Pat and Anna were together for 12 years and never planned to get married, but after Pat got sick and landed in the hospital, they realized they didn’t have the same rights as married folks did. So instead of planning a traditional wedding, they got a little creative. They sent out invitations for a family reunion and guests were shuttled to Thompson Island aboard Boston Harbor Cruises.
As the boat docked at Thompson Island, Pat whispered something in his nephew’s ear, and his nephew shouted, “They’re getting married!” Only their wedding party had known. After a bunch of hooting and hollering, the shocked and excited guests witnessed a beautiful ocean-side ceremony. Then the celebration began with a lobster bake under an outdoor pavilion jazzed up with ridiculously cool details, like lace tablecloths, sassy colorful centerpieces, home-brewed hard cider, lots of lawn games, and a totally wild photo booth.