Norma Kartes & Karen Diedrich, a lesbian couple were married by Chicago wedding officiant, Rev Pamela in a intimate garden ceremony at Pine Manor Chicago after being together 30 years in June of 2014. The video shows the honeysuckle archway, and the couples first bite of wedding cake as a legally married couple.
Legally married after 30 years – a Chicago LGBT love story.
The Law was changed because of love like this…
The state of Illinois lead the change legalizing civil union way before marriage. I am proud to say I started “legally marring my couples that very same day!
And to Norma and Karen, Can I just say that one more time! Congratulations to this amazing couple. Your love and friendship is an example of what everyone’s love should be. I am proud to know you and to have been the one to marry you. Your energy will live on in my garden forever!
This was our http://bestvaluewedding.com package for two. Which included a wedding cake and the photos. The video was an addon with the couple’ PinePERKS.com By Sureshot Productions
Chicago Cook County Illinois was one of the first places to legalize same sex LGBTQAA marriage, and Rev Pam is proud to say she was there at the forefront, performing spiritual ceremonies, then civil unions well before it was “cool”. The rest of the country followed much later.
5-Star Pine Manor Chicago is the private home of IL Wedding Officiant, Rev. Pamela who caters to the unique needs of same sex couples. She serves people according to their unique personality, beliefs and desires by opening her private home for ceremonies, receptions and overnights, and wedding packages for every budget. Rev Pam welcomes all faiths incding all pagan paths, Muslim, and interfaith paths and belief systems. She is magick when it comes to writing the perfect ceremony for each of her couples.
Rev Pamela began marring couples at their location almost 35 years ago traveling a 5 state area to perform both legal and spiritual marriage ceremonies, Same Sex Commitment ceremonies, and legal Pagan Handfastings. She has been featured in many articles in The Daily Herald, TribLocal and Chicago Sun times. She was featured as the national “wrap” for ABC Radio news airing 12-12-12 regarding the “unique” weddings in her home. Rev Pam was one of five officiants asked to marry same sex couples for the MCA Illinois marriage equality celebration June 2nd, 2014. The Rev’s home Pine Manor, located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois was the location of My Fox Chicago’s Remote for the morning show May 30, 2014 with award winning journalist, Darlene Hill. Joined by multiple couples whom the Rev married, along with the Local hotel partner, Country Inn and Suites the seven 3-4 minute features were aired, during the national show. Videos of the features can be found on our Google Plus page. In April 2015 Pine Manor Chicago was the featured article of the premier issue of CG Magazine, and Rev Pamela will be the featured guest with Steve Hirmeron the Sunday Podcast Radio Wedding Expo Show, airing Mid April 2015, and she has been the recipient of many awards to include Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award 2013 Bridal couples award 2015, Pine Manor Chicago Selected as the 2015 Best Business of Chicago Venue for Weddings and Events 2015 by the The Chicago Best Businesses Program, October 2015 Rev Pam’s article, Titled: Frugal Wedding Planning Made Easy for up to 30 Guests was featured on Chicago Wedding Services.com as she launched her services as a http://www.day-ofcoordinator.com to the press. And, to complement the goal of fulfilling the “dream” wedding, December 2015 Rev Pam launched a new look and feel for DestinationWeddingChapel.com and adding Cosplay , Elvis, and even Murder Mystery to a wedding event. http://CosPlayWeddings.LOVE