Simon McNorton, from Indian origin and his husband Justin Johnson: Their backgrounds, upbringings, religions, totally different! But at their wedding they celebrated those differences in a beautiful way.
They both wanted a non-traditional wedding- one that blended their different styles and cultures. On their big day, Simon donned a traditional Indian Sherwani, Justin wore his Marine Blues.
Incorporating their family and friends into the celebration was the biggest priority for them.
Simon McNorton is a member of ‘Indicorps’ – an NGO for people of Indian origin. Simon has been working for gay rights and against homophobia around the world. His work also involves helping adults and children with developmental disabilities.
Looking back on everything today, Justin and Simon- who now live in the U.K.- couldn’t be more pleased with the way the day turned out.
They say getting to that point comes down to one thing: A willingness to compromise, even when differences threaten to get in the way. But ultimately, they say, any differences turned out to be a good thing.