Dozens of people, from photographers and musicians to hotels and judges, have donated their time and services toward the first legal same-sex weddings in Minneapolis this Aug 1.
The donations mean the Freedom to Marry celebration at Minneapolis City Hall can be celebrated at no cost to the public.
"Minneapolis welcomes everyone, and in the city that is perfect for love and weddings, we are excited and ready to marry everyone," said Mayor R.T. Rybak, who will officiate several weddings.
FREEDOM TO MARRY DONATIONS
Flower design in City all Rotunda — Roger Beck Florist
Portrait photography — Brent Dundore of BD Portraits, and Brent Nelson
Candid photography — The Art Institutes International Minnesota
Wedding cake — Betty Crocker
Reception (for couples and invited guests only) — The Hotel Minneapolis
Goods and services at Hotel Minneapolis reception — Eclipse Transportation, Event Lab, Glam Doll Donuts, La Vita Espresso, P.M. Enterprises
Music — Phillip Brunelle, Copper Street Brass Quintet, Rachel Kilgour, Chris Koza, Jayanthi Kyle, the Laurels String Quartet, Adam Levy with Bethany Larson and members of And The Professors, Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, John Munson and Matt Wilson, Erin Schwab and Jay Fuchs, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Commemorative seriagraphs — Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Bouquets for Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke — Liesl B Floral Design
Planning — Meet Minneapolis
Public relations — Tunheim Partners
Logo — Zeus Jones
Tickets — Tom Hoch, Ticketmaster and Hennepin Theater Trust
Officiating — Mayor R.T. Rybak, Judge Peter Albrecht, Judge Peter Cahill, Judge Elizabeth Cutter, Judge Margaret Daly, Fourth Judicial District Deputy Administrator Kate Fogarty, Judge Daniel Mabley, Judge David Piper, Judge Edward Wahl
Volunteers — City of Minneapolis staff, Minneapolis Police Department officers and community members