I will bring a beautiful, loving and warm ambience to your wedding ceremony. Creating an extraordinary and memorable wedding ceremony begins with your vision of your special celebration. What qualities do you want your ceremony to reflect? Elegance? Joyfulness? Spirituality? I suggest incorporating inspiring uplifting readings that speak to you personally or to the sacredness of marriage.
Your ceremony can be any length, and religious or non-religious. The structure of the wedding ceremony can be expanded or contracted, but it must contain the California Legal Vows, which are the “I do’s”.
These elements comprise the foundational structure of a wedding ceremony:
Presentation of the Bride
Welcoming of Guests
Opening Blessing, or Opening Reading
Reading about Marriage
California Legal Vows
Closing Blessing or Closing Reading
I truly get to know my wedding couples. In my Welcome, I deliver an original narrative which expresses who you are as Bride and Groom, how you fell in love, and the amazing adventures that brought you to this most special day in your lives. I profoundly
express why you love each other. I recount funny or heartwarming stories about your courtship. This part of the ceremony deeply engages you, and engages all of your guests. It is personal, light and meaningful.
I encourage the inclusion of some aspects of family cultures, religious backgrounds, and traditions to add profound aliveness to the ceremony.
Some of the many elements that can be added to your ceremony are:
From the Jewish tradition:
The Symbolism of the Chuppah
The Meaning of Mazel Tov
The Seven Blessings
Breaking of the Glass
From the Christian tradition:
Unity Candle Lighting
Blessings of the Hands
From the Chinese tradition:
Other Wedding Elements:
Wine Box Ceremony
Blending of Two Families
Including family members, dear friends, and children
Native American Blessings
I look forward to weaving together your special love story with grace and spirituality to create a magnificent, extraordinary ceremony!