Category: Wedding Ceremonies

November 14, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

Ever since the Internet started offering online ordinations, couples have given at least a passing thought to having a friend or relative write and perform their wedding ceremony. Currently, in the State of Michigan this practice is in a grey area between being legal and illegal (a limbo sometimes called “alegal“) but it is very much legal in other states and some Michigan couples are willing to risk it here as well.

Is it a good idea? That depends entirely on you and your friend.

August 28, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

I have friends on Facebook. It’s true. Some of us are silly and profound and clever and we post funny comments on each other’s statuses. After one such round of banter, I got a friend request from a friend of a friend. He assured me he wasn’t a creeper, he just liked my sense of humor. So I added him and went on with my life, as he went on with his.

Fast forward a year or two. My new friend, Michael, has fallen madly in love with Kassandra. Who could blame him? Look at her, she’s incredible! He’s not so bad either.

Mike and Kass wedding

August 28, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

I woke up this morning and wondered, “Can you ‘Throwback Thursday’ in a blog post?” Then I thought, “Who’s going to stop me?”

So today I bring you one of my greatest hits, the Hindu Catholic wedding of Josh and Sonya from November 1st, 2008.

Josh and Sonya after the wedding

August 18, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

When I first met Renee and Ken I knew I had my work cut out for me. They had a lot of great ideas for things to incorporate in their wedding ceremony and no idea how to organize them all into a cohesive ceremony that would be respectful and emotional while still being fun and unique. Thank goodness I love a challenge!

Ken and Renee at the Bridge Street Chapel

July 26, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

These amazing folks are Alexa and Andrew Murray. They were married exactly one week ago in the MSU Alumni Chapel in East Lansing.

Alexa and Andrew

We first met all the way back in January of 2013 when they were first looking for officiants. It took them a few months and a couple of interviews with other folks before they decided to book me, but I’m SO glad they did!

July 18, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

If you’re studying culinary artsĀ in the Lansing area, you may know Chef Nick. He and his lucky bride, Amy, celebrated a June wedding with family and friends in the overlook area of Frances Park, right next to Nick’s “thinking rock”, his favorite spot in the world to relax and contemplate the future.

Chef Nick and Amy at Frances Park Lansing Michigan

July 13, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

This one was fun!

Nick and Rozina knew they wanted to be married. They knew where and when but they hadn’t quite settled on the officiant yet. Rozina began emailing me last year but we kept missing connections and other wedding plans seemed to be more important, so she put me off for a few months.

Nick and Rozina married in OkemosSuddenly, the wedding was right around the corner and they had no officiant. I began getting panicked emails asking if I was available. Due to other weddings and plans, I was unable to get back to poor Rozina right away. It may have been the longest weekend of her life.

July 3, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies

Say hello to James and Brianna! Aren’t they gorgeous?

 

James and Brianna after their wedding ceremony

I first met them, along with Brianna’s mother, Tina, back in February. After 4 wonderful years together they were looking for a lighthearted, short and sweet ceremony that included their daughter and was fun for their guests.

May 24, 2014 / Wedding Ceremonies
July 12, 2013 / Wedding Ceremonies

If you’ve been to more than two weddings in your life you’ve seen it, right? Two small candles are lit and the bride and groom light the center candle together. It symbolizes unity, the light of the spirit, two becoming one, etc. So, is it still trendy or old fashioned or something else entirely?

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