New York couple Carter Etherington and
Breken Elwood tied the knot Sunday surrounded by thousands of
revelers during Toronto's 32nd annual Gay Pride Parade.
The couple exchanged their “I do's”
from the deck of a float decorated with signs that read “Long Live
Love” and “Here come the Grooms,” the Toronto
The crowd erupted in cheers when the
The couple, who had been considering
marriage, was the winner of a wedding ceremony from Tourism Toronto.
The package included airfare, hotel accommodations at the Windsor
Arms Hotel and an official marriage ceremony during Toronto Pride.
A private ceremony with family and
friends took place on Saturday.
“It's not only our responsibility but
our pleasure to come to a country that allows gay couples to legally
recognize their love and their relationships. We hope we're able to
make a difference in the U.S. with our story,” Etherington told the
“We're just one example of an
everyday couple in love and who have hopes and dreams and want to
share their lives. How could people be so scared of love? If that's
the most dangerous thing in the world, that's shocking to me.”
gay couples marry aboard a Scandinavian Airlines flight.)