When you choose to have a Destination Wedding, you often need to find an officiant to marry you. The person that will perform the ceremony, the words that will unite and legally bond you. The words that tell your love story.
An officiant should listen to you, should take the time to know you. By the time I marry a couple, I feel like they’re friends.
What is your unique love story, what brought you together?
Was it love at first sight, or a friendship that grew so strong that you realized you could not imagine a day without that person?
When I write a ceremony, I want it to reflect the couple.
The words have to be authentic, to sound and feel natural.
To bring in bits and pieces of two people and two families.
A reading that was written by a Grandma, a poem that hung in the kitchen. A “smidge of God” as one bride asked me to include.
She and her fiancé wanted to please her dad by adding a blessing, so she asked me to just add a smidge of God to the final line. We did, we added a small blessing. Her dad’s eye teared up.
Her dad was heard; her family was honored.
May your days together be long and happy. By the power vested in me, I listen to you.