Country music singer Chely Wright and
Lauren Blitzer to marry on Saturday in Connecticut.
“And so begins the fun,” Wright
tweeted to her more than 20,000 followers on Monday. “Friends and
family are driving/flying in from all over for our special day!
@lulublitzer and I feel lucky!”
“We're having a little party in four
days,” she messaged the following day.
The women announced in April that
they'll marry on Saturday, August 20 in Connecticut, one of six
states where gay marriage is legal. (The women live in New York, but
at the time of their announcement the state had yet to legalize such
“It's been a really exciting time,”
Wright told E!
Online. “We fit so well. And the best part is that our
families go so beautifully together.”
Wright met her future wife through her
work as a board member of Faith
in America, a non-profit that counters “the bigotry, prejudice
and hostility toward the LGBT community being sold to the public for
several decades under the guise of religious belief and religious
teaching.” Blitzer is the group's development director.
“We want a family,” Wright added.
“The benefit of being out is I get to have everything that everyone
Wright also said the two women will
wear Jose Dias-designed white gowns for their big day.
Last year, Wright, 40, told People
magazine that she's a lesbian. She went on to describe her life as a
closeted celebrity in her memoir Like Me.
Wish Me Away, a film documenting
her coming out gay experience, premiered in April at the Nashville
Film Festival. Wright
has said that her decision to come out hurt her career.
Wright outraged over anti-gay bullying.)