Country Singer Chely Wright Marries Girlfriend Lauren Blitzer
Country singer Chely Wright and girlfriend Lauren Blitzer were married Saturday at Blitzer's aunt's country estate in Connecticut in front of more than 200 guests.
The brides wore white gowns for the ceremony, but neither wanted to don a traditional veil. "We like our hair too much!" Wright told People.
The couple opted out of hiring a wedding band and instead chose to have a DJ spin. As for the menu, although a vegan, Wright let Blitzer make the decision to serve barbecue from New York's Blue Smoke.
As Wright is Christian and Blitzer is Jewish, the newlyweds' ceremony was presided over by both a reverend and a rabbi. Wright met the LGBT activist Blitzer just two weeks after coming out as a lesbian, and the duo got engaged in April. "The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren – the most amazing woman I've ever known," Wright said.
Rosie O'Donnell tweeted encouragement ahead of the big day, and Kristin Chenoweth sent congratulations.