PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland

The rainbow-colored cupcakes weren't traditional, but the vows read by Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake during Sunday's mass wedding were familar to many.

"To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part," she said during a ceremony for 21 couples on the Pride main stage in Druid Hill Park, The Baltimore Sun reports.

And then, "I now pronounce you married."

On the following pages, see photos from the celebration.

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Thanks to photographer J.M. Giordano for the great images that originally appeared in Baltimore's City Paper. To see more of his work go to