A Nashville radio DJ is planning to officiate 20 weddings this week ahead of a new Tennessee law prohibiting “persons receiving online ordinations from solemnizing the rite of matrimony.”
According to the new law, all marriages ordained by officiants who received their certification online will no longer be considered valid in the state of Tennessee starting on July 1.
Jim Chandler, of the popular duo Woody and Jim on 107.5 The River, is an ordained minister. That’s why he wants to give locals the chance to get married ” regardless of gender, sexual orientation or religious preference.”
In light of the new law, they are hosting their, “Big Fat All-Inclusive Wedding,” on Friday, June 28.
The weddings will take place at Arrington Vineyards in the Stone House located at 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN., 37014. The doors will open at 6 a.m, and the ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.
The Nashville DJs are also asking fans who own bakeries or flower shops to donate cakes and flowers for the couples’ special day.
Even if you don’t plan to get married, anyone who wants to be a part of the celebration is welcome to attend. If you can’t make it to the ceremony, you can tune in on 107.5 The River and on the iHeartRadio app.
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