I was born and raised in New York City, the epicenter of that liberal bubble everyone is so fond of talking about this week. I supported Hillary Clinton. I saw her victory as a foregone conclusion. As I watched the electoral map turn overwhelmingly red on Tuesday night, I felt a range of emotions. None of them were good.
But as I try to figure out how to go forward, there's one thing I am trying to remember: Love is actually all around us. Did I steal that line from a movie? Possibly. But right now, I need it to be true.
So to make sure that it is, we went to the happiest, most loving place we could think of: The Marriage Bureau in downtown Manhattan. There, we met 10 couples who had just tied the knot. Click through to see the photos and read their sweet messages of love, respect, and hope — three things we could all use more of right now.