Guys!!! Pop Wed Co & I are teaming up to bring something EXTRA AWESOME to the DC MEET Market on June 7th! For starters, it’s Capital Pride weekend, and for seconds, the market is going to be taking on a PRIDE theme, as it sits right on the parade route. So Maggie & I though – why not up the ante and do something EVEN more awesome to help celebrate love on such an amazing weekend!?

Boom. We give you, #PopUpRomance.

One part collaborative art installation, and one part vow renewal giveaway, #PopUpRomance is going to be SO SO AWESOME. We have lots of goodies in store for our vow renewal giveaway winners (ENTER BELOW!!) and the art installation is going to be going on all day at the DC MEET Market. So PLEASE come join us on Saturday, June 7th and help spread the LOVE.


Want to enter our Vow Renewal Giveaway?!!? Leave a blog post comment to tell us about YOUR love story and why you want to renew your vows on Capital Pride Weekend at the DC MEET Market!

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  1. Love at first sight does exist! We met, fell in love, dated, got engaged and married all in 3 months! We got married during spring in NYC but never had a wedding! We’ve been married for now 3 years! I would love to win the vow renewal package as this would be my chance to have some sort of celebration of our love for the first time!

  2. My wife & high school sweetheart, Rose, and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary next March. This will mark the day that we rushed off to the courthouse in DC, only a few short weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized there. In fact, when we first heard the news about DC, Rose started talking marriage right away. I always envisioned something more romantic, so I started plotting while she kept pushing the subject and I would evade her questions. All the while, she was thinking I was getting cold feet about taking the plunge, but I was actually planning a proposal. On Valentine’s Day weekend, right before a huge snowstorm, I ran out and bought a ring and then invited our close friends over and asked her to marry me during a game of Catchphrase. It was really important for us to have them there because we have struggled within our community for acceptance and we are very lucky to be in a great place now. A few weeks later, we made it official! I love weddings and party planning, so the following October, we threw a wedding celebration at a glass-blowing studio in Baltimore, so we could dance the night away with our loved ones (I also couldn’t miss my chance to wear a wedding dress). I’ve always said I could have 1,000 weddings – as long as I’m always marrying the same person. Rose inspires me each and every day. Together, we make each other better people and I like to think we have helped to teach others about love and equality.

    Our wedding was so important to us because it enabled us to bring together all of the people that have shown us support over the years. We have experienced homophobia in many forms in the 11 years that we have been together. Rose came out in high school when we first started dating. It has been crucial to our relationship to have the love that surrounds us each and every day. My family, sadly, chose not to participate in either of our wedding days. We did almost everything on our own and on a small budget – many of our extended relatives and friends stepping up – making a cake, giving me something “borrowed,” and even officiating! To be able to show our gratitude once more for these people with a party while reaffirming our love would be a true blessing – not to mention another excuse to wear my dress! ;)

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