The wedding of Paul and Melvin was one of the sweetest and most moving weddings I have ever performed. This couple met online two years ago and have been together ever since. The small, intimate wedding was held at their home in Maple Heights, right around the corner from where I grew up.
With their close family and friends in attendance, they very emotionally said their vows. I sensed that they they never thought that they would find the love that they share. I was so honored to a part of this very special union.
They both looked quite handsome in their colorful shirts and ties. Beautiful bouquets of rainbow colored flowers decorated the living room along with their Amazon parrot who was quietly witnessing the ceremony right next to us in his huge cage. They were surprised that he was so quiet. I think he was basking the love that was in that room.
They designed their rings that had an expression of love written in Runes, an alphabet of Germanic languages. Very unique and beautiful.
After the ceremony, the couple surprised me with a wonderful t-shirt that said OFFICIANT in rainbow colors. I was thrilled and will wear it proudly. I am so happy to be able to officiate at legal same-sex weddings now. Love is love - no matter who anyone is. This is a couple that will grow together in love and harmony. Wishing them only the very best.