We are so honored to be the official wedding photographer of Tanya Stein & Violet Palmer's bling wedding yesterday on August 1st, 2014. The wedding was a star studded event filled with so much love for the lovely couple.

Violet Palmer, who in 1997 became the first female to referee an NBA game, has announced that she is gay and is marrying her longtime partner, reports the Associated Press.

Palmer married celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The couple has been together for 20 years.

Palmer told the AP that she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007, several of whom will attend her wedding.

"This is actually the big formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out."

Palmer refereed the 2014 NBA All-Star game in February, becoming the first female in any of the four major U.S. sports to officiate an All-Star game.

She has also refereed for both the NCAA and WNBA.

  • By Molly Geary

Clearly this was a special wedding celebration not just for Tanya & Violet but also for the LGBT community and California's newly passed gay wedding law. We are proud to be a witness at such an historical event and movement.

Enjoy Tanya & Violet's wedding ring image. We hope this will help bring more wedding inspiration to your big day.


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