Kim Kardashian's wedding may have drawn more paparazzi, but there was another noteworthy wedding this weekend.
Chely Wright, the first openly gay major country singer, married her girlfriend Lauren Blitzer on Saturday in Connecticut. Both bride and bride wore formal white wedding gowns designed by Jose Dias.
Wright met Blitzer, an LGBT activist, just two weeks after coming out in May 2010. Wright had long hid her sexual orientation because of concerns she would be alienated by the conservative country music world.
Country music would rather an artist be a drunk -- they even encourage and endorse that one, Wright told The Los Angeles Times shortly after coming out.
You get good money from Jim Beam to put that emblem on the side of your bus. I was on the Crown Royal tour, and I have to say it was one of my favorite tours, Wright continued. They would rather you were a drug addict than be gay. They will forgive you if you beat your wife, lose your kids to state, get six divorces, make a sex tape, get labeled as a tramp - any and all of it is better than being gay.
A reverend and a rabbi presided over the multi-denominational ceremony at Blitzer's aunt's homem before 200 guests. Wright is Christian, and Blitzer is Jewish.
Though Wright is a vegeterian, the New York restaurant Blue Smoke catered a barbeque feast, and the happy couple opted for a DJ instead of a band. Bands at weddings make me nervous, Wright joked to People magazine.
Congrats to Blitzer and Wright, who is a Single White Female no longer!