stories shared ~ hearts touched ~ lives connected
My intention is to create and officiate a meaningful ceremony. It’s important that I feel a connection with whomever I am working, and they with me. Whatever ceremony I compose must authentically reflect the couple or person being honored. Phone conversations, emails, Skype calls––and when possible face-to-face meetings––allow ample opportunities for my clients and I to learn about each other. I ask that couples complete a thorough questionnaire for weddings. For funerals or memorials, I request to interview different family members and friends to gather necessary information.
A Ceremony that Reflects You
I work with a wide range of beliefs, cultures, and traditions. Rituals are thoughtfully created or selected. My clients set the tone: formal or informal, a large gathering or a sacred intimate occasion, serious or lighthearted, religious or non-religious, blending faiths or keeping to one, spiritual or not, imaginatively unique or traditionally familiar.
I spend hours writing and designing a ceremony, sharing multiple drafts with a couple or family until we arrive at what feels just right. I want your ceremony to leave a life-long impression.
On the day of a ceremony, I arrive early and assist those involved with feeling calm and centered, then officiate a customized ceremony with warmth and sincerity.
Weddings & Unions
For weddings, I encourage couples to reflect on their relationship’s journey. How do they want to feel and how do they want their guests to feel during their ceremony? I want to know how I can support them on their wedding day. My wedding process works best for those who believe what they do and say in a ceremony is important and can even influence the tone for the life they will be sharing. Hearts will open wide and promises will root deeply more from a heartfelt and inspiring ceremony than from the cake, the gown, or even the party!
Funerals & Memorials
With a funeral or memorial, I provide a service that reflects the person being honored with authenticity and sensitivity. I am also a trained Home Funeral Guide, guiding small, intimate funerals in the privacy of one’s home, followed by a public ceremony if desired. In addition, I work with people who wish to pre-plan their own funeral or memorial.