I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
— Walt Whitman
What types of ceremonies do I officiate at?
Weddings: Inter-Faith, Multi-Cultural, Spiritual, Secular
Same Gender Ceremonies: Civil Unions, Commitment Ceremonies
Vow Renewals, and more; please inquire for additional information
Can I provide recommendations for venues, musicians, florists, etc. for your betrothed and you?
Absolutely! I have worked in so many beautiful venues and with so many creative artists (florists, musicians, hairstylists, caterers), I would be delighted to provide recommendations.
What is my experience as a Wedding Officiant?
I have been a certified Life Cycle Celebrant and Wedding Officiant for four years. I have had the honor to officiate inter-faith ceremonies, spiritual ceremonies, same gender ceremonies, multi-cultural ceremonies, and vow renewals. Each was unique and poignant and memorable and fun.
What is my fee structure?
Simple basic ceremonies start at $350. Celebrant Ceremonies incorporating your love story and include readings, rituals, and other elements begin at $600. If the venue location involves a driving distance over 30 minutes, there is a minimal surcharge.
Will I include personalized/special ceremony details such as music, readings, and vows and/or include religious touches if you so desire?
The beauty of a Celebrant Ceremony is that it is yours to create. You have the final say over the ceremony script and all elements. My couples have solemnly walked down the aisle to harp music, boogied down the aisle to jazz instrumentalists, or simply began their ceremony in a hotel suite via a violin accompaniment. The choice is yours!
Vows are the promises you make to one another. Some couples prefer to write their own; some prefer that I write them.
I am a non-denominational minister. As such, I am unable to perform religious rites; however, religious rituals such as unity candles, breaking the glass, jumping the broom, and countless others can be easily incorporated. They are symbolic and have universal application.
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