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.