Creators of the Viral Same-Sex Barbie Wedding Set Marry at Arizona Venue's First-Ever LGBTQ+ Ceremony

When Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio set out to buy a gift for their niece, who would be their flower girl, they knew she liked Barbies. So a wedding barbie set seemed like the perfect idea! But when he hit up the toy store, the only wedding sets featured Barbie and Ken. A same-sex wedding set was nowhere to be found. Using their creativity, the social media influencers bought different toys piecemeal and then put it all together into a very official looking same-sex Barbie wedding set.

Tagging Mattel toys in their Instagram post about the same-sex wedding toys, the couple soon got a meeting with the toy giant to discuss making their invention an official Barbie offering! We aren't sure why Mattel didn't come up with this idea on their own (come on guys, it's 2019), but we love how Matt and Nick stepped in to make it happen!

 

These two are true innovators, influencers, and trailblazers...and they showed it not only in their flower girl gift, but at their wedding itself as well. The duo married in Arizona, a state that only recently began welcoming and recognizing same-sex couples. So when they booked the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, they asked how many same-sex couples the venue had married so far.

The answer: Matt and Nick were the very first! Arizona was Matt's home state, so it was important to him to say "I do" there. And thanks to trailblazing couples like him and Nick, traditionally conservative Arizona is opening its arms more and more to LGBTQ+ couples. It was only in 2014 that same-sex weddings were legalized there, and Matt and Nick hope the rest of the country's holdouts will follow suit.

It's "a full circle moment," Matt said, to finally "be able to make an impact."

Going from a bullied kid to an influencer and activist making a difference with his new groom, this couple has lots to celebrate!

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