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A civil wedding officiant performs your marriage ceremony for you, declares you married, and makes sure the paperwork is taken care of afterword.

I’m here to make sure your ceremony goes the way you’d like it to and to take care of the license afterwards.

It’s going to be your wedding. You can:

    • Make the ceremony wildly creative or  very simple.
    • Craft the words yourself or work with a traditional script
    • Choreograph the flow of the ceremony
    • Include family or cultural traditions or create something totally new (or a little of both)

Let your ceremony be a true reflection of your feelings for each other.

If a couple has decided to marry, we should all celebrate!

Fill out the form to tell me more about yourself and what you would like to do at your wedding.

Why I Became an Officiant

When I married, I wanted to hone and polish every word and every line in the ceremony until the whole thing sparkled. My resume includes a degree in philosophy, so I geek out about the meanings of the words. Here, in our marriage ceremony, was my chance to shine!

My dear husband is an agreeable sort and went along with my wishes as long as he got to say the vow he wanted to say. He’s also (in his own words) rabidly antireligious and wanted that respected in our ceremony.

We both knew what we wanted. And we’re articulate enough to write our own vows. You’d think that would be an officiant’s dream job, as the script is written and we understand the process. Easy peasy! But was it? Not so much.

In the end, not one single word I wrote made it into the ceremony and we had prayers to start and to finish. Harrumph.

The love my husband and I share is bigger than one single ceremony. Still, I was appalled that our officiant came in and defined for us how we would be married.

I’m a firm believer in leaving things better than how we find them, so I decided to become a wedding officiant myself to make sure that others have a clear option when they want to get married in their own, unique way.

The Role of Your Officiant

On the face of it, your officiant is like a Master of Ceremonies, working to keep the pageant rolling along on schedule.

Your officiant should also help you tell the story of your love and the joining of your lives.

Of course, the officiant is present to solemnize your marriage – that’s the “I now pronounce you” part.

After the ceremony, the officiant makes sure the marriage certificate is done correctly and filed with the registrar of deeds within 3 days of the marriage.

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A civil wedding officiant performs your marriage ceremony for you, declares you married, and makes sure the paperwork is taken care of afterword.

I’m here to make sure your ceremony goes the way you’d like it to and to take care of the license afterwards.

It’s going to be your wedding. You can:

    • Make the ceremony wildly creative or  very simple.
    • Craft the words yourself or work with a traditional script
    • Choreograph the flow of the ceremony
    • Include family or cultural traditions or create something totally new (or a little of both)

Let your ceremony be a true reflection of your feelings for each other.

If a couple has decided to marry, we should all celebrate!

Fill out the form to tell me more about yourself and what you would like to do at your wedding.