Civil Unions, Commitment Ceremonies, and New York State Weddings

Rev. Ellyn has been performing same sex marriages for over 20 years. To love another is the greatest blessing one can have and of course, those who love have answered the call of a higher authority... but it is wonderful that some of the states are catching up and we are acknowledged with the respect that all people, everywhere deserve.


Deb and I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ceremony you put together for us. It was everything that we wanted and more. I haven't stopped talking about it to my friends and family as of yet. We saw the pictures on your website.

Deb and I are doing really well. Since the commitment ceremony there seems to be a level of commitment to each other. A new level of security seems to come with that too. I am so happy that we did it. That has been the biggest surprise plus People have asked me over and over why do the commitment ceremony if the state doesn't recognize it.

I quickly realized that I didn't even know the real answer until after we had done it. Then again how many times does God require something of us that we don't understand the meaning of until after we do it. It has truly been a blessing and I just want to thank you again for the incredible ceremony you performed.

Debbie and Nicky


Thank you for our perfect ceremony, Stephanie and Cassandra Gillet

Thanks to the many couples who have sent their pictures... wonderful memories!