Miss America 2005 marries her girlfriend in a dreamy wedding
Deidre Downs Gunn was crowned Miss America in 2005, and back then the idea of same-sex marriage would have been frowned upon. But 13 years later, Gunn, an obstetrician-gynaecologist of Alabama, married her attorney-cum-writer girlfriend Abbott Jones, over the weekend. The 200 odd guests who attended the wedding were sworn to secrecy, and once the pictures were released after, the couple became everyone's favorite.
At Birmingham Museum, Gunn's son serves as best man
It was Downs Gunn's 8-year-old son who served as the best man and gave his away his mother at the wedding which happened at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Downs Gunn married Andrew Gunn in 2008, but soon after their son's birth, they divorced. She met Jones in February 2017 and proposed her on Christmas. The rest, as they say, is history.
The journey from first date to 'I Do'
Down Gunns said she knew Abbott was 'the one' the moment she saw her. Their first date included sushi and drinks, and by the end of it, Abbott too thought the same. Their love for travel, great champagne, literature, and Harry Potter, helped them bond better. "We both want to live our intention, chase our passions and do good in the world," Jones said.
Downs Gunn couldn't have asked for more
Talking to People.com, Downs Gunn said, "The wedding was beautiful and special, but it was really just the beginning of our life together. I'm so lucky to have a wife who fills even small, everyday moments with great joy."
Wedding guests dine on couple's favorite food at function
The theme wedding had the couple's favorite food items like mini chicken and waffles, fried okra, fried green tomatoes and buttermilk biscuits. Gunn and Jones's stereotype-breaking wedding comes two years after Miss Missouri, Erin O'Flaherty became the first openly gay contestant to win Miss America pageant. Not only guests, even Twitter users showered love on the couple.