The thing I try to impress upon my couples is that I am here to do the work; I want you to enjoy the process. I certainly don’t want to contribute to the hassles and pressures of wedding planning. I usually begin by learning about “your story”….how you met, fell in love, what you love about your partner, hopes for the future, and so on. This is done through conversations and a tried and true set of questions developed over the years. I draft a narrative of your personal story, which generally anchors the ceremony—all with your approval and suggestions. The narrative can, I believe, reflect the levity and seriousness of the day, in just the tone you wish. It creates an intimacy among the guests that is not possible in a standardized, ceremony.
I then work with you on the other components of the ceremony, helping you review vows or assisting you as you develop your own. I will work tirelessly with you to find ways, large and small, that your ceremony speaks to your heart. This would include reviewing readings, discussing rituals and wedding rituals from all faiths and cultures, considering the participation of your friends and loved ones in the event and much more! My hope is that you find this a creative process that gets you excited about the wedding and re-affirms all that you love about your partner.