Your wedding ceremony is one of the most deeply personal times in your life. It should reflect who you are as individuals, as a couple, and the life you are creating together. It should tell your story – in words, images, music, and place.
Most weddings are public because we know that to build a life of love, we must have community. With a wedding you gather your people, calling on them to share in your joy, to promise their support through thick and thin, and to be witnesses to the world of the source of love that you have found in your partnership.
And, your ceremony is a profoundly sacred time. Whatever language you use to express that which is greater than us alone, in the moments during which you bind your choices and future to another, you step into a realm that is beyond the everyday. You tap into a mystery – that which has brought you together, and that which gives you the courage to choose each other again, every day.
My favorite compliment after officiating a wedding is that it was meaningful and so personal. My goal is that your wedding will reflect your partnership (with its beauty, quirks, humor, and depth), expand your sense of family and community, and be rooted in trust, hope, and guidance of the sacred.