11/15/2011 03:24 am ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Here Come The Brides: Kristen Henderson And Sarah Ellis Marry -- Part 2 (VIDEO)

On Nov. 14, we brought you Part 1 of "Here Come The Brides"--a three-part original video series telling the story of lesbian couple's difficult journey to the wedding they looked forward to for so long.

In Part 2 (above), Kristen and Sarah recall two of the major milestones on their path to the altar -- domestic partnership, the value of which they question, and motherhood, which brought them as close as possible to the family they envisioned for themselves. Sarah and Kristen first chronicled how they became parents -- -- in vitro for Sarah, artificial insemination for Kristen, same donor -- in their book "Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made," but here they talk about how their dreams of motherhood actually delayed their pursuit of marriage.

Once the couple's children, Thomas and Kate, were born, the only thing missing in their lives was the right to marry in their home state of New York.

Tomorrow look for the third and final video in this series, where we follow Kristen and Sarah from the historic June 24th vote in the New York State Senate to a long-awaited evening just a few weeks ago.