Thursday, February 13, 2014

Planning a wedding in North Carolina

THE question was asked.. and the answer was yes. Now it is time to plan your wedding.

What will it be? A formal ceremony surrounded by friends and family, a small ceremony including your children or an intimate elopement with just the two of you. Whatever you choose I would be honored to be part of your celebration. Small ceremonies can take place at RiverMist, however, I travel throughout North Carolina officiating celebrations of love.
I work closely with couples and offer many options to create ceremonies that are unique and personal. Couples certainly have the option of providing a complete ceremony but many, in fact most, appreciate guidance and access to my library of wedding resources.
As a non-denominational / interfaith minister I help couples create a ceremony that is an expression of their love and personal beliefs. I am open-minded and always honor the beliefs and lifestyles of the couples I serve. I am experienced in working with a combination of denominations and traditions. Some couples request a religious ceremony with or without a specific denomination. Others consider themselves spiritual but not religious. And many couples prefer a ceremony based on love and commitment without any religious references. 
Your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of your personalities and your hopes for the future. It is the time you express your love publicly by making promises to each other. Promises that will bind you together for life. I suggest you spend time together and choose these words carefully and thoughtfully.
I have been officiating ceremonies for almost ten years and discovered many years ago that no two couples are alike. Some have only recently met and decided to marry. Some have gone through a more traditional courtship. Others have been together many years and for various reasons decided to formally (and legally) acknowledge their relationship. I've had the honor of officiating ceremonies for several couples who had been together for over 30 years. Some couples are expecting the arrival of a child or some already have a family and are not yet legally married. I always give couples the opportunity to 'tell their story' but have great respect for privacy and discretion.
If you are ready to start planning your wedding ceremony 
please contact me to check my availability and schedule 
a complimentary consultation.