Tie-the-Knot Tuesday: Lianne and Carmina

Lianne and Carimina swimming in the Philippines.

Lianne and Carmina swimming in the Philippines.

Every Tuesday, we are featuring a recently wed Philadelphia-area LGBT couple. Today: Lianne and Carmina from Collingdale, Pennsylvania. The couple were married in Washington, and they have quite a story about a party crasher at their wedding ceremony.

Names: Lianne and Carmina

How long have you been together as a couple before you got married?: 4 years

When did you get married?: July 2010

Lianne and Carmina.

Lianne and Carmina.

Describe the experience of your wedding. Where did you get married? Who was there? What was the most memorable part?: We got married in Washington, DC. Our closest friends and family members attended our courthouse ceremony and reception at the Beacon Hotel. We had about 20 people total. The most memorable part was saying our vows in front of the people in our lives that matter most. And the random guy who walked in …

While at the courthouse, there was a private room where the ceremony was performed. All of our friends and family gathered in the room as we waited for the official to start. Suddenly, a stranger wondered in and sat down in the room with us. Everyone started to look at each other, wondering who this man was. Eventually, he realized he didn’t know anyone else and excused himself. It is something we all remember to this day.

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