Your wedding day is your special day and I enjoy using my 16 years of experience as a JP to inspire you and provide you with suggestions that are tailored to you and the wedding you want – whether it is a large formal wedding or a “couple only” wedding. This is your day and I will help you to make it all you want it to be! Same sex weddings are particularly important to me, because as a representative of Justice of the Peace organization I was in attendance at the State Capitol when the law was first passed.
I have worked with couples as far away as New Zealand (Facetime!) or as near as just a half a block up the street! We can arrange to meet in person, or by phone – I will provide you with all the information you need ranging from what is legally required in a ceremony to any number of suggested ceremonies, vows, optional readings or “add-in” ceremonies, such as the Unity Candle, Rose, or Sand Ceremony.
When we have a pre-wedding meeting, we’ll get to know each other. I truly enjoy my role as a wedding officiant. I love learning about who you are as a couple (and maybe incorporating a bit of your love story into the wedding ceremony) and then seeing all the components of your wedding come together. It gives me great satisfaction to share this wonderful, special day with you!
If you wish, I’ll encourage you to write your own vows - it isn’t as difficult as it might seem, it will just be like reading a love letter to your partner. Writing your vows is as easy as answering one question: “Why do you love this person?” There’s your vow!
Your ceremony is the one moment in your Wedding Day when it is just you and your love holding hands, facing each other and pledging your love to each other now and forevermore. Yes, your guests may be there, but as you stand there holding the hands of the one you love, it is during this moment, after all the planning that you are focused on just how much you love this person and how thrilled you are to be joining your lives together as one.
My role is not only to make sure the legal components are there, but more importantly to craft a ceremony that is all you want it to be.
Whatever type of ceremony you are planning, whether a simple town hall ceremony, a just the “two of you” at home, a backyard event, a formal “fairy tale” wedding, riding up on a tractor for an "on the farm wedding" or even in a park on a motorcycle - I can provide you with whatever guidance you need.
As a paralegal in my day job, I am adept at making sure all the paperwork is completed correctly. You’ll have no worries about the legality of your marriage.
During ceremonies I wear a black, traditional robe with a stole because it conveys a level of professionalism. This distinguishes me as the officiant, and doesn’t distract from the couple. I want all eyes to be on you!
I provide music (if you need it) a memorable keepsake wedding certificate and a copy of your ceremony on beautiful bond paper to memorialize the day. Fees depend on the service provided.
Other services provided: Renewal of Marriage Vows and Notary Public.
Your wedding day should be as special and unique as your love for each other. Learn more about the many ways we can celebrate this special moment.