Dear people of the internet, I just got married to the most wonderful and beautiful human I know. Corriene (my wife) and I got married in Los Angeles (we eloped) on 5th September 2014. It was the most amazing day of both of our lives and we got married there to save on funds and because we have both always wanted to get married on a beach.We would really like to be able to recreate our ceremony for our family and friends. We just want to bring both of our worlds and circles together so that they can get to know each other and also so that they can see how much we love each other. We really would love to just make other people smile the way we do at each other. I want to be able to give my wife all the things she wasn't able to have - like have her six year old niece be the flower girl in a beautiful dress. As I am a student, there is no way I'll be able to afford the reception and ceremony that I would love to give her. I would never change anything about our wedding ceremony in the States, but I'd love her to feel like the most special human and a princess for the day. It makes me sad that I can't give that to her, although she would never tell me that she wanted it. Material things do not matter to us. We both work (and want to work) in the charity sector and have no interest in having a large lavish wedding. We just want to be able to invite our families and friends, provide food and drink and for me to get her the wedding dress of her dreams and show how much we love each other to the world. Being able to get married is an absolute blessing and I am so thankful that gay marriage is recognised both in California and the UK. We would love to make this a memorable day for everyone in our lives and also celebrate the fact that gay people like us CAN now get married. Thank you for reading :) Lots of love, the eternal optimists!