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Drew Altenburg
New York, NY
A Creation of The SUSQUEHANNAH ART FARM - JACOB ANDREW CREATIONS
Interests: Space, Time, Same Sex Wedding, Gay Wedding Planner, Gay Officiant, Officiant, Marriage Equality, Freedom to Marry, General Hospital, LGBT, New York, Gay New York, Manhattan, Gay Nightlife, Bethesda Fountain, Jumping for Joy, The Joan Project, Mosinee, Wisconsin, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Superman, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wedding Planner, Creative, Wedding, Space Cadets, Space Cowboys, Pip Productions, Grand Prefix, Gator, AA Comics, The Lone Apple, Little Orphan Angie,
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Good afternoon all - below is the latest installment of the prologue to the upcoming serial THE MYSTERY AT HAMHOCK RETREAT CENTER. More coming as I think we all need a little MEMO in our lives after the heartache and bloodshed of the past week/past 18 months. I know that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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I'm pre-posting this but I'm assuming that about now we'll need some calm... so turn down the TV for a second or three and listen to IZ. He'll help you breathe. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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Hope you've enjoyed all my postings today - after a horrible year and a half with this wretched election, I needed to re-set my own head and this helped tremendously, so thanks for indulging me today. You know, we might be facing some very serious and challenging times no matter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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Continuing my Election Day - I'm re-posting all the MEMO strips today so that you can catch up before we start the serial THE MYSTERY AT THE HAMHOCK RETREAT CENTER later this week! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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The job at the bank got pretty busy in late 2014 and throughout 2015 so I didn't have much time to work on weddings unfortunately - I think you can tell from all of these posts how much I really enjoy officiating and planning them. And for the first half... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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If I thought a burlesque wedding was a little out of the ordinary, then a surprise wedding was a piece of cake. It was ostensibly a 50th birthday party for one of the grooms to be as the guests weren't told that they were about to attend a wedding. My... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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On May 10, 2014, I had what was probably the wildest officiant experience of my career (so far) - I officiated at a wedding of Matt and Scott, two gay male burlesque performers who were then joined by three dozen of their burlesque performer friends (straight, gay, male, female, etc)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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Oh my goodness... Edie and Julia - what a kick that wedding was! So here's the set up - on March 9, 2014, I turned 50 years old - I had celebrated with an enormous bash just weeks before on the final night of a weekly show I'd been producing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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Rob and Keith came all the way from Oregon to see shows and get married in New York City on Feb 24, 2014. The told me that they were staying at the Warwick and I used my connections there to find out the room that they were staying in and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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This is one of the coolest weddings that I've done in all the years - friends referred two couples to me from Atlanta who were coming up to New York - one couple had had a ceremony but it wasn't legal, and the other were getting married for the first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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The phone call came just days after I'd started working as a corporate event planner at the Bank of Tokyo in April 2013 - it was from Marriage Equality Executive Director Brian Silva - a couple had reached out to him looking for an officiant for their upcoming wedding. Brian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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My first wedding in 2013 was with a fabulous gay couple that planned an amazing wedding at a space in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, for those not in the know). With about 80 guests, it was the largest wedding that I had done to date and, I think, the largest that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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Around Christmas time 2012, I saw a post by my friend Rev Annie Lawrence that she was looking for a photographer to shoot a wedding on New Year's Eve day in Central Park. It was for two women from Australia who had come to the city for a wedding but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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My first wedding in 2013 was with a fabulous gay couple that planned an amazing wedding at a space in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, for those not in the know). With about 80 guests, it was the largest wedding that I had done to date and, I think, the largest that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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... and on 12 12 12 I made the second of two stops on my Marriage express to marry Tim and David aka The Beards - as they gathered with family and friends in the middle of Rockefeller Plaza. As it was the middle of the evening and crowded beyond... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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On 12 12 12, I did what might seem to be the impossible - I married two couples within an hour of each other in two different parts of the city. I booked the first wedding through the wedding company and the second one dropped into my lap as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
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As you might remember, the first couple I married had been together for 35 years. Most of the other couples were some variation of that although the ladies from Michigan had been together for only 2 years (if I remember correctly). So with Frank and Chris too who had been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!