Kya Rose Posts

May 31, 2015 / Enchanted Vows News

If you tried to contact me recently, you may have been redirected to one of my associates instead.

On Tuesday May 19th the Lansing police informed me that my oldest child and only daughter, Faerin, age 23, was deceased. When I asked them what happened, I had to wait 16 hours before I was able to get someone to answer that question for me.

My daughter Faerin
Faerin Sinéad Cassidy in 2011
April 1, 2015 / Wedding Planning tips

Believe me, I understand.

You’re on a tight budget but you want the best wedding you can afford. It’s true for couples on shoestring budgets and for couples planning a wedding in the six figure range. Price is always important, period.

That said, let’s consider the difference between Price (what something costs, in dollars and cents) and Value (what it is worth) when it comes to selecting your professional wedding officiant.

I have performed hundreds of ceremonies and spoken to hundreds of couples, vendors and other officiants about weddings over the past 10 years. The quality of wedding officiants really does vary widely so choosing your officiant based on price alone isn’t always the best value and, sometimes, it can be very costly indeed.

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.

November 1, 2014 / Wedding Planning tips

As an officiant I’ve seen a fair number of the local wedding venues and I often get asked about the best place to have a wedding, so I thought I’d share my favorite local spots, in no particular order.

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 / Uncategorized

I know, I know. Everyone and their brother are churning out blog posts in the wake of the news about Robin Williams. Do we really need another one? No, probably not, but here goes anyway.

You see, I wouldn’t bother if someone, anyone was saying what I want to say. I’ve waited several days and watched the number of shared stories on my Facebook news feed dwindle down to almost nothing. I’ve read all about how sad everyone is, how awful depression is, how suicide is or isn’t this or that, blah, blah, blah… but no one is speaking up on the topic I feel is most important. And, seeing as I have this little private corner of the Internet to say whatever I want in, I will.

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 arts 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