Inside LI same-sex couple's wedding

Kate Wrede wipes a tear away as her

Kate Wrede wipes a tear away as her parents read her a blessing during her wedding ceremony. (July 24, 2011) Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith of Patchogue were among the first same-sex couples on Long Island to be legally wed.

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, sign a waiver
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, sign a waiver to obtain a marriage license in North Hempstead. (July 23, 2011)

Dee Smith signs a waiver to obtain a
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Dee Smith signs a waiver to obtain a marriage license in North Hempstead. (July 23, 2011)

Kate and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, hold each
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Kate and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, hold each other's hands during their wedding ceremony in Westbury. They are among the first same-sex couples to be legally married in New York.

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith wrap themselves in
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith wrap themselves in a blanket as part of their wedding ceremony. (July 24, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith hold hands during
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith hold hands during their wedding ceremony at Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 24, 2011)

Kate and Dee Smith give each other a
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Kate and Dee Smith give each other a kiss after being presented with their wedding cake. (July 24, 2011)

Kate and Dee Smith were presented with their
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Kate and Dee Smith were presented with their wedding cake from TLC's "Cake Boss." (July 24, 2011)

Dee Smith, left, poses with her sister, Jess
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Dee Smith, left, poses with her sister, Jess Smith, at Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Dee married her partner Kate Wrede. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede helps her father, Walter Wrede, with
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Kate Wrede helps her father, Walter Wrede, with his flowers at Old Westbury Gardens. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, on right, and
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, on right, and their wedding party watch Kate's father, Walter Wrede, open a bottle as the party bus takes them to Old Westbury Gardens for formal photos. (July 23, 2011)

Kate and Dee Smith look into each others'
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Kate and Dee Smith look into each others' eyes as Rabbi Lev Baesh explains how this is more intimate than the kiss at the end of the ceremony at Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 24, 2011)

Justice Darrell Gavrin, of State Supreme Court in
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Justice Darrell Gavrin, of State Supreme Court in Queens takes a photo of Rabbi Lev Baesh, left, Kate Wrede and Dee Smith. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede wipes a tear away as her
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Kate Wrede wipes a tear away as her parents read her a blessing during her wedding ceremony. (July 24, 2011)

Bride-to-be Kate Wrede, right, laughs at Dee Smith
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Bride-to-be Kate Wrede, right, laughs at Dee Smith while she and her parents, Walter and Beth Wrede ,wait to leave for formal photos, at Old Westbury Gardens. (July 23, 2011)

Kate and Dee Smith give each other a
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Kate and Dee Smith give each other a kiss as they leave their wedding ceremony at Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. Kate and Dee Smith are among the first same-sex couples to be legally married in New York. (July 24, 2011)

Kate Wrede, 21, helps her father, Walter Wrede,
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Kate Wrede, 21, helps her father, Walter Wrede, with his flowers while having photos taken at Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday. (July 23, 2011)

As a token of good luck the father
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As a token of good luck the father of the bride, Walter Wrede, tapes a penny on the bottom of his daughter Kate's shoe Saturday. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede, middle, tells Dee Smith, left, how
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Kate Wrede, middle, tells Dee Smith, left, how cute she looks while she and the wedding party wait to leave for photos at the Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, of Patchogue
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, of Patchogue get silly during formal portraits at Old Westbury Gardens. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, of Patchogue,
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, posed for formal portraits at Westbury Gardens. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede stands with her bridal party: bridesmaids
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Kate Wrede stands with her bridal party: bridesmaids Allison Longo, far left, and Nicole Cusano, and maid of honor Samantha Veccia, right, all of Medford. (July 23, 2011)

Dee Smith, middle, stand with her
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Dee Smith, middle, stand with her "Dee's Men;" her sister, Jess Smith, left, and her brother Zak Smith, right. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, who
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, who plan to be among the first same-sex couples to legally be married on Long Island, walk in Old Westbury Gardens for formal portraits. (July 23, 2011)

Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, of Medford,
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Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, of Medford, helps Kate Wrede adjust her dress before taking photos in her hotel room at Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 23, 2011)

Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on her
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Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on her wedding gown at Village Bridal & Boutique in Babylon. (July 6, 2011)

Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, gets a 360-degree
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Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, gets a 360-degree view of her wedding gown at Village Bridal & Boutique in Babylon as she stands during alterations. (July 6, 2011)

Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on a
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Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on a pair of earrings to wear with her gown at Village Bridal & Boutique in Babylon. (July 6, 2011)

Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on a
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Kate Wrede, 21, of Patchogue, tries on a wedding gown at Village Bridal & Boutique in Babylon. (July 6, 2011)

Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede wave to
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Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede wave to Rabbi Lev Baesh for the first time using Skype to dicuss their wedding plans. (July 7, 2011)

Rabbi Lev Baesh, director of the Resource Center
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Rabbi Lev Baesh, director of the Resource Center for Jewish Clergy at www.Interfaithfamily.com, draws a photo of the wedding ceremony for Dee Smith and Kate Wrede to see on their computer while using Skype to discuss their plans. (July 7, 2011)

From their home in Patchogue, Dee Smith, left,
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From their home in Patchogue, Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede get to know Rabbi Lev Baesh via Skype. It was a challenge for the couple to find a rabbi who would agree to marry a same-sex couple and perform an interfaith marriage. (July 7, 2011)

Dee Smith, of Patchogue, is bride 1 on
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Dee Smith, of Patchogue, is bride 1 on this marriage license form. (July 8, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, is bride 2 on
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, is bride 2 on her marriage license form. She and her partner, Dee Smith, hope to be among the first same-sex couples to be legally married on Long Island. (July 8, 2011)

Donna Lent, deputy town clerk of Brookhaven, far
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Donna Lent, deputy town clerk of Brookhaven, far left, explains to Kate Wrede, center, and Dee Smith of Patchogue, that the two are unable to file for a marriage license before July 24, 2011, the day the same-sex marriage law goes into effect. (July 8, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and partner Dee Smith, both
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Kate Wrede, left, and partner Dee Smith, both of of Patchogue, wait in line to file for a same-sex marriage license at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville. (July 8, 2011)

One of Kate Wrede and Dee Smith's favorite
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One of Kate Wrede and Dee Smith's favorite pages in their scrapbook. (July 10, 2011)

Richie Pizza, owner of Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown,
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Richie Pizza, owner of Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown, explains the different tuxedo options to Dee Smith of Patchogue during her fitting for her upcoming wedding to Kate Wrede. (July 10, 2011)

Dee Smith of Patchogue gets a hand from
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Dee Smith of Patchogue gets a hand from Richie Pizza, owner of Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown, as she suits up for her upcoming wedding to Kate Wrede. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede, with her partner Dee Smith, both
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Kate Wrede, with her partner Dee Smith, both of Patchogue, file for a same-sex marriage license at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall. (July 8, 2011)

At Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown, Dee Smith, in
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At Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown, Dee Smith, in tuxedo, asks her fiancee, Kate Wrede how she looks. (July 10, 2011)

Dee Smith of Patchogue tries on a tuxedo
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Dee Smith of Patchogue tries on a tuxedo for the first time at Rogers Tuxedos in Smithtown. She is being fitted for her upcoming wedding to Kate Wrede. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, plan
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, plan to be among the first same-sex couples who will legally be married on Long Island. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, plan
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, plan to be among the first same-sex couples who legally marry on Long Island. Smith proposed to Wrede on May 5, 2011 during a walk and Wrede was entirely surprised. (July 10, 2011)

Dee Smith, right, of Patchogue, twirls her fiancee,
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Dee Smith, right, of Patchogue, twirls her fiancee, Kate Wrede, at one of their favorite places to visit: the Bluff at the end of Old Dock Road in Smithtown. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith plan to
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith plan to be among the first same-sex couples to be legally married in New York. Smith proposed to Wrede on May 5, 2011, to Wrede's total surprise. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith of Patchogue
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith of Patchogue take a walk along the Bluff at the end of Old Dock Road in Smithtown. The two have known each other for four years and have been dating for three. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede of Patchogue plans on wearing this
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Kate Wrede of Patchogue plans on wearing this headpiece from Christie Lauren's soft metal collection called Spring Bouquet at her wedding. The piece is made from imported wires from France and Swarovski crystals and handmade porcelain flowers. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede of Patchogue tries on a pair
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Kate Wrede of Patchogue tries on a pair of earrings from one of the vendors at The Wedding Company in Manhasset. Since she doesn't plan on wearing a necklace with her dress, she would like to get a pair of long earrings. (July 10, 2011)

At a fitting in Manhasset, Christie Lauren helps
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At a fitting in Manhasset, Christie Lauren helps bride Kate Wrede of Patchogue decide what type of headpiece and veil she might like for her upcoming wedding. (July 10, 2011)

Designer Christie Lauren laughs as Kate Wrede of
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Designer Christie Lauren laughs as Kate Wrede of Patchogue can't believe how she looks in the Double Renn headpiece, which retails for $1,800, during a fitting in Manhasset. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede, right, of Patchogue, embraces her fiancee
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Kate Wrede, right, of Patchogue, embraces her fiancee Dee Smith after her veil fitting at The Wedding Company on in Manhasset. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith of Patchogue pick
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith of Patchogue pick up their wedding invitations at The Wedding Company in Manhasset. An S for Smith is part of the design as Wrede plans on taking Smith as her last name once the couple is married. (July 10, 2011)

Charles Andonelos, owner of United Floral in Great
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Charles Andonelos, owner of United Floral in Great Neck, meets with Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede of Patchogue, to discuss floral arrangements. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith read the
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith read the English translation of the ketubah while they try to decide which one they would like for their wedding at Unique Judaica in Syosset. The ketubah is a special type of Jewish prenuptial agreement, considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage. Since the ketubah outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride, the couple chose the "One Heart" ketubah by Amy Fagin and the words "bride and groom" will be replaced with "beloved and beloved." (July 10, 2011)

Dee Smtih, left, and Kate Wrede of Patchogue,
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Dee Smtih, left, and Kate Wrede of Patchogue, listen while Joe Azoulay, owner of Unique Judaica in Syosset, explains how to put the glass into the mezuzah after the glass is broken at their wedding. (July 10, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith of Patchogue choose
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith of Patchogue choose a glass to break at their wedding ceremony, along with a mezuzah, at Unique Judaica in Syosset. Following Jewish tradition, the couple will hang the mezuzah on the doorpost of the entrance to their home. (July 10, 2011)

The hood ornament on the Phantom Rolls-Royce is
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The hood ornament on the Phantom Rolls-Royce is worth about $6,000 says Joseph Palumbo, vice president of Camelot Specialty Limos. He also says an oil change is about $500 and the car is worth $400,000. The couple have chosen this car to use at their wedding. (July 11, 2011)

Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede, of Patchogue,
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Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, check out the inside of the Lincoln Navigator Luxury limo during their visit to Camelot Specialty Limos in New Hyde Park as they decide if the wedding party, along with Wrede, will ride in this car to the hotel for their wedding. (July 11, 2011)

Dee Smith and Kate Wrede of Patchogue admire
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Dee Smith and Kate Wrede of Patchogue admire the $400,000 car, the Phantom Rolls-Royce, at Camelot Specialty Limos in New Hyde Park. They decided this is the car they will use on their wedding day. (July 11, 2011)

At Camelot Specialty Limos in New Hyde Park,
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At Camelot Specialty Limos in New Hyde Park, Dee Smith of Patchogue presses a button which closes the door of the Bentley Flying Spur Continental automatically while Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, reacts. "This is the type of car you don't drive. You are driven," Smith said. (July 11, 2011)

Kate Wrede of Patchogue looks at the Stella
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Kate Wrede of Patchogue looks at the Stella & Dot jewelry collection in Stony Brook to pick out something for herself and her maid of honor. (July 12, 2011)

Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, and Kate
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Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, and Kate Wrede work with Stella & Dot stylist April Sprigman to select jewelry for Veccia to wear with her dress at the wedding. (July 12, 2011)

Kate Wrede, right, helps her maid of honor,
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Kate Wrede, right, helps her maid of honor, Samantha Veccia, try on some earrings to wear to the wedding. The two women have been friends since elementary school. (July 12, 2011)

Kate Wrede gets some help from Stella &
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Kate Wrede gets some help from Stella & Dot stylist April Sprigman, as the bride-to-be tries on a La Coco silver pearl-strand necklace to wear with her wedding dress. (July 12, 2011)

Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, who is
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Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, who is from Medford, and bride Kate Wrede of Patchogue, make a toast to a job well done in selecting jewelry for Wrede's upcoming same-sex wedding to Dee Smith. "Sam's a best friend, definitely. I love Sam. She would do anything for me and me, for her," Wrede said. "But Dee is No. 1." (July 12, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, listen to
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, listen to songs on the computer while trying to design a playlist for their wedding. (July 13, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, along with
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, along with thier dog, Moose, unwind from a long day of work. Both feel Moose is like their child because she goes everywhere with them. "I know we haven't been with her for the past couple of days because we have been so busy," Wrede said. (July 14, 2011)

After running around for a week planning their
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After running around for a week planning their wedding Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, along with their dog, Moose, try to unwind from a long day of work by playing a game of Scrabble on their ipad, in their home in Patchogue. (July 13, 2011)

Before dinner, Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith
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Before dinner, Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith address a few wedding invitations. (July 14, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith receive their first
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith receive their first two wedding response cards in the mail, including one from Smith's family who wanted to be the first to RSVP. (July 14, 2011)

From their home in Patchogue, Dee Smith holds
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From their home in Patchogue, Dee Smith holds up her phone that has her mother, Randee Smith, of Smithtown, on video chat, so she can talk with Rabbi Lev Baesh via Skype along with her and Kate Wrede. This is the second time the couple is chatting with the rabbi about plans for their wedding ceremony. (July 14, 2011)

Dee Smith and fiancee Kate Wrede have dinner
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Dee Smith and fiancee Kate Wrede have dinner together at their Patchogue home before a scheduled Skype call to Rabbi Lev Baesh. (July 14, 2011)

Dee Smith prepares dinner at home in Patchogue.
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Dee Smith prepares dinner at home in Patchogue. "Our deal is whoever cooks doesn't have to clean," she says. (July 14, 2011)

Alma Zalakar, of Alma Salon in Medford, gives
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Alma Zalakar, of Alma Salon in Medford, gives Dee Smith a haircut in her house in Patchogue before dinner. (July 14, 2011)

At Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Kate
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At Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Kate Wrede, left, of Patchogue, tries on a pair of high heels to wear at a wedding-day brunch, while fiancee, Dee Smith, waits. (July 15, 2011)

At the Aldo shoe story at the Smith
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At the Aldo shoe story at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, of Patchogue, try to decide if the shoes go with Wrede's outfit for their post-wedding day brunch. (July 15, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, tries to pick shoes
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, tries to pick shoes to go with her outfit for her post-wedding day brunch while shopping at Aldo at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. (July 15, 2011)

Dee Smith, of Patchogue, asks her fiancee, Kate
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Dee Smith, of Patchogue, asks her fiancee, Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, what she thinks of the pants she is trying on at J. Crew at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. �If you know the style you like, it's all pretty much the same,� Smith say. �I never shop in the women's section. I just don't.� (July 15, 2011)

Dee Smith, left, asks her fiancee, Kate Wrede,
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Dee Smith, left, asks her fiancee, Kate Wrede, what she thinks of the pants she is trying on at Banana Republic at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. (July 15, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, both of
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith, both of Patchogue, try to decide if the shoes go with her outfit for their post-wedding day brunch while shopping at Aldo at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. "I love to go shopping with Dee, but only when Dee wants to be in the store" says Wrede. (July 15, 2011)

Samantha Veccia, of Medford, helps the bride-to-be, Kate
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Samantha Veccia, of Medford, helps the bride-to-be, Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, with her bow hat at her bridal shower in Medford. (July 16, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, opens her bridal shower
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, opens her bridal shower gifts at the home of her maid of honor, Samantha Veccia, in Medford. Wrede's mother Beth Wrede, left, was there to celebrate. (July 16, 2011)

Beth Wrede, left, the mother of bride-to-Kate Wrede,
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Beth Wrede, left, the mother of bride-to-Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, and future mother-in-law Randee Smith, of Smithtown, during Kate Wrede's bridal shower in Medford. (July 16, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, opens her bridal shower
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, opens her bridal shower gifts at her maid of honor Samantha Veccia's home in Medford. As she holds the gift up she says, "Now all we need is a house!" (July 16, 2011)

Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, of Medfordmakes
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Maid of honor Samantha Veccia, left, of Medfordmakes a toast for Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, during a surprise bridal shower in Medford. (July 16, 2011)

Maid of honor Samantha Veccia of Medford made
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Maid of honor Samantha Veccia of Medford made handwritten place cards for a surprise bridal shower for Kate Wrede in Medford. (July 16, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, right, cuts the cake
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, right, cuts the cake with her bridal party, her maid of honor, Samantha Veccia, far left, and bridesmaids Allison Longo and Nicole Cusano, all of Medford, during her bridal shower in Medford. The party was a total surprise. (July 16, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, talks with Kimberly Taranto,
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, talks with Kimberly Taranto, director of catering at Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, to discuss last-minute details about her upcoming same-sex wedding at the Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 18, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, surrounded by caters and
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, surrounded by caters and hotel management to discuss last-minute details about her upcoming same-sex wedding at the Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 18, 2011)

Dee Smith, and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue,
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Dee Smith, and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue, take a minute outside of Carlo's Bake Shop, in Hoboken, NJ to talk about their excitement for their wedding cake. �We hope it's delicious, of course, I am sure its going to be,� says Kate. �But, I mean its Buddy, so he probably will do something pretty extravagant, pretty awesome; I don't think anyone could top it!� (July 19, 2011) Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Dee Smith and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue,
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Dee Smith and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue, take a minute outside of Carlo's Bake Shop, in Hoboken, N.J., to talk about how they are excited about their wedding cake. "We hope it's delicious. Of course, I am sure its going to be,� says Kate. �But, I mean it's Buddy, so he probably will do something pretty extravagant, pretty awesome. I don't think anyone could top it!" (July 19, 2011)

Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, meets with caters and
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Kate Wrede, of Patchogue, meets with caters and hotel management to review last-minute details on her upcoming wedding at the Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. (July 18, 2011)

Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith give each
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Kate Wrede, left, and Dee Smith give each other a kiss at the end of filming an upcoming appearance on TLC'S "Cake Boss" at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. The "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro, will be making their wedding cake. (July 19, 2011)

Kate Wrede and Dee Smith share their wedding
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Kate Wrede and Dee Smith share their wedding story for the cameras of TLC'S "Cake Boss" at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. They will appear in an upcoming episode with the show's star, Buddy Valastro, who has agreed to make their wedding cake. (July 19, 2011)

Mary Sciarrone of TLC's
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Mary Sciarrone of TLC's "Cake Boss" greets Dee Smith and Kate Wrede as the couple waits to see if Buddy Valastro, the star of the reality food show, is available to discuss wedding cake ideas at Carlo's Bake Shop, in Hoboken, N.J. (July 19, 2011)

Dee Smith and Kate Wrede listen to Josh
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Dee Smith and Kate Wrede listen to Josh Leonard, supervisor producer for "Cake Boss," giving them direction about what they need to do during the filming of the show at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. (July 19, 2011)

Dee Smith and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue,
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Dee Smith and Kate Wrede, both of Patchogue, flank "Cake Boss" star, baker "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, at Carlo's Bake Shop, in Hoboken, N.J. The couple are counting on Valastro to determine what their wedding cake will look like. The only specifications given are that Smith is allergic to chocolate and the topper will be them as figures with their dog, Moose. (July 19, 2011)

Stephanie Cohen-Gay applies makeup on Kate Wrede at
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Stephanie Cohen-Gay applies makeup on Kate Wrede at Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway. (July 21, 2011)

At Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway,
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At Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway, Kate Wrede, 21, takes a peek at her hairstyle for her upcoming wedding as Stephanie Cohen-Gay, hairstylist/makeup artist, watches her reaction. (July 21, 2011)

Kate Wrede laughs as Colori Bella Hair Studio
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Kate Wrede laughs as Colori Bella Hair Studio owner Dori Fernandez, left, Stephanie Ruh, stylist/assistant manager, and Stephanie Cohen-Gay, hairstylist/makeup artist, fuss over her hair at the salon in East Rockaway. (July 21, 2011)

At Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway,
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At Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway, hairstylist/makeup artist Stephanie Cohen-Gay places the veil on Kate Wrede so she can get a glimpse of how it will all look on her wedding day. "It's almost here. It was only a month and now it's literally only two days away," she says. (July 21, 2011)

Kate Wrede likes what she sees during her
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Kate Wrede likes what she sees during her hair and makeup test run at Colori Bella Hair Studio in East Rockaway. (July 21, 2011)

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