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March 1, 2012 7:14 AM   Subscribe

Two years ago today, I posted an AskMetafilter that changed my life.

I've done a few more weddings since I last updated that post, but the bigger news is that my wife quit her office job last September, and is now performing weddings as her full-time job. She has a website and an awesome office/wedding space and cards and promotional mint tins and all that, and it all started right here.

I had no way of knowing what a huge, life-changing chain of events that one post would set into motion; thanks to all for their support and assistance.
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:14 AM (48 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

L'Chaim! Here's her website.
posted by exogenous at 7:29 AM on March 1, 2012


That is wonderful!

In exchange for one (1) box of promotional mints, I will be very appreciative of said promotional mints.
posted by griphus at 7:30 AM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yay! That's great. I'm happy for you both. If I were local, when the time comes for me and my girlfriend to get hitched, I'd totally have y'all GAY MARRY us.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:31 AM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


You guys! This made my day. You guys. Awesome.
posted by sweetkid at 7:41 AM on March 1, 2012


!
posted by drezdn at 7:45 AM on March 1, 2012


So cool. I was watching the new documentary on Loving v. Virginia this weekend and thinking of you.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:49 AM on March 1, 2012


Yay! :)
posted by zarq at 7:50 AM on March 1, 2012


I always remember that question when I see you around the site; it was such a generous thing to do.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:54 AM on March 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


Fantastic and inspiring to hear!
posted by philipy at 7:59 AM on March 1, 2012


Gives everyone a hug.
posted by infini at 8:00 AM on March 1, 2012


That's terrific, I'm glad this has worked so well for you two.
posted by thelonius at 8:03 AM on March 1, 2012


I was lucky enough to meet you and your lovely wife briefly at the '08 inaugural mefi meet-up and I must say how nice it is to hear this. Congrats to you both and thanks for all the joy you help facilitate in this world.
posted by dog food sugar at 8:04 AM on March 1, 2012


Congratulations and best wishes.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 8:08 AM on March 1, 2012


Yay! I used to work with Tiffany, and I am thrilled for her!
posted by amarynth at 8:10 AM on March 1, 2012


Okay, I read infini's response above as "gives everyone a rug," and I was thinking that meant Mrs. Moon Pie gives all her clients a free welcome mat or throw rug or something as a gift to her clients, which struck me as "additionally awesome, but probably very pricey."

Although, if you're ever looking for an additional promotional thing for clients...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:13 AM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


If we ever need to get gay-married in yet *another* jurisdiction, we will let you know! Thanks!
posted by rtha at 8:20 AM on March 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yeay!
posted by radioamy at 8:25 AM on March 1, 2012


This makes me incredibly happy. Not only for you two, but for all the happy couples you've joined together :D
posted by deezil at 8:52 AM on March 1, 2012


Excellent!
posted by OmieWise at 9:03 AM on March 1, 2012


That is awesome. Congratulations.

Man, now I'm a little sad I'm not getting married closer to home so I can't hire you guys for it.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 9:20 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


And LOVE the FB page, and its title, "Marriage DC-Because our marriage was once illegal, too"

Exactly.
posted by Grlnxtdr at 9:27 AM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


This just plain ol' makes me happy. Thanks!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:05 AM on March 1, 2012


Thanks, all. It really has been an incredibly fun experience. I mean, just imagine all the happy moments I've been present for!

The sign started it all. We thought folks might like it, but were not prepared to have our picture taken hundreds, if not thousands, of times (MTV!). Then I thought I'd do a few pro bono weddings, and that'd be it. But my wife didn't like her job very much, and the wedding requests kept pouring in.

Tiffany is still fine-tuning the business side. Her website is in transition, and she's preparing for another office move (bigger, better space), figuring out advertising and accounting and all that. She's working her tail off, but having a tremendously fulfilling (and fun) time of it.

I do a few here and there--three last year, two of which were Metafilter centric (and two of which were hetero, and out of state). It's all just a great example of how a little thing can become, well, a big thing.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:07 AM on March 1, 2012 [9 favorites]


While Askme has already helped me get my head on straight, a little further, now I beseech the gods to help me nail down the date ;p
posted by infini at 10:10 AM on March 1, 2012


That's just lovely! Congrats to Tiffany!
posted by Kimberly at 10:23 AM on March 1, 2012


Awesome! That's so cool. We've done some 200+ same-sex marriages at my work since Iowa legalized it in April 2009 and it's the bessssssssssst.

Gay marriages for all! Or... something! :)
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:30 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


MrsMoonPie is very pretty :)
posted by supermedusa at 10:35 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I do a few here and there--three last year...

Also, when friends of mine were getting hitched two months ago and they had left all the marriage license/officiant details to the last minute you were generous with advice to get them through the process. That's just further confirmation of your all-around awesomeness so thank you for that.

And way to go Tiffany.
posted by peeedro at 10:38 AM on March 1, 2012


Yay, you guys! Your wife's website is very informative and welcoming, so kudos to her on that even though it's a work in progress.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:38 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hooray! If my partner and I ever move somewhere that our marriage would be legal (we do love DC) or if gay marriage finally becomes legal here (luckily, we're very patient...) we'll get y'all to gay marry us!
posted by This Guy at 10:44 AM on March 1, 2012


Such a lovely story
posted by Z303 at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2012


And they won't rest until every single gay is married. You've been warned!
posted by Eideteker at 11:22 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Y'all are good eggs. And a beautiful couple, inside and out!
posted by kamikazegopher at 11:28 AM on March 1, 2012


Hooray!!
posted by The Whelk at 11:30 AM on March 1, 2012


Aww, this is great. Goes under the heading of "Things that are awesome about Metafilter."
posted by ambrosia at 11:36 AM on March 1, 2012


Great job, both of you :)
posted by cabingirl at 11:48 AM on March 1, 2012


Thanks for this news, which put a big goofy smile on my face. And thank you *both* for your work, and for adding to the world's joy.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:48 PM on March 1, 2012


Congrats! I miss gay-marrying people. It was a lot of fun. I still use it to threaten homophobes that wanna yap at me when I'm canvassing, telling them that my religion lets me officiate non-consensual weddings and if they don't shut up, "Boom, you just married that guy. Now you're gay married. You can kiss him if you want."

Good times, and one of the best benefits of being a member of the Universal Life Church, which requires only the flimsiest of syncretic theologies.
posted by klangklangston at 1:12 PM on March 1, 2012 [8 favorites]


Oh, that's wonderful. Congratulations!
posted by gingerest at 2:39 PM on March 1, 2012


OnTheLastCastle: " Gay marriages for all! Or... something! :)"

Little American flags for others!
posted by IndigoRain at 3:57 PM on March 1, 2012


Hurray for Mr Moonpie and eviltiff!
posted by brujita at 4:46 PM on March 1, 2012


Amazing! Thank you for sharing!
posted by two lights above the sea at 6:22 PM on March 1, 2012


This is very cool. Your sign, what you guys are doing and how your life (and especially your wife's with her job switch etc) has changed as a result. AWESOME!!
posted by bquarters at 7:21 PM on March 1, 2012


The pictures on your wife's website are just so heartwarming and beautiful. Best of luck to her.
posted by slidell at 8:19 PM on March 1, 2012


♥s to you both
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:11 AM on March 2, 2012


Wow, that was two whole years ago?! Hooray for both of you, and congratulations to Tiffany.
posted by tangerine at 10:37 AM on March 2, 2012


The really great thing is that YOU probably changed a lot of other peoples' lives too. Yay for you and yay for Metafilter!
posted by Brittanie at 2:52 PM on March 2, 2012


Congratulations!

(and it was very nice to meet you a while back, we appreciated the tour, that's a pretty place that you work in!)
posted by echo0720 at 8:12 PM on March 2, 2012


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