

I made the lead article on the front page of the Florida Times Union newspaper and they even included a great photo of the back of me (hahaha) but I’m quoted extensively.

Action News posts a photo of That Wedding Lady on its Twitter Feed

Sun Sentinel News includes photos of That Wedding Lady

The Daily Record

Allison Griner, Freelance Journalist, Vimeo Feed

WXJT News Print Article and Related Video (I am not in the video)

Read article and scroll to bottom to view related photo gallery in First Coast News

On January 6, 2015, national coverage of Florida’s first day for legal gay marriage was provided by the Associated Press and picked up by most major news outlets throughout the US. Below is a list of organizations that carried the article:

The New York Times

Washington Post

US News and World Report

Huffington Post

Greenwich Times

Boston Edge


Brattleboro Reformer

The Gayly

The Oympian

Ohio Courier

Indiana Greenfield Courier–Gay-Marriage-Florida


The Columbian

CBS Miami

Columbus Dispatch

Boston Globe



Lexington, Kentucky

Denver Post

Las Vegas Sun

Roanoke News

While this article doesn’t mention me, this is the gay couple I married on the steps of the Duval County Courthouse making it the first gay marriage performed in Northeast Florida. (the Purcells were married by me!!)