Chely Wright Dishes Wedding Details
With their wedding only four months away, Chely Wright and fiancée Lauren Blitzer, a GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) activist, are hard at work planning their nuptials.
One detail that's firm is what Chely will be wearing down the aisle. "It will definitely be a wedding dress," she tells People magazine. "When two women get married, you want the dresses to coordinate, so we've been showing pictures to each other."
The pair will be married August 20 at the home of Lauren's aunt in Connecticut, one of only five states in the U.S. with marriage rights for same-sex couples.
However, the brides won't be sticking too closely to tradition. "We're not wearing veils: we both like our hair too much!" Chely reveals.
In addition, the outdoor ceremony will be conducted by both a rabbi and a reverend, since Lauren is Jewish and Chely is Christian.
Chely also warns guests not to expect a live band at the reception. "Bands at weddings make me nervous," she explains. "Sometimes they're not great, and I'd be going, 'Ugh, that doesn't sound right.' So we're going to play all the campiest, cheesiest songs you can think of: 'Vogue,' 'You Shook Me All Night Long' ..."
The couple announced their engagement earlier this month, less than a year after Chely came out publicly as a lesbian.
This past Friday (April 15), Chely and Lauren attended a sneak-preview showing of 'Wish Me Away,' the documentary film which chronicles the events leading up to her first public announcement regarding her sexuality. Read The Boot's exclusive interview with the singer here.