Wedding Officiant      Certified Celebrant      Interfaith Minister

Unique Ceremonies & Personalized Celebrations

Personal and Custom-Designed

When I advertise a personal and custom-designed wedding ceremony, I mean it. Yes, there are traditional elements that can be part of a wedding ceremony. These elements - like the processional, vow statements, and ring exchange - are traditional because they are time tested expressions of the transition to marriage and the couple's commitment to each other. However, your experience, style, and creativity can guide the way in which these traditional elements are used. Your culture or your affinity with aspects of another culture can also provide options which are meaningful for you.

The tone you desire will shape your ceremony: intimate, light, formal, casual. We will discuss how you want to feel and how you want your guests to feel at and after your ceremony. Your ceremony is designed with these wishes in mind.

Most importantly, your love story and relationship are the heart and soul of planning the ceremony. Each of you and the couple you form are unique. The way in which you celebrate your commitment to each other deserves to express you.

If your experience of marriage ceremonies has typically been in a church context, you may think that your needs and desires are secondary to a prescribed or traditional form. That is not how it must be. I honor and respect your values and perspectives. I will interact with you to discover and communicate what is important and unique to you for your ceremony.

"Judith was absolutely amazing with our weekend this past weekend! She made our ceremony personal, including the story of how we met/first date/our engagement. It was truly special and I received numerous compliments from friends and family afterwards on the aspects of our ceremony. Judith always responded to emails quickly and checked in to see how other aspects of the wedding were going for us. I highly recommend her! My husband and I couldn't have asked for anything better!!"

- Steve & Sarah

Secular, Religious, Spiritual, Nondenominational, Interfaith, Multicultural

We live in a time of diversity and inclusion. As an interfaith minister and lifelong spiritual seeker, I welcome and rejoice in the opportunity to recognize the many ways to share meaning. You may find that the ceremony you desire incorporates one or more of these marriage ceremony styles:

  • Secular ceremonies express meaning through literature, psychology or social convention. They do not make reference to a divine being or particular religious symbols or statements.
  • Religious ceremonies use prayer, ritual, and symbols of a chosen religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) to designate desired meaning.
  • Spiritual ceremonies are often inspired by particular religions and/or a broader sense of spirit in nature, the human enterprise, and social relationships like family and friendship.
  • Nondenominational services express meaning through a particular belief system, like Christianity, but not a particular denomination (Catholic, Presbyterian, etc.).
  • Interfaith ceremonies combine words, symbols, and rituals from different religious or spiritual traditions: Buddhist-Christian; Hindu-Islamic, etc.
  • Multicultural ceremonies use song, dance, poetry, traditions common to particular ethnic groups, either because of family origin in these groups or the value of these expressions to the couple.

Your ceremony may include elements of any of the above, alone or combined.

Your Choice, Your Voice, Your Ceremony

This is the motto of the Celebrant USA Foundation from which I received my certification as a wedding minister and with which I am proudly affiliated. A meaningful ceremony is your right. How you wish to express that meaning is your choice. My goal is to collaborate with you to design and facilitate a ceremony that is “truly yours” in every aspect.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your love story.  Contact me today!

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