Elton John to have 'quiet' wedding with partner

Elton John to have 'quiet' wedding with partner
In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, are seen after their civil ceremony.
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.