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Mike and Ian first met through their local “Beantown” gay softball league in Boston, Massachusetts. Once Ian was recruited to Mike’s team and the two laid eyes on each other, the rest was history.

“I couldn't pay attention to anything else that day — I was totally distracted by the sight of him. It wasn't long before we were spending every day together, traveling around the world, and sharing our lives together.


While on vacation in Key West, we decided to pamper ourselves one afternoon to spa treatments. After a relaxing couple's massage in a private rooftop spa suite, we were enjoying champagne and taking in the breathtaking views. I turned to Mike and asked him if he would like to be my husband and partner for life… and he said yes!”

Mike and Ian got engaged in March of 2016, and began planning their wedding at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for July 8th, 2017.

“We decided that a destination wedding was the best for us since we wanted to spend more than just a single day celebrating our wedding. We wanted a fun, summer experience with all of our friends and family. And of course, we had to have a beach wedding! 

We love the Caribbean and decided that we would ask 70 of our closest friends and family to join us in the Bahamas, one of our favorite places to visit with the most breathtaking turquoise blue seas. We were the first gay couple to celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception at the Atlantis Resort.

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Most of our guests came 2-4 days prior to the wedding which allowed us to spend so much time with everyone prior to the big day. By the time the ceremony came along, we were all sun-kissed and things felt more relaxed for all of us. Even our friends and family had become best friends by then after spending so much time together at pool-side gatherings and cocktail parties.

The morning after our ceremony and reception, we reflected on the event and decided that the destination experience was our favorite part — it wasn't just a wedding "day" but a special memory to see everyone having such a great time together. Our guests will never forget our wedding, and neither will we. We already have plans in the works to return as a large group for our 5 Year Anniversary!”

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