Long Island couple Christine Tulley and Rachel Baker traveled to downtown Manhattan at dawn on Sunday morning for reasons more sentimental than practical. Ms. Baker, a TriBeCa native, and Ms. Tulley showed up at the courthouse to be married on July 24, 2011, the first day New York State’s Marriage Equality Law went into effect. Sporting white sundresses and matching chignons, the couple allowed The Observer to witness one of the most intimate days of their lives. Yes, we took pictures. Yes, we cried.