This falls under the heading of 'at last!'
My eldest sister is in her late 50's (yikes!). She and her partner have been together for well over 20 years. In our family, their relationship is THE model for mutuality, grace, consideration, love, affection, and being true to your values. They've been together the longest of any of us (okay, so they're also the oldest, they had a head start).
Not that the rest of us suck at being married, but ... well, they're so easy together. They express everything in my set of rules. They live thoughtfully, they put their money and their effort into their values (they support the education of their nieces and nephews financially, they donate time and money to good works that they carefully research first for effectiveness, they actively care for family - flying down to help relatives with post-Katrina house rebuilding (etc.), they attend to each other's wellbeing...). Just really good people, and really good together.
With the law change in California, allowing same-gender couples to marry, they finally can. California law doesn't care if you're a resident or not. (Come, get married on our beaches, support our tourist industry!)
My mom (retired minister) is flying out to perform the ceremony. She's charmingly flustered over this - not because she has any issues whatsoever (other than, at last at last thank God at last!), but because it is So Important to her, to us, to them. She's a bit rusty on weddings, too. Retirement and all that. She called me at work yesterday morning to let me know, and exhibited her totally-atypical jitters (I'm sure she's past them now).
Anyway, yesterday I was glad I had a door to my office, so I could close it. Because it's probably not work appropriate to spend half the day with tears running down your face, goofy happy smile notwithstanding.