Not as often, we are honored to officiate for couples who wish to renew their marriage vows. The experience is one of inspiration and celebration.
On July 8, 2009, Doug and Jackie Christie renewed their vows at the Chinese Room in Smith Tower. Each of the 14 years they have been married, they have chosen to do so. What I find so delightful is that these are two people who understand both the tensions and the joys of marriage, who have dealth with not only the private issues, but the public concerns, of being a couple in the limelight, and who still have found their marriage to be the center of their lives.
This year they invited couples from the gay and lesbian community to join them. The Christies believe that when two people love each other and are in a long-term relationship, they should have the right to marry.
It was a memorable evening. Catering was provided by A Grand Affaire, photography by John & Joseph, and dj services by Adam Tiegs.