I love officiating weddings.
The excitement of the moment, the commitment of the couple.
The ritual of the ceremony, the hope of friends and family.
The laughter of celebration, the tears of joy.
And the fun of a little extravagance.
Choosing to covenant with one another – to make a sacred promise – is one of the greatest commitments a person can make. Gathering together to witness the solemn commitment two people make for one another is an uplifting experience. And officiating the experience brings me great joy in the midst of your great joy.
I would love to officiate your wedding!
I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and have performed over a dozen weddings with more scheduled this year. For each of those couples, we also had a series of premarital conversations leading up to the wedding, too. We use the Prepare/Enrich Inventory and other conversation pieces to dig into your relationship for mutual conversation about your strength and growth areas. No couple is perfect, and all couples benefit from doing the hard work of, well, being a couple.
Why include premarital conversations as part of your wedding planning? One, Minnesotans, you get a price break on your marriage license! And for everyone: because your wedding is just the first day. Your marriage is all the days that follow it.
Of all of your wedding vendors, I’m the one interested in not just “the big day,” but all the days that follow it!
Is your friend or family member officiating the wedding? Do you want to have premarital conversations… yet not with your mother the pastor? Yeah, none of us want that! That’s why I’ve also done premarital conversations with several couples who understood the value of those crucial discussions before the big day.
It’s an absolute joy to officiate weddings. I love getting to know couples through premarital conversations, a great wedding day, and sometimes couples even return to me when their child is born for a baptism or to pass my name along to another couple looking for an officiant. It’s always fun getting to see the photos! And as you can see, we have a lot of fun!
The wedding ceremonies I officiate are personal, fun, and memorable.
Getting ready for your big day? These resoucres can help prioritize the most important part of your wedding: your relationship!
- Prepare-Enrich premarital assessment (the cornerstone of our premarital conversation), with a sample assessment
- The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, PhD.
- The ZimZum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage by Rob & Kristen Bell
- Love to Stay: Six Keys to a Successful Marriage by Rev. Adam Hamilton
Friends, here’s the truth:
Weddings are amazing. Marriages are amazing.
Let me be part of your amazing wedding.
Let’s prepare for your amazing marriage.
I want to take you out for coffee and see if I’m the right wedding officiant for you. Contact me today.
Let’s sit down and go over a handout on packages options, resources, timelines, potential discounts, and contracts. And if you happen to arrive a moment before I do, don’t order your coffee just yet, it’s my treat!