Thursday, March 31, 2011

Under a New Moon - Win a June 1st Civil Union Ceremony & Wedding!

Announcing - Under a New Moon!

Under a New Moon is a celebration of same-sex civil unions in Illinois! Be one of the first couples to have a civil union ceremony in Chicago!

Six lucky couples will win a midnight ceremony and "mini-wedding" at Catalyst Ranch, Chicago's most unique event space!

The party will begin at 10:30 on June 1st, with guests arriving and enjoying appetizers and cocktails.

Group ceremony will begin at midnight, followed by a reception that will include dessert - and dancing!

This momentous occasion will include:
  • Pampering for the couples before the ceremony, including hair and make-up services provided by Nika Vaughan
  • A group civil union ceremony - conducted by ME, Anita Vaughan! This will include individual vows for each couple
  • A reception for couples and their guests following the ceremony, with fabulous deejay, Toast and Jam

But wait, there's more!
To be considered, couples must enter via the Under a New Moon Facebook Page.

Your entry must be a response to the following:

June 1st is a New Moon, which is considered a harbinger of good fortune and new beginnings. So, we want you to tell us how your relationship is a once-in-a-lifetime connection. How will your union mark a new phase in your lives together?

Share your story with us, in writing or with a short video, submitted to the page. Then, get your friends and family to show their support by liking your entry.

The six winners will be selected by the Under a New Moon committee.

  • Entries must be submitted via Facebook page, either in written form or in a short video (maximum 5 minutes).
  • Entries must include a photo of the couple.
  • Couples must submit their own entries. Entries for other people will not be considered.
  • Finalists must be available for an in-person interview at Catalyst Ranch to be scheduled on May 9th. (This is a change from the original date)
  • Winners must obtain a civil union license at a Cook County Clerk's office on June 1st. You will not be able to participate in the event without a license!
  • Winners will be required to attend a wedding rehearsal at Catalyst Ranch on the evening on May 31st.
  • Winners agree to be available for media contact and understand that their likenesses will be used for promotional materials.
  • Winners (both partners) will be required to sign a contract, including agreement to obtain civil union license on June 1st, photo release, etc.
  • UPDATE- Deadline to enter is May 6, 2011!
  • Winners will be announced on May 15, 2011