A celebrant wedding reflects your truth, your personality and your beliefs. It tells your story in a creative, expressive way; and that is essential to assuring your ceremony is one-a-kind.
It’s your wedding day. In a celebrant ceremony the focus is on you and your partner from the moment you enter -- and it continues as you walk back down the aisle as a married couple! Of course, it’s obvious the emphasis would be on you, after all – it's your wedding day. However, at a celebrant wedding the whole idea around being the center of attention is distinctively unique. That’s because your ceremony is designed to celebrate all that is special about you in a way that is personal and sincere. As a result, your guests come away knowing that they are fundamental to the joy of your celebration.
As your wedding celebrant I work with you to select the music to be played, the rituals to be performed, the order and pageantry of the processional, the traditions, readings or blessings which you feel a connection to; assuring that the fiber of your ceremony is woven with authenticity, meaning and care. Together we consider the tone of your ceremony; light-hearted, serious, whimsical, spiritual, romantic, personal, or some combination of these or other feelings. You’ll see every word to be spoken beforehand – the ceremony script is forwarded for your feedback. That’s how you know the ceremony will honestly reflect you and and your values.
From the very beginning it’s your story that’s told – there isn’t the slightest chance of being plugged into a formulized wedding template. True, it won’t be the same as other ceremonies you attended last month or even last year. This I promise; your wedding ceremony will be unique and touching – a memory to cherish on each anniversary and for your entire lifetime.
My husband and I are from different backgrounds in terms of our faith, so when we set out to find someone to marry us we knew we wanted to find someone who would accept our interfaith marriage and work with us to craft a ceremony that was unique to us, incorporated traditions and readings that spoke to both families' religions, and focused primarily on our love and relationship. When we first spoke to Dorry, we knew we had found the perfect person to craft our ceremony. Not only did Dorry share a deep understanding of our long-distance relationship (she confided that both she and her husband did the same long-distance when they first met!), she also took extreme care to know and remember by name, the important people in our lives: from family members to best friends. She took the time to meet with us in person without any pressure to sign a contract, but to get to know us better. And, in the lead up to the wedding, she helped us prepare with a thorough questionnaire that allowed us ... Read moreto introspectively reflect on our feelings for one another and the importance of the step we were making in our relationship in the lead up to our big day. We worked with her to edit the ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted, and she was grateful to include all of our personal anecdotes, our personal vows, and rituals. Now, three weeks after our wedding, my husband and I are still receiving compliments from guests for how personal, touching, and inspiring our wedding ceremony was. The wedding venue, photographer, and videographer have all asked for Dorry's information to share with potential clients - because she was THAT good. And we can't say enough how special it was for us to work with Dorry, create a ceremony that was meaningful to us and our guests, and that truly stands out as the most important part of our wedding day.
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Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion