I'm an ordained minister. Thank you, Universal Church.

It started as a joke when a friend I've had since the first grade decided to get married.  They weren't very religious and couldn't decide on an officiant, so I jokingly volunteered.

A few days later, they came back to me and said, "We can't think of a more perfect person to give us a meaningful, quirky, sentimental, and hilarious wedding. We know you were joking, but will you do it?"  So thanks to the state of California and the Universal Church, I became an ordained minister. 

It was an incredible experience. I loved guiding the bride and groom through a meaningful moment in their lives.  I wrote the script with a mix of old and new, sacred and funny.  The people who came said they had never laughed and cried so much at one wedding, and it was a wedding they'd never forget.

So I guess this is it - I'm a wedding minister!  I do personalized, quirky weddings, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies for couples looking for something a little different, a little less sterile, and a little more fun. But don't worry, your ceremony won't be a joke. The commitment you're making is something I take very seriously. I just hope to inject some meaningful fun along the way, and I will use your input to design your unique script.

My wedding services include at least two (2) meetings with you and your fiancée as well as my wedding day duties.  When I meet with you and your fiancée, we will discuss what you would like your ceremony to be (the tone, the program, anything that is important to you). Also, I will spend some time getting to know you a little bit. While there are several portions of ceremonies that are standard, a large part of it will be tailored specifically to you. I want it to be YOUR wedding ceremony and we will decide together how to best accomplish that.



If you want a wedding off the beaten track, just email me!

 

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