Lesbian & Gay Weddings

Marriage is an important event and one that can be filled with love and spirituality without necessarily being religious. I'll help you develop a ceremony that utilizes your own beliefs and values. If those beliefs contain some of the elements of the spiritual tradition you grew up in, great. If not, that's great too. I'll explore your beliefs with you and create a ceremony centered on your love and your relationship.

We can also make new traditions that are especially relevant to our lives. One of the favorite new traditions I have been working with is to reflect the couple's wedding vows in vows that the community takes with the couple. For so long, LGBT couples have struggled against society's pressures in order to make their relationships work. It is time we acknowledge the loving community that surrounds us and ask that community to support our wedding vows. After all, it takes a village, right?

Whether you want a civil ceremony, a spiritual ceremony, or a modern Buddhist ceremony, I'd really enjoy helping you to make your wedding day a perfect representation of your relationship. The comment I hear most often is, "the ceremony was so perfect for them!"

Oh, and if you're from somewhere other than the SF Bay Area, I could even work with you to develop the ceremony and then have someone else deliver it on your wedding day.

Give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to talking with you.

I am fortunate to be vested by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center as a Buddhist Ritual Minister. I perform weddings, memorials, blessings and other ceremonies (Buddhist or otherwise) to help you mark important milestones in your life.

By recollection of the Buddha's qualities, of the qualities of the Dhamma, and of the Sangha, joy arises.The Way of Mindfulness by Soma Thera