Whether you would like a simple wedding with just a few people or a more formal affair with all the extras, to anywhere in between.....this is what I do.
I will bring knowledge to our meeting about your marriage certificate, obtaining, filing, name change, rehearsals, coordinators, music, photography and a list of other things important to you and your fiancee's wedding.
Your wedding ceremony will be ministered with open arms.
All unions of love are precious in this ever changing world we live.
Personalized, wedding ceremonies written just the way you and your fiancee would like. All the details will be included. Friendly and free consultation or meeting!
Respect and tradition very important in a wedding. Many couples would like some help put everything together in making the ceremony go smoothly. Many couples may want their wedding a personally planned ceremony written and coordinated to their wishes. Other couples may want to say their own vows. Either way, I help you through the process to make it easy for you.
It is important to some to know just how things will work when the ceremony begins. I will sit down with you and your fiance, and plan probably the most joyful day of your life. This can be done with you weeks or even days, before your wedding or celebration.
We’ll go over the details to make the ceremony fit just right for you.
You can have your celebration for very little cost. That cost is $259.00 for the complete ceremony. Beyond this, you choose your individual cost and elegance.
Oh.....and please keep in mind that we will accept your VISA or MASTERCARD for all services!!
I am a "non-denominational" ordained-minister for over 30 years and perform a ceremony that is suitable and appropriate for everyone. Close attention is given to honor a particular need for what one or both newlyweds may want in their ceremony or vows.
Keep in mind, If you should have any questions, I stay in contact with you after our first meeting until your rehearsal and/or wedding day......and I follow up even after the wedding with a thank you.
The Unity Candle Ceremony consists of the lighting of one candle from two separate candles held by the bride and groom. This ceremony symbolizes the union of two lives into one. Creative variations can be added to the ceremony, such as the mothers of the bride and groom, or any designated member of the wedding party, lighting the candles after they walk down the isle or during the ceremony. The couple may keep the candle (some re-light the candle each year on their anniversary). Note: This ceremony is generally reserved for indoor ceremonies
Ole tradition is using sand collected from under the bride’s and groom’s feet (if on the beach). Todays tradition is to bring to your wedding, 2 different colors of sand. The flowing sand and blending of the colors in the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. The blending of the sand represents the union not only of them but their friends and families as well. The separate sands once poured into the unity vase can never be put back into their separate vases. They are forever entwined just as the lives and loves of the bride and groom. This can be modified to add mothers/fathers, grand parents, children as well.
The couple ceremoniously adorn each other with a lei, while the officiant describes how relationships are fragile like the petals of the flowers in the lei and must be treated with tender care. Wording is customized depending on type of lei – maile leaf, kukui nut, ti leaf, etc. is sometimes used.
Many couples are remarrying and want to include their children in the ceremony. There are numerous ways this may be done.
This is a family and friends ceremony. Each designated person comes up and places a different flower in a vase to create a garden of love.
A symbolic ceremony using roses, the symbol of love, showing support from guests and witnesses. Your officiant will usher all those who wish to present to the wedding couple. Couples who have chosen this have described it as an extremely beautiful and moving ceremony.
Wine Ceremony, Champagne or Sparkling Cider
The Officiant announces "To symbolize and celebrate the blending of your two lives into one, I invite you to perform the Wine Ceremony". The couple proceeds to the table and each takes an individual carafe and pours some wine into the larger carafe. The Groom then takes the larger filled carafe with the combined wine and pours some in a glass for the Bride. The Bride then takes the larger carafe with the combined wines and pours some into a glass for the Groom. He may now toast his Bride with, "Now our lives are one" or "To our lives together” or “To us” and drinks from the glass.
Tossing some form of food at the bride and groom is a universal symbolic gesture. Rice, which symbolizes a full pantry and fertility, came to America via the Orient. Times have changed, and rice is seldom thrown at weddings due to the danger to birds and wildlife and the possibility of someone slipping and falling. Now other items stand in for symbolic representatives of food or rice: birdseed, confetti, flower petals or bubbles and more.
Honoring the Mothers and/or Fathers A brief reading is done and then the bride and/or groom present their mother(s) with a small gift…. (flowers usually).
Silent Blessing and Moment of Remembrance Both are small blessings/readings honoring the deceased. They may include
THE CLASSIC WEDDING….involves modern language but retains the feel of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. It's romantic and unlike any other formal service you would participate in. It will bring tears to your mother's eyes and make your father proud.
THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING….dates back many generations with a hint of Old-English language. The bride and groom are Lady and Gentleman with chivalry and impeccable manners in the exchange of wedding vows. Because your wedding is sacred, the language should carry the same theme.
THE VINTAGE WEDDING….is designed for widows and widowers whose children have already grown up. It's a simple and sacred service that honors and respects the wisdom of age and the newness of falling in love all over again. It uniquely incorporates the children (and grandchildren) from previous marriages to recognize a new union between souls.
THE RENEWAL WEDDING….same spouse but a second time for taking sacred vows with each other. You may have reached a milestone in your marriage and desire to make vows with each other that reflect those previous years. You may have been through a tough season, or your careers may have kept you apart for some time. Whatever your reason, renewing wedding vows is a special time for your marriage.
THE OFFBEAT WEDDING….incorporates a great deal of fun, modern music and language. One can be creative and safe. It's an original wedding that people will be talking about for years to come.