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Crowd Turns Out For Brooklyn LGBTQ Wedding Expo

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The second edition of the LGBTQ 2013 Wedding Expo was held Sunday in Brooklyn.

As 1010 WINS’ Gene Michaels reported, outside Brooklyn Borough Hall Sunday, brightly-colored balloons and signs invited participants to the one-of-a-kind wedding expo. Inside, there was a party going on.

Earl Brown, president of the board at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, listed the types of vendors showing their wares at the event.

“Food vendors, venues, wedding attire, entertainment opportunities, flowers – you name it, they’re here,” Brown said.

Those in attendance came away pleased.

“It’s a great resource for people who are looking to get married,” one woman said. “We’ve already been married from the first day when it was legal in New York City.”

“We wish we had this beforehand,” the woman’s wife said.

As far as they know, it is the largest wedding expo dedicated to same sex couples.

Organizers told 1010 WINS the event Sunday was even more successful than a similar one last year.

The State of New York legalized gay marriage in July 2011. Officials estimate gay marriage had an economic impact of $259 million on New York City alone during the first year.

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