Many years ago, my
husband and I were married aboard the Buccaneer Queen out of Ports O’ Call, California. It was not your run-of-the-mill church wedding ceremony by any
means. Our Minister was recommended by the boat company, so we had never met him, nor did we have the option of writing our own
vows or any wording in the ceremony. Our wedding ceremony wording was the Minister’s standard that included
blessings and the Lord’s Prayer.
You are here
because, like me, you are not having your wedding ceremony in a church. Like
me, you need an Officiant to solemnize (make legal) your marriage, complete
the license and certificate. Like me, you’re not sure of what comes next, but you
can relax, I’ve been in your shoes, I understand your needs and will listen to
you as you describe your hopes and dreams.
In 2005, I became
ordained as a Reverend (Minister, Pastor) to officiate wedding and funeral
ceremonies, and have been crafting and performing extraordinary wedding ceremonies
Always wanting to
improve and expand my knowledge and skills, I studied with the Celebrant
Foundation & Institute
to become certified as a Life-Cycle
and graduated in April 2011. My training focused on
wedding, commitment and vow renewal ceremonies; as well as memorial and
funeral services; and Pet memorials and tributes.
I speak a little Spanish, American Sign Language and German!
Northern Indiana -- Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Huntington, Wabash, Goshen, Elkhart, South Bend, and surrounding areas, and am willing to travel anywhere in Indiana, Northwestern Ohio and Southern Michigan.
I am licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in Ohio!
Northwestern Ohio -- Paulding, Defiance, Brian, Hicksville, Van Wert, and surrounding areas
Southern Michigan -- Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, and surrounding areas
How is a Life-Cycle Celebrant different? We are trained in the fundamentals of celebrancy, as well as all aspects of ceremonies. We learn how to blend cultures and religions, and use themes and rituals to enhance ceremonies and make them more meaningful. We must complete voice training and craft a wedding ceremony that includes "the couple's" love story in order to graduate and become certified. Along with having a certificate in Weddings, I also have a certificate in Funerals -- or as I prefer to call them, End of Life Ceremonies. Life-Cycle Celebrants go through 7 months of rigorous classes and assignments before graduating. We are trained to be YOUR ceremony specialist!
I HAVE BACK-UP in case of an emergency! Since I am not the only Life-Cycle Celebrant in Indiana, there are other Celebrants to perform your wedding ceremony, and we refer clients to one another when we are already booked or if you are looking for an Officiant closer to your venue. In addition, Celebrants around the world regularly share their knowledge and experience. This means that if I need help crafting your ceremony, a well-spring of ideas is readily available.
For more information about the Celebrant
Foundation & Institute please call (973) 746-1792 or visit their website: www.celebrantinstitute.org.
The IAWO is working hard to make sure the Wedding Officiants listed on their website are trained professionals with experience to ensure your wedding ceremony is performed by a dedicated Officiant according to your wishes and the laws of the State of Indiana!
Proud member of the Wedding Vendor Alliance of Northeastern Indiana!
The Wedding Vendor Alliance of Northeastern Indiana is a networking group of wedding professionals. Need a Photographer, Wedding Planner or someone who does calligraphy? I have connections!
Looking for a venue (place to hold your wedding ceremony) in Fort Wayne, Columbia City, Warsaw or Wabash? I have valuable insight into many locations in northeastern Indiana, and can give you tips for making the most out of your wedding ceremony location!
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