Slide show: Minnesota gay weddings and celebrations

MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen
City Hall workers spent Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the late-night wedding ceremonies.

From the speeches and toasts at the Marriage Equality Party at the Wilde Roast Café, to the first gay marriage ceremonies at Minneapolis City Hall conducted by Mayor R.T. Rybak himself, MinnPost contributing photographer Terry Gydesen captured the historic night.

State Rep. Karen Clark and state Sen. Scott Dibble
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenState Rep. Karen Clark and state Sen. Scott Dibble, sponsors of the same-sex marriage bills, greet attendees of the Marriage Equality Party at Wilde Roast Café.

Sen. John Marty
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenState Sen. John Marty attends the Marriage Equality Party Wednesday night.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenMayor R.T. Rybak shows off his rainbow belt prior to the ceremonies.

Gov. Mark Dayton
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenGov. Mark Dayton speaks to wedding attendees on Wednesday night.

Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenCathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles share a kiss before taking their vows at midnight.

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenThe Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus serenade wedding guests prior to the ceremonies that began at midnight.

Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenAt midnight, Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles, with son Louie at their side, become the first same-sex couple to be married in Minneapolis.

Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenAl Giraud, right, shows off his wedding ring following his wedding to Jeff Isaacson. Isaacson and Giraud were the second couple to be married by Mayor Rybak.

Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenShir Tikvah Congregation’s Rabbi Michael Adam Latz officiates the ceremony for the third couple, Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman.

Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles show off their rings and wave to well-wishers.
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenCathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles show off their rings and wave to well-wishers.

John Stiles
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenRybak chief of staff John Stiles watches Krystyen Kern and Jill Trudeau get married Thursday morning.

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenThe Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus perform prior to the ceremonies at Minneapolis City Hall.

Wedding attendees
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenWedding attendees watch the ceremonies from all six levels of the City Hall Rotunda.

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