For many years commitment ceremonies were the only way that same sex couples could demonstrate their public affirmation of their commitment to one another. In June 2015, the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage virtually eliminated the need for commitment ceremonies, but there are still many couples, gay and straight, who choose to have them.
Since a commitment ceremony is not legally binding, anyone can marry you. It can be a close friend, a family member or a religious leader. But getting your cousin or best friend to officiate your wedding is like asking them to design and build the landscaping around your home. Sure, they have great outgoing personalities, are good extemporaneous speakers and love you dearly, but will they have the knowledge and skills to help you create a beautiful tapestry of color and texture that will thrive in any season?
As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant I have the extensive training, experience, knowledge and tools to place at your disposal. Your ceremony will be your memorable creation. I will collaborate with you, provide ideas, readings, symbols, and help you incorporate any tradition that weaves your union into a beautiful tapestry.
As a couple, you choose the location, music, readings and unity rituals that are important to you. You have final approval over the ceremony content, and will receive a Keepsake Copy of your final ceremony.