Weddings

Wine Sharing Ceremony with Rhiannon and Caleb
Wine Sharing Ceremony with Rhiannon and Caleb

From a five minute ceremony with only the bride and groom and myself present, to the most elaborate celebration, I am grateful to be in service to love. With all the possibilities, styles, rituals, and viewpoints in between I guide couples with care and insight to bring an uplifting awareness that two people have found one another and wish to share their lives. No matter how small or large a service, it is always a deeply moving transition to declare intentions to another person; alone or with friends and family present. I am filled with a sense of awe for each ceremony I officiate.

I so appreciate learning the needs and desires of couples who wish to create their own wedding ceremony. Each couple is unique, and often, I discover new ways to approach this significant life passage. From readings of scripture, poetry, inspiring words, music, to sharing in the unity candle, or earth ceremony, a wine or elixir exchange, gifting to parents or children, the vow and ring exchange, planting a tree, the rose gifting, a hand fasting, to prayers and blessings of many traditions, I weave the wishes of each bride and groom to manifest their dream. I am always amazed how poignant, revealing, and deeply moving each ceremony becomes.

Handfasting Ceremony with Steph and Eric.
Handfasting Ceremony with Steph and Eric.

Under Katherine’s guidance, we were supported to design a meaningful life passage that custom fit.

~ Colleen and Joe 1996