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For Dustin Reeser, 35, and Spencer Stout, 32, their romance started at a Home Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. After meeting the night before at a party hosted by Spencer, the two walked the aisles of the big box hardware store so that Dustin could impress his new admirer with his wood.
We’ve been seeing each other pretty much ever since,” Spencer said. Eventually, Dustin moved to Salt Lake City to be closer to his boyfriend.
Two years later, their relationship came full circle when Spencer decided to throw a flash mob proposal for Dustin. “I wanted to do something really fun and special,” Spencer said. Thanks to the encouragement of his friends, Spencer began planning what would become a viral sensation on YouTube.
“If I am good to you, will you be good to me?” read a sign Spencer held as he walked out to greet his future husband. The lyric from Betty Who’s song was hardly a question, as it was clear Dustin was going to say yes.
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Although the couple were officially married at the Grammys, with Queen Latifah officiating, back in Utah—where gsame-sex marriage became legal in December of last year—the two exchanged pipe cut titanium rings on February 1 in front of their closest friends and family.
Despite coming from two families of devout Mormons, nearly everyone was in attendance to celebrate the love and mutual respect for Dustin and Spencer.
While Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Madonna sang the soundtrack on the Grammy stage, it was Betty Who who provided the fitting touch at the ceremony.
The singer, accompanied by her boyfriend on guitar, sang an acoustic version of “Somebody Loves You” as two mothers walked their sons down the aisle.
Betty explains: "When I saw it, I showed all my friends and my family and emailed it to everyone being like, “Oh my god, this is the most beautiful thing. This will make you believe in true love, what is even happening?!” And then, of course, I checked back a couple hours later and it had a couple hundred thousand views and I was like, “Wait, what’s happening?”
“Betty was virtually there with us when it all started and was there with us in person as a part of the culmination of it all,” Spencer said. “It was just so freakin’ cool!”