16 donations to Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Day - KMSP-TV

16 donations to make Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Day a party with no public cost

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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.


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

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