Doug & Dan: An Outdoor Wedding in Provincetown, MA

Sparks flew on the Fourth of July in Provincetown when Daniel (Dan) and Douglas (Doug) met by chance at a mutual friend’s party. “Our interest in each other and passionate conversation about politics created a spark of attraction,” Doug says. They held hands that night while watching the fireworks over Provincetown Harbor, and four years later to the day, Doug proposed to Dan on one knee at the tip of the jetty in Provincetown. The Groom Daniel (Dan) Hochman, 41, IT consultant The Groom Douglas (Doug) DiMartile, 29, student The Date September 16 Exactly one year later, again on the Fourth of July, the two decided to celebrate their anniversary by taking another walk along the jetty in Provincetown. This time, it was Dan’s turn to propose. Doug said yes, and the two decided it was time to begin planning a large celebration to be held at the base of the Provincetown Monument. -- Anja Winikka