Elton John to have 'quiet' wedding with longtime partner
Elton John, left, and David Furnish arrive at the star's Oscar-viewing party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP/Invision/Richard Shotwell)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, March 31, 2014 6:51AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 31, 2014 8:43AM EDT
Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages.
The singer told NBC's Today show that he wants to celebrate "very quietly," and added: "It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."
The two men, who have been in a civil partnership since 2005, have two children.
In quotes released on NBC's website Monday, the singer said: "We shouldn't just say 'Oh, well, we have a civil partnership, we're not going to bother to get married'. We will get married."
Same-sex marriages were allowed for the first time in Britain Saturday, when a new marriage law came into effect.