I’ll provide a meaningful, personal and beautiful wedding ceremony for you. I also provide unique premarital counseling that will help you both to live a life you’d love.
Why choose me to perform your ceremony?
Here are my goals for working with couples:
- Easy: The ceremony is the easy part! And I’m also easy to work with! I’ll take care of the ceremony for you, being sure to include (or not include) what you want and not what you think you should do. We can meet in person or do most of the planning through email. And even the rehearsal can happen the day of the wedding with a simple walk through.
- Meaningful: The basic ceremony I’ve created will not only speak to your hearts as a couple but also touch the hearts of those who are attending.
- Personal: My goal is to make your ceremony personal. Even though I may not know you well there are several simple ways we can make your ceremony personal and uniquely yours.
- Beautiful: After the ceremony I often hear people say not only that the couple was beautiful of course, but so was the ceremony because it also engaged them and spoke to them from the heart about life and love.
A typical ceremony, like the one below, is approximately 20-30 minutes (longer with music etc.). We can adjust this as you’d like.
- Seating of the family
- Wedding party enters
- Optional: Little humans enter (if the bribery works)
- Here comes the bride!
- Welcome and prayer
- Optional: Special music
- Special reading(s)
- Message (A short personal and spiritual message)
- Exchanging of vows and rings
- Optional: Special Music (Sand ceremony, unity candle etc..)
- Prayer of blessing
- Sealed with a kiss!
- Presentation of the new Mr. and Mrs.!
MORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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- Getting acquainted session either in person or via skype.
- Unlimited email support.
- Ceremony and Meditation prep.
- A beautiful and personal wedding ceremony and meditation with comments about the couple.
- Attendance at rehearsal on the day of the wedding before the ceremony.
- Performing the wedding.
- Wedding license signatures.
- Drive time and mileage.
REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
“What an amazing day! One of the best days of our lives and Bill played a special part. Bill set the tone for the evening and got everyone in the mood to celebrate our love. We couldn’t be more thankful for all his help.” (Jason and Caroline Sept 2019)
“The ceremony was absolutely wonderful. We loved every bit of it and it was perfect for us! We thought it was so personal and we can’t even count how many guests complimented us on the ceremony afterwards. Bill was great! He made every effort to make the ceremony about us and what we wanted. At the reception, our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about Bill and the ceremony! We will be recommending Bill to anyone who is in search of an officiant. Bill helped make our wedding day truly amazing and we cannot thank him enough!” (Tyler and Ally Sept 2018)
“Bill did such a wonderful job throughout our whole planning experience. We met with him a couple times through Skype and were able to email all our questions, send him our ideas, and he was always responsive and so positive. He really made our wedding so personal and was open to all of our ideas – the elements he incorporated and his ideas as well, the questions he asked us to get bits and pieces of who we are, and add them into the ceremony made us and our family and friends feel like he had known us for many years. All our guests commented the whole night how wonderful our ceremony was and how much they loved Bill’s interaction and his message. We highly recommend him – our ceremony was perfect!” (Loni and Wade Jan. 2018)
“Due to the heartwarming service Bill provided for my daughter and to her husband, it made my finance and I hope for a similar service. We immediately approached Bill for officiating our ceremony. He was very cooperative with our location choice, as it was completed in an Assisted Living Center where my husband’s elderly mother resides. Not only did he present to us a unique ceremony, but he engaged my husband’s elderly mother in conversation which delighted her. I could not have asked for any better to officiate my wedding. Bill not only made it fun while being professional, he made it feel personable, even without knowing us! I would definitely recommend Bill to anyone!” (Anita and Paul November 2017)
“We absolutely love Bill! The premarital classes we took through him were very helpful. He also did a great job at our ceremony! He made it personal and spiritual which was what we were looking for and he nailed it! We got a lot of compliments from our guests!” (Lexxy and Zach October 2017)
“We had an absolutely great experience working with Bill. We met with him prior to the wedding and he completely eased any and all of our nerves. He was kind, funny, and professional from the start. He helped in tailoring our ceremony to be absolutely perfect for us as a couple. He made it all easy and fun! We got so many compliments from our guests about him and would 100% recommend!” (Jenna and Nick October 2017)
“Bill was great to work with! Very personal from the beginning and was very helpful about making sure we got the details of our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted!”(Melissa and Mason April 2017)
A PERFECT BEGINNING…”Our wedding ceremony was perfect! Bill did an outstanding job creating a special, memorable, spiritual, and personal service. We shared tears of joy and many smiles throughout and would not have changed a thing! Afterwards, our guests had high praise for the beautiful ceremony. Thank you, Bill, for making our special day the perfect beginning for our life together!” (Karla and Craig December 2016)
“Pastor Bill was nice, open, and genuine. All the guests loved the service. It was perfect for our whole group from very religious to not at all. Definitely would recommend him! Thanks for making our wedding day so special.” (Kristine and Matt October 2016)
“We had a stress free ceremony that was personalized and thoughtful and that’s all we could have really asked for. Thanks Bill for all of your support and for delivery a beautiful ceremony! We would definitely recommend Bill to other couples.” (Kim and Alex July 2016)
“As the mother of the bride I was so pleased to have Bill officiate my daughter’s ceremony – he was “spot on” when he spoke about the couple; adding humor when appropriate. His message was poignant & his presentation was flawless. Several guests approached me after the ceremony with the compliment that surely Bill was a family friend – he was so personable & joyful. My family & I were absolutely 5 star satisfied!” (Ronna R. Mother of the Bride, June 2016)
“We chose Bill to be our officiant and we could not have been more pleased with our experience! From the moment we met Bill, we knew he was the perfect fit for us. He was so friendly and personable. During our wedding ceremony, Bill was making our entire wedding party, guests and even us laugh and cry by his touching and meaningful words. After the ceremony, our families kept commenting on how wonderful our ceremony was and how great of a job Bill did of explaining our two personalities and our love for each other perfectly. We 100% recommend Bill to future brides and grooms!!”(Miranda and Patrick, June 2016)
“We could not have been happier with the wedding ceremony Bill prepared for our daughter and new son-in-law. We were hoping for a ceremony that was personal as well as spiritual and Bill did an amazing job with both. He met with the Bride and Groom weeks before the ceremony, so he was able to speak about the personalities and lives of the bride and groom as well as their relationship and future plans. He also spoke often of God’s love reminding us all what a special gift it is, and how important it is to share with each other. We especially liked Bill’s special message to the bride and groom as well as when we, as parents, along with the bridal party were able to join the Bride and Groom to give them our love and blessings.” (Kim A. Mother of the Bride, February 2016)
“We think Bill did a wonderful job. The ceremony felt very personable and heartfelt.” (Linda S. Mother of the Groom, February 2016)
“Bill married us in May of 2015 and provided us with a beautiful wedding ceremony. Prior to our wedding he met with us on two separate occasions to get to know us, how we worked as a couple and to see what we thought our future looked like together. By meeting with Bill prior to our wedding we were able to help create a wedding that was tailored to us and felt like us. He provided a very professional and personalized wedding ceremony that our guests still talk about today!! Thank you Bill!!” (Kim S. Bride, October 2016)
“I had the pleasure to work with Bill. Bill does a wonderful job as an officiant. I am a local photographer, and have been doing weddings for 30 years, so I have seen it all on the wedding day. I can honestly say, Bill is one of the best officiants I have ever seen. Bill is very comfortable when presiding at weddings and is a great speaker. It’s hard to explain but his wedding ceremonies leave you with a great feeling inside. He is so relaxed, and he speaks to you and the rest of the guests like he is your best friend. When speaking to the bride and groom he presided over, they could only say great things how he handled there ceremony. If looking for great officiant for your ceremony, you will want to consider Bill. Thanks Bill for and amazing ceremony!” (Doug Rogahn Photography August 2016)
“Bill married us in May of 2015 and provided us with a beautiful wedding ceremony. Prior to our wedding he met with us on two separate occasions to get to know us, how we worked as a couple and to see what we thought our future looked like together. By meeting with Bill prior to our wedding we were able to help create a wedding that was tailored to us and felt like us. He provided a very professional and personalized wedding ceremony that our guests still talk about today!! Thank you Bill!!” (Kim and Jeremy May 2015)
Take a Moment to Reflect:
Take a moment to reflect on your love and what you want and hope it will be… Video: 100 Years of Beauty – To love for as long as you both shall live!
And just for fun…especially if you’re a “dog person”! Video: This couple let their dog film their wedding and the result is better than most wedding videos.
And here is a link (click on the picture to get to the video) to one of those “cute otter videos”! Love flows. Love does not possess. These little otters are a great demonstration of lightness and ease, floating together and apart, without any sense of discontent. A demonstration of being in the flow of love and a love that lets go. “Take my hand… take my whole life too…”