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Roux Bed and Breakfast | Provincetown | October 15, 2016
In what may be the largest recorded lesbian wedding, 106 women (53 couples) from across 15 of the United States and Canda married or renewed their vowes at the Pride Bride 2016 Provincetown Women’s Week event. All told, 25 couples married and 28 renewed. “What was most moving and most beautiful to us was witnessing the reaction of women from states where it might be legal to marry, but not necessarily comfortable. They were blown away by the reception they received in Provincetown. The town opened its heart and soul to these women,” read a statement by married couple Alli Baldwin and Ilene Mitnick, owners of Roux and the event’s creators and organizers. Baldwin and Mitnick hoped Bride Pride would make the Guiness Book of World Records, but although there’s no such record in the book yet, Guiness set the bar at 100 couples. Given the success of the inagural 2016 event, it’s likely they’ll hit it this year, when Roux is hosting Bride Pride 2017 on July 22 during Provincetown’s Girl Splash Week.