~ Officiating Your Love Story ~
Weaving two souls into one dance of a wedding ceremony!
In the years of officiating weddings the biggest question I am asked is “How do we make our ceremony unique, special, like no-other?” You have the traditional wedding party of groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer, and the dad giving away the bride; that all looks like every other wedding, right? Right. How do you make your wedding ceremony look, feel, and be different? One that is talked about for years to come? It is in Your Love Story.
“My story?” you ask. Yes, it is where the magic lies in a wedding ceremony. Your wedding ceremony is the heartbeat of the day. All the preparation before and the celebration after the ceremony all centers around many family and friends witnessing the sacred words of “I do.” It is in the story around “I do” that set you apart from all other wedding ceremonies. Your story should be about the day fate stepped in and linked the two of you together for the first time, your first date, a funny encounter along the path to engagement, your engagement and the journey to this very moment of your ceremony to marrying your beloved.
Make a date out of writing your story and walk down memory lane together. Sit with your finance’ and take out a blank piece of paper, a glass of wine, a cup of tea, and write. You will be surprised how big your story is and the love all around it. Elaborate on the engagement. I have yet to hear about an engagement that did not have a ring of magic and uniqueness in it. Enjoy the prose and your journey together to the moment of “I do,” for this is the beginning of a wonderful wedded life together!
It is my honor to weave two souls into one dance of a marriage ceremony. My combined heritages of Native American: Cherokee/Iroquois and European teachings and training brought me into ceremony starting in 1985. It is a privilege to share with you my expert knowledge in creating your special sacred ceremony and make the moments of your wedding ceremony personalized and special to reflect your expression of LOVE!
“Shanandoah, Thank-you so much for sharing your beautiful gifts with us. You created the most magical ceremony for us and we are so grateful for all of the love that you put into the incredible words that were spoken and the ceremony that you performed. You made our parents so comfortable and helped everyone relax and enjoy the day. We can’t thank-you enough for being such a special part of our day. Lots of Love! Marshall & Stephanie” ~ January 2013