Rich & Steve
On the very first night they met, Steven ended the evening with a pronouncement. He said, “We’re going to be together for a long time.” Not one for bold declarations, Steven intuited what lay ahead. Richard, sooner known as being outspoken, was cautious, surprised by Steven’s decree, but very hopeful. Those first dates and in the subsequent months – they talked about EVERYTHING. They fell for each other right away. The power of their very first glance, as well as the first and only time they danced together, didn’t disappoint. They are completely, deeply and utterly in love. Over the past 17 years they have built a rich relationship and created a meaningful life. A big piece of their happiness is rooted in sharing their life, their home, and their love with family and friends. Our ceremony rejoices in being able to experience this sweet and epic moment. And epic it is. You see when Richard and Steven first met 6,205 days ago; marriage equality was only a dream and not even in the zeitgeist, let alone, LEGAL!