Weddings

It’s a privilege to be part of your wedding day! If you dream of a unique ceremony that captures your magnetism, partnership, joy and journey together, I’m committed to making that happen. I take time getting to know you through a thoughtful questionnaire and interviews, then craft your love story-the core or centerpiece from which other components such as your vows and ring exchange will grow. I’m flexible and supportive as we share ideas allowing your marriage ceremony to evolve with ease.

Videos available upon request.

I’ve been fortunate to be part of the history of Marriage Equality, officiating many same sex marriages both in 2004 at San Francisco City Hall and in 2008 throughout California. I’m thrilled with the Supreme Court decision of 2015 recognizing same-sex marriages. The ruling allows all couples to share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitments of marriage. I completely support same sex marriage.

Destination Weddings/Elopements

Often couples chose to have a “destination wedding” while visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. Our picturesque region offers many indoor and outdoor venues to arrange a ceremony for a couple alone or with a small gathering of guests.

I can help you select a location in one of our many parks or areas with well-known backdrops. Alternately, I can come to your hotel suite or suggest a restaurant to have a private ceremony for you and your guests. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay area for over 40 years I know some famous and lesser known sights to make your commitment a joyous occasion.

A confidential marriage license requires no witnesses; a public license requires at least one witness. Either can be obtained through the County Clerk’s office at San Francisco City Hall.

Reaffirmation of Vows

This custom is honored at any appropriate time. Whether it is 5 years or 50, couples acknowledge their original commitment and celebrate their years shared together.

Some choose to share the vows of their wedding day while others create new wording based on their life experiences together. The event can be intimate and private or a grand celebration with children, grandchildren and extended family and friends.