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Husband and Husband. And Colleen Zenk Officiated Our Wedding!


I was married in the middle of Times Square on Saturday, August 18. With friends and family sitting on the Red Steps in Duffy Square, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and I said our "I dos." It was our dream wedding, in our dream location surrounded by more love and enthusiasm than I ever could have imagined. We both always wanted to live in New York so we went all out with a New York City theme. As you might notice from the photo above, three-time Emmy nominee Colleen Zenk, best known to soap opera fans as Barbara Ryan in AS THE WORLD TURNS, officiated our wedding. Colleen became an ordained Universal Life Church minister in order to participate in our special day. It meant the world to us as we've grown to love her dearly as a friend and to count on her advice and wisdom as we navigate our way through a hectic life in New York City.

We added a line to our wedding script familiar to soap opera fans: "If there be anyone present who has reasons why these two should not be married, please speak now or forever hold your peace!"

As Colleen spoke the line, I looked around a crowded Times Square while flashing back to many of Barbara Ryan's weddings and other interrupted soap weddings over the years.  I half expected someone to emerge from the TKTS line to speak up.

I'm not sure what the thousands of tourists who were surrounding us thought but many cheered and took pictures along the way so we assume they whole-heartedly approved.



Below are a few other photos from our special day.


With our minister, also known as Ms. Colleen Zenk.


Marlo is our 21-month-old African Grey parrot. She served as flower girl.


Colleen's gorgeous and talented daughter, Kelsey, was on hand to support her mom and us.


Our friend Jillian Clare (MISS BEHAVE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) attended as well. Her new movie, The Kitchen, premiered on Tuesday!


Our best men gave speeches at the reception, held on the second floor of Vlada Lounge. They were all beautiful and touching in different ways. Our We Love Soaps partner Damon L. Jacobs (the best friend a person could have in life), made a very soapy toast which had the crowd in stitches.  Read Damon's Dos and Don'ts of Marriage.

The above photos were from Sue Coflin/Max Photos. Below is an amazing shot from Gustavo Monroy who captured the moment we were declared "husband and husband" perfectly.   Our family and friends are on the Red Steps offering their loud support (and blowing bubbles).


Thanks to our readers for all the kind emails and messages on Facebook and Twitter. It was a dream come true.

39 comments:

  1. Congratulations guys! I am so happy for both of you.

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  2. Well, Roger and Kevin. Thanks for making a grown man cry. Yes, my eyes welled up with tears when I read this. Congrats, guys and best wishes, now and always!

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  3. Congtats to the 2 best looking grooms!!Much love and happiness!!

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  4. Awesome! Congratulations and much happiness and love forever.

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  5. CONGRATS ON YOU GUYS GETTING MARRIED IN NYC!!!!

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  6. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to both of you.

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  7. Mazel tov and best wishes! And how fun - and touching - that CZ played a role in your special day.

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  8. How glorious!! Congratulations and much love to you (including Marlo)!

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  9. Congrats guys...wish we could have been there!

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  10. Congratulations and best wishes as your journey continues!

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  11. Congratulations, and thanks so much for sharing your special day with us. I wish you a very un-soap-opera-like life!

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  12. Big Hugs & Congrats To Roger & Kevin--Yay!

    Brian :-)

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  13. A wonderful wedding & spectacular celebration! Everyone present (include the tourists in the TKTS line) was smiling from ear to ear...your love & joy were on display for the world to see, making everyone happy. Cheers to your married lives together, Roger & Kevin! (Special shout out to your Dapper Best Man, Damon!) http://nelsonaspen.com/blog/2012/08/18/weekend-wedding/

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  14. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing the news with us. Congratulations.

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  15. This is wonderful! Congratulations!

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  16. I loved that Colleen Zenk married such a wonderful couple. What a great wedding! Congrats and much happiness!

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  17. Congrats! I wish for you, Roger and Kevin you two be extremely happy together. CZ...WOW! (why hasn't a soap scooped her up! She could be a perfect Margo Spencer on B&B) What a great way to open the morning is reading of your wedding. We don't have legal stance here and my husband and I have been together for 23 years...phew and I have made it through it and going to continue. BIG SMILE and God Bless you both!

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  18. Congratulations, Roger & Kevin! And it's so appropriate that a fabulous soap star married you!

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  19. Congratulations Roger and Kevin! May your marriage be a standard bearer for us all who wish to be married to the love of our lives!

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  20. I don't know what I'm more surprised about -- Colleen becoming an ordained minister, or a baby stroller for a parrot!! :D Roger, I hope you and Kevin continue to find the love you both shared so openly this weekend.

    To paraphrase Victoria Wyndham's speech at the 1989 Daytime Emmys: It is a rare and very happy occasion, when someone finds a partnership with someone else, where they can create something together finer than either of them could have created on their own...

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  21. Wow, Congratulations! Finally a true slice of NYC life (& love) besides all the touristy Disney stuff. I used to work in Tin Pan Alley (I miss it) and I miss that sense of Razzle Dazzle that The Great White Way used to ooze. Thanks for sharing your very Happy Occasion with us all and those lively, colorful picture. Everyone looks so Happy and that's wonderful. All the Best.

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  22. Sounds perfect, Roger! The only thing that was missing was the late, great Anthony Herrera popping out of the crowd and saying, "Hello Barbara." Love and light your way!

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  23. What beautiful photos and you two look so happy, and so in love. Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. Wishing you a very long and blessed life together.

    Tracie aka Tee from
    WorldTurnsTV

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  24. PS. Because we're such HUGE fans of We Love Soaps TV, hope you don't mind that we linked to these pics on our fan page. Tee

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  25. Congratulations! Love and happiness!!!

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  26. Thanks, everyone. Today is our four day anniversary. ;)

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  27. Congrats Roger and Kevin ! and happy four day anniversary :) I wish you a long and prosperous life together :) <3

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  29. I still get choked up even THINKING about this very special day. I could not have been more honored to stand up there next to you & Kevin with Damon, Glenn & Eric - the only woman among men! LOL It was everything I wanted for you and more. I know that you two will have the most beautiful life together, and I will be along for the ride every step of the way. I love you both so much!

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  30. May you have a long and happy marriage. Congratulations!

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  31. Wishing you two all the BEST...have an incredible journey together!! muahhh...hugs <3

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  32. Hiep Hiep Hoeraaaa! Honeymoon to Amsterdam?

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  33. I wish for you guys to have a great journey ahead. You both look good in your custom made suits!

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  34. I hope that I end up with someone that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. I also want my wedding to be fun and meaningful and I'd love to see those moments captured in photos by an expert london wedding photographer

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