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Gay Grooms Don Buzz Lightyear, Woody Costumes for First Dance

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The couple, who got engaged at Disneyland, danced to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from the animated classic Toy Story.

Buzz Lightyear and Woody have said, "I do!" At least, that's what happened when a gay couple, Garrett Smith and Jason Bitner -- who became engaged at Disneyland two years ago -- were recently married in playful, brightly-hued suits before changing into characters from the 1995 Disney classic Toy Story for their reception.

For their first dance, Bitner and Smith, who've been together for five years, stepped out to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from the animated classic.

"Garrett wanted to dress as Buzz and Woody because 'You've Got a Friend in Me' is one of his favorite Disney songs, and has known for a long time he wanted that to be the song he danced to as his first dance," Bitner told Pink News. "So of course [I] had to be Sheriff Woody. Both characters are reminiscent of each of our personalities."

If it weren't enough that Bitner and Smith donned Disney cos-play for their wedding, family members joined in on the fun with costumes of their own. Ursula and King Triton from The Little Mermaid, Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan were all represented by family members at the wedding.

Watch Bitner and Smith's heartwarming first dance below.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.