Would you like someone to lovingly “hold the space” for love and holiness to be at the center of your wedding ceremony? You would want to have me as your wedding officiant if you want a spiritual ceremony, co-created with your needs and desires. The weddings I’ve officiated have incorporated the beliefs of each couple. I have officiated weddings that included Jewish traditions, Christian readings, blessings by Catholic priests, and other religious or spiritual rituals that have meaning for the couple. My requirement is that the couple has a belief in the Divine, however they define the Divine. So you can see, I marry people who prefer a spiritual ceremony that reflects their shared beliefs and values.
“Love calls – everywhere and always.
We’re sky bound.
Are you coming?”
I meet with the couple in person or by phone to plan and offer guidance for the ceremony. I check to be sure the details of the ceremony are well planned and I provide resources for vows and readings. I respectfully, lovingly, and efficiently facilitate a rehearsal if desired. I pay attention to the details and offer a mindful and respectful place for the couple to discuss their desires and vision for the ceremony. On the legal side, I see that the marriage certificate is signed properly and the marriage certificate is mailed to the proper court within 48 hours of the ceremony.
My fees are determined by many factors, including the type of ceremony, time involved in meeting and planning the wedding ceremony, whether or not there is a rehearsal, and any travel/lodging expenses. We discuss this during your complimentary telephone consultation.
Spiritual wellness is an important aspect of wellness, so I guess it was natural for me to want to become a wedding officiant. I am an official, legal in-47-states wedding officiant. I was ordained in 2004 through the non-denominational Universal Life Church.
You are not meant to search for it,
you are not meant to wait for it,
you are meant to generate it.
You might want to know that the first wedding ceremony I officiated was in 2004 in Seattle. I was struck with the profound and deep energy of love that was palpably present right in front of me, in the hearts of the couple I was privileged to marry. Since then, I have officiated wedding ceremonies coast to coast in: Seattle, Washington; Vergennes, Vermont; Kenmore, Washington; Cromwell, California; Charlottesville, Virginia; Snohomish, Washington; St. Catharines, Ontario; Woodinville, Washington; and Friday Harbor (San Juan Island), Washington.
If reading this sounds like you would like me to be the person to be the wedding officiant at your ceremony, please email me to schedule a complimentary telephone consultation so we can see if it’s a good match for all involved.
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