Gay Owned: Gay Wedding Officiants in Washington, DC, USA
Thank you for considering my services as you plan your wedding. I can help you bring to absolute perfection your most special of days. Whether you're looking for a simple ceremony for two, or something more - civil or religious - let me help.
How I can help:
Filing for the license: Traveling to DC? The marriage laws require three full days between the filing of an application and receiving the license. I CAN FILE FOR YOU BY PROXY, LONG-DISTANCE, and spare you the trip. You can pick up your license and have your wedding on the same day!
Full-service wedding consultation: From where to stay to where to host your ceremony, I know the city's resources. Let me help you craft a ceremony that everyone will remember.
Get married in DC and have your public ceremony where you live! Let me help.
A Wedding Meditation:
What brings you to this web page are promises - promises with long histories written in flesh and blood.
Sometimes these promises were made when we were too young to acknowledge or return thanks. These were daily investments of life, care and love made for us by our parents, however imperfect they might have been. Before that, there were promises our parents made to each other, but in a different place, a different time. Love begets love. Like all the people who taught you love, you seek to follow their example. Because however imperfectly we keep our promises, it is imperative that we try.
These are hopes you pass on as you move forward to a public declaration of your love. Love has no guarantees. You have only your desire to honor your partner. It is our human imperative to respect love wherever we find it, to nurture it under whatever conditions we find it - tyranny, threat of social censure, economic disability.
Even in the US, not everyone has the right or the freedom to say, in public and under law, I love you, and I will honor you. In most places of the world Gay and Lesbian couples live under daily fear, facing social sanction, familial censure, legal punishment, and in some cases, even death.
Be proud in what you do. Do it well.
"Lance Colonel Byron Roman, and his husband, Jay Ely were married in DC, by Ed Ingebretsen; the ceremony took place in historic Dupont Circle, three hours after the Senate voted to repeal the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy."
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