I believe the love between two men or two women,
who want to make a formal public commitment to each other, should
be celebrated. And with the new law adopted in the State of Illinois
allowing same-sex couples to now join in civil unions, I am honored
to perform those ceremonies.
Or, if you prefer a commitment ceremony without
the legal dimension inherent in a civil union, I am happy to perform
such a ceremony, as well.
While yours can follow many of the elements
of a traditional wedding, the ceremony can also include readings
or music that are geared specifically towards what is unique about
a same-sex union.
Rituals such as the Unity Candle or Blending of
Sands can also be woven into your ceremony.
Visit Other "Joyful Promises" and Additional
Rituals for some ideas.
Know what you want to say, but not quite how to
say it? I can help craft your vows so that they reflect who you
are and the true nature of your relationship with each other.
Together we can make your
commitment ceremony or civil union a beautiful
celebration of your love.