That's fellow cartoonist Ted Rall officiating with his Hello Kitty binder in the background--he's currently on a reporting trip in Afghanistan. The Secret Service looking guy on the left is Masheka's best friend Wil.
We're standing in front of one of the old textile mills in my hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. We nearly had our ceremony at the American Textile History Museum but I'm glad we had it outdoors (even though I did get sunburned).
I didn't end up making my dress (I bought it on eBay for $100), but my mother did make the sash and the hairpiece (and the wedding cake and the topper and all the decorations and...). Don't you just love a sweetheart neckline? It's actually a cocktail dress, as I really wanted something knee length.
We kissed so enthusiastically after we exchanged rings that his boutonniere got stuck to me:
More cavorting in front of old mill buildings:
Last year we took a trip to a fun motel in the Catskills for our anniversary, and the year before it was a B&B in Provincetown, but now that we have a 2-month-old (who is unfortunately allergic to all dairy and soy, which puts a real kink in what her mommy can eat) we are just going out to a nice allergy-friendly BBQ restaurant. I may wear high heels for the first time in months! And a polka dot dress, of course...
Top photo by my brother Max, other photos by Erin Leigh.