Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. New York City – On Sunday, July 22, 2012 was the 1 year wedding anniversary celebration and the renew of wows of Alex and Angel in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York.
Angel and Alex got married on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 in Central Park, Manhattan, NYC.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 was the first day that same-sex marriages were legally recognized in New York State.
Raquel Algarin was the Rev. that officiated the ceremony.
Angel is Dominican and Alex is Puerto Rican. They were born in the Bronx, New York City. They met at High School in 1999 when Angel was 17 and Alex just 15.
They agreed they one day wanted to be married, and they exchanged rings. They didn’t know at the time how long it would take before same-sex marriages would be recognized legally in New York State.
On June 24th, 2011, the New York State Senate passed a law to legalize marriage equality in the state.
Their wedding ceremony on July 24th, 2011 was at the Shakespeare Garden in the beautiful Central Park.
Many other couples got married on the same day, too. It was the first day that same-sex marriages were legally recognized in New York State.
Sunday, July 22, 2012 was a beautiful day. 82 degrees. Cherry Grove in Fire Island, New York was the place for their 1 year wedding anniversary celebration and their renew of wows.
Cherry Grove (often referred to locally as The Grove) is an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is located on Fire Island, a barrier island separated from the southern side of Long Island by the Great South Bay.
Cherry Grove, along with nearby Fire Island Pines, is considered one of the most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT)-accepting resort communities in the United States.
Cherry Grove dates its modern history to the 1868 purchase by Archer and Elizabeth Perkinson. They bought the land between Lone Hill (now Fire Island Pines) and the Cherry Grove Hotel from the ocean to the bay for 25 cents per acre and named the area for the black-cherry trees in the area.
Celebración del primer año de matrimonio y renovación de votos de Alex y Angel.
Songs in this video: Celine Dion: “You and I”, Ricky Martin: “I Am Made Of You” y Juan Luis Guerra: “La Cosquillita”