As same-sex couples in California ushered in a new era on June 17, 2008, so The Hollywood Chapel wedding venue also marked the dawn of a new day as it officially opened its doors to all those in the Los Angeles County who want to say “I do.”
In celebration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow all California citizens who are in love to experience the joys of marriage, The Hollywood Chapel is offering a special “Wish Upon a Star” package for lovestruck same-sex partners. From now through August 31, 2008, pairs can pledge their devotion in a chapel setting with a love story ceremony after conveniently taking care of the marriage license, notary fee and registration at the venue. As a video records the vows for posterity, couples clutching complimentary rose bouquets or wearing complimentary rose boutonnieres are united in matrimony– an event honored as the couple raise souvenir flutes filled with champagne or sparkling cider in a toast to their happiness, while a wedding cake that feeds four provides a sweet start to married life.
The West Hollywood venue offers a number of quick, no-fuss nuptial packages for both gay and straight romantics, ranging from the budget-friendly Tie The Knot, which provides an officiant, bouquet and 12 digital pictures on a CD, to the more elaborate Love Knot, which offers the same amenities as the previous package also with a unity candle or sand ceremony and a marriage license provided at the venue. For those in a hurry to get hitched, several elopement packages are available, including “Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am!”– a speedy five minute civil ceremony which can be witnessed by two guests.
Lovebirds looking to create a little Tinseltown magic on their wedding day should visit The Hollywood Chapel web site for more information.