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commitment ceremony

While we love weddings, we strongly believe that commitment isn’t always about a legal or religious contract. Commitment ceremonies can range from expressing your commitment before legal marriage, doing a vow renewal after you’re already married, having a polyamorous handfasting to celebrate your ethnically nonmonogamous commitment, or any other sort of non-legally binding ceremony… we’re here to celebrate all of them!

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Essie & Sara-Jane’s musical, crafty garden tea party o’love

The offbeat bride: Essie – high school teacher and postgrad psychology student (and OBT member Essie!) Her offbeat partner: Sara-Jane – cinema geek, learning programs officer, and baker extraordinary. Location & date of wedding: Glen Harrow historic gardens. Belgrave, Victoria, Australia. 18th April, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: Gay marriage isn’t recognized here, so […]

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Our Formal Feminist NON-LEGAL commitment ceremony

The offbeat bride: Lith, Pregnancy and Postpartum Doula Her offbeat partner: Ealesy, Community Corrections Officer Location & date of wedding: Tecoma Pavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia on February 24th, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: I planned our wedding in a total of 9 days! Our wedding was not a legally recognised […]

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Making it legal

Those of you who have read the book will remember Ben & Joriel. They had a wedding on March 20, 2005, but opted not to get legally married because of concerns with marriage inequality. Yesterday was their third anniversary, and they celebrated by making their commitment legal! I was proud to be a witness at […]