Karen and Nelda :: 57 Years in the Making

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:: Karen and Nelda :: 57 Years In The Making ::

Karen and Nelda, one of the very first same-sex couples to obtain a marriage certificate in Arizona, celebrate their union with a wedding event produced by local MRSter vendors.

Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors

The couple met 57 years ago while attending Sam Houston University in Huntsville Texas and they have been together ever since. After making a life together and running a successful business in Texas, the couple moved to Arizona where they raised two daughters. Karen and Nelda were one of the couples to file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court arguing that Arizona’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violated the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Their case, among others, led to the overturning of Arizona’s gay marriage ban on October 17, 2014.

Karen Nelda Rehearsal Kiss

Karen and Nelda at their wedding rehearsal in the moment they realize that their wedding kiss will be their first public kiss.

A wedding ceremony will be held for Karen and Nelda at The Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Phoenix at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 23, 2014. The ceremony is open to the supportive public, and tickets are mandatory. While their ceremony is free of charge to witness, Karen and Nelda are asking guests to donate to One Community Foundation in lieu of giving gifts. For tickets and more information, visit www.karenandnelda.com

Many thanks to the following (many of them FABuLIST) vendors who came together to support Karen and Nelda ::

Evening Reception Venue :: MRSter Approved – The Farm at South Mountain
Catering :: MRSter Approved – Santa Barbara Catering Company
Catering :: Aventura Catering
Floral :: MRSter Approved – Butterfly Petals
Event Planner :: MRSter Approved – Life Design Event Planning
Rentals :: MRSter Approved – Kool. Party Rentals
Rentals :: MRSter Approved – Cre8tive Event Rentals
Photography :: MRSter Approved – Cyndi Hardy Photography
Photography :: Keith Pitts Photography
Photography ::  Largo Photography
Photography :: Randy’s Vision Photography
Cinematography :: MRSter Approved – Serendipity Cinematography
Photo Booth :: MRSter Approved – The Traveling Photo Booth
Photo Booth :: Funbooth
Event Production :: Living Energy
DJ :: MRSter Approved – Got You Covered!
Hot Beverages :: MRSter Approved – Cappuccino Subito
Beverages :: Hensley
Beverages :: Alliance Beverages
Decor :: Creative Occasions
PR // Social Media :: Sherry L Butler Communications
Floral Preservation :: MRSter Approved – Floral Keepsakes
Transportation :: Carey Limousine
Transportation :: United Parking Systems
Wedding Cake :: Let Them Eat Cake

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