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    After One Year of Marriage

    After One Year of Marriage

    Carl Hungerford and Andy Dvorak married June 6–a year ago–during Pride month! I spoke with them then, and again this week to see what’s changed. Rev. Elizabeth River: Has being…

    Pride

    Pride

    In addition to being Pride month, June is also the most popular month for weddings. The recent wedding of two friends got me thinking about what advice I might offer…

    Celebrating the Life of a Beloved

    Celebrating the Life of a Beloved

    In writing these articles for the “Weddings & Occasions” page in the San Francisco Bay Times, I so enjoy writing about weddings, including every aspect and detail of these thrilling,…

    For Anton

    For Anton

    “Love has gathered us here today. We are here to celebrate the love that the couple has for each other, as well as the love that each of you has…

    The Marriage Proposal

    Last month I wrote about the relationship and marriage of a fantastic couple, Javier and Arthur Leddy, and especially about their proposal. Many other couples I’ve married have told me…

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Last week I was Skyping with a couple whose wedding is this upcoming Pride Weekend. They had initially contacted me in January, eager to start planning. Just one month later,…

    Two Cool Guys from Chico

    Two Cool Guys from Chico

    In Jenner last October, Javier and Arthur Leddy were the photographers at Kim and Karen Huckaby’s wedding, which I officiated. I was quite impressed with these two young men. Watching…

    Preparation + Caring = Fun!

    Preparation + Caring = Fun!

    My boyfriend had never been to a synagogue for a regular Sabbath service, let alone for a bar or bat mitzvah, so I had more than just a little trepidation…

    Married Four Months, Together Eleven Years

    Married Four Months, Together Eleven Years

    Last October, Cat Byerly and Jill Marimon from Indianapolis came out here to Wonderland, the Point Reyes National Seashore, to get married. October is always such a thrilling time for…

    Finding My Story in the Obituaries

    Finding My Story in the Obituaries

    Most people smile when I mention that I officiate weddings, but seem a tad surprised when I mention that I also lead funerals. Obituaries, death notices, life tributes: whatever you…

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