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Ceremony Elements


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:

Processional, Presentation of the Bride, Welcoming of Guests, Remembrance, Parent Appreciation, Opening Blessing or Opening Reading,

Reading about Marriage, Personal Vows, California Legal Vows, Ring Ceremony, Closing Blessing or Closing Reading, Pronouncement,

The Kiss, Recessional


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:

Biblical Readings, Unity Candle Lighting, Hand Fasting, Blessings of the Hands

From the Chinese tradition:

Tea Ceremony

Other Wedding Elements:

Wine Box Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Blending of Two Families, Family Vows, 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!


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