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Janet Mock's Wedding Revelations

Janet Mock and Aaron Tredwell's wedding.

Janet Mock—trans activist, TV host, and New York Times best-selling author—married her best friend and it's utterly adorable.

Photo: Maui Maka Photography

Janet Mock, a previous Out100 honoree, married her longtime boyfriend, Aaron Tredwell, in an understated and elegant ceremony in Oahu, Hawaii.

The two share an enviable bond that many will never truly experience, and offer each of us an ideal to strive for. With an emphasis on honesty, companionship and friendship, Janet Mock found her "Prince Charming" in every respect.

Mock shared some of her relationship and wedding-related revelations with Brides, from first meetings and how she never expected to have her own happy ending.

1) In 2009, Mock and her future husband collided on the dance floor in a Lower Manhattan bar:

"I was tipsy and twirling when I bumped into Aaron. He was gorgeous -- the kind of handsome I'd seen in my mind when I let myself be the girl who can have that, the girl I'd watched on screen so many times in rom-coms that always seemed to end in marriage."

2) After sharing her deeply personal story as a trans woman, Tredwell's first inclination was to comfort:

"I told him about knowing that I was different since I was a child, transitioning through the halls of my middle school and high school, and finally being seen and accepted as my most authentic self. I told him about landing in New York City as a 22-year-old grad student and yearning to be a journalist and tell stories that shifted culture. After I had nothing left to say, Aaron stepped toward me and asked if he could hug me."

3) Mock never dared to imagine "happily ever after:"

"I grew up in a world where girls like myself rarely got the guy in the end, where partnership wasn't readily accessible, safety wasn't guaranteed, and love wasn't part of the equation. I had no blueprint for happily ever after."

4) Ugly crying was her favorite part of her wedding:

"Our synchronized "ugly cry" was the highlight of my wedding. Just the two of us, fully present in front of our people meant everything."

5) Mock has gorgeous and powerful thoughts about a wedding's significance:

"The whole day was a statement on the transformative power of being seen for who you really are and being loved not despite your past and experiences but because of it."

May the newlywed couple share a beautiful and blissful future together!

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