Types of Ceremonies
Taking place at my home, couples are wed with minimalism in mind. Some wish to privately, legally wed prior to a trip abroad or before another life event. Show up with your marriage license and a witness or two (or one can be provided for you, if need be) and I will perform the basic minimum that is required of me by the state.
Short & Simple Nuptials:
Facilitated solely by the officiant, this ceremony is right to the point and may take place at your home or other outdoors or public/private location. Say "I do"s and exchange rings... eloquent, tasteful, and right to the point. Perfect for couples who are looking to avoid frills, or who are seeking something concise yet poignant.
Whether interreligious, humanist, or secular in nature, this ceremony typically starts with a welcoming and foundation, and includes the couple exchanging both vows--either "repeat-after-me" or personally-written vows--and rings. A hands ceremony may also be included, as well, and is quite moving and popular in humanist ceremonies.
Follows the order of service mentioned above in the Standard Ceremony, however this would be personalized, meaning that the couple includes their storyline of how they met, includes personal or humorous details about their relationship, and could also include children that will be blended into the new family. Often times, couples include a parental honoring, as well. Distinctly unique (sometimes themed!), including one of the following: rose ceremony, wine bottle ceremony, tree planting ceremony, oathing stone ceremony, celtic handfasting, jumping the broom, or sand ceremony, which may be desired for families already with children. You name it, I design it!