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The Big Gay Wedding of Gieza and Tomi, part 1!

Big Gay Wedding dancers Suzanne Forbes June 13 2022

This glorious event was the highlight of the Queer Berlin Spring!

Dear ones Gieza and Tomi celebrated their wedding at beautiful and historic Zionskirche in Berlin this May. I was honored to be there and doing documentary drawing.

The first drawing I have to share is ballet dancers Selene Laurent Halliwell, left, and Kai Immanuel Alonzo Braithwaite, right. These two artists illuminated the church with their grace and were a joy to draw.

Kai and Selene dancing in Zionskirche at the wedding of Gieza and Tomi event photography by Jenkins Photography 2The event videography was done by Tony Stewart, and the event photography was done by Jenkins Photography.

Above and below, beautiful images of the dancers by Felix Jonathan Jenkins and Essie Jenkins of Jenkins Photography! Jenkins Photography website here and insta here.

Selene’s insta is here, and Kai’s insta here and website here

Kai and Selene dancing in Zionskirche at the wedding of Gieza and Tomi event photography by Jenkins Photography

Gieza’s website is here, insta here, and Tomi’s website is here and insta is here.

The Big Gay Wedding in May was the only non-medical indoor event I’ve been to in 2.5 years; it was extremely well ventilated at both venues and I was always N95/FFP3 masked. I was profoundly supported and cared for as a disabled person by the grooms and the community, and I am so grateful. It cost a LOT to get my disabled self there, in taxis & paying a kind carer for their time. It was worth it and my Patrons made it happen!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue documenting Berlin performers as a vaccinated but Covid-vulnerable disabled person.