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.