All weddings were officiated by Rev. Sunshine Daye of the Namasté Science of Mind and Spirit Center.
The Center staff also was on hand to act as witnesses to couples who didn't have any.
"It is an absolute honor and privilege to be able to be a part of this union, this celebration that's now available to gay and lesbian people throughout the state of California," Daye
said."It's exciting, it's monumental and it's very affirming."
As of last week, Daye
was still working out the details of the ceremonies, such as the language she
would use.For the individual ceremonies she
might use the words "woman" and "man" (which she
has used when officiating unions in the past), and for the mass wedding, she
might just address the lesbian couples and gay couples separately.
"I really want to use inclusive language and language that honors people," she
not only is honored to participate in such a landmark event, but she
also is glad to be alive in this particular time that it is happening.
"I'm looking forward to doing more weddings … just simply honoring people's relationships and commitment," Daye